Search Results: "Audrey B. Baird"


BOOK REVIEW

A COLD SNAP! by Audrey B. Baird
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2002

"Curl up on a cold winter day and enjoy. (Poetry. 6-10)"
The opening lines set the stage for these perceptive, descriptive poems about winter. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 1, 1995

"Good Loving'' seminars. (Author tour)"
Chapman, host of the Washington, D.C., radio show All About Love, combines hairspray empathy (it's okay to have feelings) and earthy anecdotes from the mating wars (that so-and-so rented that Jaguar for the night?) while playing peacemaker between black women and black men. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SONGS FROM NOWHERE NEAR THE HEART by Jon Baird
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 2001

"A convincing premise collapses in a farce that celebrates the excess, hedonism, and craven stupidity in a business where music is the last thing anyone cares about."
Coy, smugly assured satire in which Boston rock musicians mismanage their images in order to vie for a fat recording contract. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

VICTORIA by Julia Baird
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 15, 2016

"A well-researched biography sensitive to Queen Victoria as a woman."
Australian journalist and historian Baird (Media Tarts: Female Politicians and the Press, 2004) draws on previously unpublished sources to fashion a lively, perceptive portrait of the long-reigning queen. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

A DOG NEEDS A BONE! by Audrey Wood
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2007

"Children will enjoy looking and finding bone shapes everywhere and will hope that his mistress will give him more than the offered carrot, broccoli, squash and peas—from endpapers to endpapers, a most satisfying well-earned bone. (Picture book. 3-5)"
What does dog need? Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

RUDE GIANTS by Audrey Wood
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 1993

"Logic is obviously not the intent here; kids may pick up a few pointers on manners, but mostly it's just for fun—and fun it surely is, especially with Wood's outlandishly caricatured giants and prim, righteous little maid to expand the exaggerated humor. (Picture book. 3-8)"
For Beatrix the butter maid and her best friend Gerda (a cow), life is idyllic—until the two are kidnapped by a pair of hulking giants who declare their intention of eating them. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE GUPPIES OF HILLY DALE HOUSE by Anne Baird
ANIMALS
Released: June 28, 1991

"An appealing, useful book. (Picture book. 1-5)"
Five half-pint realistic stories about a day-care group (the ``Guppies''), each genial episode making its small, wholesome point via demonstration: the toddler who naps in the morning is the only one who's wide awake at lunchtime; an inchworm is fun to hold, but will be happiest outside. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CURSES AND WARFARE  by Jeri Baird
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Sept. 12, 2017

"Deepens characterizations as it neatly sets up Volume 3. (Fantasy. 12-16)"
Twins Zander and Alexa are faced with the threat of warfare in this second book of the Tokens and Omen series. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

HOW TO MARRY A MATADOR by Ginny Baird
Released: July 3, 2012

"Unremarkable contemporary romance, cleverly plotted but vague and implausible in the details, and lacking the spark that makes travel romance sizzle."
An American woman traveling to Madrid for an acquisition deal wakes up to find herself married to her dramatic and attractive Spanish colleague; she must decide whether she will seek an annulment or give in to her new husband's pleas to stay married. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

RED LIGHT RUN by Baird Harper
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 8, 2017

"A somber but consistently intriguing clutch of heartland tales."
A serial killer, car wrecks, suicide, alcoholism—everyday life in a prairie town gets dark in this debut set of linked stories. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BLUE SKY by Audrey Wood
Kirkus Star
by Audrey Wood, illustrated by Audrey Wood
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2012

"A high-voltage stimulus package that encourages close observation of and imaginative thinking about nature, not to mention playing with print to express ideas. (Picture book. 18 mos.-6)"
This depiction of the stratosphere in its ever-shifting splendor offers a catalog of concepts for young readers. Read full book review >