Search Results: "Katie Smith Milway"


BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2012

"Readers will take much away from this, including an appreciation for their health-care resources and a desire to make a difference in the world. (map, glossary) (Picture book. 6-10)"
This entry in the CitizenKid series successfully conveys to readers both the importance of health care/disease prevention and the limited availability of these in the third world. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2010

"Endnotes add information about food security around the world and include a glossary of Spanish words. (Picture book. 7-10)"
When the exhausted soil of their family plot doesn't yield enough and her father leaves to find work, María Luz plants the winter vegetables using new farming techniques she learns from her teacher, Don Pedro. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2008

"The author introduces the real Kojo at the end as well as some of the international organizations that make these life-changing bootstrap loans. (Picture book. 8-10)"
Loosely based on an actual success story, this tale of a Ghanaian lad who parlays one hen into a major poultry farm highlights the way microloans are helping to break the cycle of poverty in many third-world communities. Read full book review >

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THE BANANA-LEAF BALL by Katie Smith Milway
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 4, 2017

"This outside-looking-in depiction of the power of play to bridge new relationships in Burundi serves as a universal lesson that all readers can draw on. (Picture book. 7-11)"
In this heartwarming tale, readers take a trip to the refugee camps of Tanzania to see how play can transform fear, conflict, and distrust into empathy, tolerance, and teamwork. Read full book review >

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CAPPUCCINA GOES TO TOWN by Mary Ann Smith
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 2001

"Tossing her head in a friendly way, she stepped over to the dressmaker's') and in the artwork, all tropical colors and enough enormous grins on each page to make your teeth ache. (Picture book. 5-8)"
It's a cow's life, until Cappuccina gets it in her head that town looks a lot more fun than her pasture, in this candied grass-is-greener tale. Read full book review >

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THE SLIP by Katie Smith Matison
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 27, 2014

"An often satisfying marriage of legal thriller and police procedural."
In Matison's debut novel, a deep-sea diver is killed after stumbling upon the wreckage of an old ship carrying valuable gemstones, inciting an international legal battle. Read full book review >

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PIGSTICKS AND HAROLD AND THE PIRATE TREASURE by Alex Milway
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 2, 2016

"A silly gem of a chapter book. (Adventure. 7-10)"
Pig Pigsticks and hamster Harold return for a third installment of their odd-couple story for newly independent readers. Read full book review >

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THE MOUSEHUNTER by Alex Milway
ADVENTURE
Released: April 1, 2010

"The author's unique vision—imagine a composite of Jules Verne, Jorge Luis Borges and Hergé—matched by stronger writing chops make this second title in the energetic series a recommended pick for young readers in search of new worlds to explore. (Fantasy. 8-12)"
The pirate Mousebeard is determined to lift the curse that prevents him from setting foot on land. Read full book review >

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PIGSTICKS AND HAROLD AND THE INCREDIBLE JOURNEY by Alex Milway
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 27, 2014

"It's funny, but as a book for beginning readers—which it's billed as—it misses the mark. (Early reader. 6-9)"
When Pigsticks, a pig with wanderlust, teams up with Harold the hamster, anything can happen. Read full book review >

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OPERATION ROBOT STORM by Alex Milway
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2013

"Snow joke. (Fantasy. 9-11)"
Does the world, or at least Great Britain, need saving? Call on the hirsute heroes of the Mythical 9th Division! 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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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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