Search Results: "Kat Yeh"


BOOK REVIEW

THE TRUTH ABOUT TWINKIE PIE by Kat Yeh
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 27, 2015

"Filled with enough characters and plot for two novels, Yeh's nimbly voiced, combination fish-out-of-water, personal transformation and emotional family tale is also stuffed with charm. (Fiction. 10-14)"
When 12-year-old GiGi moves from a trailer park in South Carolina to an upscale community on Long Island, she decides to reinvent herself. Read full book review >

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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 >

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THE FRIEND SHIP by Kat Yeh
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 6, 2016

"A sweet, simple story with a nicely offbeat heroine. (Picture book. 3-6)"
All the animals are welcome to come aboard. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 1, 2011

"Heartfelt and quite lovely, but not magical. (Picture book. 4-7)"
In Chinese folklore, the theme of the artist who brings paintings to life is told again and again. Read full book review >

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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 >

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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 >

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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 >

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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 >

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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 >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Oct. 2, 2012

"An engaging book that illustrates how meaningful ordinariness can be."
In her debut nonfiction collection, Miner weaves together short stories about her life and the inspirational nature of the everyday. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SEALED WITH A LIE by Kat Carlton
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Sept. 2, 2014

"Solid action, high stakes and a likable heroine keep the pages turning. (Thriller. 14-18)"
This second installment in a new espionage-action series for girls (Two Lies and a Spy, 2013) provides suspenseful entertainment, although Kari Andrews is no Alex Rider. Read full book review >