Search Results: "Kate McMullan"


BOOK REVIEW

KATE by William J. Mann
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 3, 2006

"A sprawling salute to an awe-inspiring, world-class actor."
Film biographer/historian Mann (Edge of Midnight, 2005, etc.) considers the vibrant life of a 20th-century icon with encyclopedic scrutiny and a pinch of whimsy. Read full book review >

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PAPA'S SONG by Kate McMullan
ANIMALS
Released: April 5, 2000

"A cozy read aloud, young children will find it hard to resist the soporific spell of this perfect bedtime story. (Picture book. 3-7)"
A bright-eyed, bushy-tailed Baby Bear turns the Bear household topsy-turvy until Papa Bear's ingenious idea saves the night. Read full book review >

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I'M SMART! by Kate McMullan
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2017

"Takes credit away from the human bus drivers, who deserve a book of their own. (Picture book. 4-7)"
As Adam Rex and Christian Robinson's School's First Day of School (2016) gave readers a school building's point of view, the McMullans now give kids a peek inside the mind of a school bus. Read full book review >

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I'M FAST! by Kate McMullan
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 1, 2012

"Preschoolers will most likely warm to the good-natured competition between car and train, and parents and teachers will appreciate the friendly conclusion. But for those looking for a standout title in the multitude of things-that-go stories, there is little here that would warrant a repeat journey. (Picture book. 3-5)"
The usually dynamic McMullan duo (I Stink!, 2002) stalls with their sixth title, which stars an uber-confident train that accepts a challenge to race an equally self-assured sports car. Read full book review >

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I'M BIG! by Kate McMullan
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2010

"Add art composed of out-of-focus figures in dull purples and greens, and the total's a roaring disappointment. (Picture book. 3-6)"
In this fourth and weakest companion to the instant classic I Stink! (2002), a "super-sorry sauropod" sleeps through his herd's departure and so—sounding just like the trucks and the T. Rex in previous iterations: "Wanna help me find my pack? / Awright, let's get a move on"—sets off across the prehistoric landscape in pursuit. Read full book review >

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NUTCRACKER NOEL by Kate McMullan
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 1993

"A delightful addition to the annals of young performers. (Picture book. 3-8)"
Noel dreams of being a star in a ``real'' ballet, but alas- -in her class production she's only a tree, while arch-rival Mia, of the winsome curls and doting mother, is a gingerbread doll. Read full book review >

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I'M COOL! by Kate McMullan
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 6, 2015

"Who knew ice could be this much fun? (Picture book. 4-8)"
Adding to their list of many vehicular tributes, the McMullans take on an often overlooked large machine—the Zamboni. Read full book review >

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I'M BRAVE! by Kate McMullan
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 2, 2014

"For those kids who dream of the station, the fire pole and the calls, this will be an exciting ride. (Picture book. 4-8)"
The McMullans' latest collaboration, following other transportation-themed books (plus a T. Rex), looks at the important job of a fire engine. Read full book review >

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NOEL THE FIRST by Kate McMullan
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 31, 1996

"Unusually thoughtful readers may pull the larger lesson out, but to most, this tidy episode will seem both minor and visually claustrophobic. (Picture book. 6-8)"
The McMullans follow up Nutcracker Noel (1994) with a slight tale that bears only traces of the same wit and vibrancy. Read full book review >

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I STINK! by Kate McMullan
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2002

"Preschoolers and kindergartners who are fascinated by trucks and trash will eat this up. (Picture book. 3-7)"
He's dirty; he's huge; he eats disgusting garbage; and he's gleefully stinky. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

HEY, PIPSQUEAK! by Kate McMullan
FICTION
Released: Sept. 30, 1995

"The McMullans (Nutcracker Noel, 1993, etc.) give all the pipsqueaks who have ever had to face a bully a bullseye. (Picture book. 3+)"
Young Jack is tooling along in his pedal car when he spots a black-and-white present done up with a blue bow. Read full book review >

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HIT THE ROAD, HELEN! by Kate McMullan
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2013

"Young readers will get the whole of the Helen of Troy story in an amazingly lighthearted way, plus discussion questions, a glossary and 'King Hades's Quick-and-Easy Guide to the Myths' thrown in for good measure. (Fractured mythology. 9-12)"
The ninth in a series of rollicking Greek-god-and-goddess tales for those not quite ready for Rick Riordan. Read full book review >