Search Results: "Kathi Appelt"


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NONFICTION
Released: Aug. 1, 2002

Appelt, best known for her books for younger readers (Bubba and Beau, Best Friends, p. 328, etc.), has also taught poetry to children and adults. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY
Released: April 1, 2004

"Family photographs exactly reflect the passionate resonance of the text. (Memoir. YA)"
The power of this bittersweet, small volume lies in its precise limning of how a child perceives and experiences the emotions of separation, divorce, and stepfamilies. Read full book review >

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THE UNDERNEATH by Kathi Appelt
ADVENTURE
Released: May 6, 2008

"Aided by Small's lively illustrations, Appelt intricately weaves these animals' ancient stories into Puck's survival saga to produce a magical tale of betrayal, revenge, love and the importance of keeping promises. (Fiction. 8-12)"
When fate separates them, an old hound dog and two foster kittens survive the dangers of the bayou to find one another. Read full book review >

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BRAND-NEW BABY BLUES by Kathi Appelt
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 1, 2010

"Older brothers and sisters will easily identify with this jaunty heroine and profit from her realizations—an excellent choice for a new older sibling. (Picture book. 3-6)"
A young girl is adjusting to life with her new baby brother. Read full book review >

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BUBBLES, BUBBLES by Kathi Appelt
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2001

"Jolly fun for little ones. (Picture book. 2-5)"
A dip in the tub is cause for celebration in this effervescent addition to the Harper Growing Tree series. Read full book review >

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THE ALLEY CAT’S MEOW by Kathi Appelt
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 2002

"1214, etc.), this happily-ever-after terpsichorean triumph will leave readers of any age breathless. (Picture book. 7-9)"
Earning stratospheric style points, Goodell (Andiamo, Weasel!, p. 1130, etc.) portrays a pair of high-stepping feline dancers who'd drive Astaire and Rogers to the sidelines. Read full book review >

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BUBBA AND BEAU GO NIGHT-NIGHT by Kathi Appelt
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 2003

"No one will be able to resist the local flavor and sly fun of this boy and his dawg. (Picture book. 2-5)"
Following on the heels of their debut, this tale features Bubba and Beau out on the town for adventures with a whole new cast of interesting friends. Read full book review >

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COUNTING CROWS by Kathi Appelt
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 3, 2015

"Beginning readers will just fly through their numbers. (Picture book. 2-5)"
A lively and original addition to the overstuffed genre of counting picture books.
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MOGIE by Kathi Appelt
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 10, 2014

"Mogie's one good dog, and readers will be awfully glad they've met him. (author's note) (Picture book. 4-8)"
Mogie finds his purpose in this true story about the Houston Ronald McDonald House. Read full book review >

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MY FATHER’S HOUSE by Kathi Appelt
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2007

"Colón's illustrations include people of different ethnic groups and a flowing, surrealistic interpretation of planets, stars and imaginary mansions floating under a rainbow canopy. (Picture book/religion. 4-8)"
A familiar Bible verse from the Book of John ("in my Father's house are many mansions") serves as the inspiration for this rhyming text expressing thanks for the wonders of the natural world. Read full book review >

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MERRY CHRISTMAS, MERRY CROW by Kathi Appelt
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 2005

"The attractive cover shows the crow flying past decorated houses, with the title printed in shiny, silver letters that any crow would admire. (Picture book. 3-7)"
The acquisitive habit of an enterprising crow leads to a fully decorated community tree for both townspeople and birds in this holiday story told through short, rhyming couplets. Read full book review >