Search Results: "Julia Jarman"


BOOK REVIEW

CLASS TWO AT THE ZOO by Julia Jarman
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2007

"Just the ticket for reading prior to a class trip. (Picture book. 6-8)"
A visit to the zoo turns suddenly perilous for a rambunctious class in this bouncy cautionary tale. Read full book review >

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JACK IN A BOX by Julia Jarman
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 15, 2005

"Stick with smoother takes on the theme, such as Marisabina Russo's The Big Brown Box (2000), or John Prater's The Gift (1986). (Picture book. 5-7)"
A muffed take on the observation that children sometimes get more out of the box in which a gift comes than the gift itself. Read full book review >

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LOVELY OLD LION by Julia Jarman
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2015

"A supportive, honest, and needed explanation of Alzheimer's-type illnesses. (Picture book. 4-8)"
What happens when Grandpa can't remember? Read full book review >

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BIG RED TUB by Julia Jarman
ANIMALS
Released: Dec. 1, 2004

"Jarman has created an imaginative tale of good clean fun! (Picture book. 2-5)"
This flight of fancy soars above ordinary bath books. Read full book review >

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TWO SHY PANDAS by Julia Jarman
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2013

"Sweet tonic for skittish young listeners. (Picture book. 3-5)"
When little ones are very timid, it can take some time to form a friendship. Read full book review >

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KANGAROO’S CANCAN CAFÉ by Julia Jarman
ANIMALS
Released: Jan. 1, 2009

"Still, this should amuse young listeners and prompt them to shake it. (Picture book. 3-6)"
After an inspiring trip to Paris, a kangaroo starts his own dance troupe. Read full book review >

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JULIA VANISHES by Catherine Egan
YOUNG ADULT
Released: June 7, 2016

"For those readers waiting for the sequel to Marie Lu's The Rose Society (2015), a well-realized page-turner in the same vein. (Fantasy. 12-15)"
A 16-year-old con artist is tested by the political and supernatural drama she can't avoid. Read full book review >

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JULIA GILLIAN by Alison McGhee
ANIMALS
Released: June 1, 2008

"A fresh, winsome heroine learns a lesson about facing her fears in this first of an anticipated series. (Fiction. 7-10)"
Nine-year-old Julia Gillian goes out of her way to avoid unhappy endings. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

LOSING JULIA by Jonathan Hull
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 15, 2000

"Pretty stale stuff, but those perfectly pitched nursing-home scenes linger in the memory."
Former Time journalist Hull's first novel paints a generic portrait of young love and trench warfare, framed by a bracingly unsentimental depiction of old age. Read full book review >

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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 >

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JULIA DEFIANT by Catherine Egan
YOUNG ADULT
Released: June 13, 2017

"This sequel's every bit as thrilling as Book 1. (Fantasy. 13-17)"
A former thief hopes to stop an ancient god from destroying the world. Read full book review >