Search Results: "Kristi Valiant"


BOOK REVIEW

PRETTY MINNIE IN PARIS by Danielle Steel
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 28, 2014

"Froufrou. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Minnie is a teacup Chihuahua who lives in Paris with Françoise and her very chic family. Read full book review >

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THE GOODBYE CANCER GARDEN by Janna Matthies
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2011

"Looking on the bright side is important when facing a cancer diagnosis, but the illustrations could have given a small nod to its challenges in order to make this book a little more realistic. (Picture book. 3-8)"
A sunny story about how a family deals with the diagnosis and treatment of breast cancer. Read full book review >

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PENGUIN CHA-CHA by Kristi Valiant
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 27, 2013

"Fans of penguins and fans of dance and movement alike will enjoy this humorous romp. (Picture book, 3-7)"
Julia devises a plan to dance with penguins at the zoo. Read full book review >

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FEEL THE BEAT by Marilyn Singer
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 7, 2017

"Though some poems fall flat, overall it's an effective introduction to the merriment of dance enjoyed by diverse cultures the world over. (notes) (Picture book/poetry. 6-11)"
Singer explores diverse dance styles through poetry. Read full book review >

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PRETTY MINNIE IN HOLLYWOOD by Danielle Steel
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 3, 2016

"Fluffy and shallow but sweet, with an exuberant effect, from the sparking glitter on the cover to the cast party with 'Pupcake Cupcakes' at the end. (Picture book. 3-7)"
A white French girl named Françoise takes her tiny dog along when she accompanies her fashion-designer mother to Hollywood to work on a movie in this second series outing (Pretty Minnie in Paris, 2014). Read full book review >

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THROWING STONES by Kristi Collier
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2006

"Literary sports fans will be right at home. (Fiction. 10-14)"
Pete, Andy's eldest brother, died just as WWI ended, and the family hasn't recovered. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CITY OF ANGELS by Kristi Belcamino
YOUNG ADULT
Released: May 9, 2017

"With a strong female protagonist who won't stop fighting, this page-turner is a delightful and gripping read. (Historical thriller. 14-18)"
Belcamino sets a coming-of-age mystery against the backdrop of the Rodney King case. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

HAVEN by Kristi Cook
FICTION
Released: Feb. 22, 2011

"A final sweeping fight scene provides needed resolutions while opening the door for a sequel. (Paranormal romance. 14 & up)"
What begins as a magic-school story turns into yet another star-crossed romance between vampire and hunter. Read full book review >

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MY 13TH SEASON by Kristi Roberts
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2005

"The conclusion hits just the right note, allowing new happiness and the promise of more. (Fiction. 10-14)"
Fran and her father had a close relationship that revolved around their mutual love of baseball. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

JERICHO WALLS by Kristi Collier
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2001

"It will give youthful readers information on a level deeper than that offered by mere dates and facts and will lend itself to discussion. (Fiction. 10-12)"
Another memorable preacher's child steps on to the stage in this promising debut. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

JOURNEY TO ONE by Kristi Bowman
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 16, 2009

"An often powerful, insightful memoir for those seeking healing."
In her debut memoir, Bowman, the founder of the Center for Sacred Movement, details her journey from debilitating depression to healing through therapy, yoga, and spiritual retreats. Read full book review >