Search Results: "Kathleen Rietz"


BOOK REVIEW

DESERT BATHS by Darcy Pattison
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 10, 2012

"A useful classroom teaching tool; it is also available in Spanish. (Informational picture book. 5-9)"
Throughout a day and night, a dozen U.S. desert animals demonstrate that not all animals use water to bathe. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE TREE THAT BEAR CLIMBED by Marianne Berkes
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 10, 2012

"The repetitive text, surprise ending and effortless learning make this a sure winner for the classroom. (Informational picture book. 3-8)"
A salute to trees, their needs and the interactions between plants and animals. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

PRAIRIE STORMS by Darcy Pattison
ANIMALS
Released: Aug. 10, 2011

"Best for classrooms or school libraries looking to plump their science collections. (Informational picture book. 6-10)"
A passel of prairie wildlife weathers a year of storms. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE RABBITS ARE COMING! by Kathleen Bullock
ANIMALS
Released: June 28, 1991

"A thoroughly enjoyable romp. (Picture book. 3-8)"
In an appealing wordless book, a score of rabbits, each with a balloon, leave Mom and their home in the woods for a joyous escapade, hopping over the fields and into the house of an astonished family. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BAD TICKETS by Kathleen O’Dell
FICTION
Released: April 10, 2007

"Although she sets her story in the '60s counterculture, today's readers will find no generation gap when it comes to Mary Margaret's questioning of friends, family and religion and her pressures and experimentation with sex, drugs and rock-'n'-roll. (Fiction. YA)"
"Everything normal makes me sick," espouses Catholic high-schooler Mary Margaret Hallinan during the Summer of Love of 1967. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 2007

"Thoughtful and captivating. (Fiction. 8-12)"
Agnes (13) is back, and this time she's in seventh grade. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BETRAYAL AT CROSS CREEK by Kathleen Ernst
ADVENTURE
Released: March 1, 2004

"Still, a grand read and an important addition for this age group about the Revolutionary War. (Historical fiction. 8-14)"
The American Revolution smolders in the North Carolina hills in 1775; for the thousands of recently immigrated Scots settlers, choosing sides is very difficult. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE NEW YOU by Kathleen Leverich
FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 1998

"An engaging and enjoyably limned journey to self-discovery. (Fiction. 12-14)"
In this slim and breezy read, Leverich combines the universal problem of fitting in at a new school with a thought-provoking fantasy. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

HEARTS OF STONE by Kathleen Ernst
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2006

"Historical details never overwhelm the story, and readers will be hooked from the start. (Fiction. 10-14)"
Before he leaves to join the Union army, Hannah Cameron's father tells her, "You may look like a girl, but I know you too well. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

AGNES PARKER...GIRL IN PROGRESS by Kathleen O’Dell
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2003

"Inspirational and realistic. (Fiction 10-13)"
Eleven-year-old Agnes is on a mission to become the kind of girl who can stick up for herself. Read full book review >