Search Results: "Barbara Pierce Bush"


BOOK REVIEW

SISTERS FIRST by Jenna Bush Hager
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 24, 2017

"An enjoyably nostalgic scrapbook stocked full of memories from twins born into a political dynasty."
Fraternal twins and philanthropists Jenna (Ana's Story: A Journey of Hope, 2007) and Barbara fondly portray the peaks and valleys of life carrying the Bush surname. 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

BENJAMIN MCFADDEN AND THE ROBOT BABYSITTER by Timothy Bush
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 1998

"Order is restored in the nick of time; readers will share Benjamin's relief that the returning parents never suspect the chaos that reigned moments before. (Picture book. 5-8)"
In a futuristic tale from Bush (Three at Sea, 1994, etc.), Benjamin's parents go out for a night on the rings of Saturn, leaving him in the care of Babysitter, a robot who is preprogrammed for bedtime at 8:00, with no cookies, no milk, and no sense of humor. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

HOUSEBOAT WARS by Charles Bush
FICTION & LITERATURE

"The attorney protagonist getting caught up in more melodrama than lawyering makes for an unusual but convincing tale."
In this thriller, a houseboat community's legal case against developers in 1977 California culminates in murder. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MINUS TIME by Catherine Bush
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 1, 1993

"A slightly surreal collage of often remarkable images and sensitively drawn characters that doesn't quite cohere—but that Bush is a talent to watch is without doubt."
Patchy yet captivating first novel about familial fractures- -with an unusual conceit. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

TEDDY BEAR, TEDDY BEAR by Timothy Bush
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2005

"Bush's refreshing take on this classic rhyme only enhances its timeless endurance and is a wonderful way to introduce a true favorite to the next generation of little bears. (Picture book. 2-5)"
Using only his vibrant illustrations, Bush creatively transforms the familiar rhyme about an active bear's day into a full-out adventure. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

JAMES IN THE HOUSE OF AUNT PRUDENCE by Timothy Bush
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 1993

"A promising debut, with engagingly offbeat, childlike humor and a sure hand with the lively art. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A young guest in the home of an elderly relative, wreaking havoc that's actually caused by animals that come alive from her precious artifacts, isn't new; still, Bush develops the idea imaginatively, with energetic drafting and a comic spirit that pleasantly recall the art of David Small. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DID YOU KNOW THAT I LOVE YOU? by Christa Pierce
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 23, 2014

"An overlong greeting card. (Picture book. 3-5)"
Debut author/illustrator Pierce matches a litany of loving expressions to illustrations. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BLOODHOUND by Tamora Pierce
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 28, 2009

"After all, the detail-oriented, plodding movement of the story—much like Beka's own method—builds to a well-established, satisfying revelation. (Fantasy. 11-14)"
In this second volume in Pierce's historical Tortall trilogy, Beka Cooper is now a junior Dog (police officer) in the Corus slums. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

COLD FIRE by Tamora Pierce
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2001

"An absolute must for fans of the series, the minimal backstory also makes this an exciting and thoughtful stand-alone fantasy. (Fiction. 10-14)"
Pierce turns somber in her saga of young mages-in-training (Street Magic, 2000, etc.), as the smith-mage Daja encounters a more sinister side to fire—and humanity. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WOLF-SPEAKER by Tamora Pierce
FANTASY
Released: April 1, 1994

"Fantasy fodder, but only for the famished. (Fiction. 10+)"
Pierce continues the story of Daine and her mentor Numair (Wild Magic, 1992). Read full book review >