Search Results: "Kate Buford"


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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 21, 2010

"Captures Thorpe's breathtaking highs and heartrending lows, but falls just short of his all-around excellence."
An impeccably researched biography of one of the world's greatest all-around athletes, a symbol of racial injustice and untapped potential. Read full book review >

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AMONG THE THUGS by Bill Buford
NON-FICTION
Released: June 8, 1992

"An extraordinary and powerful cautionary cry."
A horrific and almost unbearably up-close look at British football (soccer) fan violence; by the editor of Granta. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 13, 2006

"Brightly rendered and sophisticated, as befits a New Yorker writer, but very uneven."
New Yorker staff writer and obsessed foodie Buford (Among the Thugs, 1992) infiltrates a top chef's kitchen to plumb Italian food as haute cuisine. Read full book review >

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MAGPIE'S TREASURE by Kate Slater
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 2011

"The message is presented with a deft touch in this colorful and appealing tale. (Picture book. 4-6)"
When a burglar bird goes after the object of his dreams, he learns a valuable lesson. Read full book review >

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BY WORD OF MOUSE by Kate Spohn
ANIMALS
Released: June 1, 2004

"An author's note reveals that the sisters are Dorothy and Gertrude Lathrop and that the author met them before they died—this slight homage is heartfelt, but alas, has no more substance than a sugar lace cookie. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Once upon a time, two sisters—artists—lived in a house by some woods. Read full book review >

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KITTEN'S NAP by Kate Spohn
ANIMALS
Released: Jan. 1, 1998

"Spohn's illustrations are an intentionally naive set of images; she uses the thickness and opacity of the paint to convey the cuddly awkwardness of these young animals. (Board book. 1-3)"
A kitten tries and tries to take a cat nap but there are too many noisy interruptions; first a bee, then a chickadee. Read full book review >

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ARCHAEOLOGISTS DIG FOR CLUES by Kate Duke
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 31, 1997

"1398, etc.) ensures that this eye-opening field trip will inspire dirt diggers and treasure-seekers everywhere. (Picture book. 5-9)"
Readers will feel as if they're taking an active part in an archaeological dig in this informative entry in the Let's-Read-and- Find-Out Science series, reminiscent of Aliki's Digging for Dinosaurs and entries in the Magic School Bus series. Read full book review >

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NIGHT GOES BY by Kate Spohn
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 1995

"A sweetly unscientific answer to questions about what the sun and moon do when they're not in the sky. (Picture book. 1-4)"
Spohn (Broken Umbrellas, Macmillan, 1994, etc.) takes a simple observation—that night follows day—and spins a serenely happy fantasy. Read full book review >

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RESCUE ON THE OREGON TRAIL by Kate Messner
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 6, 2015

"This well-paced story will keep the attention of even reluctant readers with its commitment to accurately chronicling the excitement and danger of the Oregon Trail. Whom will Ranger save next? (Adventure. 5-9)"
This series' first entry introduces a courageous time-traveling golden retriever on the Oregon Trail. Read full book review >

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ALL THE ANSWERS by Kate Messner
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 27, 2015

"This sympathetic protagonist offers children a mostly successful look at clinical anxiety. (Fantasy. 8-12)"
When 12-year-old Ava Anderson finds a magic pencil in the kitchen junk drawer, geometry becomes a lot easier—and her life becomes much more complicated. Read full book review >