Search Results: "Katie Kacvinsky"


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AWAKEN by Katie Kacvinsky
FICTION
Released: May 23, 2011

"Among the pleasures of this high-tech fairy tale are Maddie's initiative, courage and independent spirit, stoutly risking rejection in pursuit of her heart's desire. (Science fiction/romance. 12 & up)"
Can love exist in a digital age? Read full book review >

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MIDDLE GROUND by Katie Kacvinsky
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Nov. 20, 2012

"Lyrical, provocative, passionate and thought-provoking. (Science fiction/romance. 12 & up)"
In this sequel to Awaken (2011), Maddie's rebellion against digital school and social networking run amok land her in a detention center where detainees are conditioned to fear physical contact and transformed into pliant consumers content to conduct their lives online. Read full book review >

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FIRST COMES LOVE by Katie Kacvinsky
Released: May 8, 2012

"While the story is not fatally flawed, readers will be left wondering if it is truly love or a complicated game. (Fiction. 14 & up)"
An improbable romance develops between polar opposites during a long, hot Arizona summer. Read full book review >

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FLYAWAY KATIE by Polly Dunbar
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 2004

"Exuberant, to say the least. (Picture book. 2-5)"
A joyous cure for a case of the doldrums. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 4, 2011

"Though frankly evangelical, Davis' book is still a refreshing read for those seeking the inspiration to follow the stirrings of their own hearts."
This moving debut memoir tells Davis' story of moving to Uganda and founding Amazima ministries, a nonprofit organization dedicated to bettering the lives of underprivileged children. Read full book review >

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KATIE AND THE DINOSAURS by James Mayhew
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 1992

"The plot's predictable if ever-popular, while Mayhew's creatures are appealingly anthropomorphized and set in a lush landscape, skillfully rendered in sepia line and glowing watercolors. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Leaving Grandma, who scorns dinosaurs, drowsing on a museum bench, Katie slips through a forbidden door for a prehistoric adventure: she helps lost baby Hadrosaurus find his parents. Read full book review >

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KATIE LOVES THE KITTENS by John Himmelman
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2008

"A spunky pup caught in a lethargic tale. (Picture book. 3-6)"
The traditional animosity between cats and dogs gets turned on its head in this story of a cat-loving dog named Katie. Read full book review >

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Released: March 1, 1999

"The dissolving boundaries of these paintings communicate to children how art provides a window into the past, while Mayhew's illustrations are light-filled and playful, complementing the styles of the inset reproductions. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Not for the first time, the heroine of a picture book steps into some museum paintings and learns a little about the artists and their eras. Read full book review >

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MISS KATIE REGRETS by Jack Barry
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Nov. 20, 2007

"Barry, aka John Maher (The Lucky Penny, 2007, etc.), writes with grit and crackle, and the narrative ricochets briskly from past to present and professional to personal. Warning: A heavy use of idioms and the intricacies of Irish politics may daunt some American readers."
A righteous Dublin detective digs deep into a murder with political and international roots. Read full book review >

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WHEN KATIE WAKES by Connie May Fowler
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 1, 2001

"Insightful, generous, and perfectly pitched: a good nonfiction companion to Before Women Had Wings (1996), Fowler's novel covering similar territory."
From popular novelist Fowler (Remembering Blue, 2000, etc.), a searing and finely crafted memoir of youth and adulthood stunted by abuse. Read full book review >