Search Results: "Kathy Parkinson"


BOOK REVIEW

DRY DAYS, WET NIGHTS by Maribeth Boelts
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 1994

"A Note for Parents'' adds specifics about the prevalance of normal bed- wetting among preschoolers to the story's implicit advice for dealing with it. (Picture book. 4-6)"
Now that he stays dry all day, Little Bunny wants to leave his diaper off at night. ``I'm not a baby,'' declares ``LB,'' and Mama, agreeing, adds, ``We can see what happens tonight. Read full book review >

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YOU’RE A BROTHER, LITTLE BUNNY! by Maribeth Boelts
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 2001

"The illustrations are in poster paint colors and depict familiar family scenes whether bunny or otherwise. (Picture book. 3-7)"
This straightforward variation on the theme of the new sibling adds nothing new to the genre that includes such masterpieces as Russell Hoban's A Baby Sister for Frances (1964) and Kevin Henkes's Julius the Baby of the World (1991). Read full book review >

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WHEN I FEEL WORRIED by Cornelia Maude Spelman
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2013

"This amusing but satisfying story will ease the worries of a nervous child or help more confident children to be more empathetic to the needs of a worried friend. (author's note) (Picturebook. 2-5)"
Spelman and Parkinson continue their sensitive exploration of childhood emotions with this latest entry in their The Way I Feel series. Read full book review >

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Kathy, Wait For Me! by Morelle Forster
Released: Oct. 12, 2015

"A well-crafted coming-of-age novel that skillfully chronicles the trials of a lonely orphan who joins a street gang."
Forster tells the story of a girl's tumultuous life in London in this YA debut. Read full book review >

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Released: March 21, 2012

"An entertaining story with religious overtones and a vivid sense of good and evil."
First-time author Johnson's multicolored, rhyming, free-associating story for teens centers on a loyal girl gang's encounter with an evil schoolmate. Read full book review >

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THE ENLIGHTENED MR. PARKINSON by Cherry  Lewis
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 8, 2017

"Parkinson's overall contributions to medicine may be trivial except for a name, but Lewis delivers an appealing, often gruesome account of the life of a workaholic, highly respected physician from a far-off time."
A biography of the doctor who first defined the "debilitating condition" that has become "one of the most familiar of all neurological disorders." Read full book review >

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A PLACE FOR KATHY by Henry Denker
Released: May 1, 1997

"Sad stuff in a thin telling."
In Denker's popular novels (To Marcy, With Love, 1996, etc.), where bad things happen to good-to-saintly people, there's often a dollop of medical matter; here, in the story of a widow and mother confronting AIDS, there's a good deal of powerful information concerning the disease. Read full book review >

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GRACE by Kate Parkinson
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2015

"There is more than one way to shine on stage, as Grace happily attests. (Early reader. 2-6)"
Grace is just not graceful. Read full book review >

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BLUE LIKE FRIDAY by Siobhán Parkinson
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2008

"Deftly painful and sweet, never sentimental. (glossary) (Fiction. 10-14)"
In a hilarious, dryly solemn voice, Olivia tells of her friend Hal's attempt to get rid of his "sort-of stepfather." Read full book review >

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ACROSS OPEN GROUND by Heather Parkinson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 2001

"A mature, strikingly voiced portrait of the American West."
A lyrical, lingering first novel, picturing the shape of the sky and the land, tells the story of Walter Pascoe, herding sheep in Idaho on the eve of WWI. Read full book review >

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LONG STORY SHORT by Siobhán Parkinson
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: June 21, 2011

"Without reason to trust Jono once his lies come to light, it's hard to care what happens to him. (Fiction. 12 & up)"
The first half of this intriguing but flawed tale from Ireland's first children's literature laureate is spellbinding. Read full book review >

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THE YOUNG OXFORD BOOK OF THE MOVIES by David Parkinson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 5, 1998

"Nevertheless—and even though the information only goes through 1995 (the year Braveheart won Best Picture at the Academy Awards)—this will be an ideal volume for young adults dreaming about film school and a future in movie-making. (glossary, index) (Nonfiction. 9-13)"
Perhaps one of the most sweeping books for young readers on the subject, this exhaustive volume covers the history of movies, both technologically and artistically, all of the major genres, and all aspects of movie production. Read full book review >