Search Results: "Pamela F. Kirby"


BOOK REVIEW

WHAT BLUEBIRDS DO by Pamela F.  Kirby
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2009

"Both enlightening and invigorating. (bibliography, Internet resources, glossary) (Informational picture book. 4-8)"
This welcome introduction to the habits of eastern bluebirds features crisp photographs of a mated pair's courtship, nesting and rearing of five babies to fledging and beyond. Read full book review >

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WEIRDOS OF THE UNIVERSE, UNITE! by Pamela F. Service
FANTASY
Released: March 31, 1992

"As she should. (Fiction. 10+)"
Anti-clique Mandy recruits cool Owen from California to form WEIRD (Weird Entities in Rightful Domination) to combat conventionality. Read full book review >

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STINKER'S RETURN by Pamela F. Service
ANIMALS
Released: March 31, 1993

"For active sf collections. (Fiction. 8-12)"
Tsynq Yr (Stinker) was last seen leaving earth in a space shuttle stolen with the help of friends Karen and Jonathan (Stinker from Space, 1988); the little alien had been forced to take the form of a skunk when he crashed on Earth. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BEING OF TWO MINDS by Pamela F. Service
FANTASY
Released: Oct. 30, 1991

"Still, Service does keep things moving briskly, and the two protagonists have a certain charm. (Fiction. 10+)"
Connie Hendricks, 14, is an American schoolgirl, while Rudolph, also 14, is crown prince of Thulgaria—but their minds are so nearly identical that they sometimes merge: Connie (or Rudolph) seems to go to sleep while his (or her) mind becomes a guest in the other's, able to see and hear everything that goes on. Read full book review >

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THE WIZARDS OF WYRD WORLD by Pamela F. Service
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2012

"A firmly tongue-in-cheek series hits its stride as Josh cuts out his earlier foot-dragging and shows signs of becoming an adrenalin junkie like his sister. (Science fiction. 8-12)"
Thanks to two young biblionauts and the alien transporter they snatched in the series opener, a weary writer finds both terror and inspiration in the fantasy world where his own novels are set. Read full book review >

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THE NOT-SO-PERFECT PLANET by Pamela F. Service
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2012

"The weak plot doesn't really bear up under its instructional load, but there's enough farce to keep the lessons well-greased. (Science fiction. 8-12)"
Caving to the demands of his pesky little sister Maggie, aspiring fictioneer Josh's second fantasy story features a world with mermaids and unicorns. Sort of. Read full book review >

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MY COUSIN, THE ALIEN by Pamela F. Service
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2008

"Gorman's frequent black-and-white cartoon scenes of popeyed preteens in various hazardous situations add notes of comical suspense. (Science fiction. 9-11)"
Fledgling chapter-book readers turned off by the grosser parts of the Andrew Lost tales may enjoy the more conventional escapades in this kickoff. Read full book review >

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ESCAPE FROM PLANET YASTOL by Pamela F. Service
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2011

"Readers ready for longer chapter books will enjoy having some science fiction to choose from and welcome further adventures. (Science fiction. 8-12)"
Josh Higgins, boy author, finds out what happens when he really lives in the world he created. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

LIBERTY by Kirby Larson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 11, 2016

"Practically perfect. (Historical fiction. 8-12)"
A white boy's love for a dog crosses social divisions in this World War II story. Read full book review >

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THINGS WE KNOW BY HEART by Jessi Kirby
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 21, 2015

"Just the thing for a day or two at the beach. (Romance. 11-16)"
Trent died in a car accident 400 days ago, leaving Quinn, his girlfriend, with crushing, unremitting grief that has derailed her life. Read full book review >

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DASH by Kirby Larson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 26, 2014

"This emotionally satisfying and thought-provoking book will have readers pulling for Mitsi and Dash. (Historical fiction. 8-12)"
Eleven-year-old Mitsi Kashino and her family are forced to move to a Japanese internment camp following the attack on Pearl Harbor. Read full book review >