Search Results: "Katherine Tillotson"


BOOK REVIEW

Katherine by Lorin Hayes
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 5, 2015

"Possesses the prerequisites for a solid mystery, but the protagonists are the true gems."
A psychiatrist and an attorney help a schizophrenic woman institutionalized for murder whose family seems suspiciously indifferent to her potential release in Hayes' debut thriller. Read full book review >

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KATHERINE by Anchee Min
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 1995

"Lyrical prose with a distinct Chinese flavor makes Min's first novel—and its times—even more poignant and resonant."
From the author of last year's Red Azalea—a highly praised memoir of growing up during the Cultural Revolution—comes a bittersweet story as much about love as about the malignant legacy of Maoist China. Read full book review >

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SHOE DOG by Megan McDonald
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 25, 2014

"Totally ebullient. (Picture book. 3-7)"
An irrepressible dog can't resist falling into the same type of mischief over and over again, until something surprising changes his pattern. Read full book review >

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PENGUIN AND LITTLE BLUE by Megan McDonald
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2003

"Young readers will flap their flippers at this tongue-in-cheek jaunt. (Picture book. 6-8)"
Two showbiz penguins finally find their way home in this subzero heart-warmer. Read full book review >

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IT’S PICTURE DAY TODAY! by Megan McDonald
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 23, 2009

"A subtle, joyful celebration of non-prescriptive art. (Picture book. 5-8)"
Button's a little late, but no matter: It catches up to Feathers, String, Rings, Springs, Wheely Things and more, all in place for Picture Day. Read full book review >

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ALL EARS, ALL EYES by Richard Jackson
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 7, 2017

"Dazzling. (Picture book. 4-7)"
This quiet book explores what happens in a forest as day slips into night. Read full book review >

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WHEN THE LIBRARY LIGHTS GO OUT by Megan McDonald
ADVENTURE
Released: Oct. 1, 2005

"Slightly challenging as a read-aloud for younger preschoolers, the tale is ideally suited for shared story time with an older audience. (Picture book. 4-8)"
After-hours in a library transforms into a magical time as the story puppets become animated. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NIGHT TRAIN by Caroline Stutson
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2001

"The oversized format and consistent use of double spreads make this an ideal addition to story hours with train or travel themes. (Picture book. 3-7)"
A little boy and his father take the night train to visit Grandma in this rhyming story told with few words and huge, double-page-spread illustrations. Read full book review >

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KATHERINE CARLYLE by Rupert Thomson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 6, 2015

"A book that promises insight into the emotional detachment of our current technological overload should deliver more than the resolution of daddy issues."
A young woman sets out to find the isolation she craves in Thomson's (Secrecy, 2014, etc.) picaresque novel.Read full book review >

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NICE TRY, TOOTH FAIRY by Mary W. Olson
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2000

"Children will enjoy this merry romp, Olson's debut, and if they want to know what the tooth fairy does with all those teeth, look for answers in, among other books, Peter Collington's Tooth Fairy (not reviewed) or William Hooks's Mystery of the Missing Tooth (not reviewed). (Picture book. 6-8)"
As if having to collect all the world's unattached baby teeth isn't hard enough, some children want them back. Read full book review >

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MAKING ROOM FOR KATHERINE by Philippa Greene Mulford
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 1994

"Only the most simple-minded will slog through this one. (Fiction. 10-13)"
Katherine, cousin of 16-year-old twins Abbey and Sheldon Reilly, has come from Paris to stay with them and their little sister and widowed mom while her own mother is between jobs. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Dec. 1, 2010

"A rich narrative, but generous to a fault."
A sympathetic, even laudatory biography of the sixth wife of Henry VIII. Read full book review >