Search Results: "Kathryn Burak"


BOOK REVIEW

EMILY'S DRESS AND OTHER MISSING THINGS by Kathryn Burak
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Oct. 2, 2012

"And of course, there's still the issue of that dress—and each other—in this quick yet fulfilling read for aspiring writers and fans of literary fiction. (Mystery. 13 & up)"
Emily Dickinson remains an enigma; this debut featuring her dress offers another mystery. Read full book review >

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WAR DOGS by Kathryn Selbert
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 2013

"The combination of thoughtful design, compelling illustrations and a winsome canine companion make this beginning biography stand out. (timeline, afterword, bibliography) (Informational picture book. 6-12)"
An introductory look at Winston Churchill and his notable place in British history uses a clever narrative device that focuses on his miniature poodle, Rufus. Read full book review >

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POWER PLAY by Asi Burak
NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 31, 2017

"A rejoinder to the anti-technological and a solid piece of pop-culture/business journalism."
When trouble comes calling, hit the joystick: an insider's view of the good things that can emerge from being glued to a screen. Read full book review >

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THE DISTANCE BETWEEN LOST AND FOUND by Kathryn Holmes
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 17, 2015

"Vivid, gripping and believable from beginning to end—a strong debut. (Fiction. 13-16)"
Hallelujah thought that if she kept her head down, pastor's son Luke, the popular boy she once crushed on, would stop bullying her and spreading humiliating lies about what happened between them. Read full book review >

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DESTINY REWRITTEN by Kathryn Fitzmaurice
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 19, 2013

"Readers will applaud Emily's newfound understanding of the workings of destiny and might even follow her lead. (Fiction. 9-13)"
Sixth-grader Emily Davis, destined to be a poet like her namesake, discovers that she can help the hand of fate. Read full book review >

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YOUNG ADULT
Released: Aug. 21, 2012

"Uninspired and flavorless. (Fiction. 12 & up)"
When 16-year-old Sophie is accepted as a contestant on a new reality show for aspiring teen chefs, it seems like a dream come true. Read full book review >

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WOLVES OF THE BEYOND by Kathryn Lasky
ANIMALS
Released: Jan. 1, 2010

"The author builds a captivating world of forest, snow and volcanoes populated by intelligent animals and weaves a compelling story sure to bring readers back for the second installment. (Fantasy. 8-12)"
Lasky spins off her popular Guardians of Ga'Hoole series into this enchanting first installment of a new series starring wolves, introducing a wolf pup raised by a grizzly bear. Read full book review >

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PAPERQUAKE by Kathryn Reiss
ADVENTURE
Released: April 1, 1998

"Reiss juggles multiple themes and plotlines with masterful control in this absorbing page-turner. (Fiction. 11-15)"
A modern California teenager finds letters and diary pages from the early years of this century in this gripping, emotionally turbulent story from the author of Dreadful Sorry (1993). Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 2003

"Hopkinson's Shutting Out the Sky (p. 1175) makes a good nonfiction companion. (historical note) (Fiction. 7-10)"
Nine million immigrants came to the US between 1880 and 1900, and this entry in the My America series is the fictional diary of one such immigrant: nine-year-old Sofia Monari, from Italy. Read full book review >

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SHADOWS IN THE WATER by Kathryn Lasky
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 1992

"In paying tribute to the Keys, Lasky is affectionate and winning; but a consistent style and a truly persuasive narrative are sacrificed in the process. (Fiction. 8- 12)"
This second of the ``Starbuck Family Adventures'' runs a gamut of genres from ecology thriller to fantasy. Read full book review >

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A VOICE IN THE WIND by Kathryn Lasky
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 1993

"Even the Bobbsey twins had more substance. (Fiction. 8-12)"
From a much-honored pro, a disappointingly graceless tale, third in the Starbuck Family Adventures. Read full book review >

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IN THE SKIN OF A MONSTER by Kathryn Barker
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 1, 2016

"A highly original, richly layered debut that will reward patient readers. (Paranormal fiction. 14 & up)"
A white teenage girl finds herself caught in a nightmare version of her own world in this affecting Australian debut. Read full book review >