Reviews

My first children's book, "It Was Just A House" has received 5 stars on both Amazon and Barnes & Noble! Some book reviews from both sites are available below. If you would like to submit a book review, please visit Amazon's and/or Barnes & Noble's website-- or you can scroll to the bottom and leave a review right on this page! I have not received many reviews for my most recent book, "The Boy With the Red Shoes," but once I do I will share those as well!

Reviews

It was just a house

This is a lovely story for older kids in helping to understand the plight of those similar to us just on the other side of the world.

Heather

Massachusetts

As a mother I feel the need to educate my children about the world. There is no better way to do this than exposing them to the life experiences of other children. This story will help children become more empathetic to others. Perhaps it will remind them to be grateful for what they have and encourage them to appreciate was is really important in life. It Was Just a House should be read and shared with children of all ages.

Laura

North Carolina

As both a mother and a teacher of English Language Learners, I was excited to read this book. I love reading it to my daughter and have noticed that even at her young age, she responds with empathy and asks so many thoughtful questions because of it. It will be a favorite at home and grow with her as well as a staple in my classroom library and used year after year. I've enjoyed seeing the connection my students have to this text and using it as a springboard for discussion in our classroom. Overall, it's beautifully written and illustrated, and I look forward to more books to come by Katherine Kraver, this very talented, young, author!

Nicole

Massachusetts

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An outstanding book that combines a global perspective with a heartwarming story

Thomas

Connecticut

I don't know how to describe in words this book because its just PHENOMENAL. Very heart touching book, I came from refugee life and I could related to the book 100%. Should check it out yourself and you will see what I meant by PHENOMENAL. You will thank me later. This book will teach you the meaning of LIFE. Highly recommended!! 

Shan

Myanmar

It Was Just a House is a wonderful story with a powerful message to readers of all ages. This is an engaging book that really asks the reader to consider what is most important in life. As a teacher, I have found it to be an excellent read-aloud that raises awareness of the difficulties faced by people around the world. It leads to great discussions, as many students in diverse classrooms can relate to different parts of the story. This book should be a part of every classroom library! I'm looking forward to reading upcoming books by this talented author to learn more about what she has had the opportunity to experience in her many travels!

Meghan

Massachusetts

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This is an amazing book to share with students.  It breaks religious, wealth, or color lines.  It offers a view of family and when you are forced to look at just the essentials, what does family really mean. It is a great story for all ages.  

Elizabeth

Massachusetts

This is a must HAVE well-written and well-illustrated story for homes and classrooms around the world. This story not only communicates the reality of those living in the Middle East, but the reality of those from around the world. It Was Just A House is your way to expose young readers to current events in a way that is age appropriate. I have read this story with my own children and my own students, and the deep, meaningful conversations that this book provides is remarkable. Trust me... BUY THIS BOOK!

Anonymous

Texas

A touching, well written, story that will teach young readers the valuable understanding that home is wherever your family and friends are. Parents and teachers can not only enjoy this book themselves, but use it as a teaching tool for their children or students. I am a teacher of refugees from all over the world and this book helped me relate to so many of their struggles and also gave me a glimpse into where so many of my young students have come from. I highly recommend this book to readers of all ages!  

Riki

Massachusetts

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The boy with the red shoes

Katherine's writing captures the struggles of a boy and presents it beautifully to young readers. A must read!

Jamie

Connecticut

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"MY GOAL WITH MY BOOKS IS TO BRING PARTS OF OUR WORLD TO THE LAPS OF MY READERS. AFTER ALL, READING DOES GIVE US SOME PLACE TO GO WHEN WE HAVE TO STAY WHERE WE ARE!"

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