Search Results: "Julia Sarcone-Roach"


BOOK REVIEW

THE BEAR ATE YOUR SANDWICH by Julia Sarcone-Roach
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 6, 2015

"Young readers and listeners will laugh out loud as they closely examine the pictures and find the jokes in this highly interactive urban adventure. (Picture book. 4-8)"
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SUBWAY STORY by Julia Sarcone-Roach
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 11, 2011

"Immensely readable and surprisingly touching, this large heft of metal totes a lot of charm. (author's note, bibliography, further reading) (Picture book. 3-6)"
Jessie weighs 75,122 pounds and is a beautiful, brand-new subway car. Read full book review >

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THE SECRET PLAN by Julia Sarcone-Roach
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 13, 2009

"Sweet fun. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Milo the elephant and his kitten next-door neighbors, Hildy, Henry and Harriet, love to play together. Read full book review >

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EXCELLENT ED by Stacy McAnulty
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 17, 2016

"A warm, welcome reminder that everyone is excellent at something. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Ed, the Ellis family dog, has many talents, but none of them matches the excellence of the five Ellis children's—or so he thinks. Read full book review >

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INCREDIBLE INVENTIONS by Lee Bennett Hopkins
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2009

"Both an easy introduction to nonfiction for young children and a fund of interesting trivia for older readers. (Picture book/poetry. 5-12)"
This compendium of small poems about common inventions will entertain and inform a wide span of age groups, either as a read-aloud, read-together or read-alone. Read full book review >

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REVENGE OF THE ROACH! by Todd H.  Doodler
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 21, 2016

"Another 'High flyve!' for the dump's doughty defenders. (Superhero farce. 7-9)"
The mighty muscid gets some unexpected help in this rematch with his greatest foe (Super Fly, 2015). Read full book review >

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RAT AND ROACH by David Covell
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 28, 2012

"In the end, there are plenty of odd-couple picture books already available. Consider this only for a readership ravenous for city-critter fiction. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Best friends don't always get along is the well-worn lesson of this tale of philosophically opposed urban pests. Read full book review >

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REX THE ROACH by Jeff Butterworth
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 14, 2014

"A polished showing with spare but well-integrated animated effects and several silly twists. (Requires iOS 6 and above.) (iPad storybook app. 5-7)"
In this simple interactive odyssey, a little robot cockroach learns to listen to his mum and to say "Please," after flushing himself down the toilet. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >

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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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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 >