Search Results: "Julie Stiegemeyer"


BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2008

"A lively addition to any preschooler or storytime collection. (Picture book. 3-5)"
Do not be fooled: This is not a Thanksgiving tale. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

UNDER THE BAOBAB TREE by Julie Stiegemeyer
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2012

"A subtle, captivating glimpse of another way of life, with a regrettably generalized author's note about the significance of the baobab tree in African culture. (Picture book/religion. 4-8)"
A brother and sister travel to a special gathering under a gigantic baobab tree in this quiet, beautifully illustrated story set in a rural area of an unnamed African country. Read full book review >

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CHEEP! CHEEP! by Julie Stiegemeyer
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 2006

"Not exactly cheap, nor deep—but one to keep. (Picture book. 2-4)"
In this take on an elemental topic, the noises from a hatching egg, all alone in a frame on the left, wake three chicks napping on a roost on the facing page. 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 >

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 >

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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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >

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AN ARMADILLO IN NEW YORK by Julie Kraulis
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 12, 2016

"A fun trip to the Big Apple. (Picture book. 5-9)"
An intrepid armadillo feels that special itch that tweaks his curiosity and leads him to new places. Read full book review >

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LILY'S CAT MASK by Julie Fortenberry
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 2, 2017

"Shy and confident children alike will enjoy this story. (Picture book. 3-5)"
Small, brown-skinned Lily is able to navigate her world more easily when she wears a cat mask. 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 >