Search Results: "Joy Wilson"


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NON-FICTION
Released: March 1, 2012

"A joyful, entertaining cookbook."
Wilson's debut cookbook carries the same exuberant, humorous tone as her popular blog, coupled with beautiful photographs of her one-of-a-kind recipes. Read full book review >

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PRINCESS PALOOZA by Joy Allen
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2011

"Not even the glitter on the cover or the hot-pink cut-out Princess Palooza crown inside can save this one. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A scant, slapdash tale of princess play told in lumbering rhyme. Read full book review >

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PRINCESS PARTY by Joy Allen
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2009

"A relatively harmless if unnecessary purchase. (Picture books. 4-8)"
A sugar-shock of pink coats this perfectly nice if less-than-extraordinary addition to the princess shelf. Read full book review >

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FINDING PARIS by Joy Preble
YOUNG ADULT
Released: April 21, 2015

"Fast-paced with intriguing teen characters, a budding relationship and a bit of mystery—curiosity will keep those pages turning. (Fiction. 13-17)"
Paranormal author Preble (The A-Word, 2014, etc.) crosses over to straight teen fiction with this drama wrapped in a mystery. Read full book review >

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HAUNTED by Joy Preble
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Feb. 1, 2011

"Entertaining, if quite a jumble. (Supernatural thriller. 12 & up)"
In this sequel to Dreaming Anastasia (2009), 17-year-old Anne faces up to the fact that she has a magical destiny that she cannot escape. Read full book review >

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TAMBOURINE MOON by Joy Jones
Released: Sept. 1, 1999

"Widener's illustrations capture the slate colors of the night sky, while his subdued tones in the city and country scenes turn the moon into a radiant lunar nightlight. (Picture book. 4-8)"
In a heartfelt story from Jones, a moonlit night and a tambourine link the past and present for a little girl and her grandfather. Read full book review >

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STARBRIGHT AND THE DREAM EATER by Joy Cowley
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 30, 2000

"Though not up to the standards of such terror classics as Neal Shusterman's Eyes of Kid Midas (1992) or Margaret Mahy's Changeover (1984), this will still provide readers with some unnerving moments and a resourceful, self-confident heroine. (Fiction. 11-13)"
An alien predator that strikes through dreams threatens all humanity in this contrived but suspenseful import from the versatile Cowley (Red-Eyed Tree Frog, 1999, etc.). Read full book review >

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RED-EYED TREE FROG by Joy Cowley
Released: March 1, 1999

"The combination of such visually sophisticated pages and simplistic captions make this a top-heavy, unsatisfying title. (Picture book. 7-9)"
Bishop's spectacular photographs of the tiny red-eyed tree frog defeat an incidental text from Cowley (Singing Down the Rain, 1997, etc.). Read full book review >

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"A charming, useful book of special interest to dog lovers."
A brief collection of heartwarming histories of dogs fostered and adopted through shelters founded and maintained by animal lovers in Houston. Read full book review >

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CRAZY BRAVE by Joy Harjo
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 9, 2012

"A unique, incandescent memoir."
A lyrical, soul-stirring memoir about how an acclaimed Native American poet and musician came to embrace "the spirit of poetry." Read full book review >

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Released: Oct. 8, 2009

"A readable story of one woman's reevaluation of faith and finding peace with God."
A woman's account of her spiritual journey from unquestioning compliance with learned Christian practices and beliefs, to discovery of a more personal relationship with God. Read full book review >