Search Results: "Kacy Cook"


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NUTS by Kacy Cook
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 2010

"There's more here than meets the eye. (Fiction. 8-12)"
Nell, a precocious 11-year-old homeschooler living in Ohio, has her world rocked when she attempts to rescue two abandoned baby squirrels. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 1, 2003

"All in all, a well-paced, nuanced contribution to the history of exploration."
A richly detailed life of perhaps the greatest maritime explorer in history. Read full book review >

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VIRGINIA HAMILTON by Arnold Adoff
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 1, 2010

"By any standards Hamilton was an unusually clear thinker and brilliant wordsmith. Here a lesser-known facet of her glittering reputation gets a fresh shine."
Before she died, Hamilton (1934-2002), likely the most honored writer for young people ever, also had a thing or two to tell adult audiences about her art, craft, milieu and African-American identity. Read full book review >

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COOK IT! by Georgie Birkett
illustrated by Georgie Birkett
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 1, 2010

"All have a thinner-than-usual page stock that suits them, appropriately, to toddlers. (Board book. 2-4)"
A cheery little girl and her dad plan a shopping trip, go to the grocery store (by bike), purchase ingredients and go home to make pizza for the whole family (a biracial one, in a nice touch). Read full book review >

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GIRL COOK by Hannah McCouch
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 1, 2003

"Cheerfully raunchy first novel by a former chef, with some memorable moments and authentic atmosphere."
If you can't take the heat. . . . Read full book review >

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OUTLAW COOK by John Thorne
NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 1, 1992

"Both substantive and refreshingly quirky: Thorne's food- writing can feed your head and clear it of the prevailing burble."
Billed here as ``an iconoclastic eater,'' Thorne—author of a food newsletter and a 1987 anthology drawn from its pages, both titled Simple Cooking—is so far from the usual run of gushing food-writers as to make M.F.K. Fisher (reviewed above) look a little precious. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 4, 2005

"A polished and touching piece of work."
Tony Hendra's daughter explains why she went public with the story of his incestuous sexual abuse. Read full book review >

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HOW TO COOK A TART by Nina Killham
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 2002

"Sophisticated, shameful fun: Killham, a former food writer for the Washington Post, knows how to lay a nice table and can offer a rich feast for famished readers."
A sinfully deliciously debut about the travails of a gourmet cook trapped in a fat-phobic world. Read full book review >

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LIGHTS, CAMERA, COOK!  by Charise Mericle Harper
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 5, 2017

"A fascinating behind-the-scenes peek at a reality cooking show; a must-read for all junior foodies. (Fiction. 8-12)"
The first in a three-part series, this follows four diverse preteen contestants who grapple with their hopes, fears, and dreams as they cook their ways through a reality TV contest. Read full book review >

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The Cook Out by Pat Riley
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 11, 2015

"Touches of lowbrow comedy distract from an otherwise riveting, vengeance-fueled tale."
A reporter, in covering a story on soldiers who've died in Iraq, may have encountered someone seeking bloody retribution against supposed warmongers in this thriller. Read full book review >

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BOOKS THAT COOK by Jennifer Cognard-Black
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: Sept. 2, 2014

"Food lovers and cookbook collectors will savor this literary stew."
A buffet of poems, stories, essays and recipes. Read full book review >

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THE SHORT-CUT COOK by Jacques Pepin
Released: Nov. 16, 1990

Who is Jacques Pepin and where does he stand? Read full book review >