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 >

BOOK REVIEW

1-2-3 PEAS by Keith Baker
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 24, 2012

"Whether they're counting scores of peas, enjoying the rhymes and puns or relishing the funny visual quirks, families are sure to devour Baker's latest winner. Totally ap-pea-ling! (Picture book. 3-7)"
After an alphabetical, rhyming tour de force (LMNO Peas, 2010), Baker's energetic pea pack is back—this time, to count by ones and 10s. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BIG FAT HEN by Keith Baker
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 1994

"Still, the art is gorgeous. (Picture book. 2-7)"
In vibrant full-bleed spreads, a boldly graphic rendition of ``1, 2, buckle my shoe,'' with the numbers from 1 to 10 enacted by the ``big fat hen'' and her friends and their hatching chicks. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

HAP-PEA ALL YEAR by Keith Baker
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 2016

"An infectious, pea-sized romp. (Picture book. 2-8)"
Having conquered the alphabet (LMNO Peas, 2010), numbers (1-2-3 Peas, 2012), and colors (Little Green Peas: A Big Book of Colors, 2014), Baker's goofy spherical seeds return to revel in the seasons and holidays in this book of months. Read full book review >