Search Results: "Barbara Baker"


BOOK REVIEW

OH, EMMA by Barbara Baker
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 1991

"A welcome change from tales about upper-middle-class professionals. (Fiction. 7-10)"
Emma enjoys her friends in the projects, but her family's three-bedroom apartment is too small and they can't have pets. Read full book review >

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ANNA’S BOOK by Barbara Baker
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 1, 2004

"Perfect for preschoolers. (Picture book. 2-4)"
Introducing Anna, eager, curious, playful, demanding, self-centered, but as sweet and lovable as any toddler can be. Read full book review >

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LITTLE MARTIN by Barbara Baker
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2003

"Martin is a reprobate, fielding the consequences of his acts like a major leaguer, then tossing them right back at you. (Easy reader. 4-8)"
Little Martin has a sizzle of orange hair, jug ears, and the devil in his eye. Read full book review >

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ONE SATURDAY EVENING by Barbara Baker
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2007

"Deft touches—like the face that baby Jack makes at being left in his crib or the circular portraits of the family member at the beginning of each chapter—make this a bedtime treat for parents and new readers alike. (Early reader. 5-8)"
Following the logical progression after One Saturday Morning (1994), Baker and Duke create another collection of related chapters about the bear family, this time about their nightly routines. Read full book review >

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DIGBY AND KATE AND THE BEAUTIFUL DAY by Barbara Baker
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 1998

"For the illustrations, which are full of funny asides, Winborn splices Garth Williams's warmth with Edward Koren's droll flippancy. (Picture book. 6-9)"
This third installment in the Digby and Kate saga finds the dog and cat chums engaged in their usual benign contumacy. Read full book review >

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ONE SATURDAY MORNING by Barbara Baker
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 1994

"While placidity may be a virtue when writing for the early reader set, One Saturday Morning crosses over the line into boredom. (Fiction/Easy reader. 3-7)"
A typical day in the life of a family of people, illustrated as bears. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

STAYING WITH GRANDMOTHER by Barbara Baker
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 1994

"A well-crafted story, gently suffused with affection. (Easy reader. 4-8)"
After Clair's parents kiss her good-bye, she feels sad; but she shares a hug with Grandmother (who looks sad, too) and goes upstairs to put her things in her mother's old room before helping to set the table (the macaroni ``is good. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

YEAR OF THE TIGER by Alison Lloyd
ADVENTURE
Released: April 1, 2010

Two 12-year-old boys from opposite backgrounds become unlikely allies in second-century China when barbarians threaten to breach the Great Wall and invade the Han Kingdom. Read full book review >

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MY OCTOPUS ARMS by Keith Baker
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 24, 2013

"Though a little on the bland side, this effort should reassure little ones resting in the human arms of favorite story readers. (Picture book. 2-5)"
Who hasn't occasionally wished for more than two hands (or arms) in order to simultaneously accomplish all that one needs to? Read full book review >

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HICKORY DICKORY DOCK by Keith Baker
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 2007

"A great addition to the collection of 'singing' books, with the added bonus of helping readers practice counting and time-telling skills. (Picture book. 3-7)"
The familiar nursery rhyme gains new verses in this latest from Baker, who rounds out the rest of the mouse's busy hours. Read full book review >

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MORE MR. AND MRS. GREEN by Keith Baker
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 2004

The big-hearted alligators introduced in Meet Mr. and Mrs. Green (2002, but reformatted as an easy reader, too) return for three more feel-good episodes. Mr. Green catches fish after fish, leaving Mrs. Green "frustrated and fishless" until he shares his secret bait: jellybeans. Read full book review >