Search Results: "Katy Schneider"


BOOK REVIEW

PAINTING THE WIND by Patricia MacLachlan
FICTION
Released: May 1, 2003

"Along with the likes of Cynthia Rylant's All I See and Sara Yamaka's Gift of Driscoll Lipscomb, this bears insights into how artists look at their world, and their work, and will broaden children's understanding of how and why art is made. (Picture book. 9+)"
In this atmospheric mother-daughter collaboration (a debut for the daughter), a young artist works on his technique in the company of the painters who come to his island each summer with their easels, dogs, and families to paint. Read full book review >

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ONCE I ATE A PIE by Patricia MacLachlan
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2006

"Thoughtful design elements include a trail of paw prints leading from the cover through the front matter into the text, varying type treatments and a mixture of illustration perspectives. (Poetry. 4-9)"
An appealing cover image of a charming pug invites the reader into this ode to canine companions by the mother-and-daughter team. Read full book review >

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I DIDN'T DO IT by Patricia MacLachlan
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 2010

"If dogs could talk (and of course they do), they would say what this team has translated for us, the two-foots in the world of the four-foots: Even if I did do it, you love me anyway. (Picture book/poetry. 4-8)"
The mother-and-daughter team MacLachlan & Charest and able artist Schneider present another charming volume of verses showing the thoughts of puppies of many breeds (Once I Ate a Pie, 2006). Read full book review >

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NO DOGS ALLOWED by Howie Schneider
ANIMALS
Released: June 14, 1995

"Rollicking illustrations will make children giggle, while the plot will keep them in suspense over whether Mercer's secret will be spilled, right up to the frantic happy ending. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A funny vacation tale, perfect for summertime story hours, from the creator of that other traveling dog, Amos: The Story of an Old Dog and His Couch (1987, not reviewed). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SECRET LOVE by Bart Schneider
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 3, 2001

"The milieu is perfectly captured, but the storyline relies heavily on melodrama to propel the action forward. And the often-stagey dialogue is no help. Disappointing, if often engaging."
A rather plodding second effort from Schneider, founding editor of The Hungry Mind Review (now The Ruminator Review), returns to the themes and settings of his debut (Blue Bossa, 1998). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FAKER by Katy Gardner
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: April 1, 2009

"Gardner (The Mermaid's Purse, 2004, etc.) unfolds this riveting tale in flashbacks that keep you guessing all the way."
A haunting tale of love, tragedy and obsession. Read full book review >

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LOSING GEMMA by Katy Gardner
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 23, 2002

"A tragic thriller about curdled friendships and the dangerous thrills of the unknown, saddled with an ending that readers will see coming about 40 pages away."
Two young Brits go backpacking in India, but only one comes back. 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

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 >