Search Results: "Barbara Jean Hicks"


BOOK REVIEW

THE SECRET LIFE OF WALTER KITTY by Barbara Jean Hicks
ANIMALS
Released: April 10, 2007

"Plump and brown-striped with one brown-ringed eye, Walter is a charmer. (Picture book. 5-8)"
Kids won't get the pun of the title, but they will definitely giggle at this superhero named Fang who's disguised as an ordinary house cat. Read full book review >

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JITTERBUG JAM by Barbara Jean Hicks
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 11, 2005

"Not going to bed. Now nor never." Read full book review >

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MONSTERS DON’T EAT BROCCOLI by Barbara Jean Hicks
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 11, 2009

"A fine serving for storytime. (Picture book. 2-5)"
"Fum, foe, fie, fee, monsters don't eat broccoli," but it turns out that they do eat all of the other things depicted on Hendra's opening endpapers, and more: wheels, ships, boulders, buildings and rockets. Read full book review >

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SWIFT AS THE WIND by Barbara Juster Esbensen
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 1996

"Especially appealing are the many close-ups of fuzzy cubs and the dramatic jacket painting of a cheetah at full gallop. (Picture book/nonfiction. 8-12)"
Another fine science title from the author of Tiger with Wings (1991), focusing on the cheetah, the swiftest animal on earth. Read full book review >

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OUT OF ORDER by Betty Hicks
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2005

"Clever cover, real-life kids, humor and inventive plot detail make this a first-rate read, guaranteed to spur games of RSP. (Fiction. 8-12)"
When a family doubles in number, it's like shuffling a deck of cards to see who comes out on top. Read full book review >

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THE ORPHAN MOTHER by Robert Hicks
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 13, 2016

"Satisfying historical fiction, of particular appeal to readers who live near the banks of the Harpeth or Cumberland."
Hicks (A Separate Country, 2009, etc.) extends his Tennessee-set historical saga into the years immediately following the Civil War. Read full book review >

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A THEORY OF EXPANDED LOVE by Caitlin Hicks
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 12, 2015

"Annie's disarming voice evokes nostalgia for a bygone era and hope for humanity in a weary, modern world."
The astute observations of a little girl from a big Catholic family living in Pasadena in 1963. Read full book review >

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A SEPARATE COUNTRY by Robert Hicks
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 23, 2009

"Expertly written, with plenty of unexpected twists—a pleasure for Civil War buffs, but also for fans of literary mysteries."
A tale of mixed-up foolscap, dark secrets, a dwarf and a wharf. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 4, 2011

"A welcome addition to Cherokee history."
A vigorous account of the forced removal of the Cherokee people from their southern homelands and the complex events leading to what the author does not hesitate to call a "death march." Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 1, 1995

"Painful and scrupulously researched. (photos, not seen)"
A groundbreaking account of one of the least examined atrocities of WW II. Read full book review >

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BOARDED WINDOWS by Dylan Hicks
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 15, 2012

"Read this book to admire Hicks' mastery of language, for the titillating sexual references and for the interesting characters. But if you want a story with a point, Hicks misses the target."
Hicks delivers a postmodern novel likely to appeal to a segment of sophisticated 21st-century readers. Read full book review >