Search Results: "Barbara Stewart"


BOOK REVIEW

Released: April 24, 2009

"An appealing introduction to healthy living."
A simple guide to active living aimed at women over 60. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ADDIS BERNER BEAR FORGETS by Joel Stewart
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 6, 2008

"Written in spare rhythmic language, the text lends itself to being read aloud; however, a close inspection of the illustrations is absolutely necessary for full understanding and enjoyment of this subtle, lovely tale. (Picture book. 4-6)"
Addis Berner Bear, a brown bear, arrives in a large, nameless city amidst the chaos of swirling snow, speeding cars and rushing holiday shoppers. Read full book review >

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TOYS by David Stewart
by David Stewart, illustrated by David Stewart
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 3, 2015

"This and the other titles in the Black & White series may well become favorites for tots to chew on until they graduate to Donald Crews' graphically striking classics, such as Truck and Freight Train. (Board book. 3-18 mos.)"
There is much to talk about with baby in this sturdy, wordless, black-and-white board book. Read full book review >

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DEXTER BEXLEY AND THE BIG BLUE BEASTIE ON THE ROAD by Joel Stewart
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2010

"Readers will be perfectly happy just to be on the ride. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Dexter Bexley and the Big Blue Beastie are at it again in this entertaining sequel to their eponymous debut (2007). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BLUE GOLD by Elizabeth Stewart
YOUNG ADULT
Released: March 1, 2014

"Fictional characters make an important story accessible. (afterword, suggested reading) (Fiction. 14-18)"
The human costs of modern technology are explored through the alternating third-person narratives of three girls from different countries. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WHEN ASIA WAS THE WORLD by Stewart Gordon
NON-FICTION
Released: Dec. 1, 2007

"Pared-down, brief vignettes provide an intimate complement to David Levering Lewis's God's Crucible: Islam and the Making of Europe, 570-1215 (2008)."
Documents written by men who lived, worked and traveled to Asia between 500 and 1500 CE portray thriving trading centers from Arabia to China. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Feb. 1, 1999

"Himler's evocative paintings and black-and-white line drawings portray the talent and genius of this American writer, against the landscapes and vistas that he made his own. (chronology, further reading) (Picture book/biography. 9-12)"
This is a well-written and illuminating picture-book length biography of a man whose humorous view of life and somewhat wild side appeal to readers of all ages. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: May 17, 1999

Subtitled "A concise guide to a century of contrast and change," with "concise" as the key word, this slim survey takes sweeping, single-spread glances at wars, the decline of empires, show business, the battle for racial and sexual equality, the globalization of US culture, and other major themes of this century. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

STEALING CANDY by Stewart Lewis
YOUNG ADULT
Released: May 2, 2017

"Just don't think. (Thriller. 14-18)"
When Candy is literally stolen from her snooty New England boarding school, she knows something the kidnappers don't: her rock-star dad is not going to ransom her. Read full book review >

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RESURRECTION MAN by Sean Stewart
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: July 1, 1995

"Volatile and sometimes overwrought, but nonetheless absorbing and distinctive."
A peculiar yet fairly persuasive fantasy from the Canadian author of Passion Play (a 1993 paperback) whose premise is that magic started to seep back into the world after WW II. Read full book review >

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PHILIP SIDNEY by Alan Stewart
NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 2001

"While the accretion of detail upon detail sometimes slows the narrative flow, Stewart provides a textured insight into the society that shaped the poet. (14 illustrations, 13 b&w plates)"
A lengthy account of a short life. Read full book review >