Search Results: "Kath Weston"


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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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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CATS ARE LIKE THAT by Martha Weston
Released: March 15, 1999

"In four manageable chapters, this warm story offers an achievable challenge to those moving beyond beginning reader status. (Picture book. 6-8)"
Three fish and a curious cat make for a rambunctious tale in this Level 2 Holiday House Reader from Weston (Bad Baby Brother, 1997, etc.). Read full book review >

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THE DIARY OF MELANIE MARTIN by Carol Weston
ADVENTURE
Released: May 1, 2000

"Sprinkled with exclamation points, pronounced Italian words ('piazza (Pee Ot Za)' etc) and small drawings, Melanie's journal will tease fans of the Eloise sequels and like travelogues into further armchair adventuring. (Fiction. 9-11)"
This teen gossip columnist's fiction debut floats like a bubble in the breeze, despite plenty of traumatic events and sibling conflict. Read full book review >

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THE DINOSAURS MEET DR. CLOCK by Martha Weston
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 15, 2002

"Though only time will tell, Dr. Clock seems ready to rock on with more adventures in his time-travel machine. (Easy reader. 4-8)"
Time-travel, dinosaurs, and a scientist-inventor add up to a simple but satisfying equation in this mid-level easy reader. Dr. Clock travels in his time machine to the era of the dinosaurs, where he meets two plant-eating pachycephalosauri (cleverly introduced in the text with phonetic pronunciation of their tongue-twisting title). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

TUCK’S HAUNTED HOUSE by Martha Weston
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 23, 2002

"Slapstick comedy on scale for pint-sized readers, fans will rejoice in this follow-up tale featuring the zany antics of this inimitable piglet pair. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Weston's piggy siblings, Tuck and Bunny (Tuck in the Pool, 1995), finally return for a humorous Halloween escapade. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BEA'S 4 BEARS by Martha Weston
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 23, 1992

"A satisfying story that is also a winning introduction to counting- -appropriate Arabic numerals and their equivalents in dots appear unobtrusively in the colored margins of each page. (Picture book. 2-6)"
Off for a picnic, Bea leaves one of her four toy bears with her dog; then another needs a bath to get the peanut butter off his nose. Read full book review >

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BAD BABY BROTHER by Martha Weston
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 14, 1997

"Weston (Bea's 4 Bears, 1992, etc.) emphasizes the older sister's concerns by inserting dialogue into the frames of watercolor and colored-pencil pictures. (Picture book. 2-4)"
An adequate look at the arrival of a baby brother, told from a precocious older sister's perspective. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE BUTTERFLY GARDEN by Laura Weston
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 11, 2017

"Best for one-on-one reading and exploration with conversations, this tall and artistic board book brings together mystery, surprise, and wonder for children and adults alike. (Board book. 2-5)"
This debut lift-the-flap book by printmaker Weston follows the life cycle of a monarch butterfly with detailed black-and-white illustrations and flaps that reveal flashes of brilliant orange, yellow, purple, and green. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >