Books by Katie Kath

HOME BASE by Nikki Tate
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 24, 2020

"A celebration of female perseverance and success: brava! (Picture book. 4-9)"
A fair-skinned, freckle-spattered mom and her brown-skinned, dark-haired daughter each feel the nervousness that comes with approaching a new experience. Read full book review >
ARE YOU READY TO HATCH AN UNUSUAL CHICKEN? by Kelly Jones
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 6, 2018

"Charming, thoughtful, and clever. (Magical realism. 9-13)"
An almost-13-year-old expands her poultry-farming operation in this sequel to Unusual Chickens for the Exceptional Poultry Farmer (2015). Read full book review >
ROAD TRIP WITH MAX AND HIS MOM by Linda Urban
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 17, 2018

"A winsome story for readers newly transitioned to chapter books. (Fiction. 6-9)"
Third-grader Max, who is still adjusting to his parents' separation, is going on a road trip with his mom to a family reunion. Read full book review >
MY KICKS by Susan Verde
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 11, 2017

"Well-intentioned but ultimately lacking in kid appeal. (Picture book. 5-7)"
They're shredded, stained, and stinky. A New York City kid's favorite sneakers, or "kicks," have lived an action-packed life. Read full book review >
WHAT A BEAUTIFUL MORNING by Arthur A. Levine
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 9, 2016

"Both lovely and deeply empathetic. (Picture book. 5-7)"
When old age takes its toll on Grandpa's memory, Noah learns to value every moment with him. Read full book review >
THE TROUBLE WITH BABIES by Claudia Mills
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 2, 2016

"This charming second title in the Nora Notebooks series is a fine place for middle-grade readers to be introduced to Nora's engaging curiosity about the world. (Fiction. 7-10)"
With a new baby at home and an incompatible science-fair partner at school, fourth-grader Nora Alpers has trouble everywhere. Read full book review >
WEEKENDS WITH MAX AND HIS DAD by Linda Urban
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 5, 2016

"A sweet, empathetic look at a common situation. (Fiction. 6-10)"
During a series of visits with his dad in his new apartment, Max begins adjusting to his parents' recent separation. Read full book review >
MORE THAN ENOUGH by April Halprin Wayland
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 15, 2016

"A delightful, modern take on an ancient tradition. (glossary, author's note) (Picture book. 3-7)"
A modern family enjoys every part of the Passover festival. Read full book review >
THE TROUBLE WITH ANTS by Claudia Mills
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 22, 2015

"Middle-grade readers will hope for more Nora Notebooks, soon. (Fiction. 7-10)"
A science-minded fourth-grader observes her classmates and the ants in her ant farm with equal care. Read full book review >
PENELOPE PERFECT by Shannon Anderson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 15, 2015

"It's not perfect, but it means well. (Picture book. 5-8)"
Penelope tries hard to be, as the title indicates, perfect. Read full book review >
UNUSUAL CHICKENS FOR THE EXCEPTIONAL POULTRY FARMER by Kelly Jones
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 12, 2015

"A delightful protagonist, interesting fowl of various breeds and a cast of appealing second-string characters make this a top pick for young readers, poultry fanciers or not. (Fantasy. 8-12)"
Moving to the farm her family inherited from Great-Uncle Jim, Sophie Brown, 12, discovers a flyer from a local poultry purveyor promoting its "unusual chickens" and quickly discovers it's not false advertising. Read full book review >