Search Results: "Kathryn Mitter"


BOOK REVIEW

FIRST RAIN by Charlotte Herman
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2010

"A sentimental and perhaps idyllic journey filled with the promise of love and fresh beginnings. (Picture book. 4-7)"
When Abby and her family move to Israel, it is both a sad and a happy day. Read full book review >

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DUCK FOR TURKEY DAY by Jacqueline Jules
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2009

"Does only half the job. (Picture book. 5-8)"
In Tuyet's elementary-school classroom the days leading up to Thanksgiving—Turkey Day, as Mrs. Cook calls it—are full of turkeys: in songs, crafts and stories. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FORGOTTEN ALLY by Rana Mitter
NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 10, 2013

"An important, well-told tale of China at war."
A retelling of China's war of resistance from 1937 to 1945 against a brutal and murderous Japanese invasion and how that experience helped shape the China of today. Read full book review >

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WHERE IS BABY? by Kathryn O. Galbraith
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2013

"Though baby animal books abound, this one's sweet framing device, simple but precise language and appealing illustrations will no doubt find it some fans. (Picture book. 3-6)"
This sweet, simple introduction to animal babies focuses on how they keep themselves safe by hiding. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MIND’S EYE by Håkan Nesser
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 10, 2008

"Amiable Van Veeteren is a sly, cocksure sleuth."
Sweden's brilliant Detective Chief Inspector Van Veeteren solves a knotty puzzle—a little too late—in this first installment in the Van Veeteren series (The Return, 2007, etc.); two other volumes in the series have already been published in the United States. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

NEXT YEAR, FOR SURE by Zoey Leigh Peterson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 7, 2017

"A crisp, exciting exploration of love, friendship, and everything in between. Peterson's one to watch."
In this psychologically perceptive debut, a young couple struggles with the realities of nonmonogamy. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

PILOT'S WIFE by Anita Shreve
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 1998

"An evocative but obvious thriller, rather like a domesticated Patricia Highsmith, that keeps you reading—even as you're regretting the opportunities for intrigue and angst that the narrative consistently ignores."
Though sacrificing depth and credibility for speed, Shreve's sixth (The Weight of Water, 1997, etc.) is another suspenseful portrait of a modern marriage rent by betrayal and loss. Read full book review >