Search Results: "Julia Noonan"


BOOK REVIEW

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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MOUSE BY MOUSE by Julia Noonan
ANIMALS
Released: May 1, 2003

"Softly muted and whimsical watercolor illustrations accompany the inventive and lyrical text that offers more emphasis on adventure than counting. (Picture book. 3-5)"
Ten mice, sporting a variety of outfits, come together one by one for an exciting afternoon of fun. Read full book review >

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WHEN THE MOON IS HIGH by Alice Schertle
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2003

"Softly smudged and shaded illustrations focus on the snuggly child and the wonderful creatures enjoying the moonlit night. (Picture book. 3-5)"
Teary eyes and a pouting lip encourage Daddy to scoop up a restless baby and take him on a soothing walk through the night. Read full book review >

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BABY BAT’S LULLABY by Jacquelyn Mitchard
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2004

"Cozy and comforting, Mitchard offers a perfect tale for settling youngsters down for the night—whether in a warm bed or along the eaves of a hayloft. (Picture book. 3-6)"
A mother bat serenades her sweet baby in this tender lullaby. Read full book review >

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TINY BABY JESUS by Dandi Daley Mackall
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Oct. 1, 2009

"Noonan's illustrations use soft colors that complement the style of the text, with many appealing views of Baby Jesus and his parents on the first Christmas Day. (Picture book/religion. 3-7)"
This tender Nativity story begins with the birth of Jesus and ends with the Holy Family leaving the stable. Read full book review >

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A PLACE FOR ANGELS by Clyde Robert Bulla
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 1995

"Still, the angels have enough presence to please angel-lovers, and Claudine shows more insight and independence than her aunt. (Fiction. 8-10)"
A child and her aunt learn to let go in this intense novella by Bulla (Singing Sam, 1989, etc.) about death, grief, and angels. Read full book review >

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OVER THE RAINBOW by E.Y. Harburg
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2002

"Nice to see in print, despite the bland pictures. (Picture book. 6-8)"
Noonan (Breakfast Time, not reviewed, etc.) transports a dreamy-eyed child and her purple, plush kitty onto a pale rainbow arcing across a pastel sky in this rendition of the classic song. Read full book review >

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EMMA AND MOMMY TALK TO GOD by Marianne Williamson
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 31, 1996

"By trying in good faith to show no favoritism toward a particular faith, this book should be useful in institutions that receive requests for spiritual books for young children. (Picture book. 2-8)"
It is difficult for a picture book of prayer that attempts to fit almost any monotheistic religion to be successful. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

DEAR JULIA by Amy Bronwen Zemser
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Oct. 1, 2008

"Bon appetit! (Fiction. 12-16)"
This unconventional coming-of-age story is set largely in the kitchen and peopled by an irresistible cast of eccentric characters. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

RAUL JULIA by Rebecca Stefoff
BIOGRAPHY
Released: July 1, 1994

"Index; brief chronology; selected filmography; reading list; b&w publicity photos. (Biography. 11-15)"
An appreciation of this versatile Puerto Rican actor, who has appeared in a great variety of plays, films, and television shows; in tragedies, political thillers, romantic comedies—and whatever genre The Addams Family falls into. 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 >