Search Results: "Katrina Germein"


BOOK REVIEW

KATRINA by Gary Rivlin
NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 11, 2015

"Deeply engrossing, well-written, and packed with revealing stories."
Former New York Times reporter Rivlin (Broke, USA: From Pawnshops to Poverty, Inc.—How the Working Poor Became Big Business, 2010, etc.) delivers a magnificently reported account of life in a broken, waterlogged city. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BIG RAIN COMING by Katrina Germein
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 31, 2000

"A strongly evocative import and a promising debut for Germein. (Picture book. 5-7)"
With the bold, dotted patterns and dark lines of Aborigine art, Bancroft (Dreamtime, 1994) takes sweltering Australian dogs, frogs, and children through days of relentless heat, then suspense, as clouds build up in the distance only to disperse, and at last the final sweet relief of rain, rain, rain. Read full book review >

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MY DAD THINKS HE'S FUNNY by Katrina Germein
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 9, 2013

"Share with readers with enough knowledge and sophistication to get the humor so the results are either guffaws or groans instead of blank stares. (Picture book. 5-8)"
Everyone knows that dad who constantly cracks jokes. Some are funny and some not so much. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Katrina, Mississippi by NancyKay Sullivan Wessman
NON-FICTION
Released: July 14, 2015

"A scholarly landmark in the history of a major storm.
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Wessman (You Can Fix the Fat from Childhood & Other Heart Disease Risks, Too, 2012) tells stories of people who helped save three Mississippi counties during Hurricane Katrina.Read full book review >

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EIGHT DOLPHINS OF KATRINA by Janet Wyman Coleman
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 6, 2013

"During a time of so much destruction, these eight dolphins became a symbol—they banded together and found their way home, just like the human residents of the Gulf Coast. (sources) (Informational picture book. 6-9) "
A spark of hope in the wake of a devastating natural disaster. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

TUBBY MEETS KATRINA by Tony Dunbar
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 1, 2006

"The most unconvincing note is the suggestion that settling Bonner Rivette's hash will straighten things out. If only."
Dunbar ushers in the era of Hurricane Katrina fiction. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

A STORM CALLED KATRINA by Myron Uhlberg
ADVENTURE
Released: Aug. 1, 2011

"Simple, affecting prose and intricate, inspired paintings make this one worth sharing for sure. (author's note). (Picture book. 9-12)"
A heartrending story of a New Orleans family's experience through Hurricane Katrina. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

I SURVIVED HURRICANE KATRINA, 2005 by Lauren Tarshis
ADVENTURE
Released: March 1, 2011

"Following the main text are 'After the Storm: Questions about Katrina' and 'Facts about Hurricane Katrina,' both ideal for setting young readers who have been enthralled by Barry's story on a path to discovering more about the true story of Katrina and its aftermath. (Historical fiction. 7-10)"
Tarshis (I Survived the Sinking of the Titanic, 1912, 2010, etc.) again transforms a historical event into a fast-paced adventure story appropriate for lower elementary students. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Katrina and the Need for Revival in the American Church by Jerry Bass
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 6, 2014

"A thought-provoking—if troubling—Katrina-driven jeremiad about the ills besetting American Christianity."
A Hurricane Katrina memoir doubles as a call for religious renewal. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE LOST & FOUND by Katrina Leno
YOUNG ADULT
Released: July 5, 2016

"The plot's flawed, but it's executed by characters readers can believe in and care about. (Magical realism. 13-16)"
Two teens on opposite coasts who've bonded closely in an anonymous online therapy group for trauma victims embark with companions on cross-country road trips to meet in Austin, Texas. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WHEN MISCHIEF CAME TO TOWN by Katrina Nannestad
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 5, 2016

"This heartwarming and richly engaging tale explores grief and the sustaining support of humor with an abundance of love. (Historical fiction. 9-12)"
Irrepressible Inge Maria has been sent to live with her grandmother on the island of Bornholm, Denmark, after her mother's death. Read full book review >

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EVERYTHING ALL AT ONCE by Katrina Leno
YOUNG ADULT
Released: July 25, 2017

"A charming and sophisticated take on handling grief with a mystical twist ending that is sure to engage teens nostalgic for the magic of reading Harry Potter or Tuck Everlasting for the first time. (Fiction. 13-18)"
When Lottie's favorite aunt dies, she leaves behind a wave of grief—and a mysterious series of letters. Read full book review >