Search Results: "Barbara Kerley"


BOOK REVIEW

A LITTLE PEACE by Barbara Kerley
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 8, 2007

"At 1,000 words per picture, it's a weighty little tome. (Picture book. 4-10)"
Kerley offers beautiful images of harmony and love from around the world. Read full book review >

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GREETINGS FROM PLANET EARTH by Barbara Kerley
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2007

"The space capsule assignment reveals much about earthlings, and Mr. Meyer's insightful questioning brings a depth and universality to what is essentially one family's struggle with the past. (Fiction. 10-14)"
The upcoming Voyager 2 space probe sparks 12-year-old Theo's discoveries about life on earth in 1977. Read full book review >

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WITH A FRIEND BY YOUR SIDE by Barbara Kerley
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 12, 2015

"Though it treads perilously close to inspirational blandness, this book will serve to comfort those seeking friends of their own and inspire others to expand their friendship circles. (Picture book. 6-8)"
The concept of friendship earns itself another tribute picture book, this time with crisp, stunning photographs to match. Read full book review >

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ONE WORLD, ONE DAY by Barbara Kerley
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2009

"A fine concept as a book, but not as attractive as it could be. (Informational picture book. 5-8)"
Highlighting the universal, this photographic volume uses the scaffold of an ordinary day, from morning till night, to explore children's lives—their preparations for the day, breakfast, school, chores, play, dinner, time with family and, finally, bedtime, with its promise of new adventures in the morning. Read full book review >

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BRAVE LIKE ME by Barbara Kerley
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 12, 2016

"Heartfelt and necessary. (Picture book. 4-8)"
The ache and loneliness felt when missing a family member on deployment comes through in this photo essay about children of military and government personnel. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: March 12, 2013

"Vivid glimpses of what waits for anyone who is willing to stop just looking and go. (Picture book. 6-8)"
A stirring invitation to leap, dive, soar, plunge and thrill to the natural world's wonders and glories. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BARBARA BUSH by Rose Blue
BIOGRAPHY
Released: June 1, 1991

"Illustrations not seen; chronology; further reading; index. (Biography. 11+)"
An entry in the ``Contemporary Women'' series pays admiring tribute to its subject: Blue and Naden cast every aspect of the First Lady's life in a glow. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2005

"An unalloyed pleasure from the author of Walt Whitman (2004). (lengthy note from Marian Wright Edelman) (Picture book. 3-8)"
The text is simple and comfortable: "Here we are, together. / Together, ME AND YOU . . . / Sharing. . . . Read full book review >

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THE DINOSAURS OF WATERHOUSE HAWKINS by Barbara Kerley
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Oct. 1, 2001

"Stunning. (Nonfiction. 5-10)"
Who could resist? Read full book review >

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A HOME FOR MR. EMERSON by Barbara Kerley
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 25, 2014

"A small, inviting window into the life of Ralph Waldo Emerson and an inspiring tribute to a life's dream realized. (author's note, philosophical prompts, source notes, acknowledgments) (Picture book/biography. 8-12)"
The team behind creative picture-book biographies The Extraordinary Mark Twain (2010) and What To Do About Alice? (2008) turns its attention to 19th-century American philosopher Ralph Waldo Emerson. Read full book review >