Search Results: "Kim Boykin"


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THE WISDOM OF HAIR by Kim Boykin
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 5, 2013

"Well-drawn characters and depth lie beneath the beauty treatments in this affecting debut."
A wistful coming-of-age tale in which a South Carolina mountain girl finds escape at beauty school. Read full book review >

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SOUTHERN HUNT by Grace Boykin
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 6, 1936

"A charming, though slightly disorienting, story that will delight Southern readers."
The story of an Alabama family is set against the history of the nation in this biographical novel. Read full book review >

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"A modest, but engaging work provides children with tales of bees and the water cycle using bright colors and simple rhyming text."
This first installment in a picture book series introduces scientific concepts through the dreams of a chemistry-loving little girl. Read full book review >

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HOORAY FOR HARRY by Kim Lewis
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 2006

"Three cheers indeed for Harry and friends, who remind readers young and old to savor the sweet simplicity of preschool years. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Lewis's lovable pachyderm returns for a third adventure with his fellow stuffed pals. Read full book review >

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ABC DREAM by Kim Krans
by Kim Krans, illustrated by Kim Krans
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 19, 2016

"On the whole, sophisticated, subtle, and stunning. (Alphabet book. 5-8)"
A wordless alphabet book becomes an identification game. Read full book review >

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CAT ON THE BUS by Aram Kim
by Aram Kim, illustrated by Aram Kim
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2016

"This sweet, nearly wordless tale is likely to find an appreciative audience among cat lovers and children just beginning to sound words out on their own. (Picture book. 3-6)"
A stray cat finds a new home after hopping onto a passing bus. Read full book review >

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GO TO SLEEP, MONTY! by Kim Geyer
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2015

"Attractive illustrations don't make up for a less-than-compelling story. (Picture book. 3-6)"
In this British import, a little boy named Max acquires his first pet, a large puppy named Monty. Read full book review >

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ABC NOW YOU SEE ME by Kim Siebold
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2012

"An eclectic and soothing selection. (Board book. 3 mos.-2)"
Zoo inhabitants put on the charm in this gentle alphabet offering. Read full book review >

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COUNTING IN THE GARDEN by Kim Parker
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 2005

"Though captioned by one-liners that don't always seem to be addressed to children ('4 bunnies finding love in the shade' being the most obvious example), this recalls the art of Elisa Kleven for visual exuberance, and makes a promising young-audience debut. (Picture book. 4-6)"
Positively dancing with fanciful flowers rendered in bright, broadly brushed watercolor, this showcases a textile designer's art with successive scenes of small creatures, from "1 cat purring in the garden" to "10 butterflies flitting among the flowers." Read full book review >

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ALPHABABIES by Kim Golding
ABC BOOKS
Released: Sept. 1, 1998

"Most children won't notice, and will relish the jack-in-the-box, haughty queen, or exuberant band leader conducting an orchestra of violins. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A fresh look at the alphabet: Golding combines photographed baby heads and pudgy arms and legs with computer-generated costumes and virtual settings. Read full book review >

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ACTION by Kim Taylor
by Kim Taylor, photographed by Kim Taylor
SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY
Released: May 1, 1992

"Glossary, index. (Nonfiction. 8+)"
Splendid color photos coupled with a simple, precise text make this and Taylor's other three titles in the new ``Flying Start Science'' series (Structure; Water; Light) engrossing and exciting introductions to both physical science and the natural world. Read full book review >