Search Results: "Kristy Dempsey"


BOOK REVIEW

A DANCE LIKE STARLIGHT by Kristy Dempsey
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 2, 2014

"A warm, inspirational collaboration that will resonate in the hearts of all who dream. (author's note) (Picture book. 3-7)"
Dreams do come true for a Harlem girl in the 1950s. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SURFER CHICK by Kristy Dempsey
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2012

"A guaranteed 'Cowabunga!' (Picture book. 3-6)"
A most expressive chicken makes a splash in this winning title about learning to surf. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SUPERHERO INSTRUCTION MANUAL by Kristy Dempsey
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 17, 2016

"This funny, spirited exploration of superhero culture sans violence and with an added dose of familial love is a powerful addition to any bookshelf. (Picture book. 4-8)"
When there are no radioactive spiders around to gift you with super skills, curl up with the Superhero Instruction Manual to learn what it takes to realize your inner superhero.Read full book review >

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TEN LITTLE FINGERS, TWO SMALL HANDS by Kristy Dempsey
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 5, 2016

"Lends itself nicely to follow a certain action rhyme about baking! (Picture book. 1-3)"
A diverse cast of toddlers use their hands in all different ways to eat a snack. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ME WITH YOU by Kristy Dempsey
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2009

"Denise supplies warmly affectionate intergenerational vignettes that provide visual interest, but possibly not enough to save this well-intentioned effort. (Picture book. 3-6)"
A grandfather bear and his granddaughter enjoy each other's company in a variety of ways. Read full book review >

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TEN LITTLE TOES, TWO SMALL FEET by Kristy Dempsey
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 2016

"Ten and two don't add up to much new. (Picture book. 1-3)"
Singsong verse and cuddly illustrations of round-faced toddlers characterize this picture book. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

A HOP IS UP by Kristy Dempsey
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 13, 2016

"Engaging art and attention to cadence and rhythm should make for a read-aloud winner. (Picture book. 2-4)"
A dog and child walk around their neighborhood. Read full book review >

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MINI RACER by Kristy Dempsey
ANIMALS
Released: Dec. 1, 2010

"Pair it with Brian Floca's Racecar Alphabet (2003) for a zipping-good time. (Picture book. 3-5)"
"Start your engines! Time to race, / round the corners, take your place." Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SPORTS
Released: July 21, 1995

"Brief accounts of the ancient Games, 19th-century precursors, and highlights of the first few Olympics flesh out the narrative, as do occasional side essays, plenty of small black-and-white photosold and newas well as some in full color. (notes, bibliography, index) (Biography. 12- 15)"
In the Sports Legacy series, a sympathetic, overdue look at a man with an extraordinary vision, and extraordinary will to match. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

PATH OF THE SUN by Al Dempsey
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 1, 1992

"But while a bit stiff in the telling, this carefully researched fiction—with lots of velvet luxury in private railroad cars, etc.—is gripping stuff on pre-statehood turmoil."
The intrinsically fascinating story of the struggle of competing factions in the western territories to achieve—or avoid- -statehood in the late 19th century: that's the background for Dempsey's (the paperback What Law There Was, etc.) earnest, high- collar tale about a group of pre-statehood activists led by James Hill, owner of the Great Northern Railroad. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Aug. 1, 2008

"Dempsey proves to be that rara avis, a witty birder, but even humor can't wholly convey ornithological obsession to any but fellow travelers."
A transplanted Brit travels the birding grounds of America to spy on the avifauna. Read full book review >