Search Results: "Julia Denos"


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

WINDOWS by Julia Denos
Kirkus Star
by Julia Denos, illustrated by E.B. Goodale
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 17, 2017

"A warmhearted tale of a child, a dog, and their peaceful, friendly, and inviting neighborhood. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Readers are invited to match their observant eyes with those of a child out for an evening walk. 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

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 >

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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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