Search Results: "Bailey MacDonald"


BOOK REVIEW

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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THE SPECIAL ONES
by Leila Roy

I know only too well what happens to the new ones who are brought here. Gradually they are convinced to change, molded to be who we tell them they are. But there’s another unanswered question: What happens to the ones who leave?
The Special Ones, by Em Bailey
 

The Special Ones live on a secluded farmstead surrounded by ...


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BOOK REVIEW

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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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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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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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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FRANKENSTEIN’S BRIDE by Hilary Bailey
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Oct. 9, 2007

"Bailey displays a competent understanding of Shelley's original tale in this inventive narrative. Bonus: For those who need a refresher, the text of Frankenstein is also included."
British author Bailey (The Strange Adventures of Charlotte Holmes, 1994, etc.) offers a continuation of the Mary Shelley classic. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ERASED by Jo Bailey
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 14, 1996

"Despite good intentions—the street talk is properly edgy, and the racial tension beneath comes through clearly enough—this is, all in all, one glum read."
Kicked upstairs as head of Special Security Projects at Jackson General Hospital, Jan Gallagher is in the perfect position to take the heat when a gang war between the Sevens and the Golds overflows into General Jack. Read full book review >