Search Results: "Kelly Fiore"


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JUST LIKE THE MOVIES by Kelly Fiore
YOUNG ADULT
Released: July 22, 2014

"A sugary romance light on depth but big on charm, Fiore's sophomore novel is a solid entry in the genre it clearly loves. (Romance. 13-17)"
When Marijke the jock and Lily the nerd join forces to fix their love lives, Fiore lets her fangirl flag fly. Read full book review >

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TASTE TEST by Kelly Fiore
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Aug. 20, 2013

"Contestants may lose, but readers won't. (recipes) (Fiction. 12 & up)"
This debut about a reality show for young chefs has enough spice to keep readers feasting all the way through. Read full book review >

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I SEE THE MOON AND THE MOON SEES ME by Jonathan London
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 1996

"Nevertheless, a lovely mood piece for sharing. (Picture book. 5-8)"
London (Where's Home?, p. 858, etc.) has charmingly adapted a nursery favorite. Read full book review >

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WAR AND PEACE IN THE GLOBAL VILLAGE by Quentin Fiore
Released: Sept. 3, 1968

Actually, Mr. McLuhan is quite old-fashioned. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY
Released: Sept. 1, 2003

"While the format looks like an early reader, the length and language make this more appropriate for middle readers. (Nonfiction. 8-11)"
Another unusual approach to the celebration of the Wright brothers' achievement, this one focuses on their historic flights in 1909 in New York City and Germany. Read full book review >

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KEEPER FOR THE SEA by Kimberley Smith Brady
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 1996

"An intimate scene as the two prepare the fishing rod is painted against a vast starry sky, while one particularly masterful spread—of the upturned faces of the fisher folk as they watch the sky—builds anticipation. (Picture book. 5-8)"
Brady's first children's book is a low-key story of a fishing adventure shared by a girl and her grandfather that effectively conveys the moods of their outing, from the excitement of the catch to their awe for the natural world. Read full book review >

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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 >

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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 >

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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 >

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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 >

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LOUISE LOVES ART by Kelly Light
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 9, 2014

"Cheerfully art-ful. (Picture book. 3-6)"
A fresh and bright sibling tale. Read full book review >