Search Results: "Katy Hudson"


BOOK REVIEW

BEAR AND DUCK by Katy Hudson
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 12, 2015

"A charming story of friendship and acceptance, distinguished by humorous and affectionate illustrations. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Fed up and frustrated with the indignities of life as a bear, Bear joins a family of ducks only to end up realizing that being a bear has its own compensations. Read full book review >

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ANIMAL TEACHERS by Janet Halfmann
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 12, 2014

"Nicely connecting the child to the natural world, this would be a useful opener for a unit about animals as well as a title to share with young animal lovers. (Informational picture book. 4-8)"
Just like human children, animal babies from chicks to bear cubs learn lessons from adults around them. 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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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 >

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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 >

BOOK REVIEW

WHERE JESUS SLEPT by Norma Lewis
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 4, 2016

"This Is the Stable by Cynthia Cotten and illustrated by Delana Bettoli (2006) uses the same 'This Is the House that Jack Built' structure with a more graceful text and more polished illustrations; seek it out instead. (Picture book/religion. 3-6)"
The structure of the traditional poem "This Is the House that Jack Built" is used as the premise for this Nativity story. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

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

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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

IT'S ALL ABOUT ME-OW by Hudson Talbott
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 13, 2012

"Ailurophobes won't be swayed, but feline fanciers will lap this up and look forward to repeat servings. (Informational picture book. 4-8)"
Cat lovers will recognize their favorite feline attributes (as well as those they're less fond of) in this amusing "cat"-alog. Read full book review >

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UNITED TWEETS OF AMERICA by Hudson Talbott
ANIMALS
Released: May 1, 2008

"But where U.S. geography is part of the elementary-school curriculum, this lighthearted look at the 50 states (plus the District of Columbia) will be welcome. (Picture book/nonfiction. 7-10)"
This rollicking roll call of state fast facts takes the form of a pageant of birds, each introducing their home state in ways that will delight trivia fans. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

KING ARTHUR AND THE ROUND TABLE by Hudson Talbott
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Sept. 1, 1995

"Younger children will find it too hurried to take in, and older ones may move on, instead, to novel-size retellings. (Picture book/folklore. 8-10)"
A swift, almost frantic, second volume in the Tales of King Arthur series, covering Arthur's battles with rebellious nobles, the meeting with Guinevere as she tends wounded upon Bedegraine's battlefield, the vanquishing of King Ryence, marriage to Guinevere, and dedication of the Round Table. Read full book review >