Search Results: "Julia Szabo"


BOOK REVIEW

MEDICINE DOG by Julia Szabo
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 4, 2014

"A gutsy, consciousness-raising book about fistulas, dogs and stem cell therapy."
One woman's frank medical memoir about saving her dogs and herself. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY
Released: Feb. 1, 1997

"Other attractive features are numerous quotes from Earhart's writings, maps of the route she followed on her last flight, a foreword by Linda Finch, a present-day female pilot of distinction, and a handsome layout. (chronology, bibliography, index) (Biography. 9+)"
Sky Pioneer ($16.00; Feb. 1997; 64 pp.; 0-7922-3737-4): There is no shortage of biographies of the groundbreaking American aviatrix, and Nancy Shore's detailed volume for the American Women of Achievement series contains many of the photos reproduced here and then some, but the large format of the duotone pictures and the concise text make Szabo's work ideal for readers who don't need an exhaustive treatment. Read full book review >

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BIG BUG SURPRISE by Julia Gran
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 2007

"This plucky heroine is sure to be an inspiration to every girl with an interest that is outside the norm and a perfect companion to Megan McDonald's Insects Are My Life (1995). (Picture book. 4-8)"
Prunella is fascinated with bugs. Read full book review >

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LARGE AS LIFE by Julia Finzel
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 16, 1991

"Finzel's well-designed paintings are bold and dramatic; the hunt is entertaining, especially when the ladybug turns up among the crocodile's teeth; best, the concept of relative size is conveyed with astonishing simplicity and power. (Picture book. 3-7)"
In each double spread in this large, square book, a minimal text challenges readers to find a ladybug hidden on or near increasingly larger animals shown life-size—even an elephant's foot and a whale's eye. 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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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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BOOK REVIEW

EMMA EMMETS, PLAYGROUND MATCHMAKER by Julia DeVillers
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 27, 2013

"Romance + fourth grade = ugh. (Fiction. 8-12)"
Emma has a gift for matchmaking and is determined to use it. Read full book review >

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TILLY'S MOONLIGHT GARDEN by Julia Green
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2012

"Nuanced and gently-paced, share this with imaginative young readers dealing with change. (Magical realism. 8-12)"
If Tilly's world seems surreal, it is because it has been upended: Her mother is absent, bedridden with a difficult pregnancy, the family has moved, and Tilly's best friend is miles away. Read full book review >

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THE SILVER SEA by Julia Golding
ADVENTURE
Released: Oct. 1, 2010

"The aftermath of Freydis's ultimate battle sacrifice will tug heartstrings—but only if readers persist through several hundred pages of plodding, overexplanatory prose that makes revelations and epic import feel lukewarm. (author's note, glossary) (Historical fiction. 11-14)"
Though bursting with bloody battles, romance and sacrifice, this archetypal-hero legend falls prey to unsubtle prose and uneasy racial constructions. Read full book review >