Search Results: "Kim Culbertson"


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CATCH A FALLING STAR by Kim Culbertson
YOUNG ADULT
Released: April 29, 2014

"Written with a sure hand and keen insight. (Romance. 12-16)"
When a movie company comes to shoot in a picturesque California town, the movie star's manager pays a local girl to pose as the star's girlfriend in this heartfelt romance. Read full book review >

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INSTRUCTIONS FOR A BROKEN HEART by Kim Culbertson
ADVENTURE
Released: May 1, 2011

"The major strength here is in the literary quality of the writing, although teens may be more interested in the characters' relationships. (Fiction. YA)"
Overachieving Jessa looks forward to her drama class' trip to Italy until she finds her boyfriend wrapped around a new squeeze in the costume barn. Read full book review >

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THE WONDER OF US by Kim Culbertson
YOUNG ADULT
Released: April 25, 2017

"A nuanced, positive vision of an evolving friendship. (Fiction. 14-18)"
Two best friends attempt to reconnect after a year apart, but their secrets might divide them forever. Read full book review >

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SONGS FOR A TEENAGE NOMAD by Kim Culbertson
FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 2010

"Dull, even for die-hard music junkies. (Fiction. YA)"
Calle is attending her 12th school in eight years due to her mother's history of picking bad boyfriends. Read full book review >

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THE POSSIBILITY OF NOW by Kim Culbertson
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Jan. 26, 2016

"Psychology with snow. (Fiction. 12-18)"
Normally at the top of the class, list-making Mara freaks out during a calculus test and travels to spend time with her dad, a former professional skier. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 19, 2016

"A well-documented, brave, and useful overview."
A journey through the Middle East in the post-Arab Spring landscape. Read full book review >

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THE NURSERY by Judi Culbertson
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Nov. 12, 1996

"The stage seems set for a Robin-Cook-among-the-midwives scenario, and debut novelist Culbertson does provide her share of shivers and screams, but without ever losing sight of the everyday tragedy of Caroline's grieving or the logic even a nightmare like hers ought to have."
Caroline Denecke's nightmare is only beginning when, awakened by strange noises at 2 a.m., she creeps into the nursery to find her ten-day-old adopted son Zach missing and then, when her husband Joe returns with her, dead in his crib. 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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PWIGGLES ON PLUTO by Heji Kim
by Heji Kim, illustrated by Heji Kim, developed by Heji Kim
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 8, 2012

"Pluto deserves better. (iPad storybook app. 2-5)"
A nonexistent story and a mostly uninspiring template-built interface ground this app from the get-go. Read full book review >

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THE DEAD AND BURIED by Kim Harrington
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Jan. 1, 2013

"Downright, satisfyingly creepy. (Supernatural mystery. 13 & up)"
Harrington returns to the genre of Lois Duncan with spine-chilling results. Read full book review >