Search Results: "Barbara Stewart"


BOOK REVIEW

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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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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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 >

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DEXTER BEXLEY AND THE BIG BLUE BEASTIE by Joel Stewart
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 15, 2007

"Fanciful fun. (Picture book. 4-8)"
When a little boy encounters a fantastical creature, he uses his imagination to keep his new friend entertained. Read full book review >

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HOW TO BREAK A HEART by Kiera Stewart
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 29, 2015

"Although overlong and narrowly aimed at romantically minded early-adolescent girls, this story will reward tenacious readers with a touching conclusion. (Fiction. 10-13)"
After 13-year-old Mabry Collins is dropped by her heartthrob, Nick Wainwright, (her 19th straight dumping in a row), Thad Bell, a boy with his own grudge against Nick, promises to teach her how to become the yin to Nick's yang. Read full book review >

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YOU HAVE SEVEN MESSAGES by Stewart Lewis
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Sept. 13, 2011

"Dull spots and credibility issues surrounded by good moments, realistic romance and psychological insight make this a mixed bag for teenage girls. (Fiction. 12 & up)"
When 15-year-old Luna finds her dead mother's cell phone, she embarks upon a quest to learn the truth about her death and, in a larger sense, her life. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY
Released: April 10, 1997

"The tone is admiring but balanced in this sturdy, well-researched volume, illustrated with both full-color and black-and-white photographs. (notes, bibliography, index) (Nonfiction. 10+)"
A solid and informative entry in the Newsmakers Biographies series. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SINS OF THE BROTHER by Mike Stewart
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 4, 1999

Cutting loose from his white-shoe Mobile law firm hasn't sent Tom McInnes back to his family home in Coopers Bend, but hearing that his kid brother Hall has died does. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: May 25, 2010

"Certainly not life-altering, but a pleasant read from an affable, amusing narrator."
A modern-day Pollyanna takes to the high seas, cheerfully navigating obstacles on a somewhat random but ultimately moving voyage. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 23, 2004

"A nifty piece of natural history. Earthworms of the world can stand a little taller."
An admirable portrait of that tireless ploughman: the earthworm. Read full book review >