Search Results: "Julie Hyzy"


BOOK REVIEW

DEADLY INTEREST by Julie Hyzy
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 31, 2006

"Alex's second is a nicely balanced combination of detective work and high-wire adventure."
A researcher for a Chicago TV news magazine feels compelled to investigate the murder of her elderly neighbor. Read full book review >

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ARTISTIC LICENSE by Julie Hyzy
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 1, 2004

"Simplistic plot twists and a prose style more amenable to a YA audience. But those ice-cream sodas Sam whips up sure sound good."
Fabergé eggs, a Dürer etching, and nonstop clichés clutter up this rookie romance/mystery. Read full book review >

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DEAD RINGER by Michael A. Black
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Nov. 19, 2008

"Black (A Final Judgment, 2006, etc.) and Hyzy (State of the Onion, 2008, etc.) unite their disparate detectives in a fast-paced tale with intriguing twists."
A seasoned Chicago private eye and an upcoming news reporter combine their talents to solve an unsavory crime. 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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WHERE'S HALMONI? by Julie Kim
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 3, 2017

"An exceptionally charming and well-executed romp that brings to life loving family relationships and an enticing fairy-tale world. (Graphic fantasy. 7-10)"
Korean siblings have a rip-roaring adventure, tumbling into a magical land in search of their missing grandmother in this folklore-inspired graphic novel. 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 >