Search Results: "Kim Kennedy"


BOOK REVIEW

ADVENTURE
Released: Aug. 1, 2010

"Readers seeking slightly scary mysteries with a generous dash of humor will find more enjoyment by selecting the similarly flavored, much more entertaining Pure Dead series by Debi Gliori. (Mystery. 9-12)"
Eleven-year-old Misty Gordon is chosen by the ghost of psychic Madame Zaster to protect their coastal New England town of Ashcrumb from an invasion of evil, ghostly pirates. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

PIRATE PETE’S GIANT ADVENTURE by Kim Kennedy
ADVENTURE
Released: Aug. 1, 2006

"Not the most rousing of pirate adventures, but a relatively nonviolent addition to the fleet. (Picture book. 6-8)"
With a touch of Disney-style Little Mermaid in the cartoon pictures and a bit of Br'er Rabbit in the story, this follow-up to Pirate Pete (2002) should keep young mateys anchored to their seats. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MR. BUMBLE by Kim Kennedy
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 1997

"Yet it is Mr. Bumble, like the hero in M.K. Brown's Let's Go Swimming with Mr. Sillypants (1986), who steals the show, a winning dweeb with pluck and heart enough to inspire readers. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A motivational tale starring ``the clumsiest bee that ever buzzed.'' Bumbling, fumbling, tumbling, Mr. Bumble drops his freight of pollen every time, returning to his queen with a bucket full of dents. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

HEE-HAW-DINI AND THE GREAT ZAMBINI by Kim Kennedy
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 2009

"Doug Kennedy's acrylics really pop—the mustachio'd Hee-Haw-Dini is a treat to behold—but his illustrations seem aimed at a younger audience than sister Kim's ample text. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A farm odd couple becomes a magical team. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE KENNEDY CHRONICLES by Kennedy
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 30, 2013

"Mildly entertaining but superficial and unremarkable."
One of the original video jockeys waxes nostalgic on her time with the MTV network. Read full book review >

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SPINNING WHEEL GOT TO GO ROUND
by Mandy Curtis

BOOK REPORT for What Goes Up by Katie Kennedy

Cover Story: Upside Down
BFF Charm: Single White Female
Swoonworthy Scale: 3
Talky Talk: Science Fiction
Bonus Factors: Alternate Dimensions, Coach Taylor Award
Relationship Status: One and Done

Cover Story: Upside Down

Excuse me, Mr. Astronaut, but you might want to mosey North a little. I know how gravity works, and ...


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BOOK REVIEW

THE CASE OF THE FATAL PHANTOM by Emma Kennedy
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 28, 2012

"Ghost story, detective adventure and good fun—but readers are advised to begin this entertaining series with volume one. (Humorous mystery. 8-12)"
In this episode, apprentice detective Wilma Tenderfoot and her beagle, Pickle, meet a phony phantom and a genuine ghost, and Wilma moves a step further in her quest to solve the mysteries of her own origin. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE ORDER OF ODD-FISH by James Kennedy
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 12, 2008

"This may find an audience, but probably not a young one. (Fantasy. 10-14 & adult)"
Kennedy's debut sets a confused but game teenager down amidst a Monty Pythonesque cast that ranges from the titular Order of Knight-Scholars—dedicated to the study of all things pointless and speculative—to a corps of oversized, unutterably vain cockroach butlers. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE CASE OF THE FROZEN HEARTS by Emma Kennedy
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2011

"With plenty of loose ends for further installments, this is a promising beginning for a mystery series. (Mystery. 8-12)"
Ten-year-old Wilma Tenderfoot, whose life's ambition is to be a great detective, finds an opportunity when the Katzin Stone is stolen and several people are murdered on tiny Cooper Island. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE CASE OF THE PUTRID POISON by Emma Kennedy
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2011

"Both familiar and fresh, this English import is likely to appeal to American readers as well. (Mystery. 8-12)"
Now a proper apprentice with a badge, 10-year-old Wilma enrolls in the Cooper Academy of Detection and Espionage and helps Detective Theodore P. Goodman find the perpetrator of a series of murders at the Valiant Vaudeville Theater. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ME AND THE PUMPKIN QUEEN by Marlane Kennedy
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 2007

"The psychologizing of Mildred's grief is unsubtly telegraphed, but withal it's a warmhearted and genuine offering that demands little and gives much. (Fiction. 8-12)"
"I don't think I'm abnormally obsessive. I mean, Daddy hasn't taken me to the doctor or anything to find out for sure, so I prefer to describe myself as focused." Read full book review >