Search Results: "Lita Judge"


BOOK REVIEW

BORN IN THE WILD by Lita Judge
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 21, 2014

"Warmly friendly and inviting for a wide range of ages. (Informational picture book. 2-8)"
Small humans whose parents read to them will find fellow feeling with the well-cared-for wild babies in these pages. Read full book review >

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BORN TO BE GIANTS by Lita Judge
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 27, 2010

"Engaging and challenging. (author's note) (Nonfiction. 8-12)"
Eye-catching illustrations and the combination of two perennially popular topics make this book a sure hit. Read full book review >

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A SONG FOR SNOW  by Lita Judge
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 14, 2017

"Festive and sprightly, this entry will likely leave listeners wondering what the pair will get up to when spring rolls around. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Hoot and Peep, the adorable owl siblings, are back, this time in a story that introduces little sister Peep to a new phenomenon: snow. Read full book review >

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HOOT AND PEEP by Lita Judge
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2016

"Not all readers will be convinced by the two birds' swift rapprochement, but little sisters everywhere will be pleased by Hoot's about-face, as will iconoclasts of all stripes (or feathers). (Picture book. 3-6)"
An older brother learns a lesson about creativity and communication from his younger sister in this picture book set around Notre Dame de Paris. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

LITA by Jervey Tervalon
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 1, 2003

"Hair-raising and hellish."
A return visit to the monstrously twisted family of last year's Dead Above Ground. Read full book review >

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FLIGHT SCHOOL by Lita Judge
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 15, 2014

"Though Penguin doesn't discover any of his own true talents, young listeners will probably empathize with wanting something so far out of reach. (Picture book. 3-5)"
A small round penguin with lofty aspirations finds success of a sort in a sweet, if slight, appreciation of the resourcefulness of teachers. Read full book review >

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HOW BIG WERE DINOSAURS? by Lita Judge
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 27, 2013

"Perhaps a favorite might be Tsintaosaurus, which had a spike 'like a giant unicorn' growing out of its head. Dino-philes, assemble! (Informational picture book. 7-10)"
The title question is answered engagingly with comparisons of a handful of dinosaurs to objects and animals children will readily recognize. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

RED HAT by Lita Judge
Kirkus Star
by Lita Judge, illustrated by Lita Judge
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 5, 2012

"Crossing fingers for more seasonal 'red' tales. (Picture book. 2-7)"
One red hat plus a troop of enthusiastic animals equals trouble! Read full book review >

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ONE THOUSAND TRACINGS by Lita Judge
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 2007

"Nostalgic watercolor illustrations are perfectly paired with collages of letters, photos and tracings the author's grandmother received from the many families she and her friends helped to survive. (author's note) (Picture book. 5-9)"
In the aftermath of World War II, a kind American family sends relief packages to struggling European survivors. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MARY'S MONSTER by Lita Judge
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Jan. 30, 2018

"Students of literature will appreciate the powerful poetry that brings life to Mary Shelley's story the way that Shelley herself breathed life into her novel of a scientist who animates a corpse. (introduction, biographical note, author's note, notes, bibliography) (Historical verse novel. 13-17) "
That a teenage girl in 19th-century England could have written a novel as original as Frankenstein has fascinated generations of readers. Read full book review >

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GOOD MORNING TO ME! by Lita Judge
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 5, 2015

"A few hearty squawks and a brisk bit of exercise—what better way to start the day? (Picture book. 5-7)"
Unlike her snoozing friend Mouse, Beatrix is a morning person…er, parrot, who rises both in full voice and fully ready to torment the household cat. Read full book review >

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BIRD TALK by Lita Judge
by Lita Judge, illustrated by Lita Judge
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 13, 2012

"Delightfully straightforward and accessible. (Informational picture book. 3-8)"
A simple ornithological discourse for very young readers offers several examples of feathered non-verbal communication. Read full book review >