Search Results: "Betty Kohlman"


BOOK REVIEW

ARE YOUR EARS ON YOUR KNEES? by Betty Kohlman
Released: Jan. 5, 2012

"A fun way to blend facts about bugs with a classic children's fiction theme."
Kohlman's picture book celebrates the differences that make each creature—or person—unique while providing interesting insect facts. Read full book review >

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THE MOVING DAY MYSTERY by Betty Kohlman
Released: Nov. 15, 2013

"A simple mystery about a move and a loose tooth with attractive illustrations, though accompanied by thick blocks of text."
A young girl's parents can't figure out what is troubling their daughter about an upcoming move in this text-dense second picture book by Kohlman (Are Your Ears on Your Knees, 2012). Read full book review >

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HOW FAR IS UP by Betty Sargeant
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 27, 2014

"A fine encouragement to be curious, to reach for things strange and distant, to court adventure. (iPad storybook app. 4-6)"
An alluring exploration of the word "far," its meaning and its mystery. Read full book review >

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THE FORBIDDEN LAND by Betty Levin
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 1, 2010

"This exciting read can stand on its own but will also appeal to readers of the first book and of Lois Lowry's Giver and companions. (Fiction. 11-14)"
Willow, the second-person narrator in Thorn (2005), determines to leave the village of the People of the Singing Seals before the male elders give her to one of the "Uncles" (all elder males are uncles) in their desperate hope to produce healthy babies. Read full book review >

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LOOKING FOR NORMAL by Betty Monthei
FICTION
Released: April 1, 2005

"Somber and sober with a hint of hope. (Fiction. 10+)"
A heavy dose of reality pervades this moving story of loss and growth. Read full book review >

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GET REAL by Betty Hicks
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2006

"Poignant and playful meld seamlessly, and the life lesson—that parents are the people who go out of their way to take care of you—is germane to adopted and biological children alike. (Fiction. 10-14)"
Jil [sic], an adopted eighth-grader, wonders about her biological or "real" mom, while Dez, her best friend and the narrator of the story, wonders how a neatnik like her ended up in a family of slobs. Read full book review >

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BUSTED! by Betty Hicks
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2004

"Brimming with soccer scenes and humor, this modern family story rings true. (Fiction. 8-12)"
A slightly naïve, but very sympathetic young hero finds himself trapped in a hilarious nightmare of being "busted." Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

AL GORE by Betty Burford
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Nov. 1, 1994

"Despite the clear bias in her subject's favor, Burford gives a fine account of the Vice President's career to date. (Chronology; chapter notes; further reading; index; b&w photos) (Biography. 11+)"
It's hard not to like Al Gore—he seems such a genuinely nice guy—and this homage does nothing to sully his fine reputation. Read full book review >

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MADE IN HERO: THE WAR FOR SOAP by Betty Hugh
Released: Sept. 1, 2007

"Poetic. Unforgettable. And in the company of Hemingway, Wilfred Owen, Ernst Junger, Curzio Malaparte and T.E. Lawrence."
An extraordinary find. Managing to be both archetypal and contemporary, this fierce, sour tale, written with an echo of the gorgeous austerity of the ancient Greeks, ranks with the finest of war-writing. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

UTOPIA TEXAS by Betty Byrd
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 7, 2008

"A thrilling tour de force."
Both a rich portrait of mid-century oil speculation and a classic tale of mother-daughter conflict, Utopia Texas is no paradise, but it's a satisfying-and sometimes frightening-trip through purgatory. Read full book review >