Search Results: "Kathryn Dow"


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"Winsome and smartly playful."
Dow's ambitiously imaginative debut novel questions the very nature of reality. Read full book review >

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MIDWINTER TREASURES
by Leila Roy

After a physically and intellectually and emotionally exhausting Midwinter Meeting in Atlanta—and a horrorshow day of travel on Tuesday—I am back home in Maine. Congratulations to all of the Youth Media Award winners and honorees, and a very special personal congratulations to the authors and books on the 2017 Amelia Bloomer list.

Due to being in Bloomer deliberations for one ...


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THINGS I'VE LEARNED FROM DYING by David R. Dow
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 7, 2014

"Sad and inspiring reflections of what it means to live, love and die."
A memoir examining the complicated nature of death. Read full book review >

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GRETCHEN'S ABC by Gretchen Dow Simpson
ABC BOOKS
Released: Aug. 1, 1991

"Like Hoban's photo books, unusual, provocative, and enriching. (Picture book. 5+)"
A painter (50 New Yorker covers) presents a series of square, full-page paintings, each captioned only by a lowercase letter. Read full book review >

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THE AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF AN EXECUTION by David R. Dow
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 3, 2010

"A book of uncompromising honesty and moral beauty."
Appellate lawyer Dow (Law/Univ. of Houston Law Center; America's Prophets: How Judicial Activism Makes America Great, 2009, etc.) delivers an unsparing indictment of capital punishment in America and the legal system that enables it. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: May 15, 2005

"An honorably dispassionate and logical broadside against a shameful practice."
The death penalty is wrong because it can't be meted out fairly, argues Dow (Law/Univ. of Houston). Read full book review >

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MAYA LIN by Jeanne Walker Harvey
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 2, 2017

"Overall, a fine celebration of a renowned woman artist. (Picture book/biography. 4-8)"
A concise biography introduces the Chinese-American artist and designer Maya Lin, best known for her architectural plan for the Vietnam Veterans Memorial. Read full book review >

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LITTLE LOUIE by Kathryn Finney
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 16, 2014

"The story and theme have been done many times before and with much more success. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A little dog learns how to be himself. 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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BITE-SIZED MAGIC by Kathryn Littlewood
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 11, 2014

"Bliss fans will revel in more improbable baking feats, comic action, exaggerated characters and outlandish ingredients in this latest delicious addition. (Fantasy. 8-12)"
Picking up where A Dash of Magic (2013) ended, inimitable Rosemary Bliss pits her baking skills against the Mostess Snack Cake Corporation, which is intent on world domination through bite-sized cakes infused with magical ingredients. Read full book review >

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A DIAMOND IN THE DESERT by Kathryn Fitzmaurice
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 2012

"A simply drawn picture of a shameful chapter in this country's race relations, sharing a theme with Ken Mochizuki's classic, angry Baseball Saved Us (1993) but less an indictment than a portrait of patience in adversity. (afterword, source list) (Historical fiction. 10-12)"
In episodic bursts, a Nisei lad describes two and a half years of making do in a World War II-era relocation camp. Read full book review >