Search Results: "Joey Chou"


BOOK REVIEW

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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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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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 >

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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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THE ANOMALIES by Joey Goebel
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 16, 2003

"Dispensing with plot, Goebel wings it, credibility take the hindmost. It doesn't work."
First novel by the 21-year-old Goebel, former lead singer of the punk band The Mullets: a tale of five oddballs who form a rock band in small-town Kentucky: Read full book review >

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MERMIN by Joey Weiser
by Joey Weiser, illustrated by Joey Weiser
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 20, 2013

"A decent-enough offering, but there are plenty of other fish in the sea. (Graphic fantasy/adventure. 8-12)"
A goofy indie comic that reads like Aquaman told though James Kochalka's whimsical lens doesn't quite stay afloat. Read full book review >

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ABC by Benedikt Gross
Released: Sept. 13, 2016

"This alphabet scavenger hunt will intrigue adults perhaps more than kids, but it's fascinating and extremely inventive. (Picture book. 5 & up)"
This alphabet book takes the ABCs to new heights—literally. Read full book review >

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THE DEATH OF DONNA-MAY DEAN by Joey Manley
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 22, 1991

"Though sometimes slick—and though Keller's stories are not nearly the hoot Manley seems to think they are—this is an honest portrayal of not only small-town homosexuality but also of generational conflict."
A promising first novel that chronicles homosexual life in small-town Alabama—in particular, the coming of age of Jamie, who rejects the camp-riddled life of his storytelling mentor for realism. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 1, 2013

"Chronicles the entire journey of one man and his dog, illuminating the ways animals enhance our lives."
A heartfelt memoir that chronicles one man's relationship with his mixed-breed dog. Read full book review >

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"Although this whimsical tale may comfort toddlers missing their balloons, some eco-conscious parents may object to its premise."
Author Chou and illustrator Bartolanzo offer this charming tale of a floating boy who follows his lost balloon. Read full book review >