Search Results: "Joseph Kelly"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: July 1, 2013

"An elucidating study by a Charleston historian who sees the shadow of nullification still looming."
A tenacious chronicle of the pernicious construction of South Carolina's slave-driven political orthodoxy. Read full book review >

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MARTIN BRIDGE: READY FOR TAKEOFF! by Jessica Scott Kerrin
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2005

"Fledgling chapter-book readers of a reflective bent will appreciate Kerrin's way of delivering life lessons without hammering them home. (Fiction. 8-10)"
Aimed at "Horrible Harry" fans, but a cut above in content, these three domestic episodes weigh in with some unusually meaty insights. Read full book review >

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MARTIN BRIDGE by Jessica Scott Kerrin
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2005

"May young readers have more from Martin. (Fiction. 7-10)"
Poor, dear Martin, he tries his best, but calamities small and large seem to follow him everywhere. Read full book review >

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MARTIN BRIDGE by Jessica Scott Kerrin
ADVENTURE
Released: Sept. 1, 2006

"Realistic, everyday situations, likable characters and simple stories written in rich language with solid dialogue and humor will make this a series with endless variations, and readers will eagerly anticipate every new installment. (Fiction. 7-10)"
Martin Bridge is back, in an entirely likable early chapter book written with affection and humor. Read full book review >

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JOSEPH KANON
by Clayton Moore

In an age when America’s intelligence services aren’t always portrayed in the best light, Joseph Kanon’s new novel about the Cold War seems starkly elegant by comparison. In our starred review, Kirkus says of Defectors, “...not since Le Carré’s A Perfect Spy has there been a family of spooks to rival this one.”

The novel is an intimate ...


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JOSEPH SCAPELLATO
by Richard Z. Santos

Joseph Scapellato isn’t from the west—he grew up in suburban Chicago—but like so many Americans, the mythic west was always nearby.  “My mom was and is an enormous fan of golden age Westerns: Gene Autry, Roy Rogers, all those dudes in white hats,” Scapellato says. “I grew up watching those, and she accumulated all these cowboy tchotchkes. I grew ...


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BOOK REVIEW

EVEN AN OSTRICH NEEDS A NEST by Irene Kelly
ANIMALS
Released: March 15, 2009

"Though the addition of source notes and an index would aid the budding researcher, this offering will intrigue many young ornithologists. (Informational picture book. 5-9)"
From the North American bald eagle to the Australian brush-turkey, the nesting habits of 40 different birds are briefly explored. Read full book review >

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LOUISE LOVES ART by Kelly Light
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 9, 2014

"Cheerfully art-ful. (Picture book. 3-6)"
A fresh and bright sibling tale. Read full book review >

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THE BOLL WEEVIL BALL by Kelly Murphy
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2002

"A pleasant take on the idea, which children are always receptive to, that size and success are not necessarily related. (Picture book. 5-7)"
A tiny beetle finds the perfect dancing partner in this endearing, if awkwardly written, debut. Read full book review >

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LOOK AT THE BABY by Kelly Johnson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2002

"As the rhyme concludes: 'sweet, sweet, sweet!' (Picture book. 1-4)"
A photographic investigation of a baby from head to toe lends itself to repeat visits to its adorable subjects. Read full book review >

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BONNIE'S BLUE HOUSE by Kelly Asbury
COLORS
Released: April 1, 1997

"Two companion volumes, Rusty's Red Vacation (ISBN 0-8050-4021-8) and Yolanda's Yellow School (- 4023-4), take Asbury's color message aptly into those realms. (Picture book. 2-5)"
This color-concept book from newcomer Asbury has much going for it. Read full book review >

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LOUISE AND ANDIE by Kelly Light
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 14, 2016

"Visually sophisticated in a totally accessible way. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Louise and Art are back, bright-eyed and excited about their new neighbor. Read full book review >