Search Results: "Julie Crabtree"


BOOK REVIEW

THE CREPE MAKERS' BOND by Julie Crabtree
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 4, 2011

"Creative and refreshing like a good soufflé, this perceptive, heartfelt narrative nevertheless has real meat on its bones. (recipe index, glossary, selected sources) (Fiction. 10-14)"
Funny, self-aware 14-year-old Ariel "find[s] making fantastic food gives me sanity" in this highly entertaining and multilayered sequel to Discovering Pig Magic (2008). Read full book review >

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DISCOVERING PIG MAGIC by Julie Crabtree
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 20, 2008

"Crabtree's portrayals both of the charm and power of friendship and of the internal emotional life of a young teen are deft and complex, and her confident pacing never drags. (Fiction. 10-14)"
First-person narrator Mattie, just 13, and her closest friends Ariel and Nicki find themselves trying to negotiate the wide chasm between childhood and adolescence with a bit of magic. Read full book review >

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HOW TO by Julie Morstad
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2013

"In these inventive scenarios, children will recognize themselves and find new ways to be. (Picture book. 2-6)"
Smart, clean design and a text built around unpunctuated phrases offer room to pause, ponder and discuss in this book of quiet joy. Read full book review >

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APPLE CAKE by Julie Paschkis
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 4, 2012

"Sweethearts of any age will celebrate the joy of love and shared simple pleasures. (Picture book. 4 & up)"
Alphonse lures Ida away from her book by making a cake for her. Read full book review >

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RHINOS WHO RESCUE by Julie Mammano
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 2007

"Nonetheless, this may be a hit with children acquainted with firefighters, or with those who love anything having to do with them. (Picture book. 3-7)"
The rhinos are back! Read full book review >

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NO HUGS TILL SATURDAY by Julie Downing
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 16, 2008

"Grown-up readers will just have to hope that their own little ones don't get any ideas. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Felix and Mama have some very special hugs they share: soft snuggles, super squeezes and monster mashes. Read full book review >

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WHEN GREEN BECOMES TOMATOES by Julie Fogliano
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2016

"This combination of poetry and art in praise of the familiar, natural world is sweetly, successfully dazzling. (Picture book/poetry. 4-10)"
Forty-eight short poems follow the four seasons, beginning and concluding on March 20, a bird singing, "each tweet poking / a tiny hole / through the edge of winter," as spring comes round again. Read full book review >

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MAGIC SPELL by Julie Paschkis
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 4, 2017

"This is a spell that is swell. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Ta-da! The great magician Aziz performs his magic tricks by turning one object into another, just by changing one letter. Read full book review >

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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 >