Search Results: "Barbara Graham"


BOOK REVIEW

MURDER BY MUSIC by Barbara Graham
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 21, 2011

"Once more Graham (Murder by Artifact, 2009, etc.) offers a cluttered mystery whose best features are Tony, Theo and the obligatory instructions for a mystery quilt."
The beautiful Smoky Mountains provide the background for a series of ugly murders. Read full book review >

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MURDER BY ARTIFACT by Barbara Graham
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Nov. 18, 2009

"The most baffling puzzle Graham (Murder by Serpents, 2007) poses here is what the mystery quilt (instructions included) will look like. But her tale is peopled with amusing characters."
Small-town sheriff Tony Abernathy deals with murder, robbery and a kidnapping a lot closer to home than he'd like. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MURDER BY SERPENTS by Barbara Graham
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Nov. 14, 2007

"A soothing cozy debut that includes a pattern for a mystery quilt."
A snake-handling preacher is found dead in a car full of slithery serpents. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Oct. 19, 2012

"Like Tony's earlier cases (Murder By Music, 2011, etc.), this one is more interesting for its eclectic characters than its meandering plot. Quilt fans will welcome the included pattern for a mystery quilt."
A small-town Tennessee sheriff has his hands full with murder, arson and his mother's ramp festival. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WANDA AND THE FROGS by Barbara Azore
ANIMALS
Released: March 13, 2007

"Azore's substantial text palatably folds in a bit of educational information, and Graham's warm, subtle pastels merit multiple viewings. (Picture book. 5-8)"
While walking through a park, young Wanda finds a puddle, made by the melting snow, full of tadpoles. Read full book review >

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A MIGHTY IMAGINATION
by Julie Danielson

Barbara DaCosta and Ed Young aren’t new to collaboration. In 2012, she wrote and he illustrated Nighttime Ninja, her debut picture book. Mighty Moby, on shelves in early August, is their second collaboration, and it came to exist in a way not typical for most picture books, what the author calls “an unusual method” and “backward.”

Evidently, Ed Young ...


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BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: May 15, 1995

A grab bag of 150+ eponyms and toponyms and their origins, some loosely grouped into categories such as sports and recreation, animals, foods, clothing and fashion; others are lumped together in groups whose organizing principle is obscure (one section includes ``gadget,'' ``artesian,'' ``bungalow,'' ``lobby,'' ``attic,'' ``china,'' ``cheap,'' ``capitol,'' etc.). Read full book review >

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CUB’S JOURNEY HOME by Georgia Graham
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2015

"An informative book for young nature enthusiasts. (Picture book. 4-9)"
Follow a mother black bear and her newborn cub into the wild. Read full book review >

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FIVE LITTLE FIREFIGHTERS by Tom Graham
ADVENTURE
Released: Sept. 1, 2008

"A small trim size, minimal text, speech bubbles, onomatopoeia and the presence of the station Dalmatian make this a sweetly intimate choice for introducing firefighting and fire safety to preschoolers. (Picture book. 2-5)"
Their dinner interrupted by the fire alarm, five firefighters (including a woman and representing four different races) get dressed while dashing to the fire engine. Read full book review >

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HOW TO HEAL A BROKEN WING by Bob Graham
ADVENTURE
Released: Aug. 1, 2008

"This isn't as personal as Matteo Pericoli's True Story of Stellina (2006), but it will draw a younger audience, and is imbued with the same sensitivity and sense of intimacy. (Picture book. 4-6)"
Captioned by brief phrases that sometimes give way to entirely wordless pages or spreads, this spare episode celebrates the spirit of compassion in a small child. Read full book review >

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APRIL AND ESME, TOOTH FAIRIES by Bob Graham
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2010

"So very charming, touching and heartwarming. (Picture book. 5-8)"
Fantasy and reality merge as two spunky tooth fairies in an Australian suburb complete their first assignment with aplomb. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MAX AND THE LOST NOTE by Graham Marsh
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 1, 2010

"Disappointingly discordant. (Picture book. 4-6)"
A London-based art director and illustrator delivers a jazz-inspired effort whose snappy illustrations can't redeem its wobbly logic. Read full book review >