Search Results: "Kathryn Rose"


BOOK REVIEW

AVALON RISING by Kathryn Rose
YOUNG ADULT
Released: May 8, 2015

"An incongruous blend of medieval mythology and steampunk action; only for fans of the first book. (Fantasy. 14-18)"
Steampunk mechanic and former handmaiden Vivienne seeks the Holy Grail and her true love, Marcus, in this sequel to Camelot Burning (2014). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CAMELOT BURNING by Kathryn Rose
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: May 8, 2014

"Part Arthurian high fantasy, part steampunk, laced with belle epoque drug- and absinthe-fueled decadence—the concept's so high it floats, but that doesn't mean people will want to jump up and catch it. (Fantasy. 14-18)"
It's not your father's Camelot: Tattooed knights in eye makeup and piercings party hearty, downing absinthe and ogling hussies. Read full book review >

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M.J. ROSE - LA MAGIE ET L’AMOUR
by Bobbi Dumas

If you’ve followed my writing/reviews/blog for any length of time, there are a few things you may have picked up about me and my preferred reading.

I love Paris. I love books set during WWI, WWII, and the interwar years. I love stories with a magical element. And I certainly like an interesting twist.

So it should come ...


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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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SUMMER RERUNS
by Julie Danielson

It may be that, here at my weekly Kirkus column, I’ve sung the praises many times before of French author Daniel Pennac’s The Rights of the Reader, originally published in 1992. This is to say that, if I’m being redundant, I apologize, but it is a wonderful book. To call it a guide to reading, which it actually is, makes ...


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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

ZOE'S SHEEP by Rose Bursik
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 1994

"A charming, carefully wrought book with plenty of details to discover with each rereading. (Picture book. 2-7)"
``Try counting sheep,'' Dad suggests when Zoâ claims she's not tired—but the sheep that leap through her window are anything but soporific: ``...number one liked to dance, number two was fond of plants'' (and munches at Zoâ's until the flowerpots are empty and the greedy sheep is full), while others follow to toot a horn, dress in the little girl's clothes, and paint on the wall. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

AMELIA'S FANTASTIC FLIGHT by Rose Bursik
ADVENTURE
Released: March 1, 1992

"A map highlighting countries along the route rounds out the story. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Amelia, first seen reading a book about planes, builds a one-seater just her size, modeled on her simple red toy. 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

THE UNGRATEFUL DEAD by Rose Cooper
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 13, 2016

"An amusing if not particularly diverse series entry. (Paranormal fiction. 9-12)"
This sequel to I Text Dead People (2015) finds Anna now not only plagued by ghosts, but by a nasty new stepsister. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >