Search Results: "Once Upon An App"


BOOK REVIEW

ONCE UPON AN ALPHABET by Oliver Jeffers
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 14, 2014

"An utterly delightful alphabet book. (Picture book. 5-8)"
This amazing "menagerie" presents an original story for all 26 letters of the alphabet. Read full book review >

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Once Upon an Apple Martini by Kendal Taylor
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 30, 2015

"It's not where the perpetually tipsy (or drunk) heroine ends up, but her journey that's the most astute—and most facetious—aspect of this tale."
Fearing she's about to lose her secretary job, a woman trails her boss to Hawaii for a blackmailing opportunity—leverage to avoid potential termination—in Taylor's debut comedy. Read full book review >

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ONCE UPON AN ORDINARY SCHOOL DAY by Colin McNaughton
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 10, 2005

"Young readers (or teachers, for that matter) wondering what school is really for may get a clue here. (Picture book. 6-8)"
This import pays tribute to inspirational teachers everywhere with a tale of an "ordinary" child whose dormant imagination blooms in the classroom. Read full book review >

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ONCE UPON A SPINE by Kate Carlisle
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 6, 2017

"Light on mystery, heavy on the charms of San Francisco and the joys of food and wine."
A San Francisco bookbinder maintains her strange knack of finding dead bodies. Read full book review >

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ONCE UPON A PLACE by Eoin Colfer
edited by Eoin Colfer, illustrated by P.J. Lynch
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2017

"An eclectic collection for adventurous readers. (foreword, contributor bios) (Anthology. 11-14)"
An opening note from Colfer identifies this anthology as his project as (former) Laureate na nÓg to bring Irish children's literature to Ireland and abroad. Read full book review >

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ONCE UPON A CLOUD by Claire Keane
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 24, 2015

"Guaranteed to appeal to fans of Frozen and other princess tales. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Celeste ponders the perfect gift for her mother all day until bedtime, when "the Wind bl[ows] in and carrie[s] her away." Read full book review >

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ONCE UPON A LIE by Maggie Barbieri
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 10, 2013

"Grace and humor mark this tale of a woman trying to protect her family without losing herself."
The creator of the college-themed cozies in the Murder 101 series (Extra Credit, 2012, etc.) goes big in her first stand-alone. Read full book review >

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ONCE UPON A BANANA by Jennifer Armstrong
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 2006

In a tour de force of visual sequencing captioned only by a set of rhyming street and shop signs, Small sets up a hilarious chain of events along a busy city street. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ONCE UPON A CLOUD by Rob D. Walker
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 2005

"Mahurin catches his dreamy tone perfectly, adding further buoyancy with vivid lighting and dashes of wit. (Picture book. 6-8)"
Falling between Charles G. Shaw's elemental It Looked Like Spilt Milk (1947) and the sophistication of Pat Cummings's C.L.O.U.D.S. (1986) or David Wiesner's Sector 7 (1999), this rhymed reverie considers what clouds might be: cotton candy? Read full book review >

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ONCE UPON A WEDDING by Kathleen Eagle
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 1, 2002

"Never mind the newlyweds: this slight though poignant romance keeps the emotional reunion of the older lovers at its heart."
From Eagle (The Last Good Man, 2001, etc.): Lonely mother of a bride-to-be wonders about her ex. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 1998

"The illustrations—delicate, vivacious clusters of pencil-and-watercolor images of people working—generate a light of their own, turning each righthand page into a multi-framed visual telling that enhances the anecdotes and intrigue of the text on the left. (Picture book. 5-9)"
Halperin (When Chicken Grow Teeth, 1996, etc.) offers an ode to young entrepreneurs who happen to be her children, and the involvement of relatives, neighbors, and friends. Read full book review >