Search Results: "Kathleen Deady"


BOOK REVIEW

ALL YEAR LONG by Kathleen Deady
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 2004

"It's pretty—but the singsong text and natural detail that is stylized rather than accurately rendered, make this read-aloud more a bonbon than an intellectually or emotionally nourishing introduction to the annual round. (Picture book. 4-6)"
A cycle of seasons, illustrated in candy-heart-colored collages and observed through a child's eyes: "I know it's Spring when robins sing / and tulips give a nod, / When grass grows green / and bass are seen on Daddy's fishing rod." Read full book review >

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IT’S TIME! by Kathleen W. Deady
ANIMALS
Released: May 1, 2002

"Still, the structure will engage the youngest audience and 'Tips for reading and sharing' suggest interactive teaching strategies for parents. (Picture book. 3-6)"
" ‘It's time!' said the dog / on the old barn floor. / ‘Good news!' said the cat, / and she ran out the door." Read full book review >

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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 >

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PICTURE PUZZLER by Kathleen Westray
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 1994

"Thoughtful commentary and intelligent sequencing make this a lucid and beautifully designed book that will be useful for assignments but will also be enjoyed simply for its presentation. (Nonfiction. 5-10)"
Westray (A Color Sampler, 1993, ALA Notable) creates 26 artfully rendered optical illusions in an attractive array of subtly muted colors. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 2004

"A precious but good-humored recasting of the classic fable. (Picture book/folktale. 7-9)"
Wandering considerably afield from the original, Bart changes the mice to teddy bears, removes most of the danger, and adds a more felicitous ending. Read full book review >

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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 >

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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 >

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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 >

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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 >