Search Results: "Kelly Bennett"


BOOK REVIEW

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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

SEPTEMBER GIRLS by Bennett Madison
YOUNG ADULT
Released: May 21, 2013

"A not-mermaid story for boys. (Magical realism. 14 & up)"
A meditation on manhood takes a turn into magical realism in this mesmerizing novel. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

LIFE IN THE FAT LANE by Cherie Bennett
FICTION
Released: March 1, 1998

"The book's aim is not high culture but high school culture, and it scores for pure entertainment value. (Fiction. 12-15)"
A teenager who has it all—perfect body, perfect personality, perfect grades, perfect boyfriend—loses it when she gains a hundred pounds in this unsubtle but ultimately savvy problem novel that reads like an Alicia Silverstone vehicle waiting to happen. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DRAWN AWAY by Holly Bennett
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Jan. 17, 2017

"A definite crowd-pleaser for fairy-tale enthusiasts and fantasy lovers. (Fantasy. 14-18)"
The Little Match Girl finds her way to modern-day Canada in this haunting adaptation of Hans Christian Andersen's bleakest fairy tale. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 15, 2004

"A realistic and lingering picture of evolving Russia."
Moody Russian days from London Times correspondent Bennett. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 15, 1995

"A good, coolly analytical review of the Yugoslavian conflict."
A dispassionate, intelligent introduction to the civil war that has destroyed the former Yugoslavia. Read full book review >