Search Results: "Amy Novesky"


BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 27, 2012

"Accessible, unfussy and visually charming. (author's and illustrator's notes; sources) (Picture book/biography. 6-10)"
An appealing and slightly humorous portrayal of O'Keeffe's artistic vision and determination, along with a peek at the Hawaii of over half a century ago. Read full book review >

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CLOTH LULLABY by Amy Novesky
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2016

"Splendid visual and verbal introduction to little-known artist Louise Bourgeois. (author's note; photos, sources) (Picture book/biography. 6-9)"
This biography of 20th-century French artist Louise Bourgeois explores childhood experiences influencing her work. Read full book review >

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LOVE IS A TRUCK by Amy Novesky
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 15, 2016

"Truck lovers of any gender will find this title a treat, but the hyperfeminine companion is sadly restrictive. (Board book. 2-4)"
Richly textured board pages and a limited color palette distinguish this tribute to trucks. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MISTER AND LADY DAY by Amy Novesky
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 18, 2013

"By highlighting Lady Day's affectionate relationship with Mister, Novesky and Newton invite readers to admire the illustrious singer in a sparkling new light. (author's note, website, adult bibliography) (Picture book/biography. 4-8)"
Using simple, reductive prose, this appreciation of jazz great Holiday focuses on the dogs in the singer's life. Read full book review >

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NATUMI TAKES THE LEAD by Gerry Ellis
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 8, 2016

"Pleasing photographs with a slight story to encourage aspiring animal rescuers. (map, facts, further information, photographer's note) (Informational picture book. 4-7)"
At an elephant orphanage in Kenya, a rescued baby grows from shy girl to leader of her pack. Read full book review >

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FAVORITES OF 2016 - PART TWO
by Leila Roy

Last week, I started my annual roundup of favorite books of the year with my standout reads from January to March.

Today, I’ll be looking at April through June.

Let’s jump right in!

April: The Lie Tree, by Frances Hardinge

While I don’t know if I’ve ever been able to name a NUMBER ONE FAVORITE BOOK of any given year ...


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BOOK REVIEW

LUCY CAN'T SLEEP by Amy Schwartz
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 7, 2012

Restless, sleepless Lucy decides to climb out of bed and wander through her hushed house. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

TINY & HERCULES by Amy Schwartz
ANIMALS
Released: May 1, 2009

"Medium-saturated hues fill in fine, black outlines, and some of Tiny's postures are priceless. (Picture book. 3-6)"
This friendly cousin of Laura Vaccaro Seeger's Dog and Bear (2007) is filled with understated humor and even-tempered loyalty. Read full book review >

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WHAT JAMES LIKES BEST by Amy Schwartz
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2003

"Especially amusing are 'Auntie's funny hair' and Mommy's reaction when James and his playmate throw toy fruit down the stairs. (Picture book. 2-5)"
James is on the go in these four short stories targeted toward the preschool set. Read full book review >

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BELINDA AND THE GLASS SLIPPER by Amy Young
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2006

"Brava, Belinda—encore! (Picture book. 3-7)"
Belinda, the ballerina with big feet, is back for her third adventure, this time in a professional ballet production of "Cinderella." Read full book review >

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MY OLD PAL, OSCAR by Amy Hest
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 3, 2016

"Hest and Bates' previous joint dog project, The Dog Who Belonged to No One (2008), was a more tender and effective narrative. (Picture book. 5-7)"
Alone at the beach, a black-and-white puppy huddles under the pier until it spots a child. Read full book review >