Search Results: "Katherine Battersby"


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BRAVE SQUISH RABBIT by Katherine Battersby
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 27, 2012

"A little humor that goes a long way toward conquering big fears. (Picture book. 2-5)"
Squish, a tiny rabbit, lives with towering fears: of storms, chickens and the dark. Read full book review >

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SQUISH RABBIT by Katherine Battersby
ANIMALS
Released: Aug. 1, 2011

"Minimal, moving and adorable, little Squish makes a big impression. (Picture book. 2-6)"
Squish Rabbit spends his little life overlooked, unheard and occasionally stepped on (thus, his name). He needs a friend. Read full book review >

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TEETHMARKS ON MY TONGUE  by Eileen Battersby
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 28, 2016

"A perceptive, keenly intelligent bildungsroman, well marbled with dark humor, about inhabiting one's own life, body, and emotions despite upbringing and uncertainty."
Competitive rider, aspiring physicist, brilliant and pertinacious teenager: Helen Stockton Defoe takes her place among literature's unforgettable deadpan narrators like Meursault and Oskar Matzerath. Read full book review >

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INTO THE WILD WITH KATHERINE ROY
by Julie Danielson

Katherine Roy up and won a 2015 Robert F. Sibert Award Honor Book for her meticulously-researched Neighborhood Sharks (also named a Kirkus Best Children’s Book of 2014), which explored, just a few miles from San Francisco, the ocean’s largest predators. Not bad for the first book she both wrote and illustrated.

Now she’s back with How to Be an ...


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BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 30, 2014

"Full of the eww factor, up-to-date facts and kid appeal, this splendid, gory introduction is not for the faint of heart! (Informational picture book. 7-10)"
Every fall, great white sharks return to feed on the seals and sea lions that migrate to the Farallon Islands just off the San Francisco coast, providing an opportunity for scientific study. Read full book review >

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A PUFFIN’S YEAR by Katherine Zecca
ANIMALS
Released: June 1, 2007

Who can resist puffins with their large eyes, upright posture and bright orange beaks? Read full book review >

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GWENDOLYN GRACE by Katherine Hannigan
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 21, 2015

"More character study than story. (Picture book. 3-5)"
Gwendolyn Grace, an anthropomorphic alligator, is having a hard time adjusting to being a big sister. Read full book review >

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EMMALINE AND THE BUNNY by Katherine Hannigan
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 2009

"The author's winsome watercolors lend an ethereal quality to this sweet, funny story that respectfully maps the warrens of a child's psyche as it celebrates the glorious mess that is nature. (Fiction. 7-10)"
If you lived on Shipshape Street in a town called Neatasapin, you might want a very untidy bunny for a pet too. Read full book review >

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KATHERINE ARDEN
by Rachel Sugar

From its very first pages, you’d have no idea that Katherine Arden’s sweeping historical fantasy is the author’s first novel. And you could be forgiven for expressing your shock (or envy or frustration) when you find out that in fact the wholly absorbing epic, rooted in Russian folklore, steeped in medieval Russian history, in fact began on a private whim ...


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EXPLORING THE WILD WITH KATHERINE RUNDELL
by Julie Danielson

I do my best to temper excessive fan-dom, at least in public, over my favorite authors and illustrators, but the work of author and Oxford fellow Katherine Rundell simply makes me want to gush. Once I read The Wolf Wilder, published in 2015 (which I wrote about here), I was hooked and knew I wanted to backtrack and read the ...


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