Search Results: "Gillian Newland"


BOOK REVIEW

A BOY ASKED THE WIND by Barbara Nickel
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2016

"Lovely. (Picture book. 5-9)"
Powered by legend and known by many names, the wind takes a little boy on an international odyssey. Read full book review >

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JULIA GILLIAN by Alison McGhee
ANIMALS
Released: June 1, 2008

"A fresh, winsome heroine learns a lesson about facing her fears in this first of an anticipated series. (Fiction. 7-10)"
Nine-year-old Julia Gillian goes out of her way to avoid unhappy endings. Read full book review >

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THE MAGICIAN OF AUSCHWITZ by Kathy Kacer
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 15, 2014

"Though its sourcing is lacking, this is nevertheless a poignant, inspiring story of friendship, hope and survival. (Biography. 7-10)"
A moving Holocaust story for younger readers about a young boy sent to Auschwitz and befriended by a magician. Read full book review >

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BIG AND SMALL, ROOM FOR ALL by Jo Ellen Bogart
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 14, 2009

"A necessary purchase that surpasses the ordinary fare. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Bogart presents a way for young children to explore the concepts of big and small in a way few picture books address. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

I AM NOT A NUMBER by Jenny Kay Dupuis
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 6, 2016

"A moving glimpse into a not-very-long-past injustice. (Picture book. 7-11)"
When the Indian agent comes for Irene and her brothers, their parents reluctantly give them up to be taken to one of Canada's infamous residential schools. Read full book review >

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JULIA GILLIAN (AND THE QUEST FOR JOY)  by Alison McGhee
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2009

"Kozjan's energetic pencil-and-ink drawings reveal details of Julia Gillian's troubled but ultimately victorious quest for joy. (Fiction. 9-12)"
In this stand-alone sequel to Julia Gillian (and the Art of Knowing) (2008), the eponymous heroine pretends all is well while her fifth-grade world totters. Read full book review >

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JULIA GILLIAN (AND THE DREAM OF THE DOG) by Alison McGhee
ANIMALS
Released: July 1, 2010

"Kozjan's frequent drawings (final art not seen) add a cheerful touch. (Fiction. 9-12)"
Now in sixth grade, Julia Gillian copes with her fear of eighth graders, a stubborn third-grade reading buddy as reading-averse as she is and her dog Bigfoot's last illness. Read full book review >

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THE PARTICULAR APPEAL OF GILLIAN PUGSLEY by Susan Örnbratt
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 23, 2015

"The obsession with, and constant reminder of, all that Gillian is withholding muddies what might otherwise be a charming and evocative love story."
A brief young love and its impact nearly 60 years later are at the core of Örnbratt's debut. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Feb. 5, 2013

"Boisterous street slang and the opinions of a younger generation lend vitality to an earnest domestic tragedy, but this is an uneasy fusion of troubled psychology and social issues."
Abducted from a car 20 years ago, a lost child reappears—or is he a fake; someone claiming his identity, someone with a violent streak? Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FESTIVALS AND CELEBRATIONS  by Sandra Lawrence
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2017

"Despite its purported scope, of limited use in today's multicultural classrooms and libraries. (Nonfiction. 8-11)"
Informational tidbits about world holidays will leave readers hoping for more details. Read full book review >