Search Results: "McKenzie Funk"


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WINDFALL by McKenzie Funk
NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 29, 2014

"A well-written, useful global profile emphasizing concrete solutions rather than ideological abstractions."
A shocking account of how governments and corporations are confronting the crises caused by global warming. Read full book review >

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I WANNA BE A GREAT BIG DINOSAUR by Heath McKenzie
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 17, 2016

"Something like a gender-switched companion to the author's My Rules for Being a Pretty Princess (2015), but with more give and take between the roles. (Picture book. 6-8)"
A little boy finds out what dinosaurs do…and vice versa. Read full book review >

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THE CASE OF THE STINKY STENCH by Josh Funk
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 2, 2017

"Crisp writing, engaging illustrations, and sweets—this is a recipe worth keeping. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Lady Pancake and Sir French Toast return for another excursion through the hidden universe of the refrigerator. While the first book was all about competing, this title takes a U-turn and focuses on cooperation. Read full book review >

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HIDDEN by Catherine McKenzie
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 2014

"Readable and forgettable."
An accidental death leads to secrets revealed and second thoughts expressed in McKenzie's latest (Forgotten, 2012, etc.). Read full book review >

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STOP THAT GIRL by Elizabeth McKenzie
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 22, 2005

"A fine first book, alive with energy, wit, and real promise."
A debut novel-in-stories deftly captures one woman's life—from childhood through troubled young adult years that include motherhood and a failed marriage. Read full book review >

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DEAR DRAGON by Josh Funk
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 6, 2016

"A playful celebration of difference (and poetry). (Picture book. 3-8)"
Two pen pals get to know each other over several months, and when they meet, each discovers that the other is a little different than imagined. Read full book review >

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MY RULES FOR BEING A PRETTY PRINCESS by Heath McKenzie
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 5, 2015

"Funny and pointed; a fast, enjoyable read for both the youngest, would-be princesses and their male counterparts. (Picture book. 3-6)"
A little girl learns from a "real" pretty princess about rigid, downright icky, expectations for those who would be pretty princesses. Read full book review >

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IN A SPLIT SECOND by Sophie McKenzie
YOUNG ADULT
Released: March 10, 2015

"Lucky U.K. readers get cliffhangers and toothsome prose, but at least Americans still get the thrills of the shooting practice and bombing plots. (Thriller. 13-15)"
In a very near future, two teenagers in a scarcely functional London are caught up in terrorist plots. Read full book review >

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SMOKE by Catherine McKenzie
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 20, 2015

"A solid if uninspired drama with a bit of criminal intrigue thrown in."
As a wildfire threatens a Colorado town, two old friends confront their own dangerous home fires—one is on the brink of divorce, the other suspects her teenage son of arson. Read full book review >

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PIRASAURS! by Josh Funk
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 30, 2016

"Prehistoric pirates are always worth a play, as is the peaceable theme, but such amateurish writing merits only the old heave-ho. (Picture book. 6-8)"
A small dinosaur earns the respect of a scaly crew of dino-pirates with a clever bit of conflict resolution. Read full book review >