Search Results: "Ashley Barron"


BOOK REVIEW

ASHLEY BRYAN by Ashley  Bryan
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Jan. 6, 2009

"When he concludes, 'I've enjoyed walking the island with you,' readers will believe him. (Autobiography. 9 & up)"
A joyous photo of the author with outstretched arms on the cover invites readers to join him on a walk through his life, present and past. Read full book review >

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SIZING UP WINTER  by Lizann Flatt
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 15, 2013

"When read with a caring adult, this may challenge readers to look at measurement in a different way. (Math picture book. 4-7)"
Flatt's latest, the third in the Math in Nature series, encourages children to use math to measure. Read full book review >

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PRINCESS ASHLEY by Richard Peck
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: May 15, 1987

"Another winner."
Here, Chelsea narrates the events in her sophomore and junior years, when she modeled herself on Ashley—lovely, rich, and apparently self-possessed. Read full book review >

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ASHLEY BELL by Dean Koontz
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 8, 2015

"Albeit slightly drawn out as it rolls to its conclusion, Koontz's novel cuts between the fantastical and the believable to dissect evil, explore the power of imagination, and probe the parameters of consciousness."
Koontz (The City, 2014, etc.) searches the shadow lands of Elsewhere, a mystical terrain where Bibi Blair confronts a rare brain cancer.Read full book review >

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BIRTHDAYS AROUND THE WORLD by Margriet Ruurs
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 5, 2017

"An easy, enjoyable way to start thinking about similarities and differences around the world. (glossary) (Informational picture book. 5-8)"
Many American children know about piñatas at birthday celebrations, and almost all of them know about blowing out candles, but do they know that dumping flour on the birthday child is a tradition in Jamaica? Read full book review >

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SHAPING UP SUMMER by Lizann Flatt
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 15, 2014

"If reading with a caring adult, children can show off what they know and extend their learning, though there's not much realistic about the nature. (Math picture book. 5-7)"
Flatt and Barron's fourth and final entry in the Math in Nature series rounds out the seasons with a look at shapes in the summer. Read full book review >

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SORTING THROUGH SPRING by Lizann Flatt
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 12, 2013

"The simple is juxtaposed with the challenging, making the book both flexible and hard to pin down, audience-wise. (Math picture book. 5-10)"
Flatt and Barron's second in the Math in Nature series solves many of the first's problems, though the rhythms and rhymes remain inconsistent, and there is still no answer key. Read full book review >

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UP! by Susan Hughes
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 15, 2017

"A celebration of baby love as it's carried out all over the world. (Picture book. 2-4)"
Diverse caregivers and babies populate this picture-book depiction of caring and carrying. Read full book review >

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KYLE GOES ALONE by Jan Thornhill
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 15, 2015

"A startlingly informative alternative to the run-of-the-mill potty book. (Picture book. 3-7)"
The call of nature prods a young three-toed sloth to go it alone. Read full book review >

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COUNTING ON FALL by Lizann Flatt
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 15, 2012

"Gorgeous cut-paper collage illustrations cannot outweigh the absence of a story. (Math picture book. 4-7)"
First in the Math in Nature series, this prompts readers to imagine animals and plants using numbers to count and arrange themselves. Read full book review >

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Released: July 8, 2014

"A stunning work of creative genius sure to captivate the young and lend pure delight to beachcombers of any age. (Picture book/poetry. 4 & up)"
A riveting collection of puppets made from found objects at the seashore. Read full book review >

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THE SECRET DIARY OF ASHLEY JUERGENS by Ashley Juergens
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 22, 2010

"There's enough standard-issue teen and domestic drama here to keep fans of such fare reading, but devotees of the show may be disappointed at the lack of significant new content, either in the narrative itself or in the e-book's media features. (Fiction. 11-13)"
Ghostwritten for a fictional 13-year-old character on the ABC Family network show Secret Life of the American Teenager, this September-to-August journal recaps the first season and part of the second—from 15-year-old sister Amy's revelation that she's pregnant through her parents' divorce and the news that her mother herself is expecting. Read full book review >