Kathleen T. Isaacs




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Kathleen T. Isaacs

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Average rating: 3.97 · 33 ratings · 11 reviews · 3 distinct works
Picturing the World: Inform...

4.29 avg rating — 17 ratings — published 2012 — 4 editions
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Excellent Books for Early a...

3.91 avg rating — 11 ratings — published 2016
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liked it 3.00 avg rating — 5 ratings — published 2014
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Stardust
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by Neil Gaiman (Goodreads Author)
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Kathy Kathy said: " Tristran Thorne, not knowing that he is half faerie, journeys from the village of Wall into fairyland to retrieve a star for his true love only to find Yvaine, a fairy with a broken leg, who accompanies him on his quest.
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The Rise and Fall of Senator Joe McCarthy by James Cross Giblin
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Biography of a mid-twentieth century politician once deemed "more powerful than the President," who helped create a climate of fear and whose legacy included a neologism describing the practice of accusing people of treason without evidence. I found ...more
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Where the Mountain Meets the Moon by Grace Lin
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This is a reading treat - the folktales embellished and woven together into a narrative that is simultaneously a connected set of folklore and a traditional quest adventure with an appealing female protagonist. I would read this one aloud and teach i ...more
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Fire by Kristin Cashore
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The last human "monster" in the Dells, Fire is so beautiful she attracts or repels everyone who sees her, and can also control minds but she finds that ability terrifying in a world led to the brink of war by her father. Seventeen years old, she hope ...more
How to Heal a Broken Wing by Bob Graham
"A boy notices an injured bird in the middle of a busy city sidewalk. He takes it home and nurses it to health. Bob Graham has wonderful, sweet pictures that make the story. I see a tie-in to character development/compassion/ecology."
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When You Reach Me by Rebecca Stead
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When her best friend decides to widen his own horizons, sixth grader Miranda's love for A Wrinkle in Time connects her to new friends and even helps her solve the mystery of a series of written messages which eerily turn up in her things and predict ...more
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When You Reach Me by Rebecca Stead
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The Lost Thing by Shaun Tan
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While looking for bottle caps on a beach, a boy discovers an odd large object no one else seems to notice. He spends a day with it looking for the place it belongs, or, at least, a place where it will fit. The surreal illustrations of an odd industri ...more
When the Whistle Blows by Fran Cannon Slayton
"Judging by the somewhat muted and sleepy cover, I thought I was going to read a "pensive, quiet" coming-of-age, historical fiction. It turned out that the story is NOT all that quiet: every episode falls on an All Hallow's Eve from early-40s to la..." Read more of this review »
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The Storm in the Barn by Matt Phelan
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In the dust bowl of the 1930s, 12-year-old Jack feels useless at home and against the town bullies, but a storekeeper's Jack tales spur him to take on the monster in a neighbor's abandoned barn and release the rain that had not fallen for 5 years.
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Monica Edinger Kathy,

I knew it was you as soon as I saw your gmail address!


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