Search Results: "Christa Kempter"


BOOK REVIEW

UNCLE RABBIT'S BUSY VISIT by Christa Kempter
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2010

"Kemper's clever premise is undermined by a vague and unsatisfying ending; Weldin's soft illustrations have more warmth than the story. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Can the bustling Rabbit and the laid-back Bear share a house? Read full book review >

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WHEN MAMA CAN'T SLEEP by Christa Kempter
BEDTIME BOOK
Released: April 1, 2011

"And then there's the parental bed, same as it ever was: Under those covers there is succor and surcease, your own little acre of milk and honey. (Picture book. 3-5)"
This is a sweet bedtime number, with a very human, lightly delivered text and artwork that carries the reader away to a toasty, gladdening home. Read full book review >

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WALLY AND MAE by Christa Kempter
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2008

"The friction disappears a little too easily, but this isn't exactly The Odd Couple. (Picture book. 6-8)"
Though the cover depicts a closer alliance than the story ever quite achieves, this take on compromise provides fuel for thought. Read full book review >

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DEAR LITTLE LAMB, by Christa Kempter
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2006

"Maczka distances readers by giving the wolf a portable typewriter rather than a PC, and placing the whole episode in an outdoorsy setting—but the message is plainly there and definitely worth sharing despite the simplistic ending. (Picture book. 6-10)"
The illustrations don't pick up on the topicality of this import, so some discussion might be required when it's shared with fledgling Internet users. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 7, 1993

"Steven painted the kitchen cabinets bright yellow and I made orange and yellow flowered curtains''); noteworthy mostly as a mother's farewell. (Thirty-two b&w photographs—not seen)"
Well-intentioned but bland biography of the high-school social-studies teacher who died in the Challenger space shuttle explosion, written by her mother. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE 12 DARES OF CHRISTA by Marissa Burt
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 26, 2017

"A sweet story about letting go and allowing life to lead the way. (Fiction. 10-13)"
To say Christa Vasile loves Christmas is an understatement. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: June 10, 2012

"Sensible tools to help achieve your dreams."
A well-articulated guide to identifying and mastering personal goals. Read full book review >

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HER by Christa Parravani
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 5, 2013

"Parravani delicately probes the fragile, intimate boundaries among love, identity and loss."
In this haunting memoir, photographer Parravani deconstructs the intense bonds between identical twins, the trauma of her sister's death and her battle against similar self-destruction. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE BLUE DOOR by Christa Kinde
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2012

"A Christian fantasy with a wholesome message and down-on-the-farm twist. (Fantasy. 10-14)"
A spiritual adventure balances strong Christian messages of family and faith with the challenges of being a teenager on a farm. Read full book review >

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DID YOU KNOW THAT I LOVE YOU? by Christa Pierce
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 23, 2014

"An overlong greeting card. (Picture book. 3-5)"
Debut author/illustrator Pierce matches a litany of loving expressions to illustrations. Read full book review >

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THE HIDDEN DEEP by Christa Kinde
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 23, 2013

"A slow but ultimately successful installment in a serviceable Christian fiction series aimed at middle-grade readers. (order of angels, discussion questions) (Fantasy. 10-14)"
This second volume in the Threshold series stands, as did the series debut, with one foot in the clouds—amid an epic battle of angels and demons—and another planted firmly on the Earth, entrenched in the ordinary lives of the Pomeroy family. Read full book review >