Search Results: "Marie-Jo Fortis"


BOOK REVIEW

From A to Zoe  by Marie-Jo Fortis
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 15, 2015

"A very entertaining, if disjointed, tale featuring an unconventional protagonist."
A quirky, charming novel about a struggling author who's hit with two life-changing challenges at once. Read full book review >

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CHAINSAW JANE by Marie-Jo Fortis
Released: March 4, 2013

"A thrilling mystery with an unlikely yet endearing heroine."
A gruesome murder is no match for a vodka-swilling Russian medium in Fortis' debut mystery novel. Read full book review >

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ROCKY, THE CAT WHO BARKS by Donna Jo Napoli
ANIMALS
Released: Feb. 1, 2001

"The five cats (mean mother Misha, curly-haired Cappuccino, longhaired Crystal Kitty, tiny Cally, and blue-eyed, blue-haired Latte) possess a variety of colors, shapes, and personalities, and shy little Rocky has a rascally charm of his own. (Picture books. 3-7)"
The prolific Napoli (Daughter of Venice, above, etc.) teams up with newcomer Kane for a humorous pet story about a small black-and-white dog, Rocky, trying to fit into a new family with two "little monsters" (very spoiled children) and five confident cats. Read full book review >

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NEVER EVER by Jo Empson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2013

"Eye-catching pictures and splendid forward momentum add up to a giggle-inducing tale with subtlety underneath. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Who says closing your eyes hinders adventure? Read full book review >

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RABBITYNESS by Jo Empson
by Jo Empson, illustrated by Jo Empson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 2012

"An imaginatively designed lesson in creativity and loss. (Picture book. 3-6)"
When a creative rabbit disappears after spreading color and music through the woods, other rabbits feel a sense of loss until they discover what he left behind. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

LITTLE ONE by Jo Weaver
Kirkus Star
by Jo Weaver, illustrated by Jo Weaver
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2016

"Quietly stunning. (Picture book. 3-6)"
A mother bear and her newborn cub move through the seasons in this British import. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

LITTLE HOME BIRD by Jo Empson
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 2016

"Simply lovely. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Little Bird loves his cozy nest so much that, as winter approaches, he can't bear to leave it. Read full book review >

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HAPPY BIRTHDAY, MR CROC! by Jo Lodge
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2015

"Some literal jaw-dropping at the climax gives this party-hearty pop-up a big finish. (Pop-up picture book. 1-3)"
Toddlers who find Lodge's Happy Birthday Moo Moo (2001) a touch tame will happily fasten on this toothier follow-up, a British import.Read full book review >

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A BIG DAY FOR MIGS by Jo Hodgkinson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2014

"From the endpapers labeling Migs' classmates, readers may infer that more titles are forthcoming—it'll be nice to see more of this agreeable crew. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Migs is nervous about his first day of school, but will his solution to shyness help him make friends? Read full book review >

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THE TALENT SHOW by Jo Hodgkinson
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 2011

"A breezy nudge for the nascent little music maker. (Picture book. 4-6)"
The animal band needs a vocalist. Read full book review >

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HAPPY BIRTHDAY, MOO MOO! by Jo Lodge
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 2001

"Packed with plenty to look at and plenty to do, this is great entertainment for the small fry. (Picture book. 1-4)"
A happy heifer celebrates her special day in this novelty item that is short on words but big on fun. Read full book review >