Search Results: "Julie Bowe"


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BIG & LITTLE QUESTIONS by Julie Bowe
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 21, 2017

"Appealing as a story of school and friendship as well as family. (Fiction. 8-11)"
Wren's school year is off to a rocky start after a summer turned upside down by her parents' divorce. Read full book review >

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MY EXTRA BEST FRIEND by Julie Bowe
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2012

"A good choice for girls not quite ready to leave behind the innocence of childhood for the spills and thrills of adolescence. (Fiction. 8-12)"
Best friends and summer camp! What could be better? Read full book review >

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MY NEW BEST FRIEND by Julie Bowe
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2008

"Fans of Ida May will be overjoyed to read this new installment. (Fiction. 7-10)"
This delightful sequel to 2007's My Last Best Friend continues the story of fourth-grader Ida May, her growing friendship with Stacey and her rivalry with bully Jenna. Read full book review >

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MY LAST BEST FRIEND by Julie Bowe
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2007

"A good selection for reluctant readers as well as those adjusting to the pressures of growing up. (Fiction. 7-10)"
Fourth grade is about to start, and Ida May has a lot to deal with. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 25, 2007

"There's much more, all brilliantly reported, and the author lashes into cheerleaders of globalization's promise for the world's workers, advising them to go live like one of these 'nobodies.'"
A disturbing but important book about a shameful practice. Read full book review >

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SPRINGING INTO MUST-READ CONTEMPORARY & SUSPENSE
by Bobbi Dumas

April is here, though you wouldn’t know it from my window view - snow is falling! (sigh) Thankfully it’s not sticking, and according to the forecast, it will be seventy degrees by the weekend. Mother Nature seems to be slightly confused in the Midwest this spring, and the national news can make my heart feel cold, but I’m glad we can ...


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MOTORCYCLE MUSINGS
by Bobbi Dumas

Two fave authors have books coming out early next month, and I thought I’d make sure these titles are on your radar screen.

Laura Kaye and Julie Ann Walker always promise heart-stopping action and breathtaking romance, and if you haven’t read these two yet, then I recommend you get on that right away!

They’re both romance bestsellers, so I expect ...


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CELEBRATE SPRING WITH ROMANCE
by Leila Roy

The sun is shining, all of the trees have buds, the garlic in our garden is growing a mile a minute, the birds are making a racket, and both of the cats dragged chipmunks into the house this morning. What does that all add up to? SPRING IS FINALLY HERE FOR REAL.

All of the new growth and WARM DAYS ...


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TICKLE, TICKLE! ITCH, TWITCH! by Julie Olson
ANIMALS
Released: Nov. 1, 2010

A mischievous mouse plays a trick on a slumbering groundhog. Read full book review >

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PLAY ALL DAY by Julie Paschkis
ADVENTURE
Released: April 1, 1998

"So Sad, 1995) provides charming scenes of domesticity that often outpace the fantasy spreads. (Picture book. 2-5)"
Play All Day ($15.95; Apr.; 32 pp.; 0-316-69043-0): A bedtime book alternates vignettes of a boy at play with double- page, full-bleed spreads of his far more imaginative version of events. Read full book review >

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MOZART TONIGHT by Julie Downing
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 30, 1991

"Attractive; useful. (Biography/Picture book. 5-8)"
Flashing back via an informal narration by Mozart to his wife while on their way to the first performance of Don Giovanni, Downing touches on significant events throughout Mozart's life, concluding with the opera's warm reception. Read full book review >

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AN ARMADILLO IN NEW YORK by Julie Kraulis
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 12, 2016

"A fun trip to the Big Apple. (Picture book. 5-9)"
An intrepid armadillo feels that special itch that tweaks his curiosity and leads him to new places. Read full book review >