Search Results: "Jo Brown"


BOOK REVIEW

HOPPITY SKIP LITTLE CHICK by jo Brown
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 2005

"This romp-and-a-half will definitely not keep its audiences sitting still. (Picture book. 2-4)"
The creator of Where's My Mommy? (2002) again addresses a topic of immediate interest to the diapered but mobile set: When Little Chick's nesting Mom sends him out to play, he learns an exhilarating array of running, jumping, hopping and rolling games from the farmyard's other livestock—then hurries back home just in time to teach them to a flock of newly hatched siblings. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

HOOTENANNY! by Kimberly Ainsworth
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 30, 2011

"Give this party a miss. (Picture book. 3-5)"
There's a party tonight at the old oak tree, and one, two, three, four, five dancing owls bathe, put on special shoes and hats, collect their instruments and climb up to join the fun. Read full book review >

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LOVE IS IN THE AIR - #RITAGH
by Bobbi Dumas

It’s an exciting week in the romance world! On Tuesday, RWA announced the finalists in the RITA and Golden Heart contests. (You can find the full list here.)

For those of you who may not know, the Golden Heart is Romance Writers of America’s contest for unpublished authors.

Some of my favorite authors and friends of Read-A-Romance made the RITA ...


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MY CHILDREN'S BOOK GHOST FILE
by Julie Danielson

Over at NPR last week, I heard a pop culture critic talk (here) about what he calls his Ghost File, or the books, television shows, and movies he didn’t review during the year. “[I]t's the great frustration,” he said, “that every year I'm haunted by all the terrific things I haven't talked about … ...


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MAKING OLD STORIES NEW WITH DONNA JO NAPOLI
by Julie Danielson

Adventure, magic, love, and betrayal. That’s what the sub-title of Donna Jo Napoli’s newest book, Tales From the Arabian Nights, promises readers. In this ambitious and handsomely-designed collection, illustrated by Christina Balit, Napoli gathers a selection of these ancient stories, 45 of the original 1,001 “nights.” Her respect for the legendary tales is evident in not only her ...


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IN FULL FLIGHT WITH GREG PIZZOLI
by Julie Danielson

The start of a new year is always exciting for readers. We envision brand-spankin’-new books from our favorite authors and new artwork from illustrators whose work we love to see. Look past our shoulders and you’ll see crossed fingers that our favorite writers and artists have something in store for us.

Most surprising of all is when we get ...


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BOOK REVIEW

HOW TO BE A DOG by Jo Williamson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 25, 2015

"Deceptively simple but delightfully entertaining—if ethnically one-note. (Picture book. 4-7)"
A charming gray-and-white dog of indeterminate breed narrates a guide to finding a home and getting along with a new owner. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

COLONIAL MADNESS by Jo Whittemore
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 10, 2015

"The history goes down easy, with lots of laughs. (Fiction. 9-13)"
Tori and her mom must live in the past in order to win a desperately needed inheritance. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WORK BOOTS AND TEES by Jo Ramsey
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Oct. 1, 2015

"Embraces Jim's humanity without letting him off the hook. (Fiction. 14-18)"
Jim, convicted of raping two female classmates in High Heels and Lipstick (2015), now looks to move forward and to confront his own history.Read full book review >

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UNLAWFUL ENTRY by Jo Bannister
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 30, 1998

"Taut, accomplished lesser work from one of the field's most underrated practitioners."
First published in the UK as The Mason Codex (1988), this neat suspenser tells the story of Annie Meredith, a proper Welsh schoolmistress of a certain age, and the Mexican half-brother whose existence she never learns of till after he's dead in a crowded truck ferrying illegal immigrants across the border to Texas. Read full book review >