Search Results: "Kristi Yamaguchi"


BOOK REVIEW

IT'S A BIG WORLD, LITTLE PIG! by Kristi Yamaguchi
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 6, 2012

"It's another sweet confection, with nary a mention of winning or losing—for those who like their international encounters on the bland side. (Picture book. 6-8)"
An invitation to the "World Games" leads to international friendships for the porky little skating star introduced in Dream Big, Little Pig (2011). Read full book review >

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DREAM BIG LITTLE PIG! by Kristi Yamaguchi
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 2011

"As celebrity books go, though, it's a cut above many, and the prose styling is refreshingly restrained. (Picture book. 4-8)"
For the youngest of listeners, the themes found in The Little Engine that Could continue to inspire. Read full book review >

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FACE OF A STRANGER by Yoji Yamaguchi
Released: June 21, 1995

"Assured character sketches, then, are given body and resonance by the dull ache of constantly thwarted ambition that permeates and darkens this antic world."
A farcical first novel—adept, occasionaly lively—sends up pride and intolerance in a California community of Japanese immigrants. 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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STRANGE SKIES by Kristi Helvig
YOUNG ADULT
Released: April 28, 2015

"A tepid, disappointing sequel. (Science fiction. 13-18)"
After a hasty exodus from a sun-ravaged Earth, a girl finds herself on a beautiful, lush planet only to discover she's still fighting the same old fight. Read full book review >

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PUDDLE PUG by Kim Norman
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2014

"Sweet and muddy—err, sunny. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Are the pigs' digs big enough for both a porcine family and a mud-loving pug? Read full book review >

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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 >

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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 >

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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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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 >

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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 >