Search Results: "Kelly Bennett"


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ONE DAY I WENT RAMBLING by Kelly Bennett
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 28, 2012

"A worthy but not uncommon premise, developed elsewhere with better writing and art. (Picture book. 5-7)"
A young collector repurposes found junk, bringing his scoffing peers along on a flight of fancy. Read full book review >

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DAD AND POP by Kelly Bennett
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2010

"Wholly good-hearted, this small book demonstrates a sweetly child-centric ideal for divorced and blended families to aim at. (Picture book. 3-7)"
A cheery celebration of fathers and stepfathers' dual roles in their children's lives. Read full book review >

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YOUR DADDY WAS JUST LIKE YOU by Kelly Bennett
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2010

"Where this book truly misses its potential is in Walker's soft-focus acrylics, which simply depict what the grandmother describes of her son's childhood and fail to mirror the text's 'Just like you,' never making the visual connection between the child-father and his son. (Picture book. 3-5)"
A grandmother regales her grandson with an account of his father's infant- and childhood, including achievements and frailties and always touching base with the refrain, "Just like you." Read full book review >

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VAMPIRE BABY by Kelly Bennett
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 9, 2013

"Casting Tootie as a potential vampire gives the well-worn new-baby theme a fresh, comic twist. (Picture book. 4-6)"
Baby Tootie seems like a typically cute baby until her older brother notices an alarming change in her behavior when she gets two suspiciously sharp front teeth. Read full book review >

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YOUR MOMMY WAS JUST LIKE YOU by Kelly Bennett
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2011

"Even though most young children enjoy hearing what their parents were like when they were little, there is not much here to excite the preschool set. (Picture book. 3-5)"
This slight story opens with a grandmother, her daughter and her granddaughter gathered around a family photo album, in a book that replicates the formula used in Your Daddy Was Just Like You (2010). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NOT NORMAN by Kelly Bennett
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 2005

In Bennett's story, a little boy (African-American) gets a goldfish as a present. Read full book review >

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UNDER THE BOARDWALK
by Jennie K.

BOOK REPORT for Alex, Approximately by Jenn Bennett

Cover Story: On the Waterfront
BFF Charm: Yay
Swoonworthy Scale: 9
Talky Talk: Some Like It Hot
Bonus Factors: Santa Cruz, Classic Movies, Vintage Fashion
Relationship Status: From Here To Eternity

Cover Story: On the Waterfront

Much like Jenn Bennett’s first YA book, The Anatomical Shape of a Heart, I find the ...


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BOOK REVIEW

THE BONEMENDER by Holly Bennett
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2005

"A sequel is announced, though as by the end, the invaders are routed and the two lovers betrothed, it's hard to see where the story could go. (Fantasy. 11-13)"
Readers who prefer their fantasy stocked with cozily familiar situations and character types will swoon over this romantic tale of a willowy, chestnut-haired princess and her Elven lover. Read full book review >

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ULTRA AND MEDITERRANEAN STRATEGY by Ralph Bennett
Released: March 23, 1989

Ultra was the high-grade intelligence made available to Allied forces throughout WW II, thanks to the UK's breaking of the Wehrmacht's Enigma ciphers. Read full book review >

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ALEX, APPROXIMATELY by Jenn Bennett
YOUNG ADULT
Released: April 4, 2017

"An irresistible tribute to classic screwball-comedy romances that captures the 'delicious whirling, twirling, buzzing' of falling in love. (Fiction. 14-18)"
A movie-obsessed teen moves to her dad's beach town and unexpectedly falls for an edgy surfer rather than the "film-buff soul mate" she was expecting to meet. Read full book review >

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FIGURES IN SILK by Vanora Bennett
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 2009

"Ably explores themes of romance and politics."
A substantial historical novel set in turbulent 15th-century England, when Richard, Duke of Gloucester, aspired to the throne. Read full book review >

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Released: June 1, 2001

"Deft, light, observant, and very funny indeed."
English scriptwriter and story-maker Bennett (The Clothes They Stood Up In, 2001; The Madness of George III) offers three stories about the foibles of being human. Read full book review >