Search Results: "Kim Scott"


BOOK REVIEW

THAT DEADMAN DANCE by Kim Scott
Released: March 1, 2012

"A few powerful scenes, but despite its research a mostly uninspiring trip to what promised to be a more dramatic era."
British settlers and native Aborigines tussle over whales, disease and each other's rights in mid-19th-century Australia. Read full book review >

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PRIMED AND READY
by Mandy Curtis

BOOK REPORT for Violet Grenade by Victoria Scott

Cover Story: Pretty Deadly
BFF Charm: Caution!
Swoonworthy Scale: 6
Talky Talk: Unreliable Narrator
Bonus Factor: Mysterious Loner Dude
Anti-Bonus Factor: Awful Grownups
Relationship Status: Friends?

Trigger Warning: Violet Grenade features scenes of attempted assault, abuse, and bullying, and touches on very dark themes of death and murder. Some situations might be ...


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NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 1, 2011

"Never again will endlessly poring over a crossword or Sudoku puzzle be considered a waste of time."
Neuroscientist Restak (Think Smart: A Neuroscientist's Prescription for Improving Your Brain's Performance, 2009, etc.) and puzzle-designer Kim provide mental activities, and the reasoning behind them, for brain-performance enhancement. Read full book review >

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BEST BOOKS OF 2016: PATRICIA BELL-SCOTT
by Maya Payne Smart

In The Firebrand and the First Lady, scholar Patricia Bell-Scott illuminates the unlikely friendship between two historic American women. Radical civil and women’s rights activist Pauli Murray and first lady Eleanor Roosevelt corresponded for years and swayed one another’s social justice aims and strategies. Their views never converged, but Bell-Scott makes a compelling case that they grew with and toward ...


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FISHING FOR UNDERSTANDING WITH BAO PHI
by Julie Danielson

Minneapolis-based writer and poet Bao Phi, who has made his way in the world of poetry (he has a poem in 2006 Best American Poetry and is a National Poetry Slam finalist), sees his debut early next month in the world of children’s literature. A Different Pond, illustrated by Thi Bui, is an autobiographical picture book, a tender story striking ...


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BOOK REVIEW

NATIONAL WILDLIFE FEDERATION'S WORLD OF BIRDS by Kim Kurki
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 3, 2014

"Nevertheless, Kurki's attractive and colorful illustrations and the wealth of information in this unusual bird book will encourage children to observe the birds around them, whichever continent they may inhabit. (Nonfiction. 8-12)"
This introductory guide is a smorgasbord of information about the more common species of birds. Read full book review >

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ON A ROAD IN AFRICA by Kim Doner
ANIMALS
Released: May 1, 2008

"Some portion of the sales will aid the orphanage. (glossary) (Nonfiction. 5-9)"
The genuine love special people give to wild animals leaps from the page in this book about Mama Orphanage (as Chryssee Perry Martin is known) and her fellow volunteers and workers at the Nairobi Animal Orphanage. Read full book review >

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GOOD NIGHT, HARRY by Kim Lewis
ANIMALS
Released: Feb. 1, 2004

"The velvety artwork has a dreamy quality, combined with familiar details that will hasten and cushion the fall into sleep. (Picture book. 2-7)"
Lewis delivers a sweet, slightly melancholy tale of Harry the stuffed elephant, first introduced in My Friend Harry (1995). Read full book review >

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SEYMOUR AND HENRY by Kim Lewis
ANIMALS
Released: Feb. 10, 2009

"A gentle and appealing adventure. (Picture book. 2-5)"
A day of play for two brother ducklings. Read full book review >

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THE LAST TRAIN by Kim Lewis
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Aug. 15, 1994

"A sweet, lyrical tale enhanced by lovely, soft-focused illustrations. (Picture book. 3+)"
An abandoned hut stands on the old railroad line; one hot, dusty summer day, Sara and James get off their bicycles to explore. Read full book review >

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123 DREAM by Kim Krans
by Kim Krans, illustrated by Kim Krans
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 27, 2016

"A visual celebration of alliteration! (Picture book. 3-7)"
What do letters, numbers, and animals have in common? They are all in this book! Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ONE SUMMER DAY by Kim Lewis
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 1996

"A book with a drop of humor and a spoonful of wistfulness. (Picture book. 2-4)"
When Max, who looks about two, sees a tractor drive by his window, he is mesmerized. Read full book review >