Search Results: "Kathy Trevelyan"


BOOK REVIEW

DON'T BE SURPRISED! by Kathy Trevelyan
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 1997

"The story maintains a gentle air, captured by the whimsical drawings that lean more towards fantasy than jack-in-the-box bushwhacks. (Pop-up. 4-8)"
When breakfast begins with Aunt Zelda flying into the kitchen with a kite, the young narrator and her brother, Charlie, know it's no ordinary day. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SIR WALTER RALEIGH by Raleigh Trevelyan
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 3, 2004

"Trevelyan rightly concludes that 'we cannot fail to be awed by the vastness of his aspirations.' Readers with an interest in the man and his time will find this vast account a pleasure."
The best place for Sir Walter Raleigh, the English historian A.L. Rowse once observed, was the Tower of London. This well-written life by namesake and descendant Trevelyan makes a long but engaging rebuttal. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

A NIGHT AT THE ZOO by Kathy Caple
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 15, 2014

"Young animal lovers will find much to laugh at here. (Early reader. 3-6)"
One boy, one dad, one cellphone and one ill-timed nap add up to one crazy trip to the zoo. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

TROUBLE ON THE TRACKS by Kathy Mallat
ANIMALS
Released: Aug. 1, 2001

"Fans of Van Allsburg's Bad Day at Riverbend (1995) or David Macaulay's classic Black and White (1990), as well as young trainiacs, will want repeated rides. (Picture book. 4-6)"
Mallat (Brave Bear, 1999) plays with the viewer's perception of scale in this brief but eventful train ride. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MY NEW YORK by Kathy Jakobsen
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 1993

"Endpaper map. (Picture book. 4-9)"
A tour of ``my favorite places,'' described in a letter from Becky to a friend who's moving to New York from the Midwest. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

HILLARY TO THE RESCUE by Kathy Caple
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 2000

"Talk about a feckless boob: a story could be built on his irresponsibility alone. (Picture book. 5-8)"
"Be prepared" is the message in this sweet but nearly catatonic tale. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FOX AND BEAR by Kathy Caple
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 1992

"(Easy reader. 4-8)"
Four mildly amusing episodes in the life of two friends: each in turn gets annoyed with the other for a well-intentioned trick; they pack so much stuff for camping that the only sensible thing to do is stay home and have a picnic; etc. Nothing extraordinary, but Caple's amiable text and her gentle, cartoon- style illustrations in varied frames make this a good choice where more easy readers are needed. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MY WASHINGTON, DC by Kathy Jakobsen
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 6, 2016

"Nevertheless, the visuals and rather challenging hide-and-seek component will make this a popular introduction to or souvenir from the nation's capital. (map, facts, websites, artist's note) (Informational picture book. 6-9)"
From Union Station to the Lincoln Memorial, Jakobsen's double-page spreads depict the monuments and structures in Washington, D.C., that are highest in child appeal. 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

STONES ON A GRAVE by Kathy Kacer
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Sept. 29, 2015

"Part of the interconnected Secrets series, the novel is a quick, easy read about a little-known period. (Historical fiction. 12-16)"
Secrets can hide painful truths, as a young woman learns in this novel set in 1964. Read full book review >