Search Results: "Kathryn Sikkink"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 26, 2011

"A distinguished work involving a significant marshalling of statistics and evidence that signals enormous hope for humanity in the coming century."
A cogent, thorough historical study of the gathering global momentum in holding state officials accountable for human-rights abuses, from Nuremberg to Guantánamo. 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

DRAW THE LINE by Kathryn  Otoshi
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 10, 2017

"A simple, beautiful concept whose reach grows with each rereading. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A wordless musing on the nature of disagreements and friendship. 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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

BLISS by Kathryn Littlewood
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 14, 2012

"Lighthearted bliss. (Fantasy. 8-12)"
Twelve-year-old Rose and her siblings stir up trouble in Calamity Falls when they experiment with some old family recipes after their parents leave the Bliss bakery in their hands. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE RISE OF A LEGEND by Kathryn Lasky
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2013

"Both thoughtful and action-packed, this adventure illuminates the fantastical world that exists between dusk and dawn. (Fantasy. 8-12)"
The Guardians of Ga'Hoole gets a prequel, with the history of one of the Great Tree's rybs, Ezylryb. Read full book review >

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

BROKEN SONG by Kathryn Lasky
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2005

"Lasky's writing is straightforward and unsentimental, sometimes a little pat, and her hero is a relatable and admirable protagonist. (historical note) (Fiction. 11-14)"
This companion to Night Journey (1981) explores the plight of 15-year-old Reuven Bloom, a brilliant young Russian Jewish violinist whose music is "broken" by the horrors of late-19th-century pogroms. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE YEAR THE SWALLOWS CAME EARLY by Kathryn Fitzmaurice
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 2009

"As in real life, not everything is resolved in the end, and many questions remain, but things have achieved a fragile balance, rather like the ingredients in a delicate sauce. (Fiction. 10-14)"
Eleven-year-old Eleanor "Groovy" Robinson is a girl with a dream. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHASING ORION by Kathryn Lasky
FICTION
Released: May 1, 2010

"A truly extraordinary page-turner that embraces life's big and small aspects with humor and a healthy respect for its profound contradictions. (Historical fiction. 11 & up)"
It seems unfair to 11-year-old Georgie Mason that in Indiana's summer heat she can't go swimming or even to the movies for fear of catching polio. Read full book review >