Books by Darleen Bailey Beard

OPERATION CLEAN SWEEP by Darleen Bailey Beard
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Sept. 9, 2004

Corn is caught in the middle when his Suffragist mother secretly decides to run against his father, who is up for reelection as mayor. Read full book review >

THE BABBS SWITCH STORY by Darleen Bailey Beard
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: April 10, 2002

Basing her story on a real tragedy in the town of Babbs Switch, Oklahoma, Beard enlivens and enlarges events by using 12-year-old Ruth Ann's voice. Read full book review >

TWISTER by Darleen Bailey Beard
Released: March 10, 1999

A riveting adventure about an encounter with one of nature's most formidable manifestations. Read full book review >

THE FLIMFLAM MAN by Darleen Bailey Beard
FICTION
Released: March 25, 1998

From Beard (The Pumpkin Man from Piney Creek, 1995), an easy-to-read tale based on a true incident that the citizens of Wetumka, Oklahomain a classic case of making lemons into lemonadestill celebrate with an annual ``Sucker Day.'' When F. Bam Morrison steps out of his turquoise blue Chevy and announces that he's the advance man for Bohn's United Circus Shows, the whole town of Wetumka rushes to buy ticketsall but crotchety ol' man Swank, who snorts that Morrison is only a flimflam man, a two-faced weasel. Read full book review >

THE PUMPKIN MAN FROM PINEY CREEK by Darleen Bailey Beard
FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 1995

Beard's first book is inspired by pumpkins. Read full book review >