Search Results: "Kerry Millard"


BOOK REVIEW

NIM AT SEA by Wendy Orr
ADVENTURE
Released: April 8, 2008

"Millard's occasional sketches add pitch-perfect notes of light suspense and humor. (Fiction. 10-12)"
"In a palm tree, on an island, in the middle of the wide blue sea, is a girl." Read full book review >

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THE WEB by Nette Hilton
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2013

"The full-page and spot illustrations are squiggly and vibrant and have more energy than the sentimental and slightly simplistic story. (Fiction. 6-10)"
A well-intentioned but preachy chapter book about a girl, her failing great-grandmother and a spider. Read full book review >

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ARK IN THE PARK by Wendy Orr
ANIMALS
Released: June 1, 2000

"Satisfying and most charming. (Fiction. 7-9)"
This 1994 Australian first chapter book is sure to win many hearts on this end of the Pacific Rim. Mr. and Mrs. Noah own an extraordinary pet shop called The Noahs' Ark. Read full book review >

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NIM'S ISLAND by Wendy Orr
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2001

"Plenty of comic, freely-sketched line drawings help to keep the tone light, and Nim, with her unusual associates and just-right mix of self-reliance and vulnerability, makes a character young readers won't soon tire of. (Fiction. 10-12)"
A child finds that being alone in a tiny tropical paradise has its ups and downs in this appealingly offbeat tale from the Australian author of Peeling the Onion (1999). Read full book review >

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A SMALL FREE KISS IN THE DARK by Glenda Millard
ADVENTURE
Released: March 1, 2010

"This philosophical, appealing survival tale is simultaneously grim and hopeful. (Fiction. 9-11)"
Eleven-year-old Skip, a budding artist, is a runaway from a violent foster home. Read full book review >

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LAYLA, QUEEN OF HEARTS by Glenda Millard
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2010

"Barton's illustrations gently convey the bonds of affection among the author's eccentric, engaging characters. (Fiction. 8-11)"
Layla Elliott and Griffin Silk are best friends, and she's become a virtual Silk family member. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 20, 2016

"A fresh, captivating history of the enduringly colorful Churchill."
A history of the danger-seeking young Winston Churchill during the Boer War, which "had turned out to be far more difficult and more devastating than the amusing colonial war the British had expected." Read full book review >

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Inspirational Spa: From the Womb of the Morning by Nettie Millard
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 22, 2014

"A successful collection of positive ideas and poems."
In this debut collection of poems and inspirational exercises, Millard offers readers a chance to connect with positive ideas for growth and self-reflection. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 20, 2011

"Superb American history."
The shocking shooting and the painful, lingering death of the 20th president. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 18, 2005

"Teddy Roosevelt's tropical adventure, splendidly related."
The 26th U.S. president, failing re-election, has an adventure that nearly kills him. Read full book review >

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KAITO’S CLOTH by Glenda Millard
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 2008

"Though mannered and probably over the heads of younger children, this isn't nearly as twee as it sounds, and may provide solace to readers facing their own change or loss. (Picture book. 6+)"
Japanese influences in the telling and the pictures notwithstanding, this first U.S. edition of an original tale reads most plainly as metaphor, unlinked to a particular time or place. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, WOMBAT! by Kerry Argent
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 1991

"Just right. (Picture book. 2-5)"
The friends introduced in Wombat and Bandicoot (1990) are back in a charming ``Lift-the-flap Book.'' With the help of some other Australian animals, Bandicoot hides a present and prepares a surprise party; Wombat, meanwhile, less sleepy than he seems, searches unsuccessfully for his gift. Read full book review >