Search Results: "Joanne DeMaio"


BOOK REVIEW

WHOLE LATTE LIFE by Joanne DeMaio
Released: March 12, 2012

"Despite the stream-of-consciousness style that leaves the reader feeling somewhat distant from the story, DeMaio pulls off a wandering, thoughtful story that surprises with its insight and emotional impact."
Debut author DeMaio sketches the mid-life crisis of a 40-year-old woman and shows that turmoil can lurk behind even the most serene of façades. Read full book review >

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ABC NYC by Joanne Dugan
ABC BOOKS
Released: May 1, 2005

"Endnotes identify locales and people. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Photographer Dugan offers an urban alphabet, with color close-ups of letters on signs, billboards and the like (plus a line of identifying commentary) facing black-and-white shots of New York children, landmarks and street scenes seen mostly from low angles. Read full book review >

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123 NYC by Joanne Dugan
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2007

"Locations for each picture are specified in the endnotes. (Picture book. 4-6)"
Dugan revisits the streets and skyscrapers of New York City for this follow-up photo essay to ABC/NYC (2005), pairing color shots of painted or sculpted numbers from one to 20, with black-and-white views of clocks, children, wheels, architectural details, bagels, bridges and more. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE WATER WALKER by Joanne Robertson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 5, 2017

"An important topic is treated with grace, love, and a smidgen of humor in this delightful, necessary book. (informational note) (Picture book. 3-7)"
A picture book that tells the story of the Mother Earth Water Walkers, a group that walks to bring awareness to the importance of clean water. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 9, 2012

Young readers lucky enough to encounter both this book and Mordecai Gerstein's What Charlie Heard (2002) may never again hear the sounds of the world around them in quite the same way—they may be listening for music. Read full book review >

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YUM! YUM!! by Joanne Fitzgerald
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 15, 2007

"The clever way the rhymes are tied together makes this collection stand out above the rest—'Yum, yum,' indeed. (Picture book. 2-5)"
Classic nursery rhymes with food themes are the focus of this delightful compilation. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE ASTROLOGER'S DAUGHTER by Rebecca Lim
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 9, 2015

"Teen and adult readers who like their mysteries gritty and literary, with a touch of magic: seek this one out. (Mystery. 15 & up)"
A fiercely realized teen uses astrological skills to solve a heartbreaking mystery. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE WANDERING SOUL MURDERS by Gail Bowen
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: March 17, 1994

"With her rare talent for plumbing emotional pain, Bowen makes you feel the shock of murder and other horrors as acutely as she does her most reasonable fears about her children's lovers."
Once again, Bowen's Canadian earth mother/university teacher Joanne Kilbourn has to wrestle with the everyday hurt of family love: her daughter Mieka is planning a wedding to the daughter of the politically conservative Harris family; her son Peter's unsuitable girlfriend Christy Sinclair has just popped up again; and Joanne has adopted Sally Love's young daughter Taylor (Love and Murder, 1993). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CRUSHING IT by Joanne Levy
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 10, 2017

"An undemanding, entertaining, and engaging romp with a predictable happy ending. (Fiction. 10-13)"
Kat, a down-to-earth seventh-grader, self-conscious of her braces-and-eyeglasses appearance, gets roped into playing Cyrano de Bergerac for her gorgeous, popular cousin, Olivia, and her best friend and soul mate, Tyler. Read full book review >

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DIFFERENT CLASS by Joanne Harris
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 27, 2016

"A gripping fictional exposé of a tempest no teapot can contain."
Mr. Chips meets Gordon Gekko in Harris' (Peaches for Father Francis, 2012, etc.) novel of academe. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

The You-Song by Joanne Otto
Released: April 3, 2013

"Attractive photos and easy-to-understand prose make a winning combination in this positive picture book."
A simple, encouraging picture book with a religious message. Read full book review >