Search Results: "Kelli Nidey"


BOOK REVIEW

WHEN AUTUMN FALLS by Kelli Nidey
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2004

"Elementary teachers could use this as a springboard to a discussion on the many different meanings of the same word. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Lots of things are falling in this salute to autumn. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHARLY'S EPIC FIASCOS by Kelli London
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Aug. 28, 2012

"Just enough realism to be believable—and plenty of wish fulfillment, too. (Fiction. 12-16)"
A rough-around-the-edges road-trip story with a heart of gold. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Sept. 1, 1995

"Honest and occasionally vexing, this will have special appeal to teens and their parents."
Stirringly candid portraits of more than 20 teens, interspersed with commentary, reminiscences, and diary entries from Pratt's teen years. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

UPTOWN DREAMS by Kelli London
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Dec. 1, 2011

"A light read for teens who love performing arts... and the other kind of drama. (Fiction. 12-16)"
An uneven narrative follows four aspiring young artists attending the Harlem Academy of Creative and Performing Arts. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE CURSE-MAKER by Kelli Stanley
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 1, 2011

"Stanley's debut novel, supplemented by a glossary and a lengthy explanation of curse-making, captures the details and rhythms of daily life in the ancient empire. The whodunit often takes a backseat to the subtle and interesting interactions of his characters."
In ancient Rome, a vacationing physician turns reluctant sleuth to save his family. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NOX DORMIENDA by Kelli Stanley
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 18, 2008

"First-timer Stanley is sure-footed and enthusiastic about history (as witness her glossary and bibliography) and crafts a satisfyingly intricate puzzle, but her prose could be leaner and her dialogue less ornate. First of a proposed series."
In ancient Londinium, the governor's physician becomes a reluctant sleuth. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SLEEPY TOES by Kelli McNeil
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 28, 2017

"Slightly padded covers and board pages make this a sturdy, albeit optimistic, choice for establishing bedtime routines. (Board book. 1-3)"
A good-night tour of body parts for the mildly sleep-resistant. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

A DAY WITH MONSTER by Kelli Gleiner
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2014

"Nothing flashy or overly ambitious, this small board book starring an odd-looking little monster is a quirky way to introduce little ones to the concept of a daily routine and its constituent parts. (Board book. 1-3)"
See what Monster's day is like, from his morning stretch till he returns to his bed at the end of a long day. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

LIVING INTO THE MYSTERY by Kelli Summers Sorg
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: Oct. 13, 2014

"A gentle, understatedly wise collection of reflections on issues of modern Christian faith."
An award-winning television producer and pastor collects letters she's sent to spiritual inquirers far and wide. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE GIRL WHO WROTE IN SILK by Kelli Estes
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 7, 2015

"Though there are a few unnecessary coincidences, Estes' debut is a pleasing blend of historical fiction and contemporary drama."
In a house on Orcas Island, the stories of two young women unfold: a 19th-century Chinese-American and a recent college graduate trying to piece together a mystery left behind. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

STAR POWER by Kelli London
YOUNG ADULT
Released: July 30, 2013

"A fast-moving, upbeat mystery for readers willing to ignore major plot holes. (Mystery. 12-16)"
Teen reality TV star Charly and her co-star Liam head to the tiny town of Tallulahville, Minn., to make over an unwilling nerd but discover the mission is more complex than they'd realized. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

REALITY CHECK by Kelli London
YOUNG ADULT
Released: March 1, 2013

"A fizzy and warmhearted take on teen stardom, but readers will have to work hard to suspend their disbelief. (Fiction. 12-16)"
The uneven follow-up to Charly's Epic Fiascos (2012) shows determined and headstrong Charly trying to balance her newfound star status with her roots and responsibilities. Read full book review >