Search Results: "Laurie Allen Klein"


BOOK REVIEW

THEY JUST KNOW by Robin Yardi
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 10, 2015

"The dichotomy between the anthropomorphized scenes and the realistic ones artfully highlights the divide between the animal world and the human one. (Informational picture book. 4-8)"
Drawing a line between human and animal behaviors, this debut from Yardi teaches children about instinctual behaviors. Read full book review >

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THE GHOST OF DONLEY FARM by Jaime Gardner Johnson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 10, 2014

"A solid tale about two birds of prey that seamlessly blends in learning. (Informational picture book. 4-8)"
This "ghost" story introduces children to the habits, habitats and adaptations of a red-tailed hawk and a barn owl. Read full book review >

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SOLAR SYSTEM FORECAST by Kelly Kizer Whitt
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 10, 2012

"Essential information for savvy interplanetary travelers. (Informational picture book. 7-9)"
Young astronauts preparing to blast off might want to check out these planetary weather forecasts first. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BALLOON TREES by Danna Smith
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 10, 2013

"Books for young listeners about how things are made are relatively rare; this one will stretch to fit a variety of goals. (Informational picture book. 4-7)"
No, these trees don't bear balloons, but they are the starting place for the production of these popular objects. Read full book review >

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THE SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY BOOKS EVERYONE WILL BE TALKING ABOUT IN APRIL
by John DeNardo

April is bringing a whole new enticing batch of science fiction and fantasy books that will stretch your imagination. Here's a selection of the ones that will be generating the most buzz. You'll find fallen angels, Death's assistant, human refugees in space, a revolution against the One Percent, matriarchal lunar colonies, giant robots, genetic thrills, biotech-weird, and ...


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BOOK REVIEW

JILLIAN CADE by Jen Klein
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Sept. 1, 2015

"Not a meal but an entertainingly tasty snack on the light side of the genre. (Paranormal romance. 12-15) "
With well-earned cynicism, high school junior Jillian is trying to carry on Umbra Investigations, her absent father's business and area of "expertise": he's a paranormal researcher, or, in Jillian's words, a trafficker "in bullshit." Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

TWO GIRLS OF GETTYSBURG by Lisa Klein
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Oct. 1, 2008

"But Klein's account of the battle and its effect on civilian life is compelling, and makes this a worthwhile addition to Civil War literature. (Historical fiction. 12 & up)"
Klein's second novel offers a new take on the brother-versus-brother saga of the American Civil War. Read full book review >

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THE WORLD AS IT IS by Norma Klein
Released: April 3, 1989

Something of a departure for Klein: a very adult and cutting look at the world within a mental institution—where, the author makes it clear, the inmates "aren't crazy. . . Read full book review >

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THE MEDICINE BURNS by Adam Klein
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 24, 1995

"Harrowing, and yet exquisite, unflinching, and compelling. (Author tour)"
What little ``medicine'' is available in this debut collection is not only painful for the embattled characters, but it throws into painful relief the displaced moods and passions of the gay psyche as it confronts the end of the century. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MOOSE by Stephanie Klein
NON-FICTION
Released: May 20, 2008

"With vivid characterizations, spot-on locale descriptions and sly jokes at her own expense, Klein offers an original and touching take on the all-too-common problem of childhood obesity."
A candid memoir of the author's struggle with her weight. Read full book review >