Search Results: "K.A. Holt"


BOOK REVIEW

RHYME SCHEMER by K.A.  Holt
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 14, 2014

"While Holt's simplistic plot resolves a bit too neatly, this transformative tale offers important lessons for all persuasions of middle graders, whether bullies or targets, complicit or horrified bystanders. (Verse fiction. 10-14)"
A class bully with poetic leanings gets a painful dose of his own medicine. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

HOUSE ARREST by K.A.  Holt
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 6, 2015

"Easy to read and strong on sibling devotion, with frustratingly mixed messages about personal responsibility. (Verse fiction. 9-13)"
A boy works desperately to keep his sick little brother safe. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BRAINS FOR LUNCH by K.A.  Holt
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 17, 2010

"Final art not seen. (Novel in verse. 9-12)"
"Brains for lunch again / ‘Stop moaning and just eat it.' / Lunch lady humor." Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MIKE STELLAR by K.A.  Holt
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 23, 2009

"Readers will enjoy watching Mike work his way through both muddled feelings and adult secrets with savvy sleuthing, sharp observation and courage in the clutch. (Science fiction. 10-12)"
Strange behavior from all the grown-ups and the over-hasty departure of an interstellar expedition raise a lad's suspicions in this adventure-comedy set in 2174. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

RED MOON RISING by K.A.  Holt
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 23, 2016

"Satisfying if tropetastic coming-of-age, utterly spoiled by the appalling 'noble savage' narrative. (Science fiction. 11-14)"
A space Western stars a frustrated would-be girl engineer taken by native raiders. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

GNOME-A-GEDDON by K.A.  Holt
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 2, 2017

"In the end, the lampoon falls victim to its own sense of irony, making Buck feel like a secondary character in someone else's story and not quite a protagonist in his own. (Fantasy. 8-12)"
As the title indicates, a novel that attempts to subvert and poke fun at fantasy tropes. Read full book review >

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WOMEN AND MATH, WOMEN AND SCIENCE, WOMEN AND STEM
by Leila Roy

Hello, my friends!

As I said earlier this week, I am COMPLETELY BURIED under a pile of reading for the Amelia Bloomer Project committee. At the moment, I’m halfway through Margot Lee Shetterly’s Hidden Figures: The American Dream and the Untold Story of the Black Women Mathematicians Who Helped Win the Space Race, which I am LOVING. It’s a great ...


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BOOK REVIEW

45 POUNDS (MORE OR LESS) by K.A. Barson
YOUNG ADULT
Released: July 11, 2013

"While lessons are offered, they are deliciously coated in readable prose and a compelling plot. (Fiction. 12 & up)"
Ann has a weight problem and a mother problem—and the two issues are likely connected. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MY FAMILY IS A ZOO by K.A. Gerrard
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 15, 2016

"A very odd book indeed. (Picture book. 3-5)"
A young boy describes all the animal pals his family members have. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WATCH ME by A.J. Holt
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 10, 1995

"From the opening grabber, this story is a model of plotting so dazzling it makes most other page-turners look positively anemic. (First printing of 110,000; Literary Guild/Mystery Guild featured alternate)"
A nail-biting first novel in which a rogue FBI agent, armed to the byte with cutting-edge computer weaponry, goes up against a clutch of equally well-heeled serial killers. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MRS. MALORY AND THE FESTIVAL MURDERS by Hazel Holt
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 21, 1993

"Traditionalists, however, will probably be most forgiving, particularly when they discover the appearance of their favorite murder weapon—the dented candlestick."
A village fàte, a stately home and its residents, and a literary curmudgeon all figure prominently in the latest adventure of West County author and amateur sleuth Sheila Malory (The Cruellest Month; Mrs. Malory Investigates). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 18, 1995

"This low-key appreciation of America's emergence as an economic superpower lacks the interpretive fortitude that makes for telling judgments."
An old Wall Street jape holds that if all the world's economists were laid end to end, they would never reach a conclusion. Read full book review >