Search Results: "Judy Love"


BOOK REVIEW

FIELD-TRIP FIASCO by Julie Danneberg
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 6, 2015

"Not as strong as Mrs. Hartwell's previous outings. (Picture book. 5-8)"
Mrs. Hartwell, of first-day, last-day and standardized-test fame, is back, this time trying to survive a class field trip. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

PRICKLY ROSE by Shelley Gill
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 11, 2014

"Though mostly of regional interest, this could easily be paired with other female tall tales, such as Anne Isaacs and Paul Zelinsky's Swamp Angel (1994), Jerdine Nolen and Kadir Nelson's Thunder Rose (2003) and Lynne Bertrand and Kevin Hawkes' Granite Baby (2005). (Picture book. 5-9)"
"If it weren't for the Rose girls, what would Alaska be?" Read full book review >

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CAN I BRING SABER TO NEW YORK, MS. MAYOR? by Lois G. Grambling
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 5, 2014

"As the world does not lack for picture-book tours of the Big Apple, feel free to turn this visit down. (Picture book. 4-8)"
In the same vein as her other books about bringing extinct animals to inappropriate locations (Can I Bring Woolly to the Library, Ms. Reeder?, 2012), Grambling presents a tour of New York City with a saber-toothed tiger. Read full book review >

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CAN I BRING WOOLLY TO THE LIBRARY, MS. REEDER? by Lois G. Grambling
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 2012

"For a more child-friendly romp through the library, try No T. Rex in the Library by Toni Buzzeo, illustrated by Sachiko Yoshikawa (2010). (Picture book. 5-8)"
As an introduction to the library, the book's plot runs long and sometimes misses the intended audience. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

LAST DAY BLUES by Julie Danneberg
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 2006

"What a perfect end to the school year. (Picture book. 5-8)"
One more myth dispelled for all the students who believe that their teachers live in their classrooms. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FIRST YEAR LETTERS by Julie Danneberg
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 2003

"Both funny and touching, this beguiling tale of a teacher's metamorphosis is perfect to share with students and educators alike. (Picture book. 5-9)"
Danneberg follows up on the hilarity of First Day Jitters (2000) with a hair-raising account of the indomitable Sarah Jane Hartwell's first year of teaching. Read full book review >

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THE WITCH WHO WANTED TO BE A PRINCESS by Lois G. Grambling
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 2002

"Not exactly bewitching. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Bella lives in a musty cottage and wears a tall, pointy hat and a long, black cape, but she dreams of being a princess and living in a castle and wearing jewels and silk dresses. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE BIG TEST by Julie Danneberg
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 2011

"Once they stop laughing at the spot-on depiction of standardized testing, teachers should take a page from Mrs. Hartwell's book. (Picture book. 6-9)"
Mrs. Hartwell is back (First Year Letters, 2003, etc.) in a gentle satire on teaching to the test. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

I MUST GO DOWN TO THE BEACH AGAIN by Karen Jo Shapiro
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 2007

"Read these aloud, either just for fun or to add decidedly different angles to a poetry unit. (Poetry. 9-12)"
Shapiro follows up Because I Could Not Stop My Bike, and Other Poems (2003), illustrated by Matt Faulkner, with 23 more ingenious takeoffs on works from Emily Dickinson and similar renowned poets. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE GIRL FROM THE PARADISE BALLROOM by Alison Love
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 19, 2016

"In keeping with her name, Love delivers a satisfying romantic tale enhanced by its bittersweet aftertaste."
The loyalties of a close-knit Italian family living in England are tested by the complicated feelings of two members for partners outside their circle and the increasingly tense atmosphere heralding World War II. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

A TOUCH OF LOVE FROM HEAVEN by Angel Love
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 11, 2005

"Should have remained a private journal."
A self-involved, indulgent chronicle of a woman's personal relationship with God. Read full book review >