Search Results: "Kath Russell"


BOOK REVIEW

MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 24, 2010

"A fulfilling read for both mystery and chick-lit aficionados."
The new novel by Russell (Deed So, 2010) is the first in a promised mystery series that takes place in the "wacky" world of biotech. Read full book review >

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WHAT A BEAUTIFUL MORNING by Arthur A. Levine
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 9, 2016

"Both lovely and deeply empathetic. (Picture book. 5-7)"
When old age takes its toll on Grandpa's memory, Noah learns to value every moment with him. Read full book review >

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MORE THAN ENOUGH by April Halprin Wayland
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 15, 2016

"A delightful, modern take on an ancient tradition. (glossary, author's note) (Picture book. 3-7)"
A modern family enjoys every part of the Passover festival. Read full book review >

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PENELOPE PERFECT by Shannon Anderson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 15, 2015

"It's not perfect, but it means well. (Picture book. 5-8)"
Penelope tries hard to be, as the title indicates, perfect. Read full book review >

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THE TROUBLE WITH ANTS by Claudia Mills
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 22, 2015

"Middle-grade readers will hope for more Nora Notebooks, soon. (Fiction. 7-10)"
A science-minded fourth-grader observes her classmates and the ants in her ant farm with equal care. Read full book review >

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WEEKENDS WITH MAX AND HIS DAD by Linda Urban
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 5, 2016

"A sweet, empathetic look at a common situation. (Fiction. 6-10)"
During a series of visits with his dad in his new apartment, Max begins adjusting to his parents' recent separation. Read full book review >

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THE LAZY DRAGON AND THE BUMBLESPELLS WIZARD by Kath Boyd Marsh
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2016

"A charmer. (Fantasy. 9-14)"
This debut novel features a lazy dragon (called a "Dr'gon") and a fugitive wannabe wizard in a comic fantasy. Read full book review >

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MY KICKS by Susan Verde
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 11, 2017

"Well-intentioned but ultimately lacking in kid appeal. (Picture book. 5-7)"
They're shredded, stained, and stinky. A New York City kid's favorite sneakers, or "kicks," have lived an action-packed life. Read full book review >

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The Tale of Old Man Fischer by Russell
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 16, 2014

"A capably written, genre-bending story filled with creepy-crawlies and refreshingly curious humans."
Neighborhood lore becomes a frightening reality for a young boy who dares to trespass on the property of Old Man Fischer in this debut mystery. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Sept. 1, 2008

"A gritty portrait of hard-pressed people moving through some of the least attractive real estate in America."
A feminist anthropologist shares observations gathered during seven years of crisscrossing the United States by bus. Read full book review >

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UNUSUAL CHICKENS FOR THE EXCEPTIONAL POULTRY FARMER by Kelly Jones
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 12, 2015

"A delightful protagonist, interesting fowl of various breeds and a cast of appealing second-string characters make this a top pick for young readers, poultry fanciers or not. (Fantasy. 8-12)"
Moving to the farm her family inherited from Great-Uncle Jim, Sophie Brown, 12, discovers a flyer from a local poultry purveyor promoting its "unusual chickens" and quickly discovers it's not false advertising. Read full book review >

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THE TROUBLE WITH BABIES by Claudia Mills
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 2, 2016

"This charming second title in the Nora Notebooks series is a fine place for middle-grade readers to be introduced to Nora's engaging curiosity about the world. (Fiction. 7-10)"
With a new baby at home and an incompatible science-fair partner at school, fourth-grader Nora Alpers has trouble everywhere. Read full book review >