Search Results: "Jo S. Kittinger"


BOOK REVIEW

HOUSE ON DIRTY-THIRD STREET by Jo S. Kittinger
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2012

"A tale of generosity, faith and friendship. Share it quietly within and with others. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A girl and her mother move into an old, run-down house and dare to dream that one day it will become a cozy home. Read full book review >

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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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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 >

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 >

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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 >

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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 >

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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 >