Search Results: "Katy Simpson Smith"


BOOK REVIEW

THE STORY OF LAND AND SEA by Katy Simpson Smith
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 26, 2014

"A bleak, unsentimental but ultimately static evocation of early American lives."
An unvarnished tale of seafaring, slavery and new beginnings set in post-Revolutionary North Carolina. Read full book review >

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FREE MEN by Katy Simpson Smith
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 16, 2016

"Though beautifully researched and written, this run for freedom is slowed by too many campfire stories."
In the late-18th-century woodlands of Florida and Alabama, three fugitives relate the harsh circumstances that led to their crime. 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 >

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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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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 >

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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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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 >

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THE IT GIRL by Katy Birchall
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 14, 2016

"Funny and frothy. (Fiction. 9-12)"
A zany British trifle about middle school popularity. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 6, 2002

"Robinson vividly describes contrasts between cultures as she realistically details a quest inevitably complicated by the contradictions and contrariness of human nature."
Luminously written, sensitively nuanced memoir by Idaho-based journalist Robinson about the rediscovery of her Korean family. Read full book review >

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POKER FACE by Katy Lederer
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 1, 2003

"Compact and well-executed."
Elliptical memoir depicting a girlhood of deception and gradually receding naïveté. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 1, 1998

"Not just a book on elephants and their surprisingly active verbal lives, but an informed discussion on the policies and future of man and beast in Africa."
In an account that is finally a philosophical and political meditation on wildlife, a biologist studies the long-distance, nearly imperceptible rumblings of elephants and ponders the fate of Africa's elephant herds. Read full book review >