Search Results: "Jessica Young"


BOOK REVIEW

SPY GUY by Jessica Young
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 12, 2015

"Will Spy Guy be the next 007? Unless there's another book, readers will never know. (Picture book. 4-7)"
A small, pixie-haired, gap-toothed, pink-skinned boy rocking a fedora aspires to competence as a spy. Read full book review >

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ALL PAWS ON DECK by Jessica Young
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 5, 2016

"These salty sea dogs put the bite back in buccaneering. (Graphic/fantasy hybrid. 6-9)"
Two bored pups take to the high seas in an imaginative and homophone-friendly caper. Read full book review >

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DIGGING FOR DINOS by Jessica Young
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 23, 2016

"This sequel is far from a dinosnore; here's to joining these two pals on all their future adventures. (Graphic/fantasy hybrid. 6-9)"
If Abbot and Costello were rendered canine (and alive) they might well resemble this intrepid, dino-hunting doggie duo. Read full book review >

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ORIGINAL RECIPE by Jessica Young
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 2015

"Despite bumps, a promising-enough start. (Fiction. 7-9)"
The first in a series about craft-loving Finley Flowers and her best friend, Henry. Read full book review >

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MY BLUE IS HAPPY by Jessica Young
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 6, 2013

"An uneven but interesting meditation on the resonance of color, for classroom or family sharing. (Picture book. 4-7)"
A little girl's contrarian views about the emotional significance of various colors permit her to explore her individuality among family and friends. Read full book review >

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A MIGHTY IMAGINATION
by Julie Danielson

Barbara DaCosta and Ed Young aren’t new to collaboration. In 2012, she wrote and he illustrated Nighttime Ninja, her debut picture book. Mighty Moby, on shelves in early August, is their second collaboration, and it came to exist in a way not typical for most picture books, what the author calls “an unusual method” and “backward.”

Evidently, Ed Young ...


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JESSICA B. HARRIS
by Maya Payne Smart

Scenic and engaging, My Soul Looks Back recounts the years author Jessica B. Harris spent on the periphery of a circle of friends that included literary powerhouses James Baldwin, Maya Angelou, and Toni Morrison. The memoir spans the globe and several decades to describe the fascinating group.

Harris was in a relationship with Baldwin’s close friend Samuel Clemens Floyd III ...


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BOOK REVIEW

NAPTIME WITH THEO AND BEAU by Jessica Shyba
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 3, 2015

"Though the book is likely to be a flash in the marketing pan, it's an attractive one. (Picture book. 1-7)"
Beau is a towheaded toddler who naps every day with his puppy, an attractive German shepherd-Shar-Pei mix. Read full book review >

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WEIRD AND WILD ANIMAL FACTS by Jessica Loy
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 14, 2015

"An entertaining beginning photo essay that appeals to children's insatiable curiosity about the natural world. (introduction, fun facts, resources) (Informational picture book. 4-8)"
Fourteen (mostly) common animals are investigated to showcase their unusual talents. Read full book review >

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THE STRONGEST BOY IN THE WORLD by Jessica Souhami
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2014

"Modern boys who dream of athletic prowess should find this appealing. (author's note) (Picture book/folk tale. 4-7)"
In this retelling of a Japanese tale, a scrawny country boy named Kaito heads to Kyoto to enter a wrestling tournament. Read full book review >

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LITTLE NEIGHBORS ON SUNNYSIDE STREET by Jessica Spanyol
ANIMALS
Released: June 1, 2007

"With a tribute to the pleasures of reading folded in, and a closing set of cozy snuggles into bed, this crowd-pleasing read-aloud makes an irresistible invitation for younger readers to ruminate over how we are all the same in some ways, different in others. (Picture book. 5-8)"
Young animals in four houses play differently but display the same joy in this captivating romp. Read full book review >

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SOME THINGS I'VE LOST by Cybèle  Young
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 15, 2015

"Perhaps more an artist's book than a children's book but universally mesmerizing. (Picture book. 5-12)"
"Where there's an end / there's a beginning. / Things grow. / Things change." Read full book review >