Search Results: "Anna Currey"


BOOK REVIEW

A BABYSITTER FOR BILLY BEAR by Miriam Moss
ANIMALS
Released: June 1, 2008

"The appeal of the tale is in its simplicity; there is much that is universal in Billy's story. (Picture book. 3-5)"
Moss's latest is a sweetly reassuring tale about Billy Bear's first time with a babysitter: Mama's friend Lucy is going to look after Billy while Mama goes to pottery class. Read full book review >

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WHEN THE WORLD IS READY FOR BED by Gillian Shields
BEDTIME BOOK
Released: Sept. 1, 2009

"Children will be glad to snuggle up and be softly lulled to sleep by this soothing selection as they are simultaneously reminded of the necessity and comfort of a bedtime routine. (Picture book. 3-6)"
The sky is growing dark, and it's time for the flowers, the birds and every bunny to start thinking about bed. Read full book review >

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WHEN THE WORLD WAS WAITING FOR YOU by Gillian Shields
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: March 1, 2011

"Expectant parents will love this as a gift, little ones will warm to the reassuring story of each baby's importance and bunny-rabbit aficionados will take this charming tale to heart. (Picture book. 2-5, adults)"
Shields and Currey introduced a charming rabbit family with three children in When the World Is Ready for Bed (2009). Read full book review >

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ONE TED FALLS OUT OF BED by Julia Donaldson
ANIMALS
Released: June 1, 2006

"A sweet addition to any bedtime routine. (Picture book. 2-6)"
This counting rhyme is sure to comfort any child who has had a stuffed friend suffer a nighttime fall. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SOPHIE AND THE MOTHER’S DAY CARD by Kaye Umansky
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 2005

"The series continues with an adventure about Sophie and her baby brother in Sophie in Charge (ISBN: 1-56148-478-4). (Easy reader. 5-7)"
Sophie is the third of four bunny rabbit children in this sweetly humorous British import set in an idyllic village comprised of various animal characters. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DON’T FORGET I LOVE YOU by Miriam Moss
ANIMALS
Released: Jan. 1, 2004

"Moss's non-judgmental tone and happy resolution diffuse the tensions of a commonplace scenario and makes this the ideal tale to share after the hectic whirl of a busy day. (Picture book. 2-5)"
Moss perfectly captures the hustle and bustle of the daily mad dash to school and work in all its frenzied glory. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE WISHING CLUB by Donna Jo Napoli
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 2007

"A clever concept done well. (Picture book. 5-9)"
Four children learn about fractions when they wish on a star and only get partial wish fulfillments. Read full book review >

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ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2008

"A disappointing follow-up to The Wishing Club (2007). (Picture book. 6-10)"
This rather lackluster tale of a pig's birthday party fails to emphasize multiplication as the subtitle would have readers believe. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

LOST HIGHWAY by Richard Currey
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 27, 1997

"More bitter than sweet, and frequently fogged by self-conscious Faulknerisms, but finally saved by a convincing depiction of the hard lives of its characters and the stubborn persistence of their modest hopes in the midst of loss."
A sentimental, heart-wrenching tale from novelist and story- writer Currey (The Wars of Heaven, 1990, Fatal Light, 1988, etc.) offers brief glimpses of a banjo player's path—though tragic—to fame and self-respect. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DAILY RITUALS by Mason Currey
Released: April 23, 2013

"The message? There is no preferred way—only the ways that work. An enjoyable book to dig into here and there."
A journalist and editor debuts by converting his blog (Daily Rituals) into a book that does precisely what its titles promise. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 1, 1996

"An authoritative briefing on a great general. (8 pages photos, maps, not seen)"
An absorbing biography of Vietnam's ranking soldier-statesman and, arguably, one of military history's greatest captains, from a scholar who gained direct access to him. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: April 20, 2007

"Debut author Currey-Wilson takes TV seriously, but never herself so much."
An entertaining, inspiring and decidedly countercultural account of parenting in a media-crazy world. Read full book review >