Search Results: "Katie Williams"


BOOK REVIEW

ABSENT by Katie Williams
YOUNG ADULT
Released: April 1, 2013

"A somber tale that will make teens think twice. (Fiction. 14 & up)"
Three dead teens "[s]ettle in for the world's longest detention" in this melancholy ghost story. Read full book review >

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Released: Jan. 17, 2012

"An impressive story about a girl whose courage transforms a town."
Nine-year-old author Ricketts (Where Are the Animals, 2010) returns with the adventure of Lyla Lyte, a young girl who rescues books from obscurity. Read full book review >

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THE SPACE BETWEEN TREES by Katie Williams
FICTION
Released: June 1, 2010

"A nail-biter packed with palpable suspense and enough violence to suit it for stronger stomachs. (Thriller. 14 & up)"
In this disturbing psychological thriller, a lonely teen seeking attention gets more than she bargained for when her former friend is murdered. 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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BOOK REVIEW

PRINCESS PRINCESS EVER AFTER by Katie O'Neill
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 20, 2016

"Combine a cuddly purple dragon, much sharing of cookies, abundant humor, and two distinct and appealing heroines, and you have a royal winner. (Graphic fantasy. 8-13)"
Someday your princess will come—and she'll be rocking a mohawk-mullet, wearing a jaunty tunic complete with epaulets and cravat, and riding a disdainful pink unicorn. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >

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KINDERGARTEN ROCKS! by Katie Davis
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 2005

"Told from a kid's perspective, this is bound to boost confidence at facing fears and is a terrific tool for those setting off on the elementary track. (Picture book. 4-6)"
Young Dexter Dugan is just days away from starting kindergarten and his stuffed dog, Rufus, is a teensy bit scared. Read full book review >

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MABEL THE TOOTH FAIRY AND HOW SHE GOT HER JOB by Katie Davis
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2003

"Sandwiched between endpaper galleries of celebrity teeth, this sidesplitting dental romance will have young readers showing their own pearly whites in laughter. (Picture book. 6-8)"
Poor Mabel: having discovered the hard way that even fairies have to brush and floss, she sets out to assemble a new set of choppers from children's castoffs. Read full book review >

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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ARCHIE SNUFFLEKINS OLIVER VALENTINE CUPCAKE TIBERIUS CAT by Katie Harnett
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 6, 2016

"The focus on friendly camaraderie and community-building will be appreciated by many adults eager to share their values, and this quiet tale, with the children in their lives. (Picture book. 4-7)"
A stray cat finds a cozy home, brings comfort to a lonely woman, and enhances the sense of community among a group of neighbors. Read full book review >