Search Results: "Kelly Bryne"


BOOK REVIEW

A HORSE NAMED STEVE by Kelly Collier
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 4, 2017

"Team spirit and individual achievement are certainly lacking in this attempt to explore what makes a horse (or a child) special. (Picture book. 3-6)"
To be different is to be a standout in this confusing little story. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

IT’S A BUTTERFLY’S LIFE by Irene Kelly
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 2007

"A book that proves science nonfiction can be accurate, factual and completely engrossing, this is a must for libraries and any curious nature lovers. (Picture book/nonfiction. 4-10)"
Almost any five-year-old can tell you the basics of a butterfly's life. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ANIMALS
Released: June 15, 2005

"The unorthodox format is well suited to spark interest in other imaginative journeys and to reading and writing about other parts of the world both in and out of the classroom. (author's note) (Picture book. 6-8)"
Owney, a scruffy little stray mutt, wanders into the Albany post office in 1889, wins the hearts of the postal workers and becomes their mascot, riding the mail wagon to and from the train station. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE RAVEN’S GIFT by Kelly Dupre
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2001

"While the full mystic import of the narrator's epiphany will likely escape most young readers, the appealingly primitive illustrations and the fundamental lure of the unknown will draw children in to this most unusual and pleasing offering. (Picture book/nonfiction. 5-8)"
A tale of endurance and mystery in the Arctic. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

EVEN AN OSTRICH NEEDS A NEST by Irene Kelly
ANIMALS
Released: March 15, 2009

"Though the addition of source notes and an index would aid the budding researcher, this offering will intrigue many young ornithologists. (Informational picture book. 5-9)"
From the North American bald eagle to the Australian brush-turkey, the nesting habits of 40 different birds are briefly explored. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ALL THE LOST THINGS by Kelly Canby
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 2015

"While full of warmth, this picture book unfortunately loses sight of its young audience. (Picture book. 4-8)"
When Olive discovers "all the lost things" in a mysterious place beneath the city, she decides to bring back hope, memory, and humor for those above. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

IT’S A HUMMINGBIRD’S LIFE by Irene Kelly
ANIMALS
Released: April 15, 2003

"They and the small font size make this difficult to read to a group, but for a lap child, or a young reader, it's just right. (Nonfiction. 4-8)"
Sweet, colorful, and fluttery, this bright little jewel is as cheerful as the bird it depicts. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WHO R U REALLY? by Margo Kelly
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Sept. 18, 2014

"Kelly's first novel is a suspenseful page-turner with multiple suspects, a little bit of romance, and a strong but not overbearing message. (Thriller. 12-16)"
A naïve 14-year-old longing for a first romance believes she has found it with an online stranger. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ENSHADOWED by Kelly Creagh
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Aug. 28, 2012

"Tedious; only for readers who can't get enough of Varen, Isobel and Poe. (Paranormal romance. 12 & up)"
Her goth boyfriend, Varen Nethers, disappeared into the sinister, Poe-inflected dream world in Nevermore (2010), and now it's up to cheerleader Isobel Lanley to find him again. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WHITE MAGIC by Kelly Easton
FANTASY
Released: Aug. 14, 2007

"And while it seems that nothing much happens, the ending manages to be both satisfying and believable: Easton's characters grow and change—just like in real life. (Fiction. 12-16)"
Take three outsiders—the easy girl, the ethnic one and the new girl in school. Read full book review >