Search Results: "Jo Witek"


BOOK REVIEW

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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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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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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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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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 >

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LITTLE ONE by Jo Weaver
Kirkus Star
by Jo Weaver, illustrated by Jo Weaver
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2016

"Quietly stunning. (Picture book. 3-6)"
A mother bear and her newborn cub move through the seasons in this British import. Read full book review >

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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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Released: May 1, 2012

"Prescient writing, fully developed characters and completely, tragically believable situations elevate this sad, gripping tale to a must-read level. (Fiction. 11 & up)"
Sit back in a comfortable chair, bring on the Kleenex and cry your heart out. Read full book review >