Search Results: "Kathy Ebel"


BOOK REVIEW

CLAUDIA SILVER TO THE RESCUE by Kathy Ebel
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 18, 2013

"Family may be unstable and downright unbalanced, but in this witty, assured, surprising novel, family still has to accept you—mistakes and all."
Some families tangle and unravel, while others knit together, hiding every flaw. Claudia Silver, unfortunately, has grown up in the unraveling kind. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DEADLY DELUSIONS by Barbara Ebel
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 7, 2016

"At its best as a drama, with a protagonist whose distressing professional and personal lives in and out of the hospital produce a gripping tale."
The patients in a medical student's psychiatry rotation have a variety of diagnoses, some more dangerous than others, in this thriller. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MAMA LOVE by Kathy Mallat
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2004

"Little chimps of the human variety will willingly crawl into a parental lap to share this visual and verbal hug. (Picture book. 2-4)"
Despite opening with a frame just the right size for a baby picture, followed by big, close-up paintings of a mother chimpanzee in the wild holding, carrying, grooming, and otherwise showing devotion to her child, this makes a less sappy variant than usual on the "how much do you love me?" genre. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE WIMP by Kathy Caple
by Kathy Caple, illustrated by Kathy Caple
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 1994

"Caple (Fox and Bear, 1992, etc.) has written a ho-hum book about sticking up for yourself with boxed-in, cartoon-style illustrations to match. (Fiction/Picture book. 4-8)"
Arnold the piglet is a classic wimp. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DUCK & COMPANY by Kathy Caple
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 15, 2007

"Snap this one up—it's sure to fly off the shelves. (Early reader. 5-8)"
Duck and Rat co-own a bookstore, and this easy reader's five chapters offer a charming glimpse into the highs and lows of their workaday life. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

JUST DUCKY by Kathy Mallat
ANIMALS
Released: Aug. 1, 2002

"A charmer. (Picture book. 2-5)"
Ducky searches high and low for a friend who can play, but discovers that the best friend he can have is literally right under his nose. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

PAPA PRIDE by Kathy Mallat
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 2005

"Good nature storytime choice. (Picture book. 2-4)"
Mallat illustrates a family's expression of love and pride through a series of scenes denoting the confidence and security of young wolf cubs as their nurturing and patient papa wolf guides them. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

AND THE GOOD BROWN EARTH by Kathy Henderson
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2004

"However Gram and Joe may differ in their methods, their shared pleasure in the bounteous results comes through clearly. (Picture book. 6-8)"
As a year turns, Gran and little Joe tend adjacent garden patches—Gran digging, planting careful rows, and methodically tending to business, Joe exuberantly broadcasting his seeds, fooling around with the hose, pulling whatever catches his eye. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WORM GETS A JOB by Kathy Caple
ANIMALS
Released: June 1, 2004

"Not quite as clever as Doreen Cronin's Diary of a Worm (2003), but close. (Picture book. 6-8)"
Suddenly faced with a need to raise cash, the limbless protagonist of Well Done, Worm! (2000) and Wow! Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SEVEN STARS MORE! by Kathy Mallat
BEDTIME BOOK
Released: Sept. 1, 1998

"The repetitions and Abby's movements—in bed, out of bed, back into bed'should make this book a gateway for listeners to the sometimes elusive Land of Nod. (Picture book. Ages 2-6)"
Mallat's picture-book solo is a combination counting book and lullaby. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BOOST by Kathy Mackel
FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 2008

"Although the author tries to muddy the waters with an undercooked subplot that involves possible past malfeasance on the part of Savvy's coach, the final revelation is heavily foreshadowed, making the most surprising thing how readily Savvy forgives. (Fiction. 12 & up)"
Against the odds, 13-year-old, 6'2" Savvy, the psychologically tough heroine of Mackel's engrossing story, makes it onto a competitive basketball team for older girls. Read full book review >