Search Results: "Katie Sise"


BOOK REVIEW

THE PRETTY APP by Katie Sise
YOUNG ADULT
Released: April 14, 2015

"A clichéd, unrealistic look at teen lives in the mobile age. (Fiction. 14-18)"
The classic tale of how a beauty finds inner loveliness gets a modern take. Read full book review >

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THE BOYFRIEND APP by Katie Sise
YOUNG ADULT
Released: April 30, 2013

"Ultimately, too hard to swallow, with too many unanswered questions. (Fiction. 13-16)"
What starts as a geek-girl romantic comedy turns into an implausible techno-thriller. Read full book review >

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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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OLIVE MARSHMALLOW by Katie Saunders
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 3, 2015

"Well-done new sibling books are always welcome, and this one is as cozy as being swaddled. (Picture book.2-4)"
Another new-baby story joins the cribfull of titles told from the big-sibling angle. Read full book review >

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OTTO THE BOOK BEAR by Katie Cleminson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 31, 2012

"Book creatures of all ages will love Otto and will enjoy wondering if any other of their books' characters have a secret life. A delight. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Otto usually lives as an illustration of a book, but when no one is looking, he comes to life. Read full book review >

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PARTY ANIMALS by Katie Davis
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2002

"Although bursting with color, but not much ingenuity, this is a useful aid for those teaching numbers and colors, and a charming work with a jolly tone that will keep small children engaged. (Picture book. 2-5)"
Here lies the key to making counting festive: tally the guests at a barnyard bash. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SCARED STIFF by Katie Davis
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2001

"Zany perspectives, asides in balloons, images bleeding out of their frames, colors electric enough to make your teeth sing—but a story line with enough holes in it to drain spaghetti. (Picture book. 2-5)"
Davis's (Who Hoots?, not reviewed, etc.) story has a bad case of the fidgets, which won't go far in curing any youngster's willies, but if nothing else, maybe the ants it drops in the pants of its readers will take their mind off their groundless fears. Read full book review >

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IVY AND THE LONELY RAINCLOUD by Katie Harnett
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 15, 2017

"Harnett's illustrations are colorful and charming, but because Ivy isn't an agent in her own recovery, this tale of the restorative power of friendship seems imperfectly resolved for young readers. (Picture book. 4-6)"
A rain cloud befriends a grumpy young florist by helping to reinvigorate her distressed plants. Read full book review >

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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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >