Search Results: "Kimberly Ainsworth"


BOOK REVIEW

MOUSTACHE UP! by Kimberly Ainsworth
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 23, 2013

"These multiple, small accessories make it inappropriate for the typical board-book audience or for library circulation, but this offering will likely appeal to readers who appreciate a quirky and stylized design aesthetic and books with interactive features. (Board book. 3-5)"
Youngsters can mix and match detachable mustaches onto simple black-and-white face icons. Read full book review >

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HOOTENANNY! by Kimberly Ainsworth
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 30, 2011

"Give this party a miss. (Picture book. 3-5)"
There's a party tonight at the old oak tree, and one, two, three, four, five dancing owls bathe, put on special shoes and hats, collect their instruments and climb up to join the fun. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

American Dictator by Rick Ainsworth
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 21, 2015

"A well-crafted parable about the vulnerability of democracy to demagoguery."
In Ainsworth's debut novel, a wildly popular president quickly consolidates extraordinary power and threatens the fabric of democracy. Read full book review >

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THE LAST ECHO by Kimberly Derting
Released: April 17, 2012

"With another sequel set up, this intriguing series continues to provide great entertainment for suspense fans. (Paranormal suspense. 12 & up)"
Seventeen-year-old Violet returns in the third installment of the Body Finder series, this time working for a secret agency that specializes in using paranormal powers to fight crime. Read full book review >

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THE PLEDGE by Kimberly Derting
FANTASY
Released: Nov. 15, 2011

"More great suspense from a prolific new writer with a vibrant imagination. (Dystopian fantasy. 12 & up)"
A girl reluctantly faces her destiny in this gripping dystopian fantasy. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FAIRY TALES, FOLKTALES AND MYTHS
Released: May 1, 2010

"For a fresher, unique vampire comedy, teens might try Catherine Jinks's The Reformed Vampire Support Group (2009), but the light romance on offer here will undoubtedly have its fans. (Supernatural comedy. 12 & up)"
A light mystery, plenty of teenspeak and lists delineating the frustrations of protagonist 17-year-old Mina are on offer in this supernatural comedy that features some bright points but is mostly forgettable. Read full book review >

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PROSPECT HILL by Kimberly Seigh
Released: Sept. 18, 2007

"A local treasure for young and old."
A short and sweet coming-of-age historical novel from first-time author Seigh about life in Johnstown, Pa., in the early 20th century-a tumultuous time in America-from a young girl's point of view. Read full book review >

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Released: April 5, 2012

"Lucy and CeCee's target audience may consist solely of tweens, but this is a book that can educate readers of any age."
Two BFFs compile a manual for youngsters who must endure the ordeal that is middle school. Read full book review >

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Released: July 6, 2017

"A detailed and thorough collection of resources, techniques, and methods for genealogical research."
A handbook for readers interested in investigating their family histories. Read full book review >

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LEARNING TO READ IS A BALL by Kimberly Scanlon
written and illustrated by Kimberly Scanlon
Released: April 15, 2015

"An amusing, educational book for kids and a helpful resource for parents."
This illustrated, rhyming book for beginning readers helps preschoolers develop language skills. Read full book review >