Search Results: "Julie Williams"


BOOK REVIEW

DRAMA QUEENS IN THE HOUSE by Julie Williams
YOUNG ADULT
Released: March 25, 2014

"An initially fresh, original narrative swamped by tired tropes and conventional resolution. Pity. (Fiction. 12-16)"
Jessie's world revolves around the Minnesota theater company her parents co-founded, so she's considerably shaken up when she surprises her dad, Mark, in a passionate embrace with Brad, the company's costumer. Read full book review >

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POETRY
Released: March 1, 2004

"Some mild expletives throughout will seem realistic and justified. (Fiction. 12+)"
The tornado that is a prologue to this work, set in northern Minnesota in the early 1960s, serves as a metaphor for lives ripped asunder much as a genuine twister tears up land and property. Read full book review >

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SPRINGING INTO MUST-READ CONTEMPORARY & SUSPENSE
by Bobbi Dumas

April is here, though you wouldn’t know it from my window view - snow is falling! (sigh) Thankfully it’s not sticking, and according to the forecast, it will be seventy degrees by the weekend. Mother Nature seems to be slightly confused in the Midwest this spring, and the national news can make my heart feel cold, but I’m glad we can ...


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MOTORCYCLE MUSINGS
by Bobbi Dumas

Two fave authors have books coming out early next month, and I thought I’d make sure these titles are on your radar screen.

Laura Kaye and Julie Ann Walker always promise heart-stopping action and breathtaking romance, and if you haven’t read these two yet, then I recommend you get on that right away!

They’re both romance bestsellers, so I expect ...


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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 >

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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 >

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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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ROAR! by Julie Bayless
by Julie Bayless, illustrated by Julie Bayless
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 13, 2015

"A fresh and funny friendship tale. (Picture book. 3-6)"
When the sun goes down on the savanna, the lion cub wants to play. Why doesn't anybody else? Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

RUTHIE'S BIG OLD COAT by Julie Lacome
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 2000

"Her artwork, buoyant with spring color, is a nice compliment to the text and captures the closeness of childhood best friends. (Picture book. 5-7)"
When Ruthie's cousin bestows upon her an old red coat she is dismayed to find that, in addition to being old, it is way too big! Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

I'M A JOLLY FARMER by Julie Lacome
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 1994

"Simple but thoughtfully constructed; just right for the youngest. (Picture book. 2-6)"
Once again, an illustrator finds a novel way to rehearse familiar animals. Read full book review >

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RHINOS WHO SURF by Julie Mammano
ANIMALS
Released: May 1, 1996

"Way cool, but also of limited usefulness. (glossary) (Picture book. 2-6)"
A wild blend of the psychedelic with folk art provides the eye-filling graphics of Mammano's first book, which has no story for mondo dudes to carve up but constructs a day in the life of some surfing rhinos using only California surfer lingo. Read full book review >