Search Results: "Kathleen Founds"


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WHEN MYSTICAL CREATURES ATTACK! by Kathleen Founds
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 2014

"A surreal, dark and very funny collection that has the emotional punch of a novel."
Exuberantly odd and emotionally daring stories follow a cast of engaging characters through small-town Texas in Founds' debut collection. 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 >

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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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A COLOR SAMPLER by Kathleen Westray
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 1993

"Solid, useful information in attractive format. (Nonfiction. 6-8)"
A straightforward explication of color basics, telling how primary colors are mixed to make secondary and intermediate colors; how other hues are created, including the darkening, lightening, and muting effects of black and white; and how pattern and juxtaposition change the eye's response and create optical illusions. Read full book review >

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HANDSIGNS by Kathleen Fain
ABC BOOKS
Released: June 1, 1993

"Not as imaginative as Laura Rankin's The Handmade Alphabet (1991), but a useful addition to a small field and a fine illustration debut for Fain. (Picture book. 3-9)"
To introduce American Sign, ``the fourth most-used language in the United States,'' a simple alphabet, from anteater to zebra, in a generous square format that nicely accommodates appealing, handsomely designed color portraits of the animals- -quietly escaping their boundaries into the surrounding white space—plus, on each page, the appropriate letter (cap and l.c.) and a clear depiction of its handsign. 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 >

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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 >

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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 >