Search Results: "Katy Kelly"


BOOK REVIEW

LUCY ROSE: BIG ON PLANS by Katy Kelly
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 14, 2005

"Continuing what she started in Lucy Rose: Here's the Thing About Me (2004), Kelly offers rollicking fun with genuine heartache, preparation for the real world. (Fiction. 8-9)"
Armed with a journal as red as her yippee-yi-yo cowgirl boots, loquacious Lucy Rose's number one plan is to write about her never boring life. Read full book review >

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LUCY ROSE by Katy Kelly
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 11, 2007

"D-double-D-licious'-sounding recipes for 'Lucy Roses' cupcakes and 'Sweet Joniques' cookies appended in the same fun-loving style for kids to follow. (Fiction. 9-12)"
The dynamic, self-assured Lucy Rose continues her fourth-grade diary entries following the Christmas break to the end of the school year. Read full book review >

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MELONHEAD AND THE UNDERCOVER OPERATION by Katy Kelly
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 13, 2011

"As they learn to take responsibility for their mini-fiascoes, Melonhead and Sam deliver sniggers galore in this sweet and funky confection. (Mystery. 8-11)"
Melonhead and his buddy Sam deliver their third goofball romp when they go undercover to catch one of the FBI's Most Wanted. Read full book review >

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MELONHEAD AND THE BIG STINK by Katy Kelly
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 8, 2010

"A breezy and humorous middle-grade tale that illuminates the value of intergenerational relationships. (Fiction. 8-12)"
Melonhead is as irrepressible as ever in his second outing (Melonhead, 2009). Read full book review >

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LUCY ROSE by Katy Kelly
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 12, 2006

"Graduating fans of Gooney Bird Greene will eagerly expect more updates on Lucy Rose's accomplishments. (Fiction. 7-10)"
Now in fourth grade, the spunky, confident Lucy Rose continues her journal through the Thanksgiving school break. Read full book review >

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MELONHEAD AND THE WE-FIX-IT COMPANY by Katy Kelly
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 10, 2013

"In this lively and light entertainment for middle graders, Melonhead and his friends inhabit a world without sarcasm or texting, where inventiveness and camaraderie reign supreme. (Fiction. 8-12)"
Melonhead, always brimming with good intentions, once again successfully enchants. Read full book review >

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MELONHEAD by Katy Kelly
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 10, 2009

"Melonhead learns a thing or two from his mistakes, but it may give adults pause when he sums his scientific discoveries up with, 'Umpteen wrongs equals one right.' (illustrations, not seen) (Fiction. 8-12)"
In this spin-off from the Lucy Rose series, Lucy's friend Melonhead, an adventurous, clever nine-year-old, takes center stage. Read full book review >

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LUCY ROSE by Katy Kelly
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 14, 2004

"Overall, the wonder is that third-grade vocabulary is sufficient to communicate the depth of Lucy Rose's hard-won growth. (Fiction. 8-11)"
Bouncier than a bowl of Jell-O, innately bubbly Lucy Rose, eight, undergoes a tremendous struggle; her parents have separated and the resulting upheaval leaves her no comfort zone. 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 >

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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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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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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 >