Search Results: "Kristen Kittscher"


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THE TIARA ON THE TERRACE by Kristen Kittscher
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 5, 2016

"An entertaining mystery featuring kids who readily outsmart all the adults; what could be better? (Mystery. 9-12)"
Following The Wig in the Window (2013), preteen sleuths Sophie Young and Grace Yang are back for a second outing, joined by Trista Bottoms, this time investigating the death—and potentially the murder—of a man managing their major local parade.Read full book review >

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THE WIG IN THE WINDOW by Kristen Kittscher
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 18, 2013

"Reminiscent of the ever-compelling film Rear Window, this appealing and often spine-tingling tale will leave its audience wishing for more. (Mystery. 11-13)"
Mayhem ensues when 12-year-olds Grace and Sophie spot the school counselor in the act of bloody murder. Read full book review >

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Released: Sept. 1, 1999

"The text is uneven, but the brightly colored, detailed illustrations will appeal to children. (Folklore. 5-9)"
Three original folktales take readers on a journey around the world. Read full book review >

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PUT IT ON THE LIST! by Kristen Darbyshire
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2009

This bird family has a problem: They are always running out of groceries! Read full book review >

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MYSTERY BOTTLE by Kristen Balouch
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2006

"Sweet, magical and visually fascinating. (Picture book. 4-7)"
A seven-year-old boy receives a mysterious package that takes him on a journey to a distant grandfather. Read full book review >

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THE LITTLE LITTLE GIRL WITH THE BIG BIG VOICE by Kristen Balouch
ANIMALS
Released: June 14, 2011

"Young readers can practically hear this little, little girl's big, big voice from where they're sitting, and most preschoolers will know exactly how she feels. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Anyone who's spent time around young children will immediately recognize this little girl, an irrepressible kid who wants only to find a playmate who can keep up with her. Read full book review >

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BREAKING POINT by Kristen Simmons
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Feb. 2, 2013

"A slog, with perhaps enough moments between Ember and Chase to appease romance devotees. (Dystopian romance. 12-16)"
The lengthy sequel to dystopian romance Article 5 (2012) sees fugitives Ember Miller and Chase Jennings deepening their involvement with a resistance operation. Read full book review >

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THE REINVENTION OF BESSICA LEFTER by Kristen Tracy
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 11, 2011

"Both family and school are believable, but, appropriately, this is all about Bessica, a character whose newfound bear persona schoolmates and readers alike can applaud. (Fiction. 9-13)"
Bessica Lefter looked forward to middle school until a rash decision to get matching pixie haircuts led to her having to negotiate the new school entirely on her own, without her longtime best friend Sylvie. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: June 5, 2012

"Superbly crafted tale of Cold War America's dark underside."
A harrowing account of Colorado's Rocky Flats plutonium plant by a woman who grew up nearby. Read full book review >

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THE VINTNER'S DAUGHTER by Kristen Harnisch
Released: Aug. 5, 2014

"Wine aficionados and fans of romance and historical fiction will drink this in."
A young French woman, determined to pursue her dreams, shows resourcefulness and endurance as she journeys from her home to America in a novel set in the late 1800s. Read full book review >