Search Results: "David A. Kelly"


BOOK REVIEW

MIRACLE MUD by David A.  Kelly
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2013

"For young fans who love the odd, fun details of baseball. (author's note, statistics) (Informational picture book. 6-11)"
A baseball entrepreneur finds a solution to a long-standing technical problem. Read full book review >

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THE FENWAY FOUL-UP by David A.  Kelly
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 22, 2011

"22, 2011. (historical notes) (Mystery. 6-9)"
A new series for emerging chapter-book readers combines the allure of baseball parks with the challenge of solving a mystery. Read full book review >

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BABE RUTH AND THE BASEBALL CURSE by David A.  Kelly
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 24, 2009

"Too bad. (Nonfiction. 6-9)"
Two nonfiction baseball stories enclosed in one cover should be a winner for newly established readers who are baseball fanatics—unfortunately, it's not. Read full book review >

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THE GOLD MEDAL MESS by David A.  Kelly
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 24, 2016

"This series opener is a promising venture into early Matt Christopher territory. (Mystery/sports fiction. 7-9)"
When a mysterious saboteur threatens to shut down their school's Olympic games, five young athletes put on their detective shoes. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Willamina Mermaid & the Quest for the Crystal of Light by J. A. Kelly
Released: April 10, 2015

"A clever, fast-paced story that should delight young readers hungry for magical stories."
In Kelly's debut middle-grade adventure, a young mermaid princess returns to save her underwater kingdom years after it was taken over by an evil sorceress. Read full book review >

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YOUR MOMMY WAS JUST LIKE YOU by Kelly Bennett
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2011

"Even though most young children enjoy hearing what their parents were like when they were little, there is not much here to excite the preschool set. (Picture book. 3-5)"
This slight story opens with a grandmother, her daughter and her granddaughter gathered around a family photo album, in a book that replicates the formula used in Your Daddy Was Just Like You (2010). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE LION'S SHARE by Kelly A. Tate
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 1992

Trouble at the Rockland (Mass.) Read full book review >

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YOUR DADDY WAS JUST LIKE YOU by Kelly Bennett
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2010

"Where this book truly misses its potential is in Walker's soft-focus acrylics, which simply depict what the grandmother describes of her son's childhood and fail to mirror the text's 'Just like you,' never making the visual connection between the child-father and his son. (Picture book. 3-5)"
A grandmother regales her grandson with an account of his father's infant- and childhood, including achievements and frailties and always touching base with the refrain, "Just like you." Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

HAIR FOR MAMA by Kelly A. Tinkham
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2007

"However, Bates's tender watercolor-and-pencil illustrations are warm in color and feeling, matching the depth of emotions perfectly. (Picture book. 4-7)"
A realistic look at a strong family facing cancer. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SNOW SOUNDS by David A. Johnson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 25, 2006

"A wonderful introduction to the world of poetic language. (Picture book. 4-8)"
It's December 23, and a young boy is sleeping. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE BUCHENWALD REPORT by David A. Hackett
NON-FICTION
Released: April 11, 1995

"This is an essential document of WW II and Holocaust history. (maps, not seen) (Book-of-the-Month Club selection; History Book Club featured selection)"
An invaluable report by US Army personnel assembled immediately after liberation of the Buchenwald concentration camp. Read full book review >