Search Results: "Joey Chou"


BOOK REVIEW

JOEY by Hope Ryden
ANIMALS
Released: May 1, 1994

"An enchanting animal portrait. (Nonfiction. 4-9)"
An able wildlife author-photographer (The Raggedy Red Squirrel, 1992) portrays a young gray kangaroo from the time he first peeks from his mother's pouch until he's supplanted by her next newborn. Read full book review >

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B. BEAR AND LOLLY by A.A. Livingston
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 23, 2015

"The mix of fairy tales is fun, but though things work out for the three friends in the end, Lolly may seem too vengeful for many readers, adult or child. (Picture book. 4-8)"
B. Bear and Lolly are back in a tale about owning up to mistakes…and maybe about anger and vengeance too (B. Bear and Lolly: Off to School, 2014). Read full book review >

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CAPTAIN FREDDY COUNTS DOWN TO SCHOOL by Elizabeth Shreeve
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 12, 2016

"While not as strong as Sue Ganz-Schmitt and Shane Prigmore's Planet Kindergarten (2014), it's a great choice for space fans and a good way to introduce kids to distraction as a coping technique. (bibliography, further reading) (Picture book. 4-8)"
A boy anxious about his first day of school settles his nerves with some pretend play. Read full book review >

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MONSTER & SON by David LaRochelle
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 12, 2016

"Monstrous good fun to share with your own favorite beast. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Monster parents aren't all that different from human ones. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

B. BEAR AND LOLLY by A.A. Livingston
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 24, 2014

"While it's a relatively appealing addition to the fractured-fairy-tale and back-to-school shelves, this may replace going-to-school worries with having-a-friend fears—not every child comes equipped with a pal like Lolly. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Apparently, Goldilocks and the littlest bear (don't you dare call him Baby) became best friends after the infamous porridge/chair/bed encounter, and now, they face the first day of school together. Read full book review >

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SAY WHAT? by Angela DiTerlizzi
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 12, 2011

"For preschoolers who enjoy language play, this opens up whole new opportunities for communication. (Picture book. 2-5)"
A small boy wonders and speculates what animals might mean by their traditional sounds. Read full book review >

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PAL JOEY by John O'Hara
Released: Oct. 23, 1940

"He has no conscience about taking them for a ride; he confesses to the reverse side of the picture now and again."
O'Hara has had two redeeming characteristics, even in his least successful books, — a keen ear for the language and speech of his fellows, no matter in what social class, and a vigorous sense of plot. Read full book review >

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BECOMING JOEY FIZZ by Stuart A.  McKeever
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 19, 2014

"A meandering, cross-country novel about one man's life that too often rushes its epiphanies."
McKeever's (The Galindez Case, 2013, etc.) crime novel dives into the overlapping worlds of the Mafia, New York City cops and the restaurant business, through the eyes of a war veteran trying to find himself. Read full book review >

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JOEY 22 by Matt Gryta
NON-FICTION

"A portrait of a fascinating case that gets bogged down in its details."
Buffalo News crime reporter Gryta (The Real Teflon Don, 2012) presents an exhaustive history of the .22 Caliber Killer, who, for four months in 1980, terrorized the city of Buffalo, New York, with a racially motivated killing spree. Read full book review >

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JOEY PIGZA SWALLOWED THE KEY by Jack Gantos
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 1998

"Mature readers will find this harsh tale softened by unusual empathy and leavened by genuinely funny events. (Fiction. 11-13)"
If Rotten Ralph were a boy instead of a cat, he might be Joey, the hyperactive hero of Gantos's new book, except that Joey is never bad on purpose. Read full book review >

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JOEY DEE GETS WISE by Louisa Ermelino
Released: Jan. 7, 1990

Cool, brash, but familiar first novel—set on the mob-dominated streets of Little Italy—that's noteworthy for avoiding a romanticizing of the criminals. Read full book review >

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Joey Visits Grandpa by Patricia Nichvolodoff
Released: May 19, 2015

"An appealing read-aloud tale about a duo's adventures that would benefit from enhanced illustrations and timing."
A picture book chronicles a day with a boy and his grandfather full of fun and minor mishaps. Read full book review >