Search Results: "Barbara Robinson"


BOOK REVIEW

THE BEST SCHOOL YEAR EVER by Barbara Robinson
FICTION
Released: Sept. 30, 1994

"The Herdmans will delight readers of this spirited sequel to The Best Christmas Pageant Ever (1972). (Fiction. 8+)"
Not just your average naughty children, the Herdmans occasionally step over the line into juvenile delinquency- -but they do it with such panache that the reader cannot help but be impressed. Read full book review >

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WHAT ANIMALS REALLY LIKE by Fiona Robinson
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 2011

"Guffaws and surprising twists (plus Timbertooth's exaggerated tantrums) will have youngsters clamoring for a repeat performance. Brava! (Picture book. 4-8)"
World-famous conductor Herbert Timberteeth (an aptly named beaver) is about to debut his new song, "What Animals Like Most." Read full book review >

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STARSEED by Spider Robinson
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Oct. 1, 1991

"Still, Stardance fans will want to investigate."
Sequel to Stardance, the Robinsons' combination of dance, aliens, and politics in orbit above 21st-century Earth. Read full book review >

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STARMIND by Spider Robinson
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: June 1, 1995

Third in the trilogy (Starseed, 1991, etc.) about the Stardancers, human-alien symbiotes who are able to live unprotected in space, and who can share a mingled consciousness as and when they wish. Read full book review >

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ANIMALS
Released: Aug. 1, 2009

"Good, goofy fun. (Graphic fiction. 8-12)"
While heading by train to Whiska City to chase her dream of becoming a detective, Jenny the donkey meets a menagerie of new friends who will make perfect partners in her new venture. Read full book review >

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PARANORMAL by Gary Robinson
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 15, 2015

"A dramatic tale—or the first part of one, anyway—heavily steeped in tribal lore. (Paranormal suspense. 11-13)"
The young Cherokee seer struck by lightning in Abnormal (2014) acquires more extrasensory powers after a near-death experience in this partial sequel. Read full book review >

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BROKEN PROMISES by Anitha Robinson
YOUNG ADULT
Released: May 1, 2017

"A middle volume only thinly held together by overdone alien tropes. (Science fiction. 13-18)"
Kalli loses faith in Ellis and fights to free the girls housing the embryos of his dying alien species. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 12, 2004

"Indifferently written, but full of sharp observations on modern Cuba—for policymakers and travelers alike."
An African-American journalist travels through Cuba, returning with news that, while the glory days of socialism are gone, Castro and company are very much in charge. Read full book review >

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THE WISHING HILL by Holly Robinson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 2, 2013

"Robinson's fiction debut is a good beach read for those who like to reflect on the complexity and messiness of family relationships."
To love or not to love, and how? And just exactly what is love, anyway? Read full book review >

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THE DEBT by Randall Robinson
NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 1, 2000

"Robinson is not optimistic that his message will be heard, but if the nation is to endure honorably, candid debate must begin on his jeremiad, whether or not cash reparations result."
Robinson (Defending the Spirit, 1998), influential chief of the lobbying group TransAfrica, presents the long overdue bill, on behalf of America's blacks, for centuries of social and economic abuse. Read full book review >

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A MATTER OF PERSPECTIVE by Kevin Robinson
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Nov. 15, 1993

"More readers will be put off, though, by the mean-spirited sallies among Sam, Stick, and his ever-so idiosyncratic chums."
Wheelchair-bound paraplegic Stick Foster, an Orlando, Florida, reporter, attends a fancy shindig at the law firm his wife Sam (another ``para'') works for when the senior partner drops dead. Read full book review >