Search Results: "Katherine Kirkland"


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THE BEARS GO TO TOWN by Kay Winters
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2012

"In what seems like a new golden age of early readers, this just isn't a standout. (Early reader. 5-7)"
Despite appealing pictures of mischievous bears, this story lacks teeth. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 15, 2011

"Useful as a self-help guide; affected families may well benefit from the advice and approach provided. (Informational picture book. 5-10)"
A direct explanation for today's post-traumatic stress disorders affecting parents and children is offered as a supplement to therapy in this interactive workbook. Read full book review >

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THE BEARS GO TO SCHOOL by Kay Winters
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2013

"No doubt the bears are adorable, and those just starting school may appreciate a new perspective on the going-to-school theme, but, especially in areas where there are real bears roaming the countryside, the mixed message is troubling. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Winters' Pete and Gabby are back, this time largely avoiding detection while they roam through an elementary school. Read full book review >

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Who's Pulling My Strings? by Mardi Kirkland
Released: June 24, 2016

"An engaging collection of coping principles for soul-searching readers."
A woman seeks to free herself from the lingering effects of a tumultuous past in this debut memoir. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION

"A meticulous, intuitive, and riveting nonfiction work."
In his true-crime debut, Kirkland uses firsthand experience and trial records to tell the story of a Savannah, Georgia, shooting death that spawned a best-selling book and movie. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 2, 2013

"Not as groundbreaking as the author imagines, but a solid retelling of an always-interesting tale of the first great urban-planning achievement."
A mildly revisionist history that gives principal credit for the modernization of Paris to the monarch rather than the prefect. Read full book review >

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"An engaging, inspiring account of those willing to place themselves in danger in order to save lives."
A Korean War saga with implications for modern medical care. Read full book review >

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STORY OF A DOLPHIN by Katherine Orr
ANIMALS
Released: June 11, 1993

"A charming account, illustrated with stylized, decorative paintings that beautifully evoke the luminous colors of the Caribbean and the joy of this unusual friendship. (Picture book/Young reader. 5-9)"
Based on actual events, an appealing story about a dolphin and the owner of a ``dive boat.'' Laura tells how her father earns a friendly dolphin's trust by waiting for him to make first contact. Read full book review >

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ALL THE DIRT by Katherine Ashenburg
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 11, 2016

"This lighthearted overview may well lead readers to further research. (sources, index) (Nonfiction. 10-14)"
Nine illustrated chapters loosely trace the various ways cultures around the world have dealt with keeping their bodies clean—or not. Read full book review >

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DIRT + WATER = MUD by Katherine Hannigan
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 12, 2016

"A creative approach + math and science + a map = a book that both entertains and teaches. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A little girl and her dog play outdoors in a story that utilizes math and science concepts. Read full book review >

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HOW TO BE AN ELEPHANT by Katherine Roy
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 19, 2017

"Solid information for wildlife enthusiasts, enhanced by thoughtful artwork. (author's note, sources, acknowledgements) (Informational picture book. 9-12)"
Elaborate watercolor paintings and scientific diagrams accompany detailed information about African elephants. Read full book review >