Search Results: "Judy R. Cook"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 16, 2008

"Intimate, compelling and wisely paced prose make this a valuable history lesson and an entertaining family saga."
An intimate, personal exploration of early homestead life on the Northern Plains, and how the author's ancestors not only survived but thrived for three generations. Read full book review >

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When Dinosaurs go Dancing by Judy Cook
Released: Aug. 19, 2015

"A cute concept with illustrations to match, despite the disconnect between the simple story and the complex second half."
Two paleontologists theorize that fossilized footprints are leftovers from a prehistoric dinosaur dance party in this children's picture book. 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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REMEMBER by Eileen Cook
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Feb. 24, 2015

"A rehash of the memory-loss trope weighed down by too little action and an unengaging protagonist. (Science fiction. 14-18)"
After suffering a major loss, one girl utilizes her father's new memory-erasing technology to ease the pain only to spiral down a rabbit hole of shocking family secrets. Read full book review >

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FIRE AND FORGET by Bob Cook
Released: Jan. 10, 1990

Cook, who has carved out a niche for himself with his charmingly whimsical spy capers (Paper Chase, Disorderly Elements), now stretches thin an oft-used premise-the HAL-like computer gone amok—in this tale of FATS, the first "fully autonomous tactical satellite." Read full book review >

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THE HANGING GIRL by Eileen Cook
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Oct. 3, 2017

"A twisty but ultimately perplexing mystery. (Mystery. 14-18)"
A fake psychic gets involved in a fake kidnapping. Read full book review >