Search Results: "Dedie King"


BOOK REVIEW

I SEE THE SUN IN INDIA by Dedie King
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 20, 2014

"Though it's necessarily oversimplified, it's still a sweet introduction to one part of modern India. (Picture book. 5-8)"
King and Inglese return for the seventh book in their geographical-literacy series for young children, this time visiting India. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

I SEE THE SUN IN TURKEY by Dedie King
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 7, 2017

"Emphasizing daily commonalities, this is a useful book on urban Turkish culture. (afterword, glossary) (Informational picture book. 5-7)"
Turkey's political situation is often in the news, but this book focuses mostly on the everyday life of a young child in Istanbul. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

I SEE THE SUN IN MYANMAR/BURMA by Dedie King
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 9, 2013

"Interested teachers and parents will want to use this with young children as one way to introduce children to a way of life that has compassion at its heart. (glossary) (Picture book. 5-8)"
A quietly informative book takes readers through one idealized day in a Burmese village, produced with a text in English and the gracefully written Burmese language. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

I SEE THE SUN IN AFGHANISTAN by Dedie King
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 2011

"Informative, if earnest and overtly purposeful. (glossary) (Picture book. 6-8)"
A low-key picture of a child's life in Bamiyan, at the moment one of the war-torn country's quieter areas. Read full book review >

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KING GROSSMAN
by Poornima Apte

King Grossman had just returned from participating in the Dakota Access Pipeline protests when Kirkus caught up with him. His desire to become an active citizen informs the backbone of his debut indie venture, Letters to Alice. The novel has a feel for the zeitgeist of our times with Occupy Wall Street and the Arab Spring woven into its threads ...


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A READING YEAR: JUDGING CRIME WORKS BY DIFFERENT STANDARDS
by J. Kingston Pierce

Back when I began writing for Kirkus Reviews, almost half a decade ago, I had an editor who was frequently after me to publish lists of things—rundowns of especially dependable crime novelists, or books I’d like to read again for the first time, or once-popular detectives about whom I thought more should be written. “People like to read lists,” ...


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BOOK REVIEW

QUINCEAÑERA by Elizabeth King
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 1998

"With plenty of historical background, and also available in Spanish (0-525-45844-1), this has appeal for a wide audience. (Nonfiction. 10-15)"
The artful blend of photography and text combine to provide a poignant glimpse into the lives of two young Latina women, Cindy Chavez and Suzan Preito, as they ceremoniously enter adulthood. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CUSTER by Deborah King
ANIMALS
Released: April 29, 1992

"Like Parnall's Stuffer (below), a treat for horse lovers and art lovers; of the two books, this has more warmth and appeal. (Picture book. 4-10)"
Young Custer is perfectly happy on a farm where he snitches food from the farmhouse kitchen and enjoys the company of cows. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SLEEPING BEAUTIES by Stephen King
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 26, 2017

"A blood-splattered pleasure. It's hard to say what the deeper message of the book is save that life goes on despite the intercession of supernatural weirdnesses—or, as one woman says, 'I guess I really must not be dead, because I'm starving.'"
Another horror blockbuster, Mercedes and all, from maestro King (End of Watch, 2016, etc.) and his heir apparent (Double Feature, 2013, etc.). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

HANDS ON! MATH PROJECTS by Andrew King
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2014

"Though there is a lot in one place, it's not quite on par with Marilyn Burns' Brown Paper series or David A. Adler's popular books; still it may be useful to those who work with kids in a teaching capacity. (Math activity book. 6-12)"
Lots of hands-on games, activities and challenges allow readers to learn and practice some valuable math skills and concepts. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

YOUNG ADULT
Released: Oct. 23, 2012

"Quite possibly the best teen novel featuring a girl questioning her sexuality written in years. (Fiction. 14 & up)"
Big-town girl stuck in a small-town world full of lies falls for another girl. Read full book review >