Search Results: "Judy Allen"


BOOK REVIEW

WHALE by Judy Allen
by Judy Allen, illustrated by Tudor Humphries
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 1993

Anya and her parents are returning by moonlight from her grandmother's island home when Anya spots something huge in the sea. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

TIGER by Judy Allen
by Judy Allen, illustrated by Tudor Humphries
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 1992

"Fine storytelling; effective plea. (Picture book. 4+)"
A tiger is rumored to be in a South Chinese village, and the people hope to kill it (illegally): the skin is enormously valuable, and they believe the tiger meat will make them brave. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WHAT IS A WALL, AFTER ALL? by Judy Allen
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 1993

"With much intriguing detail— and a particularly intriguing title spread of a many-cornered wall that, in Baron's artful perspective, makes a straight line across the pages: excellent nonfiction, sure to amuse. (Nonfiction. 5-9)"
A lighthearted but searching and intelligent exploration of the concept and lore of walls, from dry-stone structures to honeycombs and tin cans. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ARE YOU A LADYBUG? by Judy Allen
ANIMALS
Released: May 1, 2000

"For reading aloud or reading alone, preschool and early childhood children will find these young information books delightful. (Nonfiction. 4-8)"
"Are you a ladybug? If you are, your parents look like this, and they eat aphids." Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

EAGLE by Judy Allen
by Judy Allen, illustrated by Tudor Humphries
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 1994

"Humphries's watercolors, by turns dreamy and crackling, bring to life both the steamy forest and the magnificent bird. (Endnotes) (Fiction/Picture book. 4+)"
The Philippine eagle is given real substance in this endangered-species treatment, the sixth in a series from Allen and Humphries (Whale, 1993, etc.). Read full book review >

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THE SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY BOOKS EVERYONE WILL BE TALKING ABOUT IN APRIL
by John DeNardo

April is bringing a whole new enticing batch of science fiction and fantasy books that will stretch your imagination. Here's a selection of the ones that will be generating the most buzz. You'll find fallen angels, Death's assistant, human refugees in space, a revolution against the One Percent, matriarchal lunar colonies, giant robots, genetic thrills, biotech-weird, and ...


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BOOK REVIEW

THE STORY OF GROWL by Judy Horacek
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2008

"A book to read over and over. (Picture book. 3-8)"
Poor Growl—she is forbidden from doing the one thing she loves most to do. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SKIPPYJON JONES AND THE BIG BONES by Judy Schachner
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2007

"With the familiar acrylic and pen-and-ink illustrations of this goofy pint-size cat who thinks he's a Chihuahua, large-type sound effects, Spanglish words and silly rhymes, fans will cheer for this loco kitty and his funny-bones escapade. (CD) (Picture book. 5-8)"
That devilish, irrepressible Skippyjon Jones is back in his fourth adventure and digging up big-time trouble—again. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SARABELLA'S THINKING CAP by Judy Schachner
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 5, 2017

"A specious attempt to present an inclusive view of the self-expression of creative children. (Picture book. 5-8)"
Sarabella is a quiet and contemplative young girl who doesn't always choose to verbalize her thoughts. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SKIPPYJON JONES IN THE DOGHOUSE by Judy Schachner
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2005

"Más, por favor. (CD read by the author) (Picture book. 4-7)"
Holy Jalapeño! Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SKIPPYJON JONES CLASS ACTION by Judy Schachner
ANIMALS
Released: July 1, 2011

"Children will find much to laugh at in Skippyjon's latest adventure, and although much of the wordplay will go over kids' heads, adults who are asked for repeated readings will appreciate it. (Picture book. 5-8)"
That irrepressible, big-eared Siamese cat with an identity complex is back, this time desperate to go to school just like the dogs. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ALL AROUND THE BLOCK by Judy Pelikan
ABC BOOKS
Released: Sept. 4, 2008

"The absence of story line and its compact format makes this more an object of intimate contemplation than anything else, and repeated examination will reap dividends. (Picture book. 5-9)"
Effective use of color intensifies the intricate illustrations featured in Pelikan's diminutive alphabet. Read full book review >