Search Results: "Kara Kenna"


BOOK REVIEW

THE WHEELS ON THE BUS by Kara Kenna
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 13, 2014

"For Play-Doh lovers and little ones who can't get enough of their favorite songs. (Board book. 2-4)"
A favorite kids' song with a Play-Doh twist. Read full book review >

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MAMA'S LITTLE DUCKLINGS by Michele Boyd
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2013

"For lift-the-flap done right, skip this one and choose Lucy Cousins' Maisy's Big Flap Book (2001) or one of Karen Katz's delightful outings, such as Where Is Baby's Yummy Tummy? (2011) or Where Is Baby's Puppy? (2011). (Board book. 3-4)"
A chunky lift-the-flap board book about a little lost duckling reunited with its family. Read full book review >

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RAINBOW BUTTERFLIES by Michele Boyd
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2013

"Pass on these new, branded offerings and choose this tried-and-true trio instead: board-book versions of Ellen Stoll Walsh's classic Mouse Paint (1989) and Mouse Count (1991) and Stella Blackstone's Bear in a Square (1998). (Board book. 3-5)"
A chunky board book introduces kids to all the colors of the rainbow. Read full book review >

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BEYOND THE DIVIDE by J.P. Kenna
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 16, 2013

"An engaging family tale set during one of the most critical periods in American history."
The second historical novel in Kenna's series (Cinders Over the Junction,2011) about hardworking families affected by the economic and social transformations of their times. Read full book review >

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UNTIL I BREAK by Kara Bietz
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Nov. 1, 2016

"Though the ending lets the shooter off rather lightly, it doesn't negate the novel's cautionary message. (Fiction. 12-18)"
Flashbacks explore events leading up to an incidence of school violence. Read full book review >

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THE DARKEST CORNERS by Kara Thomas
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: April 19, 2016

"An unsettling story of loss, lies, and violence lurking in the shadows of a small town. (Thriller. 14 & up)"
Haunted by a decade-old murder, Tessa faces ghosts from the past that threaten her future. Read full book review >

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NO GOOD DEED by Kara Connolly
Released: July 18, 2017

"Off target. (Historical fantasy. 12-16)"
A modern-day white teen travels through time and becomes Robin Hood. Read full book review >

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BIJAPUR by Kara Dalkey
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 1997

"After a dreadful start, all grinding gears and clumsy recaps, Dalkey drops back into an intriguing and tantalizing groove: Fans of the previous volume won't be disappointed."
Continuing the trilogy begun with Goa (1996), Dalkey's agreeably low-key fantasy set in late-16th-century India. Read full book review >

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BHAGAVATI by Kara Dalkey
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: June 1, 1998

"Atmospheric historical backdrop, above-average characters, rather trite plot developments: a less than fully rousing conclusion."
Final installment of Dalkey's historical fantasy trilogy (Goa, 1996; Bijapur, 1997). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Dec. 8, 2015

"Engrossing techno-science delivered with gusto and sure to reach a varied audience."
A veteran science reporter examines the many innovative developments of human sensory enhancement. Read full book review >

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HAWK MOTHER by Kara  Hagedorn
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 17, 2017

"A well-told personal story with a positive environmental message. (author's note, glossary) (Informational picture book. 6-10)"
In this moving true story, zoologist Hagedorn relates the story of her unusual encounter with a wild red-tailed hawk. Read full book review >