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 >

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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 >

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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

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

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

FLEABRAIN LOVES FRANNY by Joanne Rocklin
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 12, 2014

"As a historical novel, this more than succeeds; as a fantasy, it misses the mark. (Fantasy. 10-14)"
An exceptional flea helps a polio-stricken girl in this tale of friendship and acceptance. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ABOUT A GIRL by Joanne Horniman
FICTION
Released: July 1, 2011

"Lyrical, subtle and lovely, but perhaps more tragic than is really necessary. (Fiction. 14 & up)"
In evocative, crafted language, this Australian import chronicles a poignant first romance between two older teen girls. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 2006

"Perfect fare for young fans after Miela Ford's Bear Play (1995). (Picture book/nonfiction. 5-8)"
Ryder supplies two sets of captions in different point sizes—one for younger, the other for more able readers—to a gallery of big, color photos featuring two adorably fuzzy, alert-looking polar bear cubs in this engaging follow up to Little Panda: The World Welcomes Hua Mei at the San Diego Zoo (2001). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

TYRANNOSAURUS TIME by Joanne Ryder
Released: Aug. 1, 1999

"For readers already familiar with such realistic aspects of the dinosaurs' lives, this volume is a must- have. (Fiction. 6-9)"
PLB 0-688-13683-4 Two children uncover a curved, saw-edged fossil and are instantaneously transformed into a living, breathing Tyrannosaurus rex. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BETWEEN TWO SKIES by Joanne O'Sullivan
YOUNG ADULT
Released: April 25, 2017

"O'Sullivan's light touch and restraint will allow readers to follow Evangeline as she stands howling into the wind that howled into her. (Historical fiction. 12-16)"
Heartache and deracination wrapped in the lyrical sigh of an epic poem unfold into one girl's story of struggle, devastation, and survival. Read full book review >