Search Results: "Kat Aragon"


BOOK REVIEW

BIRDIE FLIES AWAY/ PAJARILLO SE VA VOLANDO by Kat Aragon
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2012

"Charming illustrations can't save this lackluster effort. (glossary) (Bilingual picture book. 2-5)"
In this largely forgettable bilingual tale, Birdie finally leaves the safety of the nest. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2012

"A quick and charming glimpse of our history, with a whiff of the supernatural for extra gusto. (picture glossary) (Bilingual picture book. 6-8)"
Some unpolished writing does nothing to mar the wonder in this very simple introduction to an (arguably) 800-year-old house and its residents—living or otherwise. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

INLAND by Kat Rosenfield
YOUNG ADULT
Released: June 12, 2014

"Unfortunately, both haphazard plotting and inadequate articulation of Callie's heritage make understanding the truth of her story difficult. (Fiction. 14-18)"
A move from Wyoming to the Gulf Coast improves Callie's debilitating asthma while also awakening a dark inner voice that lures her toward the open ocean, where her mother drowned years earlier. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE WAY TO BEA by Kat Yeh
Released: Sept. 19, 2017

"Gets to the heart of middle school awkwardness like a sympathetic haiku. (Fiction. 9-13)"
Yeh (The Truth about Twinkie Pie, 2015) explores mazes, friendship, and individuality. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MURDER BY ANCIENT DESIGN by Kat Goldring
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 18, 2009

"Readers unimpressed by the improbable plot and ditzy heroine will still be kept guessing—or will stay confused—until the very end."
A Texas schoolteacher stumbles into a series of incidents as perilous as they are unlikely. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE ALCHEMY OF ILLNESS by Kat Duff
NON-FICTION
Released: March 1, 1993

"Readers accustomed to more straightforward accounts may find Duff's musings difficult to accept; still, her insights into common attitudes toward illness, and into the changes wrought in an individual by illness, are often enlightening."
From the sickbed of a woman of ``mystical temperament'': very personal, sometimes quirky, essays on illness, blending 20th-century psychology with holistic spirituality. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BREAKAWAY by Kat Spears
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 15, 2015

"A rare study of growing pains that gives equal weight to humor and hardship. (Fiction. 14 & up) "
Four best friends drift miles apart as each of them struggles to come into his own. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BLACKFIN SKY by Kat Ellis
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Sept. 2, 2014

"Overall, a satisfying thriller. (Supernatural thriller. 13-18)"
If Sky didn't die like everyone says, then where has she been for the last three months? Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE HALCYON BIRD by Kat Beyer
Released: Nov. 11, 2014

"Readers, like Mia herself, will find her birthright, human and supernatural—from risotto alla Milanese to the roof of the Duomo—as delicious as it is scary. (Fantasy. 12 & up)"
Volume 2 of this classy series finds Mia still living in Italy under the protection and guidance of her extended family, learning the family trade (Della Torres have been trapping Milan's demons for centuries) while she gathers strength to confront the demon that once possessed her. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SPIRITED by Kat O'Shea
YOUNG ADULT
Released: June 1, 2012

"Ideal for reluctant readers and gentler-minded fans of paranormal fiction. (Paranormal/short stories. 12 & up)"
This uneven anthology proves less edgy than billed, but fans of paranormal romance will find much to like and several promising new authors to follow. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE BOY WHO KILLED GRANT PARKER by Kat Spears
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Sept. 13, 2016

"A big disappointment for fans of Spears' other work; for a stellar exploration of the rural South, read Jeff Zentner's The Serpent King (2016) instead. (Fiction. 14-18)"
One teen replaces another at the top of a small-town social pyramid. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

The Midnight Sea by Kat Ross
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 26, 2016

"A spellbinding fantasy with some moral weight and a meatier narrative than usual, one likely to leave readers quite satisfied."
Ross (Some Fine Day, 2015, etc.) conjures an epic of demons and daevas, family, loss, and the turmoil of a kingdom in peril in her second novel. Read full book review >