Search Results: "Julie Markes"


BOOK REVIEW

THANKS FOR THANKSGIVING by Julie Markes
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2004

"A perfect offering for inspiring one's own list of thankful thoughts. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A charming look at a traditional and contemporary Thanksgiving celebration offers youngsters a chance to share their thanks for everything from play to family, kisses to piggyback rides. Read full book review >

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GOOD THING YOU’RE NOT AN OCTOPUS! by Julie Markes
ANIMALS
Released: March 31, 2001

"A wonderfully droll way to diffuse toddler tantrums, this should be tucked into every diaper bag. (Picture book. 3-6)"
First-time author Markes's impish tale will tickle tiny funny bones. Read full book review >

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I CAN’T TALK YET, BUT WHEN I DO... by Julie Markes
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2003

"Then again, this story is an exercise in the kind of reflection that often goes begging, one that points out the thankful instead of the hurtful. (Picture book. 3-5)"
An exclamation of affection for an older sister from a baby who can't talk just yet, so readers will have to take the author's modestly overcooked word for it. Read full book review >

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SHHHHH! EVERYBODY’S SLEEPING by Julie Markes
BEDTIME BOOK
Released: Jan. 1, 2005

"In taffy-bright pastels, the magnificent illustrations offer imaginative details that cannot fail to amuse and soothe readers. (Picture book. 2-5)"
This is a wonderful new story in the bedtime tradition. 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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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 >