Search Results: "Kathleen Long"


BOOK REVIEW

CHANGING LANES by Kathleen Long
Released: May 14, 2013

"Long's narrative is full of trite observations, but her appealing story and quirky characters provide a pleasant few hours' worth of diversion."
Long (Christmas Confessions, 2008, etc.) adds another feel-good romance/self-revelation novel to her resume. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 2016

"This beautifully illustrated collection will be useful in larger library collections and for reading aloud in Christian families and in church settings. (Religion. 5-9)"
Seventeen well-known stories from the Christian Bible are retold in contemporary language accompanied by intriguing gouache illustrations. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE VIEW AT THE ZOO by Kathleen Long Bostrom
ANIMALS
Released: April 5, 2011

"Like the zoo, this happy romp will be often revisited. (Picture book. 2-8)"
The mustachioed zookeeper is just one of the beasts in this gorgeous trip to the zoo. Read full book review >

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WILD AND WONDERFUL
by Julie Danielson

At the end of John Cage and Lois Long’s Mud Book, we see a birthday cake made out of mud with dried dandelions for candles. To boot, we’ve been instructed prior to that precisely how to make a mud cake. “Make a wish,” this last page states with unequivocal glee.

I love this. Could there be a better antidote ...


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BOOKS I'M LOOKING FORWARD TO IN JUNE 2017
by Leila Roy

Here we are, at the beginning of summer! (Well, supposedly we’re at the beginning of summer—it’s been cold enough here in Maine that we’re still making fires!)

Anyway! Here are a few of the books I’m looking forward to this month:

Saints and Misfits, by S.K. Ali

This book is easily—EASILY—at the top of my June Want List. I’ve ...


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BOOK REVIEW

OTIS AND THE PUPPY by Loren Long
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 12, 2013

"Fans of Otis will not be disappointed with the satisfying ending that results in a creative solution and a most happy reunion. Seek this out—'game on!' (Picture book. 4-7)"
Lovable Otis the tractor is back for a third adventure, in which he overcomes his fear to help out a new canine friend. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

OTIS AND THE TORNADO by Loren Long
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 8, 2011

"Technically accomplished art plus uncomplicated characters, plot and theme (depressingly timely) add up to a likely crowd pleaser. (Picture book. 5-7)"
The Little Tractor That Could introduced in Otis (2009) gets another chance to shine when a violent weather event requires a daring rescue. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SUPER HAPPY MAGIC FOREST by Matty Long
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 23, 2016

"For Where's Waldo? graduates who are ready for heavy-duty irony. (Picture book. 8-10)"
In the full-color world of Super Happy Magic Forest, everyone recognizes what evil looks like…or do they? Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

HI! by Ethan Long
Kirkus Star
by Ethan Long, illustrated by Ethan Long
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 5, 2015

"A completely satisfying, age-appropriate package. (Board book. 6 mos.-2)"
A clever, deceptively simple board book introduces animal sounds. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

OUT OF THE BOX by Ethan Long
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 11, 2014

"The perfect choice for after a move or whenever boxes are handy. (Early reader. 5-8)"
Cardboard boxes may never seem dull again. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE WING WING BROTHERS GEOMETRY PALOOZA! by Ethan Long
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2014

"Though the slapstick from their hysterical debut, The Wing Wing Brothers Math Spectacular (2012), is evident, the painless-learning piece is still missing. (Math picture book. 4-6)"
Those wild Wing Wing Brothers are back in their third escapade, this time exploring geometry. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHAMELIA AND THE NEW KID IN CLASS by Ethan Long
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 2, 2013

"Giving up the starring role isn't easy, but readers may appreciate Chamelia's example. (Picture book. 4-7)"
The unique Chamelia is back, but this time her antics and loud outfits aren't enough to make her the center of attention, a position that has been stolen by the new kid in school, Cooper. Read full book review >