Search Results: "Jo Empson"


BOOK REVIEW

CHIMPANZEES FOR TEA! by Jo Empson
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 26, 2016

"As much fun to read as it is to hear, and a real treat for the eyes. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Vincent's faulty memory makes for one wild tea time! Read full book review >

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NEVER EVER by Jo Empson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2013

"Eye-catching pictures and splendid forward momentum add up to a giggle-inducing tale with subtlety underneath. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Who says closing your eyes hinders adventure? Read full book review >

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RABBITYNESS by Jo Empson
by Jo Empson, illustrated by Jo Empson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 2012

"An imaginatively designed lesson in creativity and loss. (Picture book. 3-6)"
When a creative rabbit disappears after spreading color and music through the woods, other rabbits feel a sense of loss until they discover what he left behind. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

LITTLE HOME BIRD by Jo Empson
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 2016

"Simply lovely. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Little Bird loves his cozy nest so much that, as winter approaches, he can't bear to leave it. Read full book review >

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SNAIL TRAIL by Jo Saxton
Kirkus Star
by Jo Saxton, illustrated by Jo Saxton
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2010

"A kid-friendly Snail's Note (with photo) depicts Matisse collaging in his wheelchair. (Picture book. 4-8)"
An affable snail tours fine-art masterpieces, inviting readers to discern which painting‘s based on him. Read full book review >

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

THE GOLDEN TWINE by Jo Rioux
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2012

"Action-packed, easy to follow and featuring a cast of monsters inimical and otherwise, along with a winningly intrepid heroine. (Graphic fantasy. 10-12)"
A would-be tamer of monsters hooks up with a diminutive would-be monster in this auspicious series opener. Read full book review >

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

LESSONS FROM A DEAD GIRL by Jo Knowles
FICTION
Released: Nov. 1, 2007

"A razor-sharp examination of friendship, abuse and secrets. (Fiction. YA)"
Spare and evocative prose weaves the story of Leah and Lainey's turbulent and abusive friendship. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE KING’S NAME by Jo Walton
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Dec. 1, 2001

"Arthurian cycles can be more engaging than Walton's fantasia (see Haydn Middleton's trilogy)—but fantasy fans will ask for more."
Walton began her Arthurian fantasy cycle with The King's Peace (2000), in which the famous characters bear Welsh names and visionary King Urdo, ruling at Caer Tanaga, strives to bind his disunited nobles against the yellow-haired Jarnish invading Tir Tanagri. Read full book review >

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THE MEN’S GUIDE TO THE WOMEN’S BATHROOM by Jo Barrett
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 2007

"Hard to figure how this ugly-duckling first novel landed Barrett a three-book deal."
Heartbroken lawyer trades bagels and briefcases for salsa and self-discovery. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BAGGED by Jo Bailey
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Nov. 20, 1991

"Repetitive, and if an EKG were as flat as this author's style, there'd be no question but that the patient was absolutely dead."
A clever premise—hiding a body in a hospital morgue—quickly dissipates into murder-by-formula in this first-of-a-series featuring General Jack, a big-city hospital. Read full book review >