Search Results: "Joanne Dryansky"


BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 1, 2012

"A journey that will delight the palette and nourish the soul."
A gastronomical memoir of French cuisine that combines historical facts and traditions with today's best dishes. 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 >

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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 >

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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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SMALL MEDIUM AT LARGE by Joanne Levy
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 3, 2012

"Droll middle school drama. (Fantasy. 8-12)"
A lively preteen develops the "superpsychic" ability to converse with the dead, complicating her seventh-grade life in this lighthearted debut. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2011

"Fully realized characters and setting definitely make this one morning on Orange Street amazing. (Fiction. 8-11)"
Does the arrival of a mysterious man in a green car presage a miracle on Orange Street? Read full book review >

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CONTAGION by Joanne Dahme
FICTION
Released: Oct. 19, 2010

"A gripping read with a feisty heroine, despite the wordy text, often purple prose and heavy focus on water treatment. (Historical fiction. 13 & up)"
A spirited young woman encounters murder and deception as Philadelphia battles deadly typhoid in 1895. Read full book review >

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HISTORY
Released: Feb. 1, 2006

"11 atmosphere. (bibliography, notes) (Nonfiction. 11+)"
Looking back to a shameful but characteristic chapter in this country's history, Oppenheim wraps an angry account of the U.S. West Coast Japanese-American population's forced removal in the panic following Pearl Harbor around a heartfelt tribute to Clara Breed, a San Diego children's librarian who kept in touch with several of her evacuated young "regulars" and became an advocate for their release. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 1998

"A challenging, though somewhat hyperbolic, study."
paper 0-15-600592-1 A blazing diatribe against the media for its pernicious long-term effects on children's minds. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Training Effects by Joanne Blackerby
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 27, 2014

"An evocative, compelling account of childhood trauma and the strength of a mind-body connection."
In this debut memoir, a personal trainer shares how fitness helps in handling life's challenges, including her own. Read full book review >

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LEMON MERINGUE PIE MURDER by Joanne Fluke
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: March 1, 2003

"As always, the whodunit pales before the larger question: Will Norman or Mike, or possibly both of them, pop the question before Hannah is even older than Rhonda?"
Osso buco is the favorite dish of so many people in tiny Lake Eden, Minnesota, that it's hard for baker Hannah Swenson to discover who shared a helping of the dish from Alfredo's takeout counter, along with a slice of lemon meringue pie from Hannah's own cookie shop, with 50-something flirt Rhonda Scharf just before someone knifed her and stashed her body in the basement of the Voelker property, which she'd inherited from her recently deceased aunt. Read full book review >