Search Results: "Kirsten DeBear"


BOOK REVIEW

TOBY AND TUTTER THERAPY DOGS by Kirsten DeBear
Released: Oct. 15, 2012

"Dog-loving preschoolers will want to hear it again and again; a good addition to a library or school's nonfiction collection."
Dogs and kids go together like peanut butter and jelly in DeBear's picture book about therapy dogs. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WANDERLOVE by Kirsten Hubbard
Released: March 13, 2012

"A thoughtful and meandering travel narrative, this will find an audience among readers willing to take the time to get to know characters whose motives they might not always understand. (Fiction. 13 & up)"
A tale of self-discovery slowly unfolds in this novel about a talented artist who falls for her travel companion as she backpacks in Central America. Read full book review >

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THE DARKNESS DWELLERS by Kirsten Miller
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Jan. 22, 2013

"Here's hoping that this latest volume attracts droves of new devotees for some of the coolest girls in fiction. (Adventure. 12-16)"
Kiki Strike and the Irregulars are finally back, in their third (and seemingly final) adventure. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

HOW TO LEAD A LIFE OF CRIME by Kirsten Miller
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Feb. 21, 2013

"An enigmatic page turner full of intrigue. (Adventure. 14 & up)"
A teen pickpocket attends a school for the criminally minded. Read full book review >

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TRINKETS by Kirsten Smith
YOUNG ADULT
Released: March 12, 2013

"Although the storyline is predictable from the start, a few slight twists, realistic encounters, romances all around and a just-right ending will make this a hit with fans of Sarah Dessen, Deb Caletti, Elizabeth Scott and other venerable chick-lit authors. (Chick lit. 14 & up)"
Collecting stolen loot leads to collecting friends. Read full book review >

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THE EMPRESS’S TOMB by Kirsten Miller
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2007

"These characters are sassy, spirited and smart, and their adventures will appeal to young readers cut from the same mold. (Fiction. 11-14)"
The return of Kiki Strike and the Irregulars has the girls tackling an intricate series of seemingly unconnected mysteries that would baffle average teens. Read full book review >

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THE ETERNAL ONES by Kirsten Miller
FANTASY
Released: Aug. 1, 2010

"But Miller is adept at humorous description (Haven's grandmother has 'the pinched nose and the perfect posture of a meerkat'), and her keen eye for detail and Haven's bold maneuvers keep the tale humming along. (Paranormal romance. 12 & up)"
Haven Moore can't wait to graduate and escape her small Tennessee hometown—and her repressive grandmother. Read full book review >

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INSIDE THE SHADOW CITY by Kirsten Miller
Released: June 1, 2006

"All in all, an absurdly satisfying romp for disaffected smart girl, with hints of more to come. (Fiction. YA)"
An arch story of deposed princesses, Girl Scouts gone wild and the world beneath New York City. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

RACE THE NIGHT by Kirsten Hubbard
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 8, 2016

"A claustrophobic survival tale that will keep readers guessing. (Thriller. 10-14)"
Is this a post-apocalypse dystopia or a story about a cult? That's the question facing middle-grade readers in this suspense puzzler. Read full book review >

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BRIGHT COIN MOON by Kirsten Lopresti
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 4, 2014

"An appealing plot isn't enough to support thinly drawn characters."
An ex-beauty queen, along with her teenage daughter, leaves a hardscrabble life in Oregon for Los Angeles, where she hopes to become a psychic to the stars. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

A COMMON LOSS by Kirsten Tranter
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 27, 2012

"Tranter, whose writing is solid but occasionally verges into overly oblique territory, deftly explores a friendship that's past its prime."
Australian writer Tranter's sophomore effort (The Legacy, 2010) examines the complexities of friendship. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: June 12, 2012

"A detailed, instructive account of a bank failure far away from the power centers of New York City."
A welcome new addition to the increasingly crowded shelf of books about banking failures during the past five years. Read full book review >