Search Results: "Kristine Bowe"


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SEERS by Kristine Bowe
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2013

"The ending suggests there's more to come, and both the strong cast and intriguing premise hold promise for sequels—if the author can manage them without, as here, running out of steam. (Science fiction. 11-14)"
In a tale that is electrifying until suddenly going dead, a fiery-tempered teenager who can read and alter memories discovers that she's being played. Read full book review >

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MY LAST BEST FRIEND by Julie Bowe
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2007

"A good selection for reluctant readers as well as those adjusting to the pressures of growing up. (Fiction. 7-10)"
Fourth grade is about to start, and Ida May has a lot to deal with. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 25, 2007

"There's much more, all brilliantly reported, and the author lashes into cheerleaders of globalization's promise for the world's workers, advising them to go live like one of these 'nobodies.'"
A disturbing but important book about a shameful practice. Read full book review >

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IF THIS IS HOME by Kristine Scarrow
YOUNG ADULT
Released: April 18, 2017

"Trials and tragedy with a happy ending for nearly all, a comfort read for teens. (Fiction. 12-16)"
Jayce has coped with too much adult responsibility, with her mom raising the 16-year-old and her 4-year-old sister alone, barely scraping by. Read full book review >

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Tall Omaha by Kristine Oakhurst
Released: June 16, 2014

"A promising YA fiction debut from an equestrian expert."
An abused teenage girl and a discarded thoroughbred endure hardships in this first novel of a planned trilogy. Read full book review >

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LOVEY BUNNY by Kristine A. Lombardi
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 3, 2015

"A great book to share with sensitive children concerned about the steadiness of parental love and a pleasant example of creative problem-solving. (Picture book. 3-6)"
A winsome girl rabbit is her mother's "lovey bunny," but when she borrows her mother's fancy dress with unfortunate results, she wonders if the affection from her mother is in jeopardy. Read full book review >

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IGUANA BEACH by Kristine Franklin
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 1997

"Lohstoeter's artwork, sometimes dexterous, as in her handling of figures, can also be as schematized as a paint-by-numbers product. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Aspects of this story from Franklin (Lone Wolf, p. 380, etc.) are lovely, but they never coalesce. Read full book review >

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Mischief by Lynn Kristine Thorsen
FICTION & LITERATURE

"A worthy, quirky collection of short escapes."
An eclectic anthology of 20 short stories with enough variety to satisfy a diverse group of genre enthusiasts. Read full book review >

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Resumes for Children 17 Years Old and Under by Donna Kristine Manley
Released: June 7, 2006

"An intriguing guide that asserts that it's never too early to start documenting one's talents and achievements."
According to Manley's debut collection, even 6-year-olds can begin shaping resumes for future success. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 26, 2013

"An often sweet memoir about finding oneself in many different places."
Adebut travel memoir about a single woman's journey through Africa, Asia and beyond. Read full book review >

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MY NEW BEST FRIEND by Julie Bowe
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2008

"Fans of Ida May will be overjoyed to read this new installment. (Fiction. 7-10)"
This delightful sequel to 2007's My Last Best Friend continues the story of fourth-grader Ida May, her growing friendship with Stacey and her rivalry with bully Jenna. Read full book review >

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FOLD ME A POEM by Kristine O'Connell George
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2005

Accurately rendered origami animals and other models made from an array of brilliantly patterned papers parade across a young folder's table and around a thematic set of short, pithy poems: "Folding a snake? / Need advice? / Be precissssssse." Read full book review >