Search Results: "Kirby Larson"


BOOK REVIEW

LIBERTY by Kirby Larson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 11, 2016

"Practically perfect. (Historical fiction. 8-12)"
A white boy's love for a dog crosses social divisions in this World War II story. Read full book review >

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DASH by Kirby Larson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 26, 2014

"This emotionally satisfying and thought-provoking book will have readers pulling for Mitsi and Dash. (Historical fiction. 8-12)"
Eleven-year-old Mitsi Kashino and her family are forced to move to a Japanese internment camp following the attack on Pearl Harbor. Read full book review >

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AUDACITY JONES STEALS THE SHOW by Kirby Larson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 31, 2017

"A suspenseful little mystery with heart. (Historical fiction. 8-12)"
Audacity Jones returns for her next adventure, this time helping Harry Houdini in his quest to make an elephant disappear. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DUKE by Kirby Larson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 27, 2013

"Exceptionally well-crafted and emotionally authentic. (Historical fiction. 8-12)"
With World War II raging around the globe, Americans are called upon to sacrifice everything, even when it might break their hearts. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

HATTIE EVER AFTER by Kirby Larson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 12, 2013

"Historical fiction with heart. (Historical fiction. 10 & up)"
Plucky Hattie Inez Brooks, star of Hattie Big Sky (2006), returns to try to find her place in the world. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2010

"This auspicious relaunch of the Dear America series includes an historical note, archival images, web resources, a recipe, Roosevelt's 'day that will live in infamy' speech—and the author's name on the cover. (Historical fiction. 9-13)"
Piper Davis is 13 in the fall of 1941 when she begins her diary. Read full book review >

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HATTIE BIG SKY by Kirby Larson
FICTION
Released: Oct. 10, 2006

"This fine offering may well inspire readers to find out more about their own family histories. (acknowledgments, author's note, further reading) (Fiction. 12-15)"
What dreams would lead a 16-year-old to leave her safe home in Arlington, Iowa, and take a chance on a homestead claim in Montana? Read full book review >

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AUDACITY JONES TO THE RESCUE by Kirby Larson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 26, 2016

"Clever, funny, and sweet in equal measures. (Historical fiction. 8-12)"
Audacity travels to Washington, D.C., where she foils a kidnapping plot at the White House. Read full book review >

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THE MAGIC KERCHIEF by Kirby Larson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 15, 2000

"Litzinger's artwork, with its pastel shades, lovely patterning, and homespun characters, is an added bonus (The Old Woman and Her Pig, 1993). (Picture book. 4-8)"
This tale tells of how a crabby old woman was transformed into, if not the epitome of sweetness, at least a pleasingly tart character, while a delight in language is evident everywhere throughout the book. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ANIMALS
Released: Nov. 1, 2009

Major Dennis discovered Nubs, a mongrel with hacked-off ears, at a border fort in Iraq while serving there in the Marine Corps. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2008

"If only the telling itself had a little Crescent City flair. (Picture book. 7-10)"
Larson and Nethery relate the true story of a dog and a cat, both tailless, that come to be called Bobbi and Bob Cat, respectively. Read full book review >

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LUCKY DOG by Kirby Larson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 2014

"A varied and heartwarming set of doggy tales...or is that tails? (Short stories. 9-12)"
Thirteen dog-loving authors contribute 12 short stories about dogs at the Pawley Rescue Center and the humans who love them. Read full book review >