Search Results: "Katharine Kenah"


BOOK REVIEW

FERRY TAIL by Katharine Kenah
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 15, 2014

"Though a dog on the loose on a ferryboat is truly a fairy tale, Walter's story is a tale well-told. (Picture book. 4-7)"
An energetic, joyful dog finds his true home and family onboard a large ferryboat that conveys cars and people to an island community. Read full book review >

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THE VERY STUFFED TURKEY by Katharine Kenah
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 25, 2015

"A nice respite from tales of Pilgrims and of turkeys hiding from farmers. (Picture book. 3-5)"
Turkey loves to eat, and he loves his barnyard friends…but how many Thanksgiving dinners can one turkey eat? Read full book review >

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THE BEST CHEF IN SECOND GRADE by Katharine Kenah
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 1, 2007

"As Ollie seems to do his kitchen work without parental assistance, a cautionary tip or two (and maybe a recipe) might not have gone amiss here, but the episode's mouthwatering climax and resolution will guarantee smiles of contentment all around. (Easy reader. 6-7)"
An impending school visit by a celebrity chef sends budding cook Ollie into a tailspin. Read full book review >

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THE BEST TEACHER IN SECOND GRADE by Katharine Kenah
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 2006

"A school story that shines. (Easy reader. 5-8)"
This Level 2 reader in the I Can Read series reinvigorates the theme of travail and triumph for the new kid in class. Read full book review >

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EGGS OVER EASY by Katharine Kenah
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 1993

"Newly proficient readers will enjoy the light, pleasant story, its happy outcome, and Chambliss's nicely expressive b&w illustrations. (Fiction. 7-9)"
Sam and Rowen have befriended a nesting duck in the park. Read full book review >

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THE DREAM SHOP by Katharine Kenah
BEDTIME BOOK
Released: Jan. 1, 2002

"The oversized format with double-page spreads make this a good choice for reading aloud in a group setting as well as a bibliotherapeutic balm for kids with scary dreams of their own. (Picture book. 5-7)"
In her second book, Kenah (Eggs Over Easy, 1993) tells the story of a little girl named Pip who travels in her dream to a strange sort of store first suggested by her cousin, Joseph. Read full book review >

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THE BEST SEAT IN SECOND GRADE by Katharine Kenah
ANIMALS
Released: July 1, 2005

"Carter's expressive watercolor illustrations help bring the kids in room 75 and their furry pet to life. (Easy reader. 5-8)"
In an unusual twist on the school field trip theme, a second-grade boy named Sam manages to take the class hamster along on a visit to the science museum. Read full book review >

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LET’S COUNT THE PUPPIES by Katharine Kunhardt
ANIMALS
Released: Jan. 1, 2004

"The crowded counting arena offers more successful choices from a pedagogical standpoint, but lab lovers may consider this a sweet treat. (Picture book. 2-4)"
Plump Labrador retriever puppies are the starring characters in this counting book with a determinedly cheery text and photographs of the appealing dogs from a single puppy waving a paw up to 12 pups posed on a bench. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CLOUDS by Katharine Hall
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 10, 2014

"Rather than this one-size-fits-none book, choose one that suits the age and developmental level of a specific intended audience. (Nonfiction. 4-7)"
Hall continues her Compare and Contrast series (Polar Bears and Penguins, 2014) with a brief look at the many ways clouds are different from one another. Read full book review >

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THE THOUSANDTH FLOOR by Katharine McGee
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Aug. 30, 2016

"Individual elements are appealing, but sometimes the novel feels like an awfully long setup for a sequel. (Dystopian romance. 14-18)"
Five teens experience emotional ruin resulting from the rigid socio-economic caste system that rules their futuristic vertical city—a 1,000-story residential/retail tower—in the year 2118. Read full book review >

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THE DAZZLING HEIGHTS by Katharine McGee
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Aug. 29, 2017

"Only for avid CW viewers and tabloid-news fans, a shallow yet overlong tale of rich people and their problems. (Dystopian romance. 14-18)"
Guilty parties continue to party in this soap-opera sequel. Read full book review >