Search Results: "Kate Willis-Crowley"


BOOK REVIEW

MOMMY'S LITTLE MONSTER by Dawn McNiff
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2013

"The just-right blend of drama and humor—all from a juvenile troll's point of view—results in a story sure to elicit giggles, delighted screams of 'eww' and plenty of happy-ending 'aww's. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Tiny Troll does all he can to keep his beloved mommy from going out and leaving him with a sitter. Read full book review >

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WILLIS by James Marshall
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 18, 1974

"Again the buoyant blimpiness of Marshall's open-hearted creatures is paralleled in the disarmingly goofy delivery of his message."
All that unhappy Willis, a sort of potbellied crocagator, needs to cheer him up is a pair of sunglasses so that he can open his eyes and take in the fun on the beautiful beach, but though his new friends Bird, Snake, and Lobster are eager to help, they can only come up with ten cents toward the 29¢ glasses. Read full book review >

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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 >

BOOK REVIEW

MABEL CROWLEY by Jesse Wade
Released: Jan. 2, 2013

"A pleasing read for fans of romances and unique family sagas."
In Wade's debut romance novel, a woman struggles with love and family troubles in early-20th-century England. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 22, 2007

"An inviting, heartfelt look at a behind-the-scenes jazz guru."
The biography of a little-known jazz mover and shaker who, in his own quiet way, moved and shook the entire jazz world. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

KATE & PIPPIN by Martin Springett
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 28, 2012

"Again, awwww. (Picture book. 3-6)"
The true story, captured in intimate photos, of an old Great Dane and an abandoned fawn. Awwww. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

KATE CULHANE by Michael Hague
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 2001

"Spectral figures, Gothic hues, and Rackham-esque lines are used very effectively in the watercolor pictures, which are fully as scary as the text. (source note) (Picture book/folktale. 9-12)"
A shivery ghost story from Ireland that will surely appeal to lovers of the macabre. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CAPTAIN KATE by Carolyn Reeder
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 1999

"The real strength of the novel, however, is in the depiction of the complex, tangled relationship that forms between Kate and Seth, and the emotional growth they experience as they struggle to reconcile their feelings about sharing a new family. (Fiction. 10-14)"
Setting her story in the third year of the Civil War, Reeder (Foster's War, p. 61, etc.) writes of a young girl who takes it upon herself to pilot the family's canal boat 184 miles from Cumberland, Maryland to Georgetown. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

KATE SHELLEY by Robert D. San Souci
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Sept. 1, 1995

"A fine alternative to Margaret Wetterer's stiffer, simpler (but no less dramatic) Kate Shelley and the Midnight Express (1990). (Picture book/nonfiction. 8-11)"
The gripping, true story of a 15-year-old Iowan who ventured out into a wild storm to give warning of a wrecked railroad bridge. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

His Kate by Sue Krawitz
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 15, 2016

"A romance with a believable premise, but its unsympathetic protagonist makes it fall flat."
Krawitz's debut novel, set squarely in Nicholas Sparks-style territory, offers a romance between a computer programmer and a public relations executive. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CONVERTING KATE by Beckie Weinheimer
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: March 1, 2007

"Richly multilayered characters, portrayed with empathy, make this debut novel a strong addition to a growing body of works about adolescents seeking to reconcile the cohesive faith of childhood with the fractured religious diversity of the adult world. (Fiction. 12+)"
After her estranged father's death, Kate, 15, moves to Maine with her mother, a member of a small, ingrown Christian sect. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

EMMA KATE by Patricia Polacco
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2005

"Polacco uses a limited palette of gray and red to fine effect for her illustrations, and her elephant is almost as appealing as Dr. Seuss's Horton, to whom the story is dedicated. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Polacco provides an interesting twist on the imaginary friend theme in this cheerful story inspired by her own childhood. Read full book review >