Search Results: "Judy Stead"


BOOK REVIEW

CHRISTINA STEAD by Hazel Rowley
NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 1994

"A welcome study of an underrated author. (16 pages of photos, not seen)"
An absorbing biography that will help Stead's fans place her fiction in the context of her life and may well attract new readers to her work. Read full book review >

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WHAT A WAY TO START A NEW YEAR! by Jacqueline Jules
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2013

"A useful addition to the Rosh Hashana shelf. (author's note) (Picture book. 4-7)"
Starting the Jewish New Year in a new city without friends or extended relatives is tough for Harry and his family, until the generous welcome by their new community known as the mitzvah of hachnasat orchim makes a significant difference. Read full book review >

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SNOWY, BLOWY WINTER by Bob Raczka
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2008

The simple, playful rhymes make this celebration of winter a solid choice for sharing with toddlers and beginning readers alike. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WHO LOVES THE FALL? by Bob Raczka
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2007

"Includes a page of fall facts that defines the more advanced vocabulary words and presents some general information about the season. (Picture book. 4-6)"
There is a lot to love about the fall, as readers can see in this action-packed, rollicking book of noun-oriented rhyme. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: April 8, 1965

"An excellent outlet for exuberant young comedians, and an ideal introduction to the always popular art of puppetry."
JUDY: Well, what do you want, old lobster nose? Read full book review >

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BEST FRIEND ON WHEELS by Debra Shirley
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2008

"Stead's energetic illustrations add to the atmosphere of exuberance with bright yellows and pinks and the pure delight shining from the girl's faces. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Shirley celebrates friendship and helps dispel many misconceptions about life in a wheelchair. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SPRING THINGS by Bob Raczka
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2007

"The minimum of words should make this more inviting to its very young target audience, while the pictures might stimulate creative play. (Picture book. 2-5)"
Winter's thaw brings numerous activities, in pictures and verse. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

JUDY MOODY GETS FAMOUS! by Megan McDonald
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2001

"New chapter-book readers will enjoy watching Judy's moods, and the ensuing complications, unfold. (Fiction. 8-10)"
Envious of classmate and spelling-bee champ Jessica's picture in the local paper, the irrepressible third grader introduced in Judy Moody (2000) tries for her own 15 minutes of fame. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

PUNCH WITH JUDY by Avi
by Avi, illustrated by Emily Lisker
ADVENTURE
Released: April 30, 1993

"Lisker's incisively sketched figures lighten the format. (Fiction. 10-14)"
In a dark tale like the verso of one of Sid Fleischman's comic adventures of traveling performers, Avi explores the idea that great clowns derive power from a profound sense of the tragic. Read full book review >

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JUDY MOODY, MOOD MARTIAN by Megan McDonald
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 5, 2014

"Even new Moody fans will find diving into the series this late in the game a pleasure. (Fiction. 6-9)"
Back again for her 12th outing, Judy tries to take the "moody" out of her name, with mixed results. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SWEET JUDY BLUE EYES by Judy Collins
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 18, 2011

"Despite Collins' tendency to lapse into high-toned idealism and compulsive name-dropping, this is a fascinating and even harrowing musical and personal reflection."
Famed folk singer's candid memoir about her survival in the music business despite a 20-year battle with booze. Read full book review >