Search Results: "Katherine Catmull"


BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: May 27, 2014

"A hefty sheaf of chillers—all short enough to share aloud and expertly cast to entice unwary middle graders a step or two into the shadows. (index, not seen) (Horror/short stories. 10-13)"
Styling themselves "curators," four of horror fantasy's newer stars share tales and correspondence related to an imaginary museum of creepy creatures and artifacts. Read full book review >

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SUMMER AND BIRD by Katherine Catmull
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 2, 2012

"'The way a story is told has power,' the narrator asserts; Catmull's languorously beautiful telling is puissant indeed. (Fantasy. 10-14)"
A haunting fable inflected with mythological and fairy-tale motifs finds two sisters abandoned by their parents in conflict with each other. Read full book review >

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THE RADIANT ROAD by Katherine Catmull
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Jan. 19, 2016

"Fewer words would have made a better story. (Fantasy. 12-16)"
A 15-year-old American girl and a half-fairy Irish boy fight to save the gate to the fairies' world. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: April 8, 2014

"An immensely readable and rewarding book that will challenge and inspire readers to make their workplaces hotbeds of creativity."
The president of Pixar Animation Studios describes the making of the creative culture that has produced Toy Story, Finding Nemo and other award-winning movies. 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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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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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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GARDEN TO TABLE by Katherine Hengel
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 20, 2014

"Budding gardeners who love to cook will find a treasure trove of information here. (glossary, index) (Nonfiction. 8-13)"
Hengel encourages middle-grade readers to grow and cook their own food. Read full book review >

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DEAR KILLER by Katherine Ewell
YOUNG ADULT
Released: April 1, 2014

"Chilling and fascinating at the same time, despite flaws. (Suspense. 13-16)"
This unusual and absorbing debut looks at a serial killer through the eyes of the killer herself. Read full book review >

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CONVERSION by Katherine Howe
YOUNG ADULT
Released: July 1, 2014

"Slow boil, flat finish. (author's note) (Fiction. 13-18)"
Fingers are pointed and chaos ensues when a group of high-achieving high school seniors begin exhibiting bizarre behaviors in an all-girls private school located in Danvers, Massachusetts—formerly known as Salem Village. Read full book review >