Search Results: "K.L. Going"


BOOK REVIEW

PIECES OF WHY by K.L. Going
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 8, 2015

"Young readers may not be willing to sing in this hallelujah chorus. (Fiction. 10-13)"
Sometimes sugarcoating the truth can leave a bitter taste. Such is the lesson in this middle-grade tale. Read full book review >

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FAT KID RULES THE WORLD by K.L. Going
FICTION
Released: May 1, 2003

"The strong language and themes make this a raw, yet immensely likable tale for older teens. (Fiction. YA)"
Curt MacCrae, a semi-homeless, blond ferret of a boy and guitar genius, saves big Troy Billings from leaping to a splattering demise in front of the F train. Read full book review >

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THE LIBERATION OF GABRIEL KING by K.L. Going
FICTION
Released: June 1, 2005

"Readers will enjoy following the sometimes-tempestuous friendship of Gabriel and Frita, and they'll be completely absorbed in watching the friends and their community come together to stand up against the evil within. (appendix) (Fiction. 10+)"
It's the summer of 1976 in a small town in Georgia. Read full book review >

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KING OF THE SCREWUPS by K.L. Going
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: April 1, 2009

"Moreover, trouble does follow him wherever he goes, but avoiding it is easier when you've got the right kind of support. (Fiction. YA)"
Popular, beautiful slacker Liam spends the majority of his time partying and chasing girls instead of focusing on his studies. Read full book review >

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THE GARDEN OF EVE by K.L. Going
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2007

"The emotions may be sound, but the story demands a tighter focus on the otherworldly. (Fantasy. 9-13)"
It's been ten months since her mother died, and Evie feels the loss every single day. Read full book review >

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SAINT IGGY by K.L. Going
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Sept. 1, 2006

"Wild plot twists combined with Iggy's endearing narration will keep turning pages and readers cheering this strangely heroic anti-hero. (Fiction. YA)"
This charmer, set just before Christmas, will haunt readers long after experiencing the final pages. Read full book review >

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BUMPETY, DUNKETY, THUMPETY-THUMP! by K.L. Going
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 26, 2017

"This winning read-aloud should encourage multiple recitations. (Picture book. 2-5)"
A day of blueberry picking and all it entails is experienced in a jaunty, rollicking romp. Read full book review >

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THE SHAPE OF THE WORLD by K.L. Going
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 5, 2017

"A lovely introduction to the impact that a creative mind can have on the world. (author's note, illustrator's note, sources, key to works depicted) (Picture book/biography. 4-8)"
A whimsical look at the life of one of the best-known American architects. Read full book review >

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DOG IN CHARGE by K.L. Going
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 10, 2012

"A rollicking romp. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Printz Honor-winner Going turns from teens and preteens to preschoolers in her picture-book debut. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

GOING GOING by Naomi Shihab Nye
FICTION
Released: April 1, 2005

"Infused with Florrie's yearning and written with Nye's customary gentle attentiveness to language, theme and character, this will raise the question: 'Did you ever love any place that went away?' (Fiction. 12-16)"
Florrie's 16th birthday wish is for a boycott of chain stores. Read full book review >

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GOING, GOING, GONE by Nicholas O. Time
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 5, 2016

"This series kickoff is a pleasant glimpse of popular history for graduates of the Magic Tree House. (Science fiction. 8-12)"
Matt and his two friends get the chance to travel back in time to 1951 so he can try to help his grandfather become a major league baseball player. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

GOING WILD by Lisa McMann
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 27, 2016

"A beginning full of potential. (Science fiction. 8-12)"
Life gets strange for 12-year-old Charlie Wilde after she moves to a new town and finds a bracelet that grants her animal-based powers. Read full book review >