Search Results: "Jo Witek"


BOOK REVIEW

ALL MY TREASURES by Jo Witek
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 23, 2016

"A quietly joyful invitation to audiences of any age to stop taking the wonders and pleasures around them for granted. (Picture book. 5-9)"
What will a child put in her fine, new, porcelain box? "Things that are beautiful and colorful and bright." Read full book review >

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IN MY HEART by Jo Witek
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 1, 2015

"Consider this beautifully designed French import a must-have for any storytime or one-on-one sharing regarding the somewhat sticky subject of feelings. (Picture book. 3-8)"
Vibrant die cuts, whimsical drawings, and a text that explores a wide range of feelings with just the right touches of imagination and wit combine for a most impressive picture-book experience. Read full book review >

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BRAVE AS CAN BE by Jo Witek
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 15, 2015

"Thoroughly entertaining and probably useful. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Throughout the large, sturdy, die-cut pages, a little girl talks about her fears and how she copes with them. Read full book review >

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IN MY ROOM by Jo Witek
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 18, 2017

"A clever acknowledgement of the importance of imaginative play. (Picture book. 3-5)"
A child's imagination is a wonderful thing, and in recognition of this fact, there is no lack of picture books that delve into a youngster's world of fantasy. Read full book review >

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HELLO IN THERE! by Jo Witek
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 7, 2013

"Thick and sturdy pages and flaps are made to withstand many eager perusals as big sisters and brothers everywhere gear up for their own big days. (Picture book. 2-5)"
A little girl eagerly awaits her new sibling. Read full book review >

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JO MALONE by Jo Malone
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 29, 2016

"A moving and revealing account of the author's passion for business and personal success."
Turning yourself into an upscale brand is extremely difficult. Fragrance guru and entrepreneur Malone chronicles how she did just that. Read full book review >

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JO-JO AND THE FIENDISH LOT by Andrew Auseon
FICTION
Released: March 1, 2009

"Lacking both the authentic relationships of Daniel Water's Generation Dead (2008) and the creative reinterpretation of Gabrielle Zevin's Elsewhere (2005), this novel just fades into the mist. (Horror. YA)"
Dead musicians guide a newly deceased teen in his search for his missing—and also "passed"—girlfriend. Read full book review >

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YO, JO! by Rachel Isadora
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2007

"The depiction of a little boy so thoroughly at home in his community is a delight to see in these suspicious days of stranger danger: Jo is indeed Peter's direct—and very welcome—descendant. (Picture book. 2-6)"
While big brother Franklin waits on the stoop for Grandpa to arrive home for dinner, Jomar engages every passer-by in an exuberant exchange of urban slang. Read full book review >

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MO AND JO by Jay Lynch
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2008

"Lynch provides classic comic-book repartee in beginning-reader-friendly vocabulary ably matched to Haspiel's bold images and zippy colors; this high-quality production supplies good, old-fashioned fun and a superhero lesson that packs a wallop. (Graphic early reader. 6-9)"
The newest addition to the Toon Book early-reader series presents brother and sister Joey and Mona, who are always fighting. Read full book review >

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VICTORY JO by Charles Moore
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 16, 2016

"An engaging tale of a contemporary Navajo girl's connection to her horse and culture."
A blind Navajo teenager and her thoroughbred head to the Kentucky Derby. Read full book review >

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TUCKY JO AND LITTLE HEART by Patricia Polacco
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 25, 2015

"Once again, this talented author/illustrator brings the past to life for young listeners and introduces them to unforgettable, admirable characters in the process. (Picture book. 7-10)"
Polacco shares the story of a World War II veteran who served in the Pacific as a very young man. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

GENERAL JO SHELBY’S MARCH by Anthony Arthur
NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 17, 2010

"An evenhanded biography of an unlovable figure of Civil War history."
A proficient study of a diehard Confederate cavalry general. Read full book review >