Search Results: "Bailey MacDonald"


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WICKED WILL by Bailey MacDonald
BIOGRAPHY
Released: June 23, 2009

"Lively and quick, it may offer some small amusement to readers not quite ready for King of Shadows. (Historical fiction. 8-11)"
Some nearly threadbare tropes hold together this fast-paced mystery for middle schoolers, only fraying completely at the end. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 5, 2010

"Another entertaining historical mystery by the author of Wicked Will (2009). (Historical mystery. 9-13)"
When the woman who owns her indenture dies of arsenic poisoning, 14-year-old Patience flees before she can be sold. Read full book review >

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IN THE ANTARCTIC by Ella Bailey
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 12, 2016

"An appealing introduction to Antarctica that appropriately fosters a child's sense of wonder without adding a layer of worry about its future. (Informational picture book. 2-5)"
After a last breakfast with her parents on a frozen coast, a young Adélie penguin spends a long summer feeding in the cold ocean, followed by an even longer dark winter resting on the ice until the sun rises the following spring. Read full book review >

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LOOK WHOOO’S COUNTING by Suse MacDonald
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 2000

"A treat for both new and experienced counters. (Picture book. 3-6)"
This elegant counting book by a Caldecott Honor-winner introduces young children to the numbers one through ten. Read full book review >

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IN THE SAVANNAH by Ella Bailey
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2015

"A sweet ecosystem introduction for preschoolers, the first of a promising series. (Picture book. 2-5)"
The African savanna, home of a tiny lion cub, is full of intriguing wildlife. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: July 2, 2013

"A sad commentary on our times, but not to be ignored."
A grim reminder of the threat that parents and children face from predators. Read full book review >

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THE MERCY OF THE SKY by Holly Bailey
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 12, 2015

"Storm chasers will find thrills in this tale of nature's wrath."
Tracking a furious, lethal storm. Read full book review >

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THE DEATHLY PORTENT by Elizabeth Bailey
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: April 3, 2012

"Like The Gilded Shroud (2011, etc.), a fulsome simulacrum of the Regency era, with just enough upstairs/downstairs brouhaha to entertain fans of Downton Abbey."
The village blacksmith succumbs to a roof cave-in. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 1, 1995

"Focusing on the brevity of life, White reminds her readers that every moment has its unique value."
Quirky and evocative sketches that capture the human spirit and the passing of a simpler and more genteel era. Read full book review >

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Confused Spice by Mathis Bailey

"An excellent read, especially for those who love cooking, romance, and realistically poignant LGBT themes."
In Bailey's debut novel, a blossoming relationship between a gay man and his allegedly straight neighbor begins through the art of cooking. Read full book review >