Search Results: "Julie Burtinshaw"


BOOK REVIEW

SAYING GOODBYE TO LONDON by Julie Burtinshaw
YOUNG ADULT
Released: March 14, 2017

"This flawed teen-pregnancy novel suffers from inconsistent characterization and confusing third-person narration. (Fiction. 13-17) "
Two Vancouver, British Columbia, teens discover they're expecting a baby and must overcome differences to choose ideal adoptive parents. Read full book review >

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THE FREEDOM OF JENNY by Julie Burtinshaw
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2006

"Jenny proves a resilient heroine and her story is jam-packed with the stuff of history. (historical note, historical facts, further reading and useful web sites) (Historical fiction. 8-12)"
A former slave with a yen for freedom becomes a pioneer girl in this historical chronicle inspired by experiences of an African-American woman who settled on Salt Spring Island in 1860. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WILD BERRIES by Julie Flett
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2013

"A sweet commemoration of a shared experience, presented with care and infused with intimacy. (pronunciation guide, wild blueberry jam recipe) (Picture book. 5-7)"
Select words paired to sonorous equivalents in the Swampy Cree dialect highlight this serene picture of a blueberry-picking expedition. Read full book review >

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IMAGINARY MENAGERIE by Julie Larios
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2008

"End-pages ingeniously unite the curious creatures providing the perfect start and finish to this little masterpiece. (glossary) (Picture book. 6-9)"
Using poems and pictures, this modern bestiary proves a fascinating introduction to mythical creatures from different cultures. Read full book review >

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A PATTERN FOR PEPPER by Julie Kraulis
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2017

"Sweet, inventive, and delightful. (sources) (Picture book. 4-9)"
Mr. Taylor will make Pepper a very special dress for a very special occasion. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ROAR! by Julie Bayless
by Julie Bayless, illustrated by Julie Bayless
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 13, 2015

"A fresh and funny friendship tale. (Picture book. 3-6)"
When the sun goes down on the savanna, the lion cub wants to play. Why doesn't anybody else? Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

RUTHIE'S BIG OLD COAT by Julie Lacome
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 2000

"Her artwork, buoyant with spring color, is a nice compliment to the text and captures the closeness of childhood best friends. (Picture book. 5-7)"
When Ruthie's cousin bestows upon her an old red coat she is dismayed to find that, in addition to being old, it is way too big! Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

I'M A JOLLY FARMER by Julie Lacome
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 1994

"Simple but thoughtfully constructed; just right for the youngest. (Picture book. 2-6)"
Once again, an illustrator finds a novel way to rehearse familiar animals. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

RHINOS WHO SURF by Julie Mammano
ANIMALS
Released: May 1, 1996

"Way cool, but also of limited usefulness. (glossary) (Picture book. 2-6)"
A wild blend of the psychedelic with folk art provides the eye-filling graphics of Mammano's first book, which has no story for mondo dudes to carve up but constructs a day in the life of some surfing rhinos using only California surfer lingo. Read full book review >

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P. ZONKA LAYS AN EGG by Julie Paschkis
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2015

"Charming, unusual and sure to induce smiles. (author's note) (Picture book. 3-7)"
Hen P. Zonka annoys the other chickens in the yard: Instead of laying eggs, she spends her time carefully observing, and marveling at, the natural world around her. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 18, 2015

"Readers would be hard-pressed to find a snappier introduction to language appreciation, poetry and vocabulary enrichment. (author's notes) (Bilingual picture book/poetry. 3-10)"
A striking exploration of the animal kingdom in bilingual poems. Read full book review >