Search Results: "Kay-Marie James"


BOOK REVIEW

COOKING FOR HARRY by Kay-Marie James
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 17, 2004

"Polished albeit slight effort by a collaborative, pseudonymous team of a Famous Author (who did the writing) and a Deserving Friend (who did the plotting). Charming cover and amusing premise should appeal to women of a certain age."
Plump hubby loses it. Read full book review >

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STRAIGHT TALK ABOUT CULTS by Kay Marie Porterfield
RELIGION
Released: Sept. 15, 1995

"A list of organizations and hotlines is included, as is a very brief (five titles) bibliography. (index, not seen) (Nonfiction. 12+)"
In this no-nonsense, informative book, Porterfield presents a broad overview of what she calls ``harmful'' cults, some 2,000 or so of which exist today. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 12, 2012

"A highly readable, somewhat fawning, ultimately credible biography of an ambitious, energetic risk-taker."
Long before he steered the country through both the Depression and World War II, Franklin Delano Roosevelt (1882-1945) was a headstrong fellow who knew what he wanted, played for keeps and mastered the art of taking charge. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 6, 2004

"Well-researched and engaging."
The life of the eminent naval hero that focuses on the mysterious circumstances surrounding his death as well as his military accomplishments. Read full book review >

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HOUNDSLEY AND CATINA by James Howe
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 2006

"A pleasantly seasoned potboiler. (Easy reader. 5-8)"
Houndsley, a good cook, and Catina, a misguided memoirist, pursue goals out of step with their true natures in this humorous beginning reader, the first of a series. Read full book review >

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ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 2006

"Using language appropriate for new readers, Howe crafts a knowing paean—filtered mainly through Houndsley's point of view—to the care and feeding of friendship. (Easy reader. 5-8)"
In a sweet sequel to their debut, good friends Houndsley and Catina sadly realize that they don't know when their birthdays are. Read full book review >

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MOLLY AND BABOU by James Mahoney
Released: June 19, 2014

"A heartwarming and educational tale of friendships among different species."
Retired veterinarian Mahoney (From Elephants to Mice, 2010, etc.) and his wife, a debut author who has worked as a teacher, relate the fictionalized adventures of their real-life dogs in this engaging romp. Read full book review >

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HOUNDSLEY AND CATINA AND THE QUIET TIME by James Howe
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2008

"These endearing characters shine in this gentle and reflective read. (Early reader. 5-8)"
The frantic pace of daily life is thrown by the wayside when a heavy snowstorm quietly descends in this latest installment starring friends Houndsley and Catina. Read full book review >

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HOUNDSLEY AND CATINA by James Howe
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 2009

"Howe's gentle text deftly mixes in some sight words alongside easily sounded-out vocabulary, all while telling a sweetly engaging story; Gay's energetic watercolors brim with personality and humor. (Early reader. 5-8)"
Houndsley loves to take his canoe out onto the lake, but Bert the goose, his usual paddling partner, must visit a sick aunt. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE MOON MAN by Gerda Marie Scheidl
by Gerda Marie Scheidl, translated by J. Alison James, illustrated by Wilkon
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 15, 1994

"Wilk¢n sets the action in a lush and lovely dream world; his smiling, pink-cheeked Moon Man is charming. (Picture book. 4-8)"
An engaging fantasy about a cheery, moon-faced figure that slips from a picture little Marion has drawn and hung above her bed and goes out into the night. Read full book review >

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LORETTA AND THE LITTLE FAIRY by Gerda Marie Scheidl
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 15, 1993

A pleasant, if unexceptional, story about a lonely little girl who meets a fairy just her size. Read full book review >

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GULLIVER SNIP by JuliaKay Kay
ADVENTURE
Released: June 1, 2008

"Still, a nice foray into the realm of imagination. (Picture book. 4-7)"
The dedication in Kay's imaginative debut says it all: "For those who take adventures instead of taking baths." Read full book review >