Search Results: "Joanna Carolan"


BOOK REVIEW

A PRESIDENT FROM HAWAI'I by Terry Carolan
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2012

"Hawaiians do—and should—take great pride in their heritage. This attempt to share it with the world, however, seems like it is piggybacking on celebrity and falls flat. (glossary) (Informational picture book. 6-9)"
Originally published exclusively in Hawaii in 2009, this reissued title is now widely available, just in time for the upcoming electoral race. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DEAR BEAR by Joanna Harrison
ANIMALS
Released: Nov. 5, 1994

"Katie might just as well have had this correspondence with her parrot. (Fiction/Picture book. 4-8)"
Katie and the bear who lives under the stairs at her house start a correspondence. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DID YOU EVER SEE? by Joanna Walsh
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 13, 2016

"Science books for the young can and should do better than this. (Picture book. 3-5)"
This new offering from the Tate Gallery's publishing arm asks simple questions about visual perception, challenging readers to make judgments about relationships between familiar objects. Read full book review >

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AMOS JELLYBEAN GETS IT RIGHT by Joanna Walsh
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2005

Amos Jellybean knows he's bright (his mum says so), but he still always seems to scramble the many instructions he's given: "So I . . . take my bed downstairs, put it on the table, sit down on my breakfast and eat my clothes." Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

GRIZZLY DAD by Joanna Harrison
ANIMALS
Released: May 12, 2009

"In a season full of saccharine, this is the real thing. (Picture book. 4-8)"
When Dad wakes up one morning, he is in a GRRRRIZZLY mood, and after grrroaning, grrrizzling and GRRRUMPing, he goes back to bed where he can't do any more damage. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SINCE LAST SUMMER by Joanna Philbin
YOUNG ADULT
Released: June 3, 2014

"Wealth, as seen from someone who's been there, plus romance that rings true equals nicely entertaining chick lit. (Chick lit. 15-18)"
Middle-class Rory and her rich friend Isabel return to continue their romantic adventures in East Hampton. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WAITING FOR THE QUEEN by Joanna Higgins
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 10, 2013

"Based on actual events and richly immersive in the feel of the period, this effort rises above sometimes-awkward exposition to create a well-rounded, satisfying historical tale. (Historical fiction. 11-14)"
Everyone in New France, a village in Pennsylvania, awaits Queen Marie Antoinette's arrival—as soon as she escapes the French Revolution. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WONDERLAND by Joanna Nadin
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Feb. 1, 2011

"A promising U.S. debut for teens—here's hoping for more from this British writer. (Fiction. 14 & up)"
Stella first appeared shortly after Jude's mother died. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 28, 1991

A brief, visually appealing introduction to garbage—where it comes from, where it goes. Read full book review >