Search Results: "Kate M. Becker"


BOOK REVIEW

MY DREAM PLAYGROUND by Kate M. Becker
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 6, 2013

"This book may inspire more than dreams. (Picture book. 4-8)"
An unnamed young girl tells readers how the empty lot down the street from her urban apartment became her dream playground—and the part she played in its unfolding. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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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BAD ROMANCE
by Mandy Curtis

BOOK REPORT for How We Fall by Kate Brauning

Cover Story: Into the Deep

BFF Charm: Maybe

Swoonworthy Scale: 7*

Talky Talk: She Said (And Thought)

Bonus/Anti-Bonus Factor: Taboo Relationships

Relationship Status: Let’s Be Acquaintances

Cover Story: Into the Deep

Losing a prized possession, like I’m assuming this charm bracelet might be, is always a bummer. It’s even worse ...


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BOOK REVIEW

IMAGINE HARRY by Kate Klise
ANIMALS
Released: June 1, 2007

"Humorous acrylic illustrations chronicle Little Rabbit's escapades with and without his imaginary playmate as he makes the transition from life with Harry to life with real friends in this amiable homage to the invisible playmate. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Little Rabbit has an imaginary best friend named Harry, but what will Harry do when Little Rabbit goes to school? Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2010

"Children will likely be captivated by both the story and Ella Kate's quiet and direct voice. (Picture book/biography. 5- 9)"
Ella Kate Ewing had gigantism, a glandular disorder that gave her an adult height of 8 feet 4 inches and size 24 feet. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

OVER MY DEAD BODY by Kate Klise
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2009

"Even the addresses on the letters add to the comedy of this light, diverting romp. (Fantasy. 8-12)"
The laughter continues in this second installment of the Klises' series about a ghost and her friends. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

REGARDING THE BATHROOMS by Kate Klise
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2006

Regarding—once again—the town of Geyser Springs, Mo.as a fine setting for pun-laden hijinks, the Klise sisters present a fourth set of developments in their ongoing tangle of criminal activities (both big time and small), local romances and ambitious student projects. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

TRIAL BY JOURNAL by Kate Klise
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 31, 2001

"That's only an overview—but the Klises keep it all in the air with expertly timed revelations, distinct character voices, and seemingly bottomless reserves of droll, inventive humor, and readers get a surprisingly credible look at how the jury system works. (Fiction. 9-12)"
The authors of Letters From Camp (1999) again take diaristic fiction to another level with a tale of grown-up chicanery told entirely in correspondence, casual sketches, printed ephemera, receipts, newspaper pages, advertisements, transcripts of radio news programs, and journal entries. Read full book review >