Search Results: "Katy S. Duffield"


BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 1, 2012

"Caveat emptor. (bibliography, websites, index [not seen]) (Nonfiction. 8-12)"
The title says it all, almost, about "The Golden State," from early history to the near-present. Read full book review >

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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 >

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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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 >

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

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

SKARY CHILDRIN AND THE CAROUSEL OF SORROW by Katy  Towell
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 23, 2011

"A little talky toward the end, but a tasty chiller-thriller for all fans of macabre twists and Unfortunate Events. (Melodrama. 10-13)"
Delectably horrific doings in a cursed small town make reluctant allies of four bullied children. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

HIDE AND SEEK by Katy Grant
ADVENTURE
Released: Aug. 1, 2010

"A good, solid adventure. (Mystery. 8-12)"
First-rate suspense with an original premise and an appealing theme support this story about a boy who stumbles upon two kidnapped children and endangers his own life in trying to help them. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

HILLWALKING by Katy Ridnouer
Released: Jan. 1, 2012

"A story as observant and thoughtful as the lives of Irish monks; rewarding for contemplative readers."
Ridnouer's debut novel relates the gentle spiritual journey undertaken by three American women living in Dublin. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BY PROXY by Katy Regnery
ROMANCE
Released: Sept. 24, 2013

"For those focused on lasting emotional connections reached through good conversation, this book is a winner."
A wholesome contemporary romance set in small-town Montana. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BLOODLINE by Katy Moran
ADVENTURE
Released: Feb. 1, 2009

"This impressive debut kicks off a trilogy. (Historical fantasy. YA)"
A bleak tale from a harsh time, told with elegance and graceful mystical overtones. Read full book review >