Search Results: "Wendy Kopp"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 25, 2011

"No matter the real-world glitches in her proposals, Kopp's insistence on aiming high should make it required reading for all professional educators."
An optimistic narrative about school reform from an author with an unusual perspective. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 6, 2015

"More maudlin than inspirational, though ardent dog lovers may be touched by certain scenes and find Kopp's story satisfying."
A memoir that attempts to weave together two themes of deep interest to the author: her eating disorder and her love for dogs, especially pit bulls. Read full book review >

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A CAT LIKE THAT by Wendy Wahman
ANIMALS
Released: June 21, 2011

"Cat lovers will be instantly smitten, and even those who aren't as immediately enthusiastic may well be won over by this slinky, strong-minded, creature. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Striking illustrations and a pitch-perfect portrait of an unnamed pet's personality combine to showcase charming (and practical) advice on how to make friends with a feline. Read full book review >

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HOLLY’S CHRISTMAS EVE by Wendy Watson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2002

"Though the story is a simple one, the amusing characters, folksy narrative voice, and attractive illustrations combine into a satisfying, if unusual, Christmas Eve tale. (Picture book. 3-6)"
The ornaments on a glowing Christmas tree have a life and adventures of their own in this tale with a cheerful, retro feeling. Read full book review >

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HURRAY FOR THE FOURTH OF JULY by Wendy Watson
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 23, 1992

"A pleasure. (Picture book. 4-8)"
In the manner of Watson's other engaging holiday books (A Valentine for You, 1991), a simple narrative of a small-town family's Fourth of July celebration (``Everything is red, white, and blue, even breakfast''), interspersed with lively traditional verse (``Strawberry, blueberry, cream of tartum,/ Tell me the initials of your sweetheartum''). Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2015

"A solid cookbook emphasizing the skills kids will need to be successful in the kitchen and a range of recipes that will entice them to try new things. (table of contents, glossary, index) (Cookbook. 8-12)"
A spiral-bound cookbook teaches solid cooking skills and presents recipes to practice those skills. Read full book review >

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WANDERVILLE by Wendy McClure
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 23, 2014

"Perhaps it's intended as a fiction tie-in to Common Core Curriculum studies, but it's not at all successful, compelling or memorable. (Historical fiction. 8-12)"
In 1904, three children from New York City's Lower East Side are sent to Kansas on an orphan train. Read full book review >

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ON TRACK FOR TREASURE by Wendy McClure
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 16, 2014

"The ending points the resilient Wanderville kids toward California, ensuring another adventure for fans. (Historical fiction. 8-12)<"
The kids of Wanderville (2014) are back riding the rails after the sheriff of Whitmore, Kansas, finds their makeshift home. Read full book review >

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PI IN THE SKY by Wendy Mass
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 11, 2013

"Science and absurdity frolic together to gleeful effect. (author's note) (Fantasy. 8-12)"
Astrophysics and cosmology play around with haphazard cheer in an experimental comedy that could be a Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy for kids. Read full book review >