Search Results: "Judy Doenges"


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THE MOST BEAUTIFUL GIRL IN THE WORLD by Judy Doenges
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 25, 2006

"Searing but incomplete coming-of-age novel; the characters are strongly outlined but the author fails to fill them out."
Headstrong daughter of a widowed, drug-addicted ne'er-do-well experiences adolescence in a blue-collar Chicago suburb in the 1960s and '70s. Read full book review >

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WHAT SHE LEFT ME by Judy Doenges
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 31, 1999

"A good beginning that needs to be pushed further: Doenges works her subjects well but not hard enough to earn for them the weight that they could have."
A debut collection, mostly set in the Midwest, that won the Bread Loaf Writers" Conference's 1998 Bakeless Literary Publication Prize for Fiction. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 1998

"Haunting and compelling. (map) (Nonfiction. 8-11)"
Thousands of boys ages 8-18, displaced by the Sudan's bloody civil war, have taken refuge in Natinga, in southern Sudan, in a camp protected by the Sudanese People's Liberation Army. Read full book review >

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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 >

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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 >

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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 >

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SKIPPYJON JONES IN MUMMY TROUBLE by Judy Schachner
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2006

"A bonus is the CD read by the author. (Picture book. 4-7)"
When Skippyjon Jones, the Siamese boy kitty who thinks he's a Chihuahua, reads about cat mummies in National Leographic ("thinking outside the [litter] box"), his overactive imagination whisks him off to Egypt (via his closet). Read full book review >

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BOW WOW by Judy Reinen
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2001

"An author's note describes the specific breeds in each photograph. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Reinen is an award-winning animal photographer who uses her amusing photos of dressed-up dogs to illustrate her first children's book in the style of William Wegman. Read full book review >

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COLOR BEARS by Judy Palaferro
ANIMALS
Released: May 1, 2010

"Just don't ask it to make a one-to-one correlation with reality. (Board book. 3 mos.-1)"
High-contrast black-and-white patterning combines with fanciful color scenes for some surreal stimulation. Read full book review >

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YELLOW IS MY COLOR STAR by Judy Horacek
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 7, 2014

"Somewhat inconsistent, but when highlighting a single color, sunny as yellow. (Picture book. 2-5)"
A bright and breezy appreciation of yellow (and other colors too). Read full book review >

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SKIPPYJON JONES CIRQUE DE OLÉ by Judy Schachner
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 16, 2012

"Olé, muchachos! Skippyjon Jones the handsome daredevil-ito! (Picture book. 4-8)"
"Circus berserkus!" Skippyjon Jones heads for the big top! Read full book review >

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THE ADVENTURES OF ANNABELLE by Judy Pernice
Released: Sept. 25, 2016

"A fun-filled tale of high jinks and good intentions."
A brilliant plan to start summer early turns into chaos for one young pupil in this humorous debut children's book. Read full book review >