Search Results: "Barbara Samuels"


BOOK REVIEW

FRED'S BEDS by Barbara Samuels
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 10, 2014

"Clever and charming. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Fred the beagle loves to nap, and he can sleep anywhere—in a shopping bag or a pile of old newspapers or a slightly soggy bath towel. But even he can't nap through a noisy birthday party. Read full book review >

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DOLORES MEETS HER MATCH by Barbara Samuels
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 16, 2007

"There's no pussyfooting here, just fun (and hopefully more tales to come). (Picture book. 5-8)"
In a return engagement, Dolores and her amazing and talented-at-napping cat, Duncan, may indeed have met their match. Read full book review >

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THE TRUCKER by Barbara Samuels
ANIMALS
Released: Aug. 1, 2010

"It's refreshing to see a cat-as-best-friend tale, and truck-lovers will certainly get some pointers from Leo's creative play. (Picture book. 3-8)"
Leo is the consummate truck-loving little boy. Read full book review >

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HAPPY VALENTINE’S DAY, DOLORES by Barbara Samuels
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 4, 2006

"Faye's dresser and the many comic expressions on Dolores's cat Duncan's face. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Samuels's imp Dolores returns, this time with a problem on her hands, or rather with her hands: She can't keep her mitts off her older sister Faye's things. Read full book review >

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THE BABY HOUSE by Norma Simon
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 1995

A newly illustrated reissue of a 1955 text which has held up well, in general: an expectant family first welcomes kittens, then puppies (and keeps them all, so the clear-toned watercolor illustrations offer many opportunities for counting), then a baby. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Jan. 25, 2013

"A direct approach and friendly tone go a long way toward making Samuels' guide a quick, entertaining read."
Learning to apply the law of attraction to achieve success is simply a matter of properly educating oneself, argues Samuels (Just Ask the Universe, 2011)in this personably written self-help guide. Read full book review >

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ANYBODY'S DAUGHTER by Pamela Samuels Young
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 27, 2013

"A fast-paced, well-written thriller that's grounded in important social issues."
A sex-trafficking ring kidnaps a 13-year-old girl in Young's mystery/thriller. Read full book review >

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I WAS A PILOT FOR THE MOB by David Samuels
Released: June 18, 2012

"A credible, instantly appealing and meaningful read."
In Samuels' novel, an adventure-craving thrill-seeker begins his journey through life as a fighter pilot in the Vietnam War; however, his thirst for danger lands him in one precarious situation after another. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Dec. 1, 1999

"A pleasant and effective blend of American natural history and national history designed to stir readers' own fond memories of trees. (38 b&w illus.)"
An affectionate appreciation of trees and their place in the American landscape, expressed through the stories of individual trees. Read full book review >

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My Life at the Bottom of the Food Chain by Rich Samuels
Released: May 17, 2013

"A witty, if uneven, YA novel, and a valuable addition to topical literature about bullying."
In Samuels' droll debut YA novel, a 13-year-old obsessed with bullies becomes entangled in compromising situations. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: March 1, 2011

"An enthusiastic tribute to women who replace the stigma attached to the term 'running like a girl' with a sense of power and honor."
A well-rounded investigation into the profound impact of sports on women of all ages and walks of life. Read full book review >