Search Results: "Kimberly Marcus"


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EXPOSED by Kimberly Marcus
FICTION
Released: Feb. 22, 2011

"Well-honed. (Fiction. 14 & up)"
In accessibly poetic free verse, a Cape Cod teen haltingly relates how her brother's violent act changes things. Read full book review >

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SCRITCH-SCRATCH A PERFECT MATCH by Kimberly Marcus
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 2011

"Clever fun and lots of giggles. (Picture book. 3-5)"
It all starts with a flea. Read full book review >

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AVA'S POPPY by Marcus Pfister
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 2012

"Bury this one. (Picture book. 3-7)"
This trite and simplistic tale of friendship and the life cycle offers little that is new. Read full book review >

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GOOD NIGHT, LITTLE RAINBOW FISH by Marcus Pfister
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2012

"A formulaic, fishy nighttime read sure to please fans. (Picture book. 2-4)"
For his 20th anniversary, Rainbow Fish gets a bedtime story. Read full book review >

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THE FRIENDLY MONSTERS by Marcus Pfister
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2008

"Stick with Sesame Street's more lovable critters. (Pop-up picture book. 3-5)"
In a pop-up album that provides a strong argument for attaching parental-advisory labels, happy monsters rear up over a hill, spring from closet and cellar and burst out from under the bed to assure a pair of timorous, pajama-clad children that they're not really scary. Read full book review >

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THE TAKING by Kimberly Derting
YOUNG ADULT
Released: April 29, 2014

"A solid mix of domestic drama and sci-fi absurdity, this series opener provides a promising start that intrigues as well as it entertains. (Science fiction. 14-18)"
Derting (The Offering, 2013, etc.) kicks off a new series about a teen softball star who disappears one night after the big game and returns five years later with no memory of where she's been. Read full book review >

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DESIRES OF THE DEAD by Kimberly Derting
FICTION
Released: March 15, 2011

"Imaginative, convincing and successful suspense. (Paranormal thriller. 12 & up)"
In this absorbing suspense tale, 16-year-old Violet has a special ability: Dead bodies call out to her, demanding that she find them. Read full book review >

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YOUNG ADULT
Released: Sept. 1, 2008

"Still, vampire stories always have readers, and this is pure wish fulfillment—a vampire romance with no biting. (Fantasy. 12-16)"
Another toothless vampire novel. Read full book review >

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MY OWN WORST FRENEMY by Kimberly Reid
MUSIC AND THE ARTS
Released: Sept. 1, 2011

"This clever mystery with a biting look at class and privilege is a breath of fresh air. (Mystery. 14 & up)"
This new mystery series with a multicultural cast stars the canny teenage daughter of a vice cop. Read full book review >

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DANTE’S DAUGHTER by Kimberly Heuston
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Nov. 15, 2003

"Heuston has made a vivid embroidery of the rest. (Historical fiction. YA)"
A flawed, but engrossing novel about the only daughter of the author of the Divine Comedy, who made Italian a language for poets. Read full book review >

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HOME by Kimberly Fuller
FICTION
Released: May 1, 1997

A teenager finds herself caught in the middle of a genocidal war on a distant planet in this rough-hewn debut. Read full book review >

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PERFECT LIARS by Kimberly Reid
YOUNG ADULT
Released: May 15, 2016

"Gripping, suspenseful, and refreshingly diverse. (Thriller. 12-17)"
Crime, intrigue, and deceit abound in this novel about a biracial teen embracing her criminal instincts in order to thwart a treacherous plot. Read full book review >