Search Results: "Julie Litty"


BOOK REVIEW

CHLOE AND THE MAGIC BATON by Julie Litty
ANIMALS
Released: May 1, 2006

"Better luck next time.' (Picture book. 5-8)"
In the hands of a more competent translator, this beautifully illustrated book might have been a winner. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DOCTOR WHITE by Jane Goodall
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 1999

"Litty's watercolors beautifully illustrate this tale about the healing power of love. (Picture book. 5-8)"
A sweet and heartwarming true story about a little white dog, who curled up on the beds of very sick children in a Children's Hospital in London and healed them with his warmth and love. Dr. White's tail thumped, his black nose snuggled, he licked sick hands, and critically ill children recovered. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

LUMINA by Brigitte Weninger
by Brigitte Weninger, translated by Anthea Bell, illustrated by Julie Wintz-Litty
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 1997

"After so many pages of pure agony, readers will be dazed by and suspicious of this particular turn of events—at least The Little Match Girl delivers a good cry. (Picture book. 5-9)"
Wintz-Litty's watercolors, with their intimate nighttime village scenes and wild landscapes, are splendidly bleak as poor Lumina's sad story unfolds: She is parentless, homeless, hungry, and shunned by her countryfolk—``Go away, little beggar girl!''- -as the snowballs rain down on her head. 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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

THE ARTIST AND THE KING by Julie Fortenberry
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 7, 2014

"Parts of this may fly over younger audiences' heads, but the general point is adroitly made. (Picture book. 6-8)"
In a nod to art's twin powers of subversion and of transformation, a very small painter makes a hardhearted king cry—and then smile. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MOOSHKA, A QUILT STORY by Julie Paschkis
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2012

"Vivid artwork, a lively, endearing heroine and a warm, loving look at a pivotal experience give this one classic potential. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Like the beautiful quilt showcased on glowing endpapers and throughout this tale, a preschooler's active imagination (probably) and an exciting (or not) addition are pieced together with family stories to create a new-baby/favorite-blanket story that's likely to become an old favorite. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WHIMSY'S HEAVY THINGS by Julie Kraulis
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 24, 2013

"The message—tackle your problems by breaking them into smaller pieces—may be a worthy one, but breaking down this book only yields more and more problems for author and readers alike. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A worthy idea is lost in this ungentle metaphor for dealing with big problems in everyday life. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

YELLOW ELEPHANT by Julie Larios
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2006

"The inventive colorations will intrigue children, who might wish to meet a pink kitty or a turquoise lizard. (Poetry. 4-8)"
Fourteen familiar animals are the focus of this poetry collection, with each poem describing one animal's color and personality. Read full book review >