Search Results: "Barry Bland"


BOOK REVIEW

SURYIA SWIMS! by Bhagavan "Doc" Antle
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 8, 2012

"The orangutan's face has a natural charm, and he seems to be smiling as he enjoys his time in the water. Suryia's interactions with his pool pals will bring smiles to the faces of animal lovers young and old. (author's note) (Informational picture book. 3-9)"
Suryia the orangutan learns to swim in this fascinating story that features appealing photographs of the amazing ape swimming with his trainer and an array of other animals that live in the same nature preserve. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ANIMALS
Released: April 26, 2011

"The clean, photo album-like design, high-interest topic, accessible text and captivating images will likely garner Suryia and Roscoe legions of new friends. (author's note, map) (Picture book. 4-8)"
Young animal lovers, especially those compelled by the story of the stranded baby hippo and giant tortoise introduced in Isabella and Craig Hatkoffs' Owen & Mzee: The True Story of a Remarkable Friendship (2006), will be eager to read about this unlikely pairing between a stray dog and an orangutan in a wildlife preserve. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE VERY CRANKY BEAR by Nick Bland
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 29, 2014

"Good, not-so-cranky fun. (Picture book. 3-7)"
How do you deal with a very cranky bear? Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE WRONG BOOK by Nick Bland
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 11, 2012

"A story is only as engaging as its storyteller; this winsome offering leads the way in one crucial area where many digital storybooks fall tellingly short. (iPad storybook app. 2-5)"
This short, imaginative tale simply wasn't meant to be but is so fantastically narrated, readers won't soon forget. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE MYSTERY OF BEAUTIFUL NELL CROPSEY by Bland Simpson
NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 21, 1993

"Don't be disappointed, though, if you never do find out who killed beautiful Nell Cropsey. (Five illustrations)"
On the evening of November 20, 1901, Gibson girl Nell Cropsey, oldest daughter of a transplanted Brooklyn family, stepped out into her family's front hall in Elizabeth City, North Carolina, to join her suitor Jim Wilcox—and was never seen alive again. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SOME DADS by Nick Bland
by Nick Bland, illustrated by Nick Bland
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 2, 2017

"Pretty light fare to share with tots noticing differences among dads. (Picture book. 3-6)"
A rhyming celebration of the way dads are different from one another. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE UNDERGROUND by Roxanne Bland
Released: Jan. 9, 2013

"A diverting urban fantasy, even if readers may find it a bit familiar."
Bland's debut urban-fantasy novel depicts werewolves, vampires, witches and aliens all secretly living, and loving, in the Seattle area. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BANISHING THE BEAST by Lucy Bland
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 1, 1995

"Packed with historical details, this work captures the spirit and conflicts of feminist thought. (13 illustrations, not seen)"
A superb examination of early feminist politics. Read full book review >

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BARRY LYGA
by Megan Labrise

What’s Barry Lyga’s secret to writing books teen readers love?

“I don’t write for teens,” says the New York Times bestselling author of I Hunt Killers. “That’s my secret—I write about teens.

“I’m aware that my books are published as YA,” he continues, “and I love that, and there’s a magic to having teenagers tell you a book ...


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BOOK REVIEW

SCREAM IN SILENCE by Eleanor Taylor Bland
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 1, 2000

"Each new series entry (Tell No Tales, 1999, etc.) is slower than the last, the tone flatter, the mystery-mongering more hushed, so that now, despite the alarmist title, even bigotry seems lulled asleep. (Author tour)"
In Lincoln Prairie, Illinois, the salt-and-pepper law-enforcement team of Vic Jessenovik (salt) and Marti MacAlister (pepper) is head over shakers in rampant rascality. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WINDY CITY DYING by Eleanor Taylor Bland
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 16, 2002

"As stolid and earnest as Marti's first nine cases (Whispers in the Dark, 2001, etc.), and animated only when Bland takes dead aim at the inadequacies of the juvenile welfare system and ponders the Olympic prospects of Marti's volleyball-playing daughter."
Adrian Quinn's spent 13 years in prison plotting his revenge. Read full book review >