Search Results: "Kate Hattemer"


BOOK REVIEW

THE VIGILANTE POETS OF SELWYN ACADEMY by Kate Hattemer
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 8, 2014

"A sparkling, timely tour of the complicated intersection where life meets art. (Fiction. 12 & up)"
Blending Ezra Pound, rhetoric and reality TV, this hilarious, subversive debut about a cadre of friends at an arts high school is a treat from cover to cover. Read full book review >

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THE LAND OF 10,000 MADONNAS by Kate Hattemer
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 19, 2016

"The narrative architecture collapses under its weak high concept, but sharp observation, sly humor, and moments of brilliance mitigate defects; if readers are left with crumbs, at least they're delicious. (Fiction. 12 & up)"
Before dying from a congenital heart condition, Jesse liquidated his college fund to send his best friend, three cousins, and girlfriend to Europe; it's up to them to figure out why. Read full book review >

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GRACE by Kate Parkinson
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2015

"There is more than one way to shine on stage, as Grace happily attests. (Early reader. 2-6)"
Grace is just not graceful. Read full book review >

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IN THE RAINFOREST by Kate Duke
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 2, 2014

"A fascinating and solid introduction. (Informational picture book. 4-8)"
This new entry in the Let's-Read-and-Find-Out Science series is a Stage 2 title exploring the busy and diverse world of the rain forest. Read full book review >

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ON LINDEN SQUARE by Kate Sullivan
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2013

"Pleasant but inconsequential. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Stella Mae loves to sit at her apartment-house window and watch her neighbors. Read full book review >

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Released: Sept. 20, 1999

"Ideal for lap-sharing, parents and children may discover in these pages their own starry nights together before bedtime. (Picture book/poetry. 2-5)"
Kiesler's dreamy acrylic paintings accompany a collection of lullabies with sea-faring themes. Read full book review >

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TURTLE AND SNAKE FIX IT by Kate Spohn
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 2001

"They are just the companions one would want—the kind that keep you laughing—when taking on a book solo for the first time. (Easy reader. 4-7)"
This fourth in the Turtle and Snake easy-to-read series is as jocose as the earlier volumes. Read full book review >

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WADDLE LIKE A DUCK! by Kate Burns
ANIMALS
Released: Dec. 1, 1998

"The board-book set will appreciate the simple shapes, beaming colors, and sturdy pages that divulge other familiar animals—ducks, kangaroos, hens, a snake. (Lift-the-flap. 1-3)"
In a companion to Blink Like an Owl! Read full book review >

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DOG AND CAT MAKE A SPLASH by Kate Spohn
ANIMALS
Released: May 1, 1997

"Spohn's trademark simplicity is evident in the contained pen-and-ink drawings, suitable for providing picture clues for beginning readers, but lacking the zing of James Marshall's Fox books, or even of the previous book about Dog and Cat. (Fiction. 5-8)"
In this Easy-to-Read entry, Dog and Cat (Dog and Cat Shake a Leg, 1996, etc.) know how to have fun. 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 >