Search Results: "Heath McKenzie"


BOOK REVIEW

MY RULES FOR BEING A PRETTY PRINCESS by Heath McKenzie
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 5, 2015

"Funny and pointed; a fast, enjoyable read for both the youngest, would-be princesses and their male counterparts. (Picture book. 3-6)"
A little girl learns from a "real" pretty princess about rigid, downright icky, expectations for those who would be pretty princesses. Read full book review >

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A NEW FRIEND FOR MARMALADE by Alison Reynolds
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 22, 2014

"This will resonate with parents who are in denial about their progeny's consistently disruptive behavior. (Picture book. 3-5)"
A little boy who disrupts the play of two girls and their pet cat finds redemption but no real consequences. Read full book review >

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A YEAR WITH MARMALADE by Alison Reynolds
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 23, 2013

"Expressive Marmalade with his large green eyes will definitely charm cat lovers. (Picture book. 3-7)"
In Maddy's absence, will Marmalade and Ella become friends? Read full book review >

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I WANNA BE A GREAT BIG DINOSAUR by Heath McKenzie
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 17, 2016

"Something like a gender-switched companion to the author's My Rules for Being a Pretty Princess (2015), but with more give and take between the roles. (Picture book. 6-8)"
A little boy finds out what dinosaurs do…and vice versa. Read full book review >

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THE EMU THAT LAID THE GOLDEN EGG by Yvonne Morrison
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2013

"A riotous romp, with appealingly quirky creatures. (Picture book. 4-7)"
When some Down Under desperadoes birdnap a voracious emu, they get more than they bargained for. Read full book review >

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GOOD NIGHT, TRUCK by Sally Odgers
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 16, 2016

"It's certainly cheery, but it may be lost on the already overflowing vehicle bedtime shelf. (Picture book. 2-5)"
Personified vehicles merrily perform their daily functions in this rhyming bedtime tale. Read full book review >

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DECISIVE by Chip Heath
NON-FICTION
Released: March 26, 2013

"Readers approaching this book because they have a pressing decision may be annoyed by the Heaths' lumbering pace, but for those who want to improve decision-making overall, the workshop style of the narrative should prove helpful."
A manual on how to become more rational when facing difficult decisions at work and in your personal life. Read full book review >

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IN A SPLIT SECOND by Sophie McKenzie
YOUNG ADULT
Released: March 10, 2015

"Lucky U.K. readers get cliffhangers and toothsome prose, but at least Americans still get the thrills of the shooting practice and bombing plots. (Thriller. 13-15)"
In a very near future, two teenagers in a scarcely functional London are caught up in terrorist plots. Read full book review >

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SMOKE by Catherine McKenzie
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 20, 2015

"A solid if uninspired drama with a bit of criminal intrigue thrown in."
As a wildfire threatens a Colorado town, two old friends confront their own dangerous home fires—one is on the brink of divorce, the other suspects her teenage son of arson. Read full book review >

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THE BLUE DEEP by Layne Heath
Released: March 18, 1993

"Grim—but what else?"
Helicopter pilots leave the Korean War to go after black- marketeers in Hanoi during the final days of the French rule in Indochina. Read full book review >

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THE SHADOW BRIDE by Roy Heath
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 28, 1995

"It's hard to believe it didn't win."
The Guyanese-born Heath (the superb Armstrong Trilogy, 1994, etc.) surpasses himself with this ambitious, vividly written, psychologically rich chronicle—set in his own colorfully multiracial native country—of compromised ambition and family conflict. Read full book review >