Search Results: "Julia Whitty"


BOOK REVIEW

A TORTOISE FOR THE QUEEN OF TONGA by Julia Whitty
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 3, 2002

"Facts and skills galore in a mix of stories, the best quite fine."
From a prolific writer and producer of documentaries (including Nature) for PBS: a collection that's varyingly deft and has many subjects—including nature and animals. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: July 9, 2010

"A lovely, soft-spoken book about the 'joy, inspiration, wonder, laughter, ideas' that come from relating to Earth's 'nonhuman world.'"
Mother Jones correspondent Whitty (The Fragile Edge: Diving and Other Adventures in the South Pacific, 2007, etc.) looks at the life of the oceans and the sea creatures she has observed over the past 30 years. Read full book review >

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A WOODLAND CHRISTMAS TALE by Hannah Whitty
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2012

"Sweet and cheerful, but successful neither as a book nor as an Advent calendar. (Picture book. 3-6)"
A simple eight-page story with heavy, cardboard pages describes friendly forest animals working together to prepare a Christmas Eve feast for a mystery guest, with an Advent-calendar feature on the final pages. Read full book review >

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A LITTLE BIT OF LOVE by Cynthia Platt
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 2011

"Charming. (Picture book. 3-6)"
A mouse and her mother go on a culinary adventure. Read full book review >

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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

DRAT THAT FAT CAT! by Julia Patton
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 18, 2016

"Read that fat cat! (Picture book. 4-7)"
Cornelius Van Ploof is not a cat person—or is he? 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

THE LEVELLER by Julia Durango
YOUNG ADULT
Released: June 23, 2015

"Smooth entertainment equally likely to appeal to both gamers and nongamers. (Science fiction. 13-17)"
Teens want to escape into virtual worlds, where they can remake themselves into gorgeous and heroic avatars; parents want their kids to pay more attention to homework and chores. This book is for both camps. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ANIMAL HOSPITAL by Julia Coey
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 15, 2015

"A straightforward introduction to an appealing topic for upper-elementary and middle school readers. (photo credits, resources, index) (Nonfiction. 9-13)"
Sick, injured, and orphaned wildlife who share our city lives are rescued and rehabilitated in specialized treatment centers. Read full book review >