Search Results: "Kelly Light"


BOOK REVIEW

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 >

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ELVIS AND THE UNDERDOGS by Jenny Lee
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 14, 2013

"Ultimately, the thin plot is far-fetched, even for a story about a talking dog, and readers aware of the true role of service animals will be annoyed by the inaccurate portrayal. (Fiction. 8-12)"
Lee's debut novel, a quirky if formulaic take on bullying and friendship, falls short in its description of the partnership between Benji, the narrator, and Elvis, his talking service dog. Read full book review >

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THE QUIRKS IN CIRCUS QUIRKUS by Erin Soderberg
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 4, 2014

"More episodic catastrophes without lasting consequences, in a tale that shares a premise with, but bears only a superficial resemblance to, Ingrid Law's brilliant Savvy (2008). (illustrations not seen) (Light fantasy. 8-10)"
A family with diverse magical powers gains a surprise ally in this sequel to Welcome to Normal (2013). Read full book review >

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SECRETS, SECRET SERVICE, AND ROOM SERVICE by Jenny Lee
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 20, 2014

"A light, warm and (very) fuzzy read. (Fiction. 8-12)"
Happy-go-lucky Benji Barnsworth and his fellow underdogs pursue goofy adventures through Washington, D.C., in Lee's feel-good sequel to Elvis and the Underdogs (2013). Read full book review >

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LOUISE AND ANDIE by Kelly Light
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 14, 2016

"Visually sophisticated in a totally accessible way. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Louise and Art are back, bright-eyed and excited about their new neighbor. Read full book review >

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LOUISE LOVES BAKE SALES  by Kelly Light
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 2, 2018

"A sweet sibling outing, in both senses of the word. (Early reader. 5-7)"
Art-loving Louise and her little brother, Art, cook up creative treats for the first-grade bake sale in this early-reader offering. Read full book review >

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WELCOME TO NORMAL by Erin Soderberg
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 4, 2013

"A cliffhanger ending isn't the only sour note in this series opener. (Fantasy. 8-10)"
Having hastily moved 26 times, the aptly named Quirks arrive in Normal, Mich., determined to blend in—a tall order as all but nearly 10-year-old Molly have magical abilities and underdeveloped senses of responsibility. Read full book review >

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THE BUNNY BURROW BUYER'S BOOK by Steve Light
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2016

"A droll, minimalist take on an odyssey that will be within the experiences of many children…and most adults. (Picture book. 6-8)"
With a family that grows between each page turn, it's definitely time to find new digs. Read full book review >

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PUSS IN BOOTS by Steve Light
Kirkus Star
adapted by Steve Light, illustrated by Steve Light
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2001

"This playful and rich adaptation, complete with a heroine who is male in most versions, is fresh and full of energy. (Picture book/fairy tale. 3-5)"
This collage adaptation of the old tale is alive with texture. Read full book review >

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SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY

"Highly imaginative proselytism."
Quantum Leap meets Stargate in this exciting-but thoroughly Bible-based-sci-fi romp through time. Read full book review >