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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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

TEN BIRDS MEET A MONSTER by Cybèle  Young
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2013

"Young's skill and control in her use of black-and-white line and her humorous inventiveness will appeal to young and old alike. (Picture book. 4-8)"
The 10 birds of the original counting book (Ten Birds, 2011) reappear, this time trying to scare a monster. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

TEN BIRDS by Cybèle  Young
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2011

"Appealing, unique and not to be missed. (Picture book. 5-10)"
Ten small birds have a serious problem. Read full book review >

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ZOOMER'S SUMMER SNOWSTORM by Ned Young
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2011

"Summer (and maybe winter, too) will never again be the same with Zoomer around. (Picture book. 3-8)"
A cold snack on a hot day turns into a gleefully over-the-top winter fantasia. Read full book review >

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ZOOMER by Ned Young
by Ned Young, illustrated by Ned Young
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2010

"Young's busy, bright paintings in his first picture book show that he can illustrate wildly improbable animal antics in a humorous and more-or-less believable way. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Mom's away, but twins Hooper and Cooper diligently get ready for school anyway; Zoomer, however, energetically avoids the task despite his ineffectual dad's best efforts. Read full book review >

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BELINDA IN PARIS by Amy Young
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 2005

"Belinda is an amusing and appealing character who surely will find other performance venues as her character continues to develop. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Belinda the big-footed ballerina returns for another performance in this Paris-set sequel. Read full book review >