Search Results: "Kate Klimo"


BOOK REVIEW

GINGER by Kate Klimo
by Kate Klimo, illustrated by Tim Jessell
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 8, 2013

"Assisted by Ginger's attractively gentle voice, pet lovers may be willing to overlook the sometimes heavy-handed narrative. (history of golden retriever breed, information on puppy mills, rescue groups, animal shelters, and how to choose a dog.) (Fiction. 8-12)"
Ginger, a golden retriever, is the product of a brutal puppy mill, inauspicious beginnings that don't improve much. Read full book review >

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A GATHERING OF WINGS by Kate Klimo
YOUNG ADULT
Released: May 28, 2013

"Another horse book with a trite dystopian twist. (cast of characters, glossary; unseen) (Dystopian fantasy. 12 & up)"
The last human must re-enter the wild in order to save her best friends in this meandering sequel in an unremarkable series (Daughter of the Centaurs, 2012). Read full book review >

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TOGO by Kate Klimo
by Kate Klimo, illustrated by Tim Jessell
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 28, 2014

"An informative historical narrative with heart. (appendix.) (Historical fiction. 8-12)"
Affable sled dog Togo leads readers through his puppyhood, his racing career and "The Balto Business." Read full book review >

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THE DRAGON AT THE NORTH POLE by Kate Klimo
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 24, 2013

"Fizzy and light series fare. (Fantasy. 8-12)"
It is Emmy the dragon's first Christmas, and she is determined to meet Santa Claus even if she must travel all the way to the North Pole to do it. Read full book review >

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THE DRAGON IN THE SOCK DRAWER by Kate Klimo
ANIMALS
Released: July 22, 2008

"The characterization is black-and-white in this mild adventure story for readers who have not yet graduated to fuller fantasies. (Fantasy. 7-9)"
What is it about dragons that so appeals to children and fantasy readers? Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE DRAGON IN THE DRIVEWAY by Kate Klimo
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 22, 2009

"Young dragon enthusiasts may start with this adventure but will surely be eager for more. (Fantasy. 7-10)"

BOOK REVIEW

TWINKY THE DINKY DOG by Kate Klimo
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 28, 2013

"Kids will cheer as the little guy breaks free from mom's apron strings—go, Twinky! (Early reader. 5-8)"
A petite, pampered pooch learns how to run with the big dogs in this funny early reader that will resonate with any kids who might long for a less protected, more exciting environment. Read full book review >

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DAUGHTER OF THE CENTAURS by Kate Klimo
Released: Jan. 24, 2012

"Does not gallop apace. (Fantasy. 12 & up)"
A primitive girl bonds with horses and centaurs in this tedious trilogy opener. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DR. SEUSS by Kate Klimo
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 26, 2016

"Not essential but a handsome tribute. (Early reader/biography. 5-7)"
For children who can read And To Think That I Saw It on Mulberry Street without help, an account of its creator's life and career.Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >