Search Results: "Kathleen Kemly"


BOOK REVIEW

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2012

"A pleasing historical tidbit. (author's note, acknowledgments) (Picture book. 5-9)"
The first American female firefighter was an African-American cook in the first quarter of the 19th century in New York City. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

A MOTHER’S SONG by Janet Lawler
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2010

"There's no question this mother-daughter pair is enjoying each other's company, but this is far from the only book with such a portrayal. (Picture book. 3-5)"
From spring through winter a mother celebrates her bond with her daughter in syrupy, limping doggerel. Read full book review >

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YOU CAN’T DO THAT, AMELIA! by Kimberly Wagner Klier
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Sept. 1, 2008

"Kemly's soft illustrations suit this heavily fictionalized portrait of a stalwart heroine, which, despite its flaws, will likely inspire young readers and lead to further investigation. (biographical information, timeline, bibliography, resources, author's note) (Picture book. 5-9)"
As a girl, despite her cousins' claims she couldn't, Amelia Earhart built a roller coaster using wood and roller-skate wheels so that she could feel like she was flying. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

A FISHING SURPRISE by Rae A. McDonald
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2007

"A gentle lesson that nature always provides if we are gracious enough to accept what she offers. (Picture book. 3-8)"
In this delightfully simple offering, a boy and a girl spend the day fishing, hoping to catch some fish to fry for supper. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

GOLDEN DELICIOUS by Anna Egan Smucker
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2008

"A standout amidst the proliferation of apple books found in elementary classrooms. (author's note) (Picture book. 6-10)"
This lightly fictionalized story of the golden delicious apple truly reads like a fairy tale. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

KATHLEEN, PLEASE COME HOME by Scott O'Dell
FICTION
Released: March 1, 1978

"Of course this sort of material has an enduring fascination for daydreaming stay-at-homes."
The diary of a runaway girl, whose dismal experiences are attributed largely to "going along" with a bad companion. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

INSIDE HUMAN BODY by Aron Bruhn
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2010

This survey of body systems tries too hard for a broad audience, mixing paragraphs of lines like, "Without bones we would just be bags of goop," printed in slightly larger type, with brief but specific discussions of osteoblasts, myofibrils, peristalsis and like parts and functions. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Feb. 1, 2001

"Those who crave innovation should look elsewhere, but Raine's work will please readers with more conservative tastes."
Quiet strength and humility infuse the oeuvre of this British nonagenarian, whose first book of verse appeared in 1943—although this volume really should have been called "selected," as the poet has chosen to exclude many poems from the books that comprise it. 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

THE HOUR OF OUR DEATH by Alison Joseph
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: April 11, 1997

"Readers might hope that in Sister Agnes's next appearance the plot will flow half as well as the conversation."
A second outing for the author's chic, impulsive Sister Agnes (Sacred Hearts, 1996)—once married, long divorced, now working with friend and mentor Father Julius at St. Read full book review >