Search Results: "Julie Morstad"


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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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JULIA, CHILD by Kyo Maclear
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 8, 2014

"Intriguing for an adult familiar with the real Julia and perhaps for the perceptive child who will understand that it's not about how old you are, or about what you cook, but about what you bring to the table. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A mere hint of Julia Child's collaboration with Simone "Simca" Beck informs this look at how following one's passion can require the fearless enthusiasm of childhood. Read full book review >

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WHEN I WAS SMALL by Sara O'Leary
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 29, 2012

"Winsome. (Picture book. 4-7)"
The third of the Henry books (When You Were Small, 2006; Where You Came From, 2008) continues the adorable journey but doesn't veer from the path. Read full book review >

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SINGING AWAY THE DARK by Caroline Woodward
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 1, 2010

"Night can be a very alien world, but this beckoning book is like an invitation to come walk there. (Picture book. 4-8)"
In the back of beyond, a girl sets out for the schoolbus stop, a good long cross-country hike away. Read full book review >

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SWAN by Laurel Snyder
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2015

"Young ballet lovers will be smitten with the story. (author's note, bibliography, quotation sources) (Picture book/biography. 6-9)"
A poor Russian girl enchants the world with her romantic ballet performances. Read full book review >

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BEYOND THE LAUGHING SKY by Michelle Cuevas
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 2, 2014

"'There's things you've seen and things you may not have, but there ain't nothing that's impossible, sugar,' says a village widow; readers will end the book with a new sense of possible. (Magical realism. 8-11)"
Nashville, who has qualities both human and birdlike, feels compelled to follow his avian destiny. Read full book review >

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THINK AGAIN by JonArno Lawson
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2010

"An entirely rewarding combination. (Poetry. 9-14)"
More than 40 introspective poems and accompanying illustrations explore the complexity of close relationships. 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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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 >

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MOZART TONIGHT by Julie Downing
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 30, 1991

"Attractive; useful. (Biography/Picture book. 5-8)"
Flashing back via an informal narration by Mozart to his wife while on their way to the first performance of Don Giovanni, Downing touches on significant events throughout Mozart's life, concluding with the opera's warm reception. Read full book review >