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 >

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

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

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

READ BETWEEN THE LINES by Jo Knowles
YOUNG ADULT
Released: March 10, 2015

"A fascinating study of misperceptions, consequences and the teen condition. (Fiction. 14-18)"
Over the span of one day, Knowles' novel offers glimpses into the intertwined lives of nine teens and one high school teacher. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

LIVING WITH JACKIE CHAN by Jo Knowles
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Sept. 10, 2013

"Readers will be behind Josh all the way. (Fiction. 14 & up)"
In this delightful and moving follow-up to Jumping Off Swings (2009), 17-year-old Josh moves away from his hometown and in with his ever-sanguine uncle to avoid confronting a crisis of his own making. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE BOOK OF BABIES by Jo Foord
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 1991

"Large enough to share with a toddler group. (Picture book. 0-4)"
Winsome color photos silhouetted on a clean white ground show babies and toddlers in 11 activities from ``Making Faces'' to ``Sleeping,'' captioned by an uncredited, undistinguished rhyming text that serves to relate language to image. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

STILL A WORK IN PROGRESS by Jo Knowles
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 2, 2016

"A poignant window and mirror into the lives of families affected by a health disorder. (Fiction. 11-14)"
For eighth-grader Noah, juggling school, friends, and hormones would be simple enough. Unfortunately, there is also the Thing We Don't Talk About, which looms over his family life. Read full book review >