Search Results: "Kathleen Hills"


BOOK REVIEW

THE KINGDOM WHERE NOBODY DIES by Kathleen Hills
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Jan. 1, 2008

"Hills (Witch Cradle, 2006, etc.) slowly builds an enthralling portrait of life in a 1950s farming community. A distinctive and welcome addition to the genre."
A newcomer to a rural Minnesota community is shot dead while raking hay. Read full book review >

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R IS FOR ROCKET by Tad Hills
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 7, 2015

"Though this lacks the originality and fizz of How Rocket Learned to Read (2010), it nevertheless reinforces the pup's positive literacy efforts. (Picture book. 3-5)"
Adorable Rocket the dog and his many pals (including a moonlighting Goose) return in a new story centered on the alphabet. Read full book review >

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ROCKET'S MIGHTY WORDS by Tad Hills
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 9, 2013

"Nothing really new here, but Rocket fans—at least those who don't consider themselves too old for board books—may enjoy using this as a tool for practicing word recognition with the sweet puppy they've come to love. (Board book. 3-6)"
Hills' adorable black-and-white spotted dog named Rocket (How Rocket Learned to Read, 2010; Rocket Writes a Story, 2012) returns in this oversized vocabulary primer. Read full book review >

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ROCKET WRITES A STORY by Tad Hills
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 24, 2012

"A perfect choice to inspire new readers and writers. (Picture book. 4-8)"
For new reader Rocket, every new book is a treasure and an adventure, "like a place he'd never been to, like a friend he'd never met." Read full book review >

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HOW ROCKET LEARNED TO READ by Tad Hills
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 27, 2010

"Lovely. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Rocket is as cute as can be, and he's all dog. Read full book review >

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COLORS! by Tad Hills
by Tad Hills, illustrated by Tad Hills
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 6, 2015

"Duck and Goose have taken their places alongside Frog and Toad and George and Martha as fine examples of friendship, curiosity, and problem-solving, and this offering is a good way to introduce babies to the pair. (Board book. 6 mos.-2)"
Duck and Goose are back with another board book to help very young children learn their colors. Read full book review >

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DUCK, DUCK, GOOSE by Tad Hills
ANIMALS
Released: Jan. 9, 2007

"The charming illustrations portray this tale of friendship perfectly, and the text, reminiscent of The Story of Ferdinand, is, like Hills's first in the series, energetic, appealing and filled with warmth. (Picture book. 3-6)"

BOOK REVIEW

PRINCESS MASAKO by Ben Hills
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 1, 2007

"Perhaps the best that can be expected, given the media's lack of access to the princess, but certainly not the rich, dishy immersion into Masako's life that interested readers await."
Disappointing portrait of Japan's enigmatic princess, offering few new insights. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

TOM CRINGLE by Gerald Hausman
ADVENTURE
Released: Sept. 1, 2001

Inspired by two early-19th-century tales, Hausman delivers more nonstop nautical adventure in the wake of Tom Cringle: Battle on the High Seas (2000). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WAKING UP WENDELL by April Stevens
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 11, 2007

"As absolutely charming as a sunny morning can be. (Picture book. 3-7)"
The pigs along Fish Street are all sleeping when: At #1, a little bird sings her song, "Tweeet-Tweeet-Ta-Ta-Ta-Tweeeeet," waking up Mr. Krudwig at #2, who's been dreaming of pancakes and gets up grumpily to let out his dog, Leopold. Read full book review >

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DUCK & GOOSE GO TO THE BEACH by Tad Hills
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 8, 2014

"Anyone ever simultaneously excited and nervous about leaving home and traveling to new places will identify with this droll duo on their first amusing trip to the beach. (Picture book. 3-7)"
In this latest Duck & Goose escapade, Duck and Goose spontaneously trek to the beach, where their reactions are decidedly mixed. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DROP IT, ROCKET! by Tad Hills
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 8, 2014

"Rocket's fans should enjoy this book geared directly to children who, like their hero, are tackling the hard work of reading. (Early reader. 5-8)"
The irresistible, black-and-white puppy named Rocket moves into the early-reader market following his wildly successful picture-book learning experiences, How Rocket Learned to Read (2010) and Rocket Writes a Story (2012), and a board book, Rocket's Mighty Words (2013). Read full book review >