Search Results: "Linda Johnson"


BOOK REVIEW

YELLOW BIRD by Linda Johnson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 24, 2010

"Old-fashioned but never stodgy; a charming story about a bygone time where even magic seems possible."
In Johnson's novel, faith and mysticism bring two people on uncertain paths together in the mountains of Appalachia. Read full book review >

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KENYA'S SONG by Linda Trice
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 2013

"While this provides a glimpse of a loving family living in a multicultural neighborhood, it misses the mark to truly celebrate Caribbean music and diversity. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Kenya's homework assignment is to share her favorite song with her class. Can she find the perfect one? Read full book review >

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ZUZU’S WISHING CAKE by Linda Michelin
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 25, 2006

"Message amiably concealed, but heartfelt and winning. (Picture book. 5-8)"
Zuzu smiles a lot—at boxes, boots, bottle caps and the new boy next door, except he doesn't smile back. Read full book review >

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HENRY’S NIGHT by D.B. Johnson
ANIMALS
Released: April 6, 2009

"A great bedtime read, as mysterious and thought-provoking as a zen koan. (Picture book. 6-10, adult)"
From Henry Hikes to Fitchburg (2000) on, Johnson has surpassed all conventional biographers in presenting Thoreau's philosophy and spirit in ways that will make sense to younger readers. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SINGING WITH MOMMA LOU by Linda Jacobs Altman
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2001

Tamika decides to try to restore her grandmother's memory in this realistic story about a family dealing with Alzheimer's Disease. Read full book review >

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HELLO RUBY by Linda Liukas
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 6, 2015

"Ditch the anemic story and nerd-pandering, but keep the nifty activity book. (glossary) (Fiction/activity book. 5-8)"
Originally a Kickstarter project, this chapter-book/workbook hybrid seeks to introduce programming to young readers. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

YOU BE YOU by Linda Kranz
ANIMALS
Released: Nov. 1, 2011

"A good choice to help children consider similarities and differences. (Picture book. 3-6)"
There are many fish in the sea—and they are all different. Read full book review >

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HEY, DIDDLE, DIDDLE by LInda Bronson
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2003

"Nursery rhymes are perennial favorites: this compendium is more complete and more charmingly illustrated than most. (Picture book. 2-7)"
This collection of nursery rhymes amazes in its comprehensiveness; favorites like the title rhyme and "London Bridge Is Falling Down" as well as relative unknowns are included here, all illustrated in fascinating three-dimensional collage incorporating paint, clay, and other items. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

The Place by Linda  Orvis
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 22, 2015

"A quietly shocking page-turner that chooses to be poetic instead of preachy."
In Orvis' (In the Mousehole, 2014) romantic thriller, a woman tries to resolve her fantastic double life.Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ALPHABET SCHOOL by Stephen Johnson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 8, 2015

"Not only does Johnson once again take something simple and make it extraordinary, but he will inspire readers to do the same. (Alphabet book. 4-8)"
The multiple-award-winning illustrator takes a page from his own book—Alphabet City (1995), that is—and creates a graphic-alphabet book that will have students searching their own schools for letters. Read full book review >

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MAGRITTE'S MARVELOUS HAT by D.B. Johnson
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 17, 2012

"Arty, amusing and exceedingly clever. (author's note) (Picture book. 4-8)"
Johnson recasts René Magritte as a dapper, blue-eyed hound and incorporates the painter's surreal iconography into a visual tour de force. Read full book review >

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HENRY BUILDS A CABIN by D.B. Johnson
BIOGRAPHY
Released: March 25, 2002

"Readers will be waiting for more of Henry. (Picture book. 4-8)"
In an effective retelling of Henry David Thoreau's cabin-building project, Johnson relates with light-hearted humor how Henry builds a cabin barely big enough for himself. Read full book review >