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 >

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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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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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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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >