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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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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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

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >

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 >