Search Results: "Kid-Estorybooks"


BOOK REVIEW

HIDE, RUN, GROWL by Fiona Treweeke
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 23, 2011

"That may be for the best; Linger too long in the app, and older kids might begin to wonder what happens to the tiger and bunny's friendship once the two get a little older. (iPad storybook app. 2-5)"
A feel-good, cutesy animal tale with questionable rhymes and standard-fare features, this story of a curious tiger cub could have been called, "Meat, Play, Love." Read full book review >

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COUNTRY KID, CITY KID by Julie Cummins
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 2002

"There's something here for both kinds of kids to think about. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Cummins (Tomboy of the Air, 2001, etc.) gives us her take on the comparison of country life to city life in this typical, but cheerful, rendering. Read full book review >

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NEW KID by Tim Green
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 4, 2014

"Exciting, romantic and thought-provoking, this book scores a home run. (Fiction. 10-14)"
A teenage baseball star struggles not only with game-day stress, but also with the ever-present fear that his world is about to end. Read full book review >

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ZOMBIE KID by Scott J. Savage
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 26, 2012

"It's hard to imagine that readers (particularly boys) won't enjoy every minute of hair-raising fun. (Funny horror. 9-14)"
Striking the perfect balance between rib-tickling humor and bone-chilling adventure, the first novel in Savage's new middle-grade series is sure to please young readers looking for a thrill. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 6, 2009

"Uneven but frequently engrossing."
George (The Accidental Hunter, 2005, etc.) chronicles his progression from an impoverished childhood to an accomplished career as a music journalist, novelist and filmmaker, with many stops along the way. Read full book review >

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KID KIBBLE by Diana Hendry
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 1994

"Amusing and slight. (Fiction. 8-11)"
Narrator Ned and his older sister, Jess, are mortified when their mother announces who their new boarder is—Kid Kibble, the school's incoming biology teacher. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2011

"A splendid volume for young adventurers. (index not seen) (Nonfiction. 9-14)"
Based on her work with middle-school students, Long offers lessons on how to stay healthy and out of trouble while awaiting rescue, the same lessons taught to adults in her survival classes. Read full book review >

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SHARKEY'S KID by Leroy Ostransky
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 22, 1991

"Old home-feelings all on a dead level with no rising action- -but some elders will welcome this seedcake."
Jewish nostalgia, Manhattan style. Read full book review >

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PRIEST KID by Lyralen Kaye
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 14, 2017

"Heart-wrenching, heartwarming, charming, but most of all fun—a meeting of the most complex of relationships, plagued by the same aches."
Returning home for a holiday, a young woman faces stirring parallels between her difficulties with her polyamorous girlfriend and memories of growing up with her liberal Episcopalian priest mother. Read full book review >

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KID PRESIDENTS by David Stabler
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 28, 2014

"Lively but not reliable. (index) (Collective biography. 9-13)"
Stories from their child and teen years reveal that U.S. presidents were kids like any others­—with hobbies and families and escapades both amusing and alarming. Read full book review >

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THE KID by Ben Bradlee Jr.
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Dec. 3, 2013

"An outstanding addition to the literature of baseball."
Sprawling, entertaining life of the baseball great, renowned as a sports hero while leading a life as checkered as Babe Ruth's or Ty Cobb's. Read full book review >