Search Results: "Kathi Ember"


BOOK REVIEW

A FATHER’S DAY THANK YOU by Janet Nolan
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 2007

"A warm sentiment to share with any child shopping for Father's Day. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Harvey is confounded when it comes to figuring out what his Dad would like for Father's Day. Read full book review >

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MOTHER’S DAY SURPRISE by Stephen Krensky
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 2010

"Ember's illustrations are equally pallid; Violet has teeny fangs and what looks a little like a rattle, but it's clear all she eats is marshmallows. (Picture book. 3-5)"
Young Violet likes "sliding and slithering and shedding her skin whenever it got old," as well as distinctly un-snakely activities such as racing with rabbits, hanging with bats and fooling around with chipmunks. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SHATTERED by Kathi Baron
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 28, 2009

"Still, this poignant story of multigenerational abuse is a compelling read. (Fiction. 11-13)"
It ought to be the best day of 14-year-old Cassie's life—the day of her violin solo with the Chicago Youth Symphony Orchestra—but her always-angry dad is more jittery than usual. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

RAIN DANCE by Kathi Appelt
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 31, 2001

"Puddle-loving tots are bound to revel in all this squashy fun and learn a little something, too. (Picture book. 1-4)"
A collection of farmyard creatures cavorts among the raindrops in this latest release in the Harper Growing Tree series. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ELEPHANTS ALOFT by Kathi Appelt
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 1993

"Kids enjoying the adventure may never notice that they're getting a vocabulary lesson, but they'll be intrigued by the elephants' antics and the many other details in the handsomely stylized illustrations. (Picture book. 3-6)"
When two little Indian elephants get an invitation from their African auntie, they set out to pay her a visit. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >