Search Results: "Judy Young"


BOOK REVIEW

PROMISE by Judy Young
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2015

"An earnest but unpolished story, it nevertheless stands out for its confrontation of a little-acknowledged subject. (Fiction. 8-10)"
When his father is released after serving eight years in prison for stealing, 11-year-old Kaden hopes it will be a new beginning. Read full book review >

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A PET FOR MISS WRIGHT by Judy Young
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 2011

"The helpful hound is an endearing introduction to the role of an editor, though he really deserves a clever name of his own. (Perhaps in their next adventure…Mr. Basset Buys a Bookshop?) (Picture book. 3-7)"
Miss Wright is a lonely writer, tapping away at her computer in her beachfront cabin. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DIGGER AND DAISY GO ON A PICNIC by Judy Young
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 2014

"A stink can come between the coziest of siblings from time to time, but rarely are they so sweet as Daisy and Digger. (Early reader. 4-8)"
In Digger and Daisy's second outing, Digger learns that—all appearances to the contrary—sometimes it is best to have a nose full of dirt. Read full book review >

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TUKI AND MOKA by Judy Young
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2013

"This animal-poaching tale provides a purposive, engaging-enough introduction to Ecuador's rain forests. (author's note) (Picture book. 7-10)"
When animal hijackers capture his favorite tamarins, a young boy living near the Amazon rain forest in Ecuador comes to the rescue in this latest in the Tales of the World series. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

A BOOK FOR BLACK-EYED SUSAN by Judy Young
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 2011

"Young's telling is raw but tempered by an oblique approach to the cruelest moments and softened by a lovely chance encounter years later, the type of encounter that would only happen if one took the time and effort to fashion a book from the scraps of a life with little comfort and fewer promises. (Picture book. 6-10)"
This is a story of heartbreak and resolve, of the punishing tribulations that were once part and parcel of the frontier experience. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE LUCKY STAR by Judy Young
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2008

"Young's positive, feel-good story succeeds in showing how applying a good attitude and creativity will make life shine brighter than a lucky star, but an overlong text and bland, pastel illustrations that fail to create a strong sense of period weaken the book's effectiveness. (Picture book. 5-8)"
Counting "lucky stars" isn't easy when you own the world's ugliest hand-me-down shoes, your school has closed and your dad is permanently out of town. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

R IS FOR RHYME by Judy Young
ABC BOOKS
Released: March 1, 2006

"This rich compendium would also work well in the classroom, but for an older age group than indicated by the publisher. (Picture book. 4-10)"
Twenty-six sidebar lessons on poetry, each linked to both a poem and a cheeky colorful illustration. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DIGGER AND DAISY GO TO THE CITY  by Judy Young
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2015

"If taken to heart, a beginning reader with lasting impact. (Early reader. 4-6)"
In their fourth sibling adventure, Digger and Daisy are as fresh and curious as when readers first encountered them (Digger and Daisy Go to the Zoo, 2013); at this pace, there'll be no issues about ever having to grow up.Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DIGGER AND DAISY GO TO THE DOCTOR by Judy Young
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2014

"Giving an inch in the sibling arena can yield a mile of returns, and Digger and Daisy are great role models. (Early reader. 4-6)"
In this latest outing for Digger and Daisy, the elder dog sister guides the younger dog brother through a visit to the doctor. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE MISSING GRIZZLY CUBS by Judy Young
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2016

"An average mystery with the added spice of danger and an engaging depiction of a distinctive and wondrous place. (Mystery. 8-12)"
Buck Bray is about to become the star of his own new nature series, with the first episode set in Denali National Park in Alaska. Read full book review >

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DANGER AT THE DINOSAUR STOMPING GROUNDS by Judy Young
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2017

"Another just-average mystery/adventure tale that reads much like a travelogue. (Mystery. 9-12)"
Buck, 11-year-old star of a series of nature films for television, is back for a second outing, this time in Utah's Canyonlands National Park. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DIGGER AND DAISY GO TO THE ZOO by Judy Young
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2013

"Like Daisy encouraging Digger to dive, this work is a welcoming invitation to read and a sweet encouragement to spend time with siblings. (Early reader. 4-6)"
In this early reader, a dog learns from his sister what he can and cannot do like other animals on a visit to the zoo. Read full book review >