Search Results: "Katy Derbyshire"


BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 1, 2011

"An absorbing, multilayered account of the evolution of an enduring culture."
The experiences of three generations of remarkable Tibetan women over the course of a century. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

KATY DID IT! by Lorianne Siomades
ANIMALS
Released: Feb. 1, 2009

"A stark white backdrop stunts the bright colors found in this garden view, leaving a wilted offering in its wake. (Picture book. 3-5)"
This energetic katydid is quite the nuisance, her hopping wreaking havoc among the garden plants. Read full book review >

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KATY DUCK, CENTER STAGE by Alyssa Satin Capucilli
ANIMALS
Released: May 6, 2008

"There's absolutely nothing about this book or the other Katy Duck titles that cries out for the board format; it does a disservice to the board-book audience who will not understand it and to the preschoolers who deserve a fuller tale."
Capucilli works on developing her Katy Duck franchise to Biscuit proportions. Read full book review >

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KATY CAT AND BEAKY BOO by Lucy Cousins
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 1996

"This easy guessing game in primary colors from the author of the Maisy books will help preschoolers with the basic skills of identifying numbers, colors, sounds, and clothes. (Picture book. 2-4)"
Katy Cat And Beaky Boo ($14.99; Oct. 1996; 24 pp.; 1-56402-884-4): To search for her buddy Beaky Boo, Katy Cat uses lots of clues. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SEEING CALVIN COOLIDGE IN A DREAM by John Derbyshire
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 14, 1996

"The trouble isn't just that the story itself, however intense in background, is so slight but that the Coolidge hook—which is meant to make everything else resonate—is dull and confusing and just doesn't lift when lifting is needed."
A postmodern mess of a debut: earnest and ambitious, but disjointed and strained. Read full book review >

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KNOCKING ON HEAVEN'S DOOR by Katy Butler
NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 10, 2013

"Honest and compassionate thoughts on helping the elderly through the process of dying."
A forthright memoir on illness and investigation of how to improve end-of-life scenarios. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

TOO MANY CARROTS by Katy Hudson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 11, 2016

"Superficially appealing; much less so upon closer examination. (Picture book. 6-8)"
When Rabbit's unbridled mania for collecting carrots leaves him unable to sleep in his cozy burrow, other animals offer to put him up. Read full book review >

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A LOUD WINTER'S NAP  by Katy Hudson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2017

"Combine this with a nonfiction look at hibernation to round out a winter storytime. (Picture book. 3-7)"
The forest creatures from Too Many Carrots (2016) who were so put out by Rabbit's foodstuff this time are vexing to Tortoise, who is trying to hibernate. Read full book review >

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CHARLIE AND THE GRANDMOTHERS by Katy  Towell
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 4, 2015

"Snicket-lite without the clever wordplay, it's a ghoulish though not gross thriller. (Horror. 8-11)"
Is it really paranoia if the monsters turn out to be real? Read full book review >

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GINGERBREAD MOUSE by Katy Bratun
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 2003

"Includes a recipe for gingerbread cookies. (Picture book. 5-7)"
What kind of house would be best for a mouse? Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE RUNAWAY EGG by Katy Hudson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 24, 2017

"Being an older sibling has never been this harrowing—and hilarious. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Taking care of a younger sibling is a challenge for Chick, especially when the sibling is still in his egg. Read full book review >