Search Results: "Mary Joslin"


BOOK REVIEW

A TREASURY OF PRAYERS by Mary Joslin
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 2013

"This thoughtful collection will be useful for Christian families or for teachers in church school classes, best for dipping into over time. (Religion. 9 & up)"
A petite trim size and an inviting cover design in soft aqua invite readers in to peruse this wide-ranging compendium of Christian prayers, meditations and Bible verses. Read full book review >

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THE GOODBYE BOAT by Mary Joslin
Released: Feb. 1, 1999

"With the aid of an imaginative adult, this book may spark comforting discussion in the face of losing a loved one; young readers may find it too abstract for perusing alone. (Picture book. 3-7)"
A picture book for the very young that attempts to grapple with the sorrow of coping with the death of a loved one. Read full book review >

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ON THAT EASTER MORNING by Mary Joslin
BIOGRAPHY
Released: April 1, 2006

"The volume's design incorporates the text blocks into the illustrations at the top of each page, allowing more room for the pictures to tell the story. (Nonfiction. 5-8)"
Joslin and Cann team up again for their second collaboration, this time examining the story of Easter using the same format and style of their previous work, On That Christmas Night. Read full book review >

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ON THAT CHRISTMAS NIGHT by Mary Joslin
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 2005

"This is a visually appealing and well-written presentation that will be a welcome resource for both parents and church-school programs. (Picture book. 5-8)"
Joslin retells the story of the birth of Jesus in a conversational tone, covering events beginning with the arrival of Mary and Joseph in Bethlehem, with a reprise of the angel Gabriel's visitation, through the Nativity, the flight into Egypt and on into the childhood of Jesus as the son of a carpenter. Read full book review >

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MARY MILLER
by Stephanie Buschardt

Despite its title, there’s not a lot of happiness going around in Mary Miller’s new collection, Always Happy Hour. “There is nothing more disgusting, really, than people enjoying themselves so thoroughly when you’re miserable,” writes Miller in the book’s opening story, a rather grim yet appropriate introduction to the morbid hilarity that’s to come in the following pages. More ...


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CABINS IN THE WOODS
by Leila Roy

There were twenty-five letters in all. They went to girls who lived in apartment buildings in cities and farmhouses in the country and condos in the suburbs. Each letter invited its recipient to spend a week at Camp So-and-So, a lakeside retreat for girls nestled high in the Starveling Mountains, on a merit scholarship. Each letter came with a registration ...
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BOOK REVIEW

TREAT by Mary Sullivan
Kirkus Star
by Mary Sullivan, illustrated by Mary Sullivan
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2016

"A relentless, single-minded canine's quest proves to be a rib-tickling treat. (Picture book. 4-7)"
A determined dog's emotions run the gamut while in pursuit of the impossible-to-resist "treat." Read full book review >

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ARE YOU MY MOMMY? by Mary Murphy
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 14, 2015

"Solid but not a standout in the genre. (Board book. 9 mos.-2)"
A little pup pokes around the barnyard in search of its mother. Read full book review >

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THE BLESSINGS OF FRIENDSHIP TREASURY by Mary Engelbreit
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 29, 2014

"The cheerful, nostalgic flavor of Engelbreit's illustrations may be more appealing to adults than to children, but the quotations express worthy values to pass along to the young. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A collection of short poems and quotations about friendship is illustrated by Engelbreit in her immediately recognizable style with sweetly smiling children, decorated borders and fanciful flowers. Read full book review >

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UTTERLY LOVELY ONE by Mary Murphy
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 14, 2012

"A nice choice to share at bedtime or cuddled close, this provides a good introduction to animal babies for the youngest children, who will recognize the differing fledglings as being not unlike themselves. (Picture book. 1-4)"
There are many lovely babies in the world, but only one belongs to Mama… Read full book review >

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A CLOSER LOOK by Mary McCarthy
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2007

"Add this to Barbara Lehman's The Red Book (2004) and Istvan Banyai's Zoom (1995) for a captivating concept study in the art room, the science lab or for a lesson in visual literacy. (Picture book. 5-10)"
Often, we have to step back to see the bigger picture: Step back from a single black spot to see that indeed it is only one of a pair upon a ladybug's back. Read full book review >