Search Results: "Kate Klise"


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HOMESICK by Kate Klise
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 18, 2012

"A gentle entry in the kid-in-a-quirky-small-town genre. (Historical fiction. 9-12)"
Beignet "Benny" Summer knows something's wrong with his father. Read full book review >

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THE CIRCUS GOES TO SEA by Kate Klise
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 9, 2014

"With this series, youngsters will find reading smooth sailing and look forward to future escapades. Next up: The circus tours Europe! (Graphic/fiction hybrid. 7-10)"
In the third installment of the endearing Three-Ring Rascals chapter books, Sir Sidney's circus brings cruise-ship entertainment to a new level, and Brambles' heart grows as large as an ocean. Read full book review >

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THE SHOW MUST GO ON! by Kate Klise
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 10, 2013

"Most children will agree the book is 'smafunderful (smart + fun + wonderful).' (Graphic/fiction hybrid. 7-10)"
In this entertaining chapter book, the first in a series, readers meet kind Sir Sidney and the gentle performers and hands in his circus. But Sir Sidney is tired and leaves the circus under the management of new-hire Barnabas Brambles for a week. Read full book review >

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HOLLYWOOD, DEAD AHEAD by Kate Klise
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 2, 2013

"Another winner for this inventive series. (Humor. 8-12)"
This fifth hilarious excursion to Seymour Hope's address in Ghastly, Ill., takes the little, idiosyncratic family to Hollywood when an unscrupulous movie mogul decides to film their stories. Read full book review >

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THE GREATEST STAR ON EARTH by Kate Klise
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 6, 2014

"Absurd situations, winning characters and plenty of heartfelt moments and laughs combine to make this a surefire hit. (Graphic fiction hybrid. 7-10)"
Who is the best performer? That is the question in this second in the entertaining Three-Ring Rascals chapter-book series. Read full book review >

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TILL DEATH DO US BARK by Kate Klise
ANIMALS
Released: May 1, 2011

"Good, merry fun dances on every page, with bubbling humor for child and adult alike. (Humor. 8-12)"
The third installment in this cheery little series set in the town of Ghastly adds several new characters: siblings Kitty and Kanine Breth and a dog loud enough to wake the dead. Read full book review >

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LITTLE RABBIT AND THE NIGHT MARE by Kate Klise
ANIMALS
Released: June 1, 2008

"A worthy introduction to puns. (Picture book. 6-8)"
Little Rabbit needs a topic for his school report, but he rejects his mother's suggestions of bugs, clouds, reindeer, hummingbirds or stars. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2007

"Yes, as it turns out, but the Klises ultimately dish out just deserts all round, along with sweet dollops of bee lore and life coaching. (Fiction. 8-10)"
Showing no signs of fatigue, the Regarding series hums into its fifth episode amid the usual bustle of angst-ridden subplots, crossed purposes, shady goings-on and painless pedagogy. Read full book review >

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ADVENTURE
Released: Aug. 1, 2005

"Consistently clever and often hilarious, this and its series mates may well become perennial favorites with young readers. (Fiction. 9-11)"
The doyennes of the double meaning offer a third visit to the Missouri hamlet of Geyser Creek, whose residents are now regarding two crises. Read full book review >

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DELIVER US FROM NORMAL by Kate Klise
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2005

"Nothing 'normal' here. (Fiction. 11-13)"
Klise, better known for oddball mysteries, goes here for a more character-driven family story, narrated by an 11-year-old middle child edging toward serious depression. Read full book review >

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Released: June 1, 1999

"A real treat, ideal for having on hand for camp care packages. (Fiction. 8-12)"
Anyone who has been to summer camp will delight in this wild spoof of camp life told entirely in letters, memos, and whimsical illustrations, in a format similar to the Klises' Regarding the Fountain (1998). Read full book review >

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GROUNDED by Kate Klise
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 2010

In 12-year-old Daralynn's world of '60s TV dinners and Perry Mason, "B.C." marks the time before the small-plane crash that killed her father, brother and sister, and "A.D." is "After the Deaths." Read full book review >