Search Results: "Kelly Milner Halls"


BOOK REVIEW

Released: March 1, 2000

"I didn't want a cow!' (Picture book. 3-6)"
A moderately silly counting book, with slick, cartoony, computer-influenced illustrations opposite each page of short rhymed text. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BLAZING COURAGE by Kelly Milner Halls
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 2015

"Uncomplicated reading done well. (Fiction. 9-14)"
Book 1 in the Animal Rescues series tells the story of a home-schooled teen and the wild mustang she buys. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

GHOSTLY EVIDENCE by Kelly Milner Halls
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2014

"The paranormal is a popular topic, and this slender volume will likely be an easy sell. (Nonfiction. 10-16)"
An unexpected voice caught on a baby monitor. The strange face of someone who wasn't seen captured in a photo. An object that moves by itself. Could these be evidence of ghosts? Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DIVE INTO DANGER by Kelly Milner Halls
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2016

"Aimed toward a sensitive adolescent male audience, this story has a straightforward, interesting plot and simple, clear language. (Adventure. 9-14)"
The second book in the middle-grade Animal Rescues series explores a boy's adolescent insecurities and his uncomfortable relationship with his father. Read full book review >

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WILD HORSES by Kelly Milner Halls
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2008

"A thorough and useful volume. (bibliography, index) (Nonfiction. 10 & up)"

BOOK REVIEW

ANIMALS
Released: Feb. 1, 2010

"The narrative downplays violence in favor of success stories; that upbeat tone and the many bright, engaging color photos will leave younger audiences more pleased than disturbed. (source notes; introduction and epilogue by the co-author) (Nonfiction. 10-12)"
Loaded with reader appeal, these tales of animal rescue focus on the animals but also provide some insight into what Baghdad was like in the wake of the U.S. invasion. Read full book review >

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DINOSAUR MUMMIES by Kelly Milner Halls
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2003

"Though two photos are repeated and the portrait gallery of scientists is capped with a profile of eminent specialist Dr. Karen Chin, in which she's labeled 'a girl who loves digging up dinosaur doo doo,' this is definitely a must, as useful as it is entertaining. (Nonfiction. 10-13)"
Despite some minor bobbles, young dinosaur fans will latch onto this heavily illustrated report like starving velociraptors at a picnic. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2008

"Eye candy for younger fans. (Informational picture book. 4-8)"
Several dozen smiling, brightly patterned dinos clomp across the spreads, with their names, sizes, naming dates and other data marching below on a running footer. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2006

"Despite occasional stumbles—the authors can't seem to agree on just how many times the 'Skunk Ape' has been sighted in the Southeastern U.S.—a delight for casual browsers and for would-be cryptozoologists alike. (Nonfiction. 8-11)"
So do they exist, or don't they? Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

IMPERIAL KELLY by Peter Bowen
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 1, 1992

"Kelly's ribald adventures can usually wear down the resistance of even the most cynical reader as history is revised with a vengeance."
Charming, wily Luther Kelly (Kelly Blue, 1991, etc.) follows orders from a blackmailing Theodore Roosevelt—orders that will take him around the world via Cuba, South Africa, and the Philippines. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Jan. 1, 2012

"A superb offering—and therefore a shame that its cover design of a boy and girl in a clinch makes it look like a run-of-the mill romance, which may limit its appeal. (Short stories. 14 & up)"
This conceptually unique collection of short story pairings by a constellation of teen-literature stars explores a variety of relationship types as the respective male and female involved in each one experience them. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 25, 2011

"All those hundreds of witnesses and researchers can't be wrong, can they? (Nonfiction. 9-11)"
A true believer presents the evidence. Read full book review >