Search Results: "Katie May"


BOOK REVIEW

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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SEEN AND NOT HEARD by Katie May Green
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 2015

"Share this slightly silly yet decidedly creepy story about haunted pictures in a spooky house at Halloween or anytime. (Picture book. 5-8)"
Welcome to Shiverhawk, a big, stately home where all items are arranged just so, including the portraits of children, who are, as most people know, better seen and not heard—till sundown. Read full book review >

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PHILIPPA FISHER AND THE DREAM-MAKER’S DAUGHTER by Liz Kessler
ADVENTURE
Released: Sept. 1, 2009

"Kessler addresses hefty themes in this compelling story—nightmares, the scary dad—and allows the girls' friendship to assuage painful feelings of growing up. (Fantasy. 8-12)"
In this somewhat darker follow-up to the fanciful Philippa Fisher's Fairy Godsister (2008), lonely Philippa, just shy of 12, is ensconced on a rainy cottage vacation with her lovable hippie parents and faced with some mature issues of grief and death. Read full book review >

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PHILIPPA FISHER AND THE FAIRY'S PROMISE by Liz Kessler
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2010

"Young, bullied Tommy, however, is a new character with some future. (Fantasy. 8-12)"
The power of friendship bucks the rules and regulations of the Above the Clouds command center—ATC for short—in this convoluted third installment in Kessler's airy series exploring the gateway between the fairy and human worlds. Read full book review >

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PHILIPPA FISHER’S FAIRY GODSISTER by Liz Kessler
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2008

"Told in the alternating voices of Philippa and Daisy, the tale unfolds with an appealing mixture of tenderness and irony. (Fantasy. 8-12)"
With her best friend moving away and her quirky parents embarrassing her to no end—their camper-van honks to the tune of the Hokey-Pokey—11-year-old Philippa Fisher wishes she had a fairy godmother to change everything about her. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

STONE ANGEL by Jane Yolen
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 3, 2015

"A different take on a difficult subject. (Picture book. 8-10)"
A young Jewish girl and her family must flee when the Nazis march into Paris. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Nov. 20, 2012

"This brief novel is appropriate for children (as long as they are as precocious as Katie) as well as young adults and older adults intrigued by the often surprising wisdom and insight of young children."
The story of a precocious 6-year-old, Katie, whose Christmas wish list is not for toys and gifts for herself, but rather for good things to happen to people she cares about. Read full book review >

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KATIE AND THE SUNFLOWERS by James Mayhew
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2001

"The desire to be in a painting is played with a winsome freshness: not only are these famous art works made accessible to young readers, but Mayhew captures post-Impressionist impasto and rich color effortlessly. (Picture book. 5-8)"
Sunflower-patterned end papers, sunflower fleuron on the verso, characteristic vignettes in the post-Impressionist notes at the back: Mayhew (Katie and the Mona Lisa, 1999, etc.) accomplishes the remarkable feat of keeping his own style, with its vivacious line and cheery colors, while echoing the manner of others. 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 >