Search Results: "E. Katherine Kottaras"


BOOK REVIEW

HOW TO BE BRAVE by E. Katherine Kottaras
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Nov. 3, 2015

"A thoughtful exploration of grief and life. (Fiction. 16-18)"
After the death of her mother, Georgia tries to really live while figuring out what that means. Read full book review >

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THE BEST POSSIBLE ANSWER by E. Katherine Kottaras
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Nov. 1, 2016

"A sensitive novel about accepting imperfection. (Fiction. 14-18)"
A young woman is pushed to her breaking point by the betrayals of an ex and a father. Read full book review >

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'TAKE CARE OF THINGS,' EDWARD SAID by Helen E. Buckley
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 16, 1991

"Unassuming but just right, with well-drawn, sympathetic illustrations that nicely reflect the story's warmth and realism. (Tom seems to be Oriental; other characters, including Mom and Dad, are Caucasian.) (Picture book. 3-7)"
A preschooler's first day with his babysitter and several pets when his much-admired older brother goes back at school. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 2, 2012

"A clearly presented, mostly successful marketing text."
A marketing instruction manual for small-business owners. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

STORY OF A DOLPHIN by Katherine Orr
ANIMALS
Released: June 11, 1993

"A charming account, illustrated with stylized, decorative paintings that beautifully evoke the luminous colors of the Caribbean and the joy of this unusual friendship. (Picture book/Young reader. 5-9)"
Based on actual events, an appealing story about a dolphin and the owner of a ``dive boat.'' Laura tells how her father earns a friendly dolphin's trust by waiting for him to make first contact. Read full book review >

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ALL THE DIRT by Katherine Ashenburg
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 11, 2016

"This lighthearted overview may well lead readers to further research. (sources, index) (Nonfiction. 10-14)"
Nine illustrated chapters loosely trace the various ways cultures around the world have dealt with keeping their bodies clean—or not. Read full book review >

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DIRT + WATER = MUD by Katherine Hannigan
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 12, 2016

"A creative approach + math and science + a map = a book that both entertains and teaches. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A little girl and her dog play outdoors in a story that utilizes math and science concepts. Read full book review >

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HOW TO BE AN ELEPHANT by Katherine Roy
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 19, 2017

"Solid information for wildlife enthusiasts, enhanced by thoughtful artwork. (author's note, sources, acknowledgements) (Informational picture book. 9-12)"
Elaborate watercolor paintings and scientific diagrams accompany detailed information about African elephants. Read full book review >

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INTO THE WILD WITH KATHERINE ROY
by Julie Danielson

Katherine Roy up and won a 2015 Robert F. Sibert Award Honor Book for her meticulously-researched Neighborhood Sharks (also named a Kirkus Best Children’s Book of 2014), which explored, just a few miles from San Francisco, the ocean’s largest predators. Not bad for the first book she both wrote and illustrated.

Now she’s back with How to Be an ...


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BOOK REVIEW

GWENDOLYN GRACE by Katherine Hannigan
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 21, 2015

"More character study than story. (Picture book. 3-5)"
Gwendolyn Grace, an anthropomorphic alligator, is having a hard time adjusting to being a big sister. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

EMMALINE AND THE BUNNY by Katherine Hannigan
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 2009

"The author's winsome watercolors lend an ethereal quality to this sweet, funny story that respectfully maps the warrens of a child's psyche as it celebrates the glorious mess that is nature. (Fiction. 7-10)"
If you lived on Shipshape Street in a town called Neatasapin, you might want a very untidy bunny for a pet too. Read full book review >