Search Results: "Kevin Kling"


BOOK REVIEW

BIG LITTLE BROTHER by Kevin Kling
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 2011

"A sweet-natured tale about negotiating sibling dynamics that is as comforting as a hug. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Having a little brother, even one long wished for, does not always go as planned; the reality can be both a blessing and a trial. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BIG LITTLE BROTHER by Kevin Kling
Kirkus Star
by Kevin Kling, illustrated by Chris Monroe, developed by Mighty Media
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 19, 2011

"At last, an iPad storybook so good it doesn't need additional narrative options or games or technological wizardry to distract from its flaws. Because there are none. (iPad storybook app. 3-6)"
All Kevin wanted was a baby brother. Until he got one. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 1, 2002

"A sobering peek at the mechanics of dealing with horror."
Former American Airlines salesperson Kling recounts her experiences as a member of the Emergency Response Team assigned to deal with the crash of Flight 965 on December 20th, 1995. Read full book review >

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KEVIN YOUNG
by Megan Labrise

According to poet and critic Kevin Young’s latest treatise, there’s something more American than apple pie. Bunk: The Rise of Hoaxes, Humbug, Plagiarists, Phonies, Post-Facts, and Fake News is a philosophical history of the hoax, from mid-19th-century circus sideshows to the baseless stories that circulate our social media feeds.

“People had for a long time thought of the hoax in ...


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BOOK REVIEW

SURFACE TENSION by Christine Kling
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Dec. 1, 2002

"A few too many quirky sidekicks and cutesy family names, but first-timer Kling is surefooted whenever she's on deck or navigating Route A1A."
Make room for another tall, good-looking skipper plying the south Florida waters off Lauderdale—this one a female, Seychelle (Sey) Sullivan, captain of the Gorda, a salvage tug she owns in partnership with her two brothers, Madagascar (Maddy) and Pitcairn (Pit). Read full book review >

ARTICLE

MY CLASSROOM FILE
by Julie Danielson

I feel like a broken record saying this, because I’ve muttered it many times here before, but there are some picture books that make me wish I could snap my fingers and instantly be back in a school library. Or they have me scrambling to find the closest librarian friend who will let me visit and temporarily take over story ...


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BOOK REVIEW

THE YEAR OF BILLY MILLER by Kevin Henkes
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 17, 2013

"Sweetly low-key and totally accessible. (Fiction. 7-10)"
Billy Miller's second-grade year is quietly spectacular in a wonderfully ordinary way. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

PENNY AND HER SONG by Kevin Henkes
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2012

"A charming, child-friendly take on the ever-popular new-baby theme. (Early reader. 3-8)"
Penny sings a joyful song that resonates in her happy mouse family. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MY GARDEN by Kevin Henkes
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2010

"Just plain perfect. (Picture book. 3-7)"
A little girl enjoys helping her mother in her garden, but she knows if she had a garden, it would be something else entirely: no weeds, ever-blooming multicolored flowers with hues she can change with just a thought, chocolate rabbits instead of pests and so on. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BACKPACK STORIES by Kevin O'Malley
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2009

"A pleasing diversion for anyone who's ever lugged a zillion-pound backpack. (Picture book. 7-10)"
A tongue-in-cheek history of backpacks from prehistory to the 21st century kicks off O'Malley's comics-inspired collection of four short tales. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FLYING by Kevin Luthardt
ADVENTURE
Released: March 1, 2009

"An engaging and effective father-son story in which the main characters are black and race is not presented as an issue, this is a charming introduction to the worlds of books, birds and imagination, and an apt choice for parent-child reading. (Picture book. 4-7)"
When a boy reads a book about birds, his imagination takes flight. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

OWEN’S MARSHMALLOW CHICK by Kevin Henkes
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 2002

"This little work is begging to be nestled among the pastel grasses of any Easter basket, but it does one better than any chocolate rabbit: it can be enjoyed over and over again. (Board book. 1-3)"
It's Easter morning and Owen, the endearingly silly mouse, and his yellow blanket are back. Read full book review >