Search Results: "Julia Denos"


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

LETTERS TO LEO by Amy Hest
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2012

"In Annie, readers will find a perfectly imperfect Model Citizen, a loving daughter and good friend—in other words, someone a lot like them. (Fiction. 8-12)"
Annie introduces new dog Leo to the Rossi household in a letter of welcome and decides to keep writing, and reading, secret letters to him. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

GOLDEN AT THE FANCY-DRESS PARTY by Margaret McNamara
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 3, 2013

"Age-appropriate story sophistication outweighs didacticism. (Squeak's glossary, Goldie's cape instructions, music) (Fantasy. 6-8)"
Fairy Golden Bell travels to the mainland for an adventure packed with fairies, fashion and bullying. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SYLVA AND THE FAIRY BALL by Margaret McNamara
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 23, 2013

"Good intentions and heroism wrapped in a dainty package for girls who can't get enough fairies. (glossary of baby Squeak's language, cake recipe, music) (Fantasy. 6-9)"
The first installment in a chapter-book series chronicling the adventures of Tinker Bell's younger sisters. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

GRANDMA'S GLOVES by Cecil Castellucci
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2010

"Affecting and realistic, with just the right amount of detail, this is a thoughtful, well-crafted description of a loved one's death, especially appropriate for children undergoing a similar loss. (Picture book. 5-8)"
This girl's grandma smells wonderful, cooks amazing doughnuts and knows how to make plants and flowers grow. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ROSY AND THE SECRET FRIEND by Margaret McNamara
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 23, 2013

"Not the subtlest book, but girls who love fairies won't care. (how to make a fairy house, glossary of baby Squeak's language) (Fantasy. 6-8)"
Fairy Rosy Bell strikes up a forbidden friendship with a human child. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

I HAD A FAVORITE DRESS by Boni Ashburn
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2011

"A charming interpretation of an old story that will speak to young fashionistas. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A sprightly, modernized and girly version of the Jewish folktale "The Tailor," which also formed the foundation of Simms Taback's Caldecott-winning Joseph Had a Little Overcoat. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

100 DAYS AND 99 NIGHTS by Alan Madison
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2008

"Although the humor is occasionally off-the-mark and the narrative as a whole is sometimes heavy handed, Madison provides a serviceable and much-needed vehicle for discussing military life and the psychological effects of war on families, particularly children, in modern-day America. (Fiction. 8-12)"
Second-grade army brat Esmerelda Swishback McCarther knows all about duty. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DOTTY by Erica S. Perl
by Erica S. Perl, illustrated by Julia Denos
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2010

"A charmer. (Picture book. 4-9)"
Ida is ready for a new year at school—complete with her new lunchbox and her imaginary friend, Dotty. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ALWAYS, JULIA by Marcia Wood
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 31, 1993

"Still, though some of the early implications are left unexplored, the emotional truths are beautifully underplayed, leaving readers the wrenching task of contrasting Julia's enthusiastic missives with her trail of heartbreak. (Fiction. 11-13)"
Leaving behind her admiring younger sister Jane (15), Julia moves to New York to become a writer. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

JULIA, CHILD by Kyo Maclear
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 8, 2014

"Intriguing for an adult familiar with the real Julia and perhaps for the perceptive child who will understand that it's not about how old you are, or about what you cook, but about what you bring to the table. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A mere hint of Julia Child's collaboration with Simone "Simca" Beck informs this look at how following one's passion can require the fearless enthusiasm of childhood. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

JULIA CHILD by Laura Shapiro
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 9, 2007

"Shapiro has, in a brief book, made her subject truly come alive."
Shapiro (Something from the Oven, 2004) offers a vivid biography of the 20th century's leading gourmand. Read full book review >