Search Results: "Tanya Lloyd Kyi"


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50 BODY QUESTIONS by Tanya Lloyd Kyi
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 2014

"A tour (de force) through the human body that's eminently understandable and entertaining and even often quite funny. (Nonfiction. 10-14)"
Anatomy and physiology presented in a readable, comprehensible and entertaining format. Read full book review >

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WHEN THE WORST HAPPENS by Tanya Lloyd Kyi
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 15, 2014

"Kyi's fresh voice will have readers picturing themselves in the shoes of these real-life survivors. (Nonfiction. 9-12)"
Outlandishly enthralling tales of survival under extreme—extremely extreme—circumstances, peppered with do-and-don't tips. Read full book review >

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PRINCE OF POT by Tanya Lloyd Kyi
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Sept. 5, 2017

"A modern Romeo and Juliet spin that frustrates and fizzles. (Fiction. 14-18)"
A boy living on a secret marijuana farm struggles to choose between continuing the family business or leaving the woods for good. Read full book review >

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EYES & SPIES by Tanya Lloyd Kyi
YOUNG ADULT
Released: March 14, 2017

"Though there are plenty of issues worthy of attention not addressed here, this lively effort serves well as a revealing, thoughtful, and provocative introduction to a complex subject and alarming realities. (further reading, source notes, index) (Nonfiction. 12-16)"
The word "Orwellian" is oddly absent in this chilling look at how we now live in a world of near-constant surveillance and data collection. Read full book review >

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THE LOWDOWN ON DENIM by Tanya Lloyd Kyi
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 1, 2011

"Humor and information combine in appealing nonfiction for middle-grade and middle-school readers. (further reading, bibliography, index) (Nonfiction. 9-13)"
A lighthearted look at the history of everyone's favorite pants couched as a detention report written by a couple of middle-school pranksters. Read full book review >

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SEEING RED by Tanya Lloyd Kyi
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2012

"A colorful but superficial ooze of anthropology, with a few drops of biology mixed in. (further reading, sources, index) (Nonfiction. 11-13)"
An irreverent if anemic survey of the red stuff's roles in human culture, from Galen to the Twilight series. Read full book review >

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50 BURNING QUESTIONS by Tanya Lloyd Kyi
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2010

"Accessibly written and appealingly designed, the book is formatted in a way that it can be either browsed or read cover to cover. (further reading, bibliography, index) (Nonfiction. 8-12)"
This lighthearted, informative look at a fascinating subject poses such playfully provocative questions as "Who's for dinner?" and "Would you like some gunpowder in your stew?" and should spark interest in reluctant readers. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 12, 2017

"A terrifically told story with striking design and illustrations that will empower its readers. (glossary, further reading, sources) (Picture book. 8-14)"
A lengthy picture book about a female ninja in 16th-century Japan. Read full book review >

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50 UNDERWEAR QUESTIONS by Tanya Lloyd Kyi
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 1, 2011

"A popular subject, but Lloyd Kyi never gets to the bottom of it. (further reading, bibliography, index) (Nonfiction. 8-12)"
Snappy writing gives this history some "briefs" appeal, but it's too scantily clad in specifics. Read full book review >

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EXTREME BATTLEFIELDS by Tanya Lloyd Kyi
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 15, 2016

"A bit unfocused but unusual of theme and gratifyingly broad of both historical and geographical scope. (bibliography, source notes, index) (Nonfiction. 11-14)"
Ten tales of wartime peril and heroism during huge storms, amid trackless mountains, and in the face of other natural barriers and disasters. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 5, 2013

"An eye-opening account of a military in transition."
Biank (Under the Sabers: The Unwritten Code of Army Wives, 2006) analyzes the increasingly important role played by women in the military. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 1, 2012

"A contemplative, profoundly moving meditation on life, love and death."
In her debut, Los Angeles Review poetry and translations editor Chernov probes her grief over losing a much-loved father and the inability of contemporary society to accept profound emotion. Read full book review >