Search Results: "Barbara Shook Hazen"


BOOK REVIEW

THE NEW DOG by Barbara Shook Hazen
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 1997

Get ready for a rollicking story-hour session; the blatant injustices suffered by a pampered young dog during his initiation into the cold, cruel world of socialization will have the picture-book set on its feet with indignation and cheering at the puppy's eventual triumph. Read full book review >

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WHO IS YOUR FAVORITE MONSTER, MAMA? by Barbara Shook Hazen
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2006

"Only the latest of several recent proofs that the long tradition of playing out familiar domestic issues with families of monsters is as active and effective as ever, this one is particularly well-imagined. (Picture book. 6-8)"
Hazen offers a good answer to the eternal question, as well as a delightfully monstrous cast. Read full book review >

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KATIE’S WISH by Barbara Shook Hazen
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2002

The Irish potato famine of the 1840s, as seen through a little girl's eyes. Read full book review >

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DIGBY by Barbara Shook Hazen
ANIMALS
Released: Feb. 28, 1997

"These flaws bury the sturdy sentiments of the story. (Picture book. 3-7)"
This I Can Read book is a conversation between a boy and his older sister, stylish children in ``homey,'' oversize clothes. Read full book review >

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Released: Dec. 7, 2007

"A middling morality tale. (Picture book. 4-8.)"
A teddy bear teaches his friends about the importance of diversity. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 1, 1994

"As easy and delicious as a long-simmered stock."
As the author notes, chicken soup makes an appearance in the cuisine of virtually every country in the world as a cure for everything from colds to political unrest. Read full book review >

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Released: Feb. 1, 1999

"A captivating photo essay, handsomely presented. (Nonfiction. 10-12)"
A somber, useful study in how cultures both continue age-old traditions and change, given new circumstances. Read full book review >

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SHIFTY by Lynn E. Hazen
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Sept. 1, 2008

"Smart writing and an engaging narrative keep the story fresh, while an interesting plot will keep readers turning the pages. (Fiction. 12 & up)"
Nicknamed Shifty, Soli has had to use his survival skills for so long that he has a hard time leaving the streets behind when he lands in his new foster family. Read full book review >

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CINDER RABBIT by Lynn E. Hazen
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 2008

"Plentifully illustrated with darling, expressive bunnies, this early chapter book lightly but effectively explores the consequences of bullying while extolling the virtues of perseverance. (Fiction. 6-9)"
Zoe is ecstatic when she lands the lead in her school's spring play, Cinder Rabbit. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Dec. 1, 1993

"Multifaceted, and glittering with drama and wit. (B&w photographs, line drawings)"
The ancient alchemists sought for gold, but the new alchemists have found diamonds—in nearly unlimited quantities, and just a good squeeze away—reports Hazen (Science/George Mason University; coauthor, Science Matters, 1992, etc.) in this sparkling gem of technological history. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 1, 2012

"A report of a fascinating new theory on the Earth's origins written in a sparkling style with many personal touches."
Hazen (Earth Science/George Mason Univ.; Genesis: The Scientific Quest for Life's Origins, 2005, etc.) offers startling evidence that "Earth's living and nonliving spheres" have co-evolved over the past 4 billion years. Read full book review >