Search Results: "Katie Kirk"


BOOK REVIEW

ELI, NO! by Katie Kirk
by Katie Kirk, illustrated by Katie Kirk
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 2011

"Adult readers might want to suggest his family be in touch with the BadDog Trainers whose card appears on the opening spread; children will simply enjoy the havoc. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Geometric shapes, matte colors and few words tell the story of a beloved but not entirely trained pup. Read full book review >

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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

REX TABBY: CAT DETECTIVE by Daniel Kirk
ANIMALS
Released: July 1, 2004

"Chet Gecko's still top egg in the hardboiled department, but life's going to be no bowl of cream for crooks with Rex—and sidekicks Si Meese and Frankie Fluff—on the case. (Fiction. 9-11)"
In his debut caper, feline police detective Rex Tabby sets out to collar two bad-to-the-bone kittens intent on springing tough-talking Ma Manx from the Whiskerville lockup. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

JACK AND JILL by Daniel Kirk
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2003

"The bandwagon's getting crowded with folklore takeoffs, but this deserves a spot on board for its faintly surreal air. (Picture book. 7-9)"
Jack and Jill get plenty of exercise toiling up and down that hill in this considerably extended version of the nursery rhyme. Read full book review >

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BIGGER by Daniel Kirk
by Daniel Kirk, illustrated by Daniel Kirk
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 13, 1998

"A concise and ebullient reminder that physical size is not the only way children grow. (Picture book. 4-6)"
Kirk (Breakfast at the Liberty Diner, 1997, etc.) has an unusual spin on an evergreen picture-book theme: getting bigger. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DOGS RULE! by Daniel Kirk
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 2003

"When considered as poetry, the poems are a little sing-songy, but then they are songs, and children might just have more fun singing along with the CD than merely listening. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A cheerful collection of compatible canines decorates the cover of this oversized volume, with a Chihuahua holding a bone monogrammed with the name of the author/illustrator. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MISS SPIDER'S NEW CAR by David Kirk
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 1997

"The last page promises—threatens—a boat-buying expedition as a sequel. (Picture book. 4-7)"
For Miss Spider's fans (Miss Spider's Wedding, 1995, etc.), another visit to the long-lashed, pointy-nosed arachnid and her garish, high-gloss world. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

RHINO IN THE HOUSE by Daniel Kirk
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2017

"A solid introduction to wildlife conservation, but it misses the mark in providing a full context for the story. (Informational picture book. 4-8)"
Anna Merz was determined to protect endangered animals in East Africa. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

COUNTERFEIT ROAD by Kirk Russell
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 1, 2012

"Dodging questions about why he's working a cold case when there's so much at stake in the volatile present, Raveneau connects the dots methodically and convincingly, though with little sense of urgency."
The coldest of cold cases meets the hottest of hot-button crimes for San Francisco's Inspector Ben Raveneau (A Killing in China Basin, 2011). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

If You Could Be...The Critter You See by Kirk Eason
Released: April 17, 2014

"An accessible, smart book that finds an impressive balance between education and enjoyment."
In Eason's engaging debut, young readers can discover interesting facts about the wide variety of animals in the world. Read full book review >