Search Results: "Kelly Greenawalt"


BOOK REVIEW

PRINCESS TRULY IN MY MAGICAL, SPARKLING CURLS by Kelly Greenawalt
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 2, 2018

"A home-away-home tale worth the trip. (Picture book. 3-5)"
This latest installment in the whimsical Princess Truly series explores the magic potential of Afro hair. Read full book review >

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PRINCESS TRULY IN I AM TRULY by Kelly Greenawalt
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 25, 2017

"Positive, fun, and truly lively. (Picture book. 3-7)"
A little brown girl's celebration of her boundless potential. 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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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 >

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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 >

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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 >

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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 >

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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 >

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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 >

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HIROSHIMA DREAMS by Kelly Easton
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2007

"Lin's observations of her family drawn between two cultures—with very different ways of seeing the world and speaking about it—has appeal for a remarkably wide range of ages, especially fans of An Na's A Step from Heaven (2001) or Cynthia Kadohata's Kira-Kira (2004). (Fiction. 9-16)"
Lin is extraordinarily shy but forms a bond with Obaachan, her Japanese grandmother, who comes to live with Lin's multi-racial family in New England. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

AMPLIFIED by Tara Kelly
FICTION
Released: Oct. 25, 2011

"A treat for industrial-rock lovers; a pleasant summer read for others. (Fiction. 14 & up)"
This chronicle of a shy guitarist's summer living with a rock band poses bigger questions than it answers but tells a likable story nonetheless. Read full book review >