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 AUDITION by Maddie Ziegler
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 31, 2017

"While the story of girls coming together over their love of dance is wonderful on the surface, the failure to acknowledge many negative features within the story is concerning, particularly as this is likely to appeal to many aspiring young dancers. (Fiction. 8-12)"
Ziegler (The Maddie Diaries, 2017), dancer and reality TV star, channels her experience into a new middle-grade novel. 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

SWATCH by Julia Denos
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 15, 2016

"For color wranglers and windblown spirits everywhere. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Swatch is a color whisperer. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DRAT THAT FAT CAT! by Julia Patton
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 18, 2016

"Read that fat cat! (Picture book. 4-7)"
Cornelius Van Ploof is not a cat person—or is he? Read full book review >

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THE VERY VERY VERY LONG DOG by Julia Patton
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 5, 2017

"A mildly amusing outing for an odd though engaging canine character. (Picture book. 4-7)"
An extremely long "sausage dog" causes problems with his far-distant rear end until his friends provide a creative solution. 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 >