Search Results: "Katie Ward"


BOOK REVIEW

GIRL READING by Katie  Ward
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 7, 2012

"Ambitious in range and technically impressive, this unusually structured tasting menu of a book lacks true cohesion and ends too tidily but is undoubtedly the work of a writer to watch."
The women depicted in seven works of art offer glimpses of female-centered worlds across time, in an ingenious British debut. Read full book review >

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AMERICA! CUSS YEAH!
by Mandy Wan

BOOK REPORT for Learning to Swear in America by Katie Kennedy

Cover Story: Sparse and Simple
BFF Charm: Big Sister
Swoonworthy Scale:
3
Talky Talk: Research and Russian
Bonus Factors:
Culture Shock, Child Prodigy, Reverse Ferris, Sarcastic Older Brother
Relationship Status: Just Friends

Cover Story: Sparse and Simple

Even though I don't find this to be out-of-this-world fantastic—it's ...


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BEST BOOKS OF 2017: JESMYN WARD
by Maya Payne Smart

National Book Award winner Jesmyn Ward has stared down truth and rendered it on the page with poignance and precision before. But for her third novel, Sing, Unburied, Sing, Ward forged a fresh set of writing tools—historical research, multiple first-person points of view, and a touch of the supernatural—to grapple with the legacy wounds of American racism.  

Urgent and ...


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KATIE KITAMURA
by Megan Labrise

In titling her latest novel, Katie Kitamura fittingly forwent the certainty of a definite article.

“ ‘The Separation’ would refer to the split between the two characters,” says Kitamura, author of A Separation, the story of a wife’s international pursuit of her estranged husband, “but I think it is about a divide within the narrator, between the different versions ...


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SPINNING WHEEL GOT TO GO ROUND
by Mandy Curtis

BOOK REPORT for What Goes Up by Katie Kennedy

Cover Story: Upside Down
BFF Charm: Single White Female
Swoonworthy Scale: 3
Talky Talk: Science Fiction
Bonus Factors: Alternate Dimensions, Coach Taylor Award
Relationship Status: One and Done

Cover Story: Upside Down

Excuse me, Mr. Astronaut, but you might want to mosey North a little. I know how gravity works, and ...


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TWO LGBTQ FAIRY TALES
by Ana Grilo

2017 might already be here but I am still catching up with a few 2016 reads that I – sadly – was not able to get to last year.  I recently read two lovely YA Fantasy novels with LGBTQ characters and romance – and both had a fairy tale feel to them.

Princess Princess Ever After by Katie O’Neill ...


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BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: April 15, 2013

"A new and moving look at one of the most disgraceful events in U.S. history, effectively told with childlike surrealism. (Picture book. 6-10)"
Based on her great-grandfather's experience in a Japanese "internment camp," Yamasaki tells how Taro takes care of his younger brother, Jimmy, when he stops eating. Read full book review >

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CUDDLE UP, GOODNIGHT by Katie Cleminson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 2011

"A gentle story, ideal for mollifying morning hygiene protests or calming school-day jitters. (Picture book. 2-5)"
In this pleasant tale about a child's daily rituals, Cleminson encourages readers to find enjoyment in even the most mundane of routines. Read full book review >

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MAGIC BOX by Katie Cleminson
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 23, 2009

"A little odd and more than a little engaging. (Picture book. 4-7)"
With a keen understanding of the truth that the box a present comes in is often the best part of the gift, Cleminson makes a lively story with winsome illustrations. Read full book review >

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KINDERGARTEN ROCKS! by Katie Davis
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 2005

"Told from a kid's perspective, this is bound to boost confidence at facing fears and is a terrific tool for those setting off on the elementary track. (Picture book. 4-6)"
Young Dexter Dugan is just days away from starting kindergarten and his stuffed dog, Rufus, is a teensy bit scared. Read full book review >

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MABEL THE TOOTH FAIRY AND HOW SHE GOT HER JOB by Katie Davis
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2003

"Sandwiched between endpaper galleries of celebrity teeth, this sidesplitting dental romance will have young readers showing their own pearly whites in laughter. (Picture book. 6-8)"
Poor Mabel: having discovered the hard way that even fairies have to brush and floss, she sets out to assemble a new set of choppers from children's castoffs. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

COLORS by Sarah Ward
by Sarah Ward, illustrated by Sarah Ward
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 31, 2015

"A nifty, hardworking introduction to the world of color. (Board book. 6-18 mos.)"
The colors of the rainbow are explored in this multisensory book. Read full book review >