Search Results: "Julie Hedlund"


BOOK REVIEW

A TROOP IS A GROUP OF MONKEYS by Julie Hedlund
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 17, 2013

"A pleasing app, but one that could use the iPad's interactive features to help children learn new vocabulary more effectively. (iPad informational app. 3-7)"
From a parliament of owls to a tower of giraffes, young readers will learn interesting collective nouns used for groups of animals. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NIGHT FELL AT HARRY'S FARM by Carey Hedlund
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 1997

"Occasional text within the pictures—a road sign, instructions taped on the front door—leads readers further into this midsummer's night adventure, and add fun for those just learning to pick out printed words. (Picture book. 3-8)"
A summer jaunt to Harry's farm proves well worth it, despite the many twists, false starts, dead ends, wrong turns, and distractions that delay the trip. Read full book review >

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A DARING SACRIFICE by Jody Hedlund
YOUNG ADULT
Released: March 1, 2016

"Formulaic but fun for genre fans wanting a quick read. (Historical romance. 12-16)"
Prolific Hedlund is back with another tale of medieval romance, a sequel to An Uncertain Choice (2015).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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >

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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 >

BOOK REVIEW

DUMPLIN' by Julie Murphy
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Sept. 15, 2015

"In the end, it's more liberating than oppressive, with bits of humor and a jubilant pageant takeover by beauty rebels to crown this unusual book about a fat character. (Fiction. 13-16)"
In a small Texas town, a confident fat girl confronts new challenges to her self-esteem. Read full book review >