Search Results: "Jo Rioux"


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 >

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LAKE MONSTER MIX-UP  by Mary Labatt
ANIMALS
Released: Aug. 1, 2009

"Purchase for series fans and hope the next is more complete. (Graphic fiction. 7-11)"
Samantha, the mystery- (and junk food-) seeking sheepdog, and her human friend Jennie, who can hear Sam's thoughts, head off with the family to a secluded lake island for a weekend getaway. Read full book review >

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DRACULA MADNESS by Mary Labatt
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 2009

"With only the mildest of chills and a thoroughly endearing protagonist, this is recommended for most graphic-fiction collections serving active young readers. (Graphic fiction. 7-11)"
Samantha's no ordinary sheepdog; she has a nose for a mystery. Read full book review >

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Dear Daycare Parent by Jackie Rioux
Released: Feb. 1, 2016

"An indispensable manual for parents venturing into the unknown territory of day care."
A step-by-step guide explains the mysterious world of day care. Read full book review >

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CONSTANCE FENIMORE WOOLSON by Anne Boyd Rioux
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 29, 2016

"An intelligent, sympathetic portrait of a complicated, even tortured writer who calls for fresh readers."
A fine reappraisal of the work of the Victorian novelist and dear friend to Henry James. Read full book review >

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HAPPY BIRTHDAY, MR CROC! by Jo Lodge
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2015

"Some literal jaw-dropping at the climax gives this party-hearty pop-up a big finish. (Pop-up picture book. 1-3)"
Toddlers who find Lodge's Happy Birthday Moo Moo (2001) a touch tame will happily fasten on this toothier follow-up, a British import.Read full book review >

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A BIG DAY FOR MIGS by Jo Hodgkinson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2014

"From the endpapers labeling Migs' classmates, readers may infer that more titles are forthcoming—it'll be nice to see more of this agreeable crew. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Migs is nervous about his first day of school, but will his solution to shyness help him make friends? Read full book review >

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THE TALENT SHOW by Jo Hodgkinson
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 2011

"A breezy nudge for the nascent little music maker. (Picture book. 4-6)"
The animal band needs a vocalist. Read full book review >

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HAPPY BIRTHDAY, MOO MOO! by Jo Lodge
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 2001

"Packed with plenty to look at and plenty to do, this is great entertainment for the small fry. (Picture book. 1-4)"
A happy heifer celebrates her special day in this novelty item that is short on words but big on fun. Read full book review >

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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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ODD GIRL IN by Jo Whittemore
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 22, 2011

"Funny and perky. (Fiction. 8-12)"
Spunky 12-year-old Alex doesn't really want friends or a social life in this quirky middle-school comedy. Read full book review >