Search Results: "Katie McAllaster Weaver"


BOOK REVIEW

BILL IN A CHINA SHOP by Katie McAllaster Weaver
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2003

"The ending clinks some and in one illustration a key object falls into the page gutter, but as the appealing cover promises, Bill has more charm than bull. (Picture book. 5-7)"
The title sets up the funny premise as Bill, a bull, collects china cups, but his size and clumsiness create havoc in china shops. 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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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

LITTLE ONE by Jo Weaver
Kirkus Star
by Jo Weaver, illustrated by Jo Weaver
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2016

"Quietly stunning. (Picture book. 3-6)"
A mother bear and her newborn cub move through the seasons in this British import. Read full book review >

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2017 YOUNG EXPLORER'S ADVENTURE GUIDE by Corie Weaver
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 1, 2016

"Offering just the right amount of imagination, humor, and contemporary nuances to engage young readers, this is a must-have in science-fiction collections serving middle graders and teens. (Science fiction/short stories. 10-16)"
A diverse collection of futuristic stories set within contemporary emotional landscapes, tailor-made for millennials. Read full book review >

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2018 YOUNG EXPLORER'S ADVENTURE GUIDE by Corie Weaver
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Dec. 1, 2017

"This stellar collection will appeal to both teens and grown-ups who dream of future worlds. (Science fiction. 12-adult)"
Worlds await young readers…. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FULL SERVICE by Will Weaver
FICTION
Released: Oct. 12, 2005

"Superb. (Fiction. YA)"
A northern Minnesota small town in 1965 is the setting for Paul's summer of growing maturity while working at a Shell full-service gas station. Read full book review >

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THE AWAKENER by Helen Weaver
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 1, 2009

"An evocative multidecade portrait of the Beat milieu undercut by the author's mostly pedestrian biographical details."
Beat-era hipster and former love interest of Jack Kerouac recalls her rebellious youth in the Greenwich Village of the 1950s and beyond. Read full book review >

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BILLIE GIRL by Vickie Weaver
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 2010

"Weaver's narrative is a rambling affair that uses conventions of Southern Gothic fiction rather awkwardly and self-consciously."
A novel in the Southern Gothic style, with death and humor commingling in odd ways. Read full book review >