Search Results: "Julia DeVillers"


BOOK REVIEW

EMMA EMMETS, PLAYGROUND MATCHMAKER by Julia DeVillers
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 27, 2013

"Romance + fourth grade = ugh. (Fiction. 8-12)"
Emma has a gift for matchmaking and is determined to use it. Read full book review >

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LYNN VISIBLE by Julia DeVillers
FICTION
Released: March 1, 2010

"Lynn's kooky optimism and enthusiasm for her work give this book a funny, inspiring vibe that young fashion enthusiasts should enjoy. (Fiction. 10 & up)"
Lynn's unique personal style makes her stand out in all the wrong ways at her small-town high school. Read full book review >

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TAKE TWO by Julia DeVillers
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 26, 2010

"Chick lit for the tween set. (Fiction. 10-13)"
Busted in school for switching identities in Trading Faces (2009), identical twins Payton (fashion conscious) and Emma (studious), must now pay the price in this stand-alone sequel. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: July 6, 2010

"Those drawn in by the new-at-school story and friendship issues will stay for the fun. (Fiction. 8-11)"
In this sequel to Liberty Porter, First Daughter (2009), nine-year-old Liberty continues to explore her new White House surroundings, copes with her first day at school and takes a field trip to the Smithsonian National American History Museum. Read full book review >

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THE VERY BEST DOLL by Julia Noonan
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2003

"The short text, simple plot, and large, appealing illustrations make this a good choice for younger preschoolers as well as for story hours with a theme of dolls or toys. (Picture book. 2-5)"
In this sweetly old-fashioned story, little Nell is a soft cloth doll with a polka-dot dress and button eyes who accompanies her little owner everywhere. Read full book review >

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A YEAR ON MONHEGAN ISLAND by Julia Dean
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 1995

"Dean's first book is a fine study of a tiny community that manages to remain stable despite unusual pressures. (Nonfiction. 9- 11)"
An intriguing visit to a rocky island off the Maine coast; a tourist mecca in the summer, almost completely isolated the rest of the year. Read full book review >

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ANIMAL BABIES ON THE MOUNTAIN! by Julia Groves
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2016

"Readers hoping to share beautiful, age-appropriate images and accurate terminology should look no further than this book and its companions, bracing antidotes to the cuteness that floods the board-book shelves. (Board book. 6 mos.-2)"
Animals that inhabit a mountain biome are introduced in this simple board book, one of four. Read full book review >

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Released: Oct. 3, 2017

"A delight for New York aficionados. Every city needs a version of this artist and her book."
In busy cartoons and archly entertaining prose, New Yorker artist Wertz (Museum of Mistakes, 2014, etc.) serves up a grandly alternative history of Gotham. Read full book review >

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JULIA GLASS
by Kerri Arsenault

Julia Glass, author of A House Among the Trees, speaks to me wearing sweaty badminton clothes. Marblehead, Massachusetts, where she lives, operates one of the few remaining private badminton clubs—Gut‘n Feathers—in the United States. “If I have a routine, it’s not writing; it’s playing badminton as often as I can,” she says. Her love of the sport mirrors the ...


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HOT NEW RELEASES
by Bobbi Dumas

Hi friends!

This week I’m wishing desperately to be at BEA, but since I can’t manage that, I’m immersing myself in some great reads. You too?

Over the past month, I was lucky enough to get my hands (and ears) on a few new releases from some favorite authors.

If you’ve had the chance to read any of these, I’d ...


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BOOK REVIEW

DRAGONFLY by Julia Golding
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2009

This familiar-feeling fantasy devotes much energy to culture creation and culture clash but disquietingly favors one over others. Read full book review >

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BEFORE WE WERE FREE by Julia Alvarez
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 13, 2002

"This is a minor quibble with a story that imagines so clearly for American readers the travails of all-too-many Latin nations then and now. (Fiction. 10-14)"
A 12-year-old girl bears witness to the Dominican Revolution of 1961 in a powerful first-person narrative. Read full book review >