Search Results: "Judy Pederson"


BOOK REVIEW

POETRY
Released: April 1, 1994

"List of tribes and cultures. (Folklore/Picture book. 6+)"
How gratifying to have one of Bierhorst's peerless anthologies in picture-book format: 50-odd lullabies, night songs, and prayers of peoples from the Arctic to Paraguay, arranged in thematic groups showing how various cultures have celebrated the beauty and mystery of sunset, the heavenly bodies, night creatures, and the sacred darkness in which the Creator moves. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE BURMA SPRING by Rena Pederson
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 15, 2015

"Pederson visited her subject several times, and she draws a deeply nuanced portrait of the enigmatic, inspiring leader."
The long, hard road to "national reconciliation" wrought by Burmese national heroine Aung San Suu Kyi (b. 1945). Read full book review >

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IN MEMORY OF GORFMAN T. FROG by Gail Donovan
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 2009

"Obvious appeal, particularly to fans of Andrew Clements's work. (Fiction. 8-12)"
Fifth grader Josh Hewitt rushes through life, talking constantly. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BATH TIME by Eileen Spinelli
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2003

"Sure to provide the incentive for wet and wonderful fun. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Bath time can be fun time, especially when you can include all of your favorite floating friends. 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 >

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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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2007

"Careful: This blog induces giggles and empathy. (Fiction. 10-13)"
Still blogging her way through 7th grade at light speed, Raisin now has a boyfriend—cinnamon-scented, tongue-tied CJ—and solid friends in new-ish home Philadelphia and old hometown Berkeley. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

HERE'S TO YOU, RACHEL ROBINSON by Judy Blume
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 1993

"A good, solid, working-the-family-problem story, with sure appeal for fans. (Fiction. 11-14)"
Blume returns to the trio of seventh graders introduced in Just as Long as We're Together (1987), where Stephanie's narration was colored by her parents' new separation. Read full book review >