Search Results: "Kimberly Pauley"


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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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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ASK ME by Kimberly Pauley
YOUNG ADULT
Released: April 8, 2014

"A well-written character study and thriller all in one. (Paranormal suspense. 12-16)"
A girl's unwanted oracular powers mean she can't make friends or even go out in public, as she cannot stop herself from answering any question she hears. Read full book review >

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CAT GIRL'S DAY OFF by Kimberly Pauley
Released: April 1, 2012

"A worthwhile adventure and an easy sell for feline fanciers who already know what their pets are saying. (author's note) (Fantasy. 11 & up)"
Natalie Ng, gifted with the Talent of being able to communicate with cats, embarks on an impetuous adventure as a movie riffing off film classic Ferris Bueller's Day Off is filmed at her Chicago-area high school. Read full book review >

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THE HEART AND MIND OF FRANCES PAULEY by April Stevens
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 6, 2018

"A moving depiction of unique characters, grief, and the benevolent power of forgiveness. (Fiction. 9-12)"
Frances, a white fifth-grader who calls herself Figgrotten, carries a heavy burden of isolation and loneliness that she is unwilling to recognize. Read full book review >

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IN THE CHILDREN'S GARDEN by Carole Lexa Schaefer
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 1994

"Not essential, but an interesting and well-matched pair of first efforts. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Both author and illustrator make promising picture-book debuts in this lyrical paean to a Seattle children's garden. Read full book review >

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EXTREME SURVIVORS by Kimberly Ridley
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 1, 2017

"Perspective-building intros to some of our most ancient relatives. (timeline, summary facts, glossary, further reading) (Nonfiction. 10-13)"
Ten creatures that make the dinosaurs look like newcomers. 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 >

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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 >