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Kiki kicks  Cover Image Book Book

Kiki kicks / by Jane Yolen and Ariel Stemple ; illustrated by John Ledda.

Yolen, Jane, (author.). Stemple, Ariel, (author.). Ledda, John, (illustrator.). Yolen, Jane. Container of (expression): Karate kid. (Added Author).


"Kiki has watched her mama practice karate for a long time, and now she wants to learn too. She wants to become strong and steady like a mountain. The bullies at school are strong for the wrong reasons. They make Kiki feel small. But today at her first karate lesson, everything changes." -- Provided by publisher.

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781506485638
  • ISBN: 1506485634
  • Physical Description: 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 27 cm
  • Publisher: Minneapolis, MN : Beaming Books, an imprint of 1517 Media, 2023.

Content descriptions

General Note:
"'Karate Kid' poem copyright ©1996 by Jane Yolen, originally published in Opening Days: Sports Poems (Harcourt)"--Colophon.
Target Audience Note:
Ages 4-8. Beaming Books.
AD500L Lexile
Decoding demand: 60 (medium) Semantic demand: 70 (high) Syntactic demand: 56 (medium) Structure demand: 84 (very high) Lexile
Subject: Bullying > Juvenile fiction.
Karate > Juvenile fiction.
Self-confidence > Juvenile fiction.
Karate > Juvenile poetry.
Children's poetry, American.
Genre: Picture books.

Available copies

  • 11 of 12 copies available at Missouri Evergreen. (Show)
  • 0 of 1 copy available at North Kansas City.


  • 0 current holds with 12 total copies.
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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
North Kansas City Public Library JE YOL (Text) 0001012531459 JUV Easy New Checked out 08/02/2024

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