Search Results: "Kathleen D. Kudlinski"


BOOK REVIEW

FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 2004

"A strong sense of O'Keeffe's commitment to art, the desert and its native inhabitants, and living life her way shines through. (Fiction. 10 )"
This story mixes fact with fiction: the life and art of Georgia O'Keeffe with the travails of a fictional young Dust Bowl wanderer who stumbles on O'Keeffe's ranch in New Mexico. Read full book review >

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Krazy Kathleen by William Tellem
Released: Feb. 10, 2016

"A lighthearted ode to books featuring eye-catching, funny pictures of an eccentric character."
A children's librarian who keeps everything in seemingly random piles teaches local residents a lesson in this tale by Tellem (Zen the Zebra, 2015, etc.), featuring illustrations by Coules. Read full book review >

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FACING WEST by Kathleen V. Kudlinski
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 1994

"Well written, historically sound and sympathetic to the needs of the special- needs child, Facing West is a fine first introduction to the novel and a useful tool in the classroom. (Fiction. 7-11)"
Another in the Once Upon America series, Facing West is the story of 11-year-old Ben, whose family is setting out for Oregon in 1845. Read full book review >

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BOY, WERE WE WRONG ABOUT THE WEATHER! by Kathleen V. Kudlinski
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 7, 2015

"A humorous take on an endlessly interesting subject. (timeline, websites) (Informational picture book. 5-8)"
From dancing to appease a weather god to observing and investigating with modern scientific tools, humans have come a long way in their understanding of the weather. Read full book review >

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BOY, WERE WE WRONG ABOUT THE HUMAN BODY! by Kathleen V. Kudlinski
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 20, 2015

"Accurate, informative, and surprisingly enjoyable. (Informational picture book. 5-9)"
A picture-book history of human anatomy and physiology for a young age group—can anyone breathe life into this challenging concept? Read full book review >

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BOY, WERE WE WRONG ABOUT DINOSAURS! by Kathleen V. Kudlinski
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 2005

A spirited text and humorously detailed line-and-color illustrations discuss the evolving nature of dinosaur research, emphasizing the ways recent discoveries have changed the ways paleontologists understand the always-fascinating creatures. Read full book review >

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WHAT DO ROOTS DO by Kathleen V. Kudlinski
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2005

"But younger naturalists will absorb more from the likes of Allan Fowler's Taking Root (2000) or the plethora of more widely focused accounts of how plants grow. (Picture book/nonfiction. 5-7)"
Casting her text into verse to no obvious purpose or benefit, Kudlinski offers only a partial answer to the title question. Read full book review >

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THE SUNSET SWITCH by Kathleen V. Kudlinski
ANIMALS
Released: May 1, 2005

"A good pairing with Deborah Lee Rose's One Nighttime Sea: An Ocean Counting Rhyme (2003), illustrated by Steve Jenkins, or its alphabetic predecessor. (Picture book/nonfiction. 5-8)"
Diurnal animals and their nocturnal counterparts exchange places as the sun goes down in this murmurous essay in natural history. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 7, 1991

"Himler provides several full-page soft pencil drawings. (Fiction. 10-13)"
In a brief historical episode, two fifth-graders (one of them a Japanese-American) witness the bombing of Pearl Harbor and its immediate aftermath. Read full book review >

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BOY, WERE WE WRONG ABOUT THE SOLAR SYSTEM! by Kathleen V. Kudlinski
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 2008

"A super introduction not only to the solar system, but to the scientific method in action. (further reading, bibliography) (Informational picture book. 6-9)"
The author of Boy, Were We Wrong About Dinosaurs! (2005) returns with the story of humankind's changing understanding of outer space. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

EARTHQUAKE! by Kathleen V. Kudlinski
ADVENTURE
Released: June 1, 1993

"Illustrations not seen. (Fiction. 9-12)"
Phillip MacMillan, 12, wakes with an uneasy sense that something isn't right. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NIGHT BIRD by Kathleen V. Kudlinski
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 1993

"Illustrations not seen. (Fiction. 8-11)"
In the Once Upon America series, the affecting story of a young Seminole in the 1830's when, in response to pressure from land-hungry whites and angry slaveowners whose runaways had been protected by them, many Seminoles were removed to Indian Territory (Oklahoma). Read full book review >