Search Results: "Joanne Friar"


BOOK REVIEW

APPLE CIDER MAKING DAYS by Ann Purmell
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2002

"A great new addition to an overstuffed field. (Nonfiction. 4-8)"
Nothing says back-to-school more than an elementary school unit on apples. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

A PLACE FOR ELIJAH by Kelly Easton Ruben
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 2016

"A sweet Pesach indeed. (afterword) (Picture book. 5-9)"
Everyone is welcome at the Seder table, but will there be a seat for the Prophet Elijah? Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 2011

"O'Shea's thorough research and effortless writing exposes the political and economic side of the inquisition and its irreversible damage to the Catholic Church."
A Franciscan Brother stands up to the inquisition in Southern France, and the inquisition backs down! Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Feb. 15, 2005

"Many scrambled historical eggs conceal the Bacon. (32 b&w illustrations)"
Did Roger Bacon (c. 1214-92) compose a mysterious manuscript featuring drawings of plants that don't exist, some with naked women inside and symbols never satisfactorily explained by some very dedicated and imaginative cryptanalysts? Who knows? Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE KEEPERS: by Richard Friar
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: May 21, 2007

"Colossal effort and colossal fun."
First installment of an ambitious sci-fi trilogy plays out global warfare in the not-too-distant future. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

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

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 >

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >