Search Results: "Kimberley Griffiths Little"


BOOK REVIEW

THE TIME OF THE FIREFLIES by Kimberley Griffiths Little
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 29, 2014

"For those fond of exceedingly creepy but not-too-violent stories of the supernatural. Fans of Mary Downing Hahn will devour this one. (Paranormal thriller. 9-12)"
Disconnected vintage telephones occupy an entire section of Bayou Bridge Antiques. When one of them suddenly starts ringing, the eeriness quickly escalates. Read full book review >

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FORBIDDEN by Kimberley Griffiths Little
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Nov. 4, 2014

"The setup for a sequel doesn't entice. (Historical fiction. 12-14)"
A Mesopotamian girl seeks love in the 18th century B.C. Read full book review >

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WHEN THE BUTTERFLIES CAME by Kimberley Griffiths Little
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2013

"Inconsistent voice and implausibility aside, middle-grade readers should respond to this perplexing puzzle and its resourceful heroine. (Mystery. 8-12)"
The day following her grandmother's funeral, butterflies begin visiting grieving 12-year-old Tara, who's swept into a bizarre mystery involving her grandmother, butterflies and a small Pacific island. Read full book review >

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THE HEALING SPELL by Kimberley Griffiths Little
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 2010

"Still, an interesting story with likable characters and a lot of heart. (Fiction. 8-12)"
Set in the heart of Cajun country, this novel tells the story of 12-year-old Livie Mouton, who is living with a terrible secret. Read full book review >

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CIRCLE OF SECRETS by Kimberley Griffiths Little
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2011

"For readers who like their ghost stories more friendly than terrifying. (Suspense. 9 -12)"
A steamy Louisiana bayou is the atmospheric backdrop to a tale about a daughter's estrangement from her mom, the mother's long-held guilty secret and a restless ghost's long-sought closure. Read full book review >

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Released: Aug. 8, 1999

"Little has composed a fine coming-of-age story; she enhances it with a lot of insight into a vanishing way of life and the need to preserve it. (Fiction. 10-12)"
An Anglo-Indian boy finds a measure of peace in the landscape of his deceased mother's childhood, and begins to understand the source of his compulsion to run. Read full book review >

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BANISHED by Kimberley Griffiths Little
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Feb. 2, 2016

"Readers won't learn history from this anachronistic and sometimes-inconsistent adventure, but they might enjoy some angst-ridden passionate yearning. (author's note) (Historical fiction. 12-16)"
A Bronze Age desert adventure continues in this second trilogy entry, spicing its inspirational romance with the sybaritic wickedness of pagan sex worshippers. Read full book review >

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LIGHTHOUSE BAY by Kimberley Freeman
Released: April 9, 2013

"And although her attempt to build suspense is weak, the author's description of the beautiful Australian coastline will linger with readers long after they finish the book."
Freeman's romance (Wildflower Hill, 2010) weaves together the stories of two women, separated by a century, who finally move to embrace their futures. Read full book review >

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THE INTIMIDATION GAME by Kimberley Strassel
NON-FICTION
Released: June 28, 2016

"An eye-opening lesson in the law of unintended consequences: where 'a vast new disclosure regime' intended to curb corruption has spawned a corruption all its own."
In her debut, a Wall Street Journal columnist and editorial board member excoriates the left's use of campaign finance laws to stifle free speech and free association. Read full book review >

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THE BOOK OF JUDE by Kimberley Heuston
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: April 1, 2008

"The message that severe mental illness can be cured, or at least controlled, by faith is at best debatable. (Fiction. YA)"
After her mother wins a scholarship to study in Czechoslovakia in 1989, Jude's family moves to Prague for a year. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 15, 2011

"Kimberly's comical crusading grows tired quickly, and stands in the way of any good he might actually accomplish. In the end, readers are left wondering which parts to take seriously, if any at all."
An anti-self-help book that somewhat humorously reminds readers about basic coping strategies. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WILLOW AND TWIG by Jean Little
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2003

"Emotionally absorbing, with a somewhat convenient ending, but satisfying all the same. (Fiction. 10-12)"
A sad and unfortunate situation of child abandonment and abuse is turned around in a consuming story that offers realism, hope, and psychological fortitude. Read full book review >