Search Results: "Belinda Hobbs"


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FANTASY
Released: Jan. 16, 2009

"Nonetheless, stealing a march on all competitors by treating The Tales of Beedle the Bard (2008) as a separate title, this wins points for currency, and all but the most obsessive readers will find it unexcelled for ease of use as a quick reference guide. (source list) (Reference. 10-adult)"
His publisher having lost 2008's courtroom battle against J.K. Rowling and Warner Brothers over an initial print version of his popular fan site's encyclopedia of everything Potter, Vander Ark offers a revised second take. Read full book review >

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EVERY LITTLE ANGEL'S HANDBOOK by Belinda Downes
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 1997

"It may sound precious, but Downes's humor, her orderliness and sense of detail will attract readers, who will pore over the gilded stitchery, selecting their favorite angel accessories. (Picture book. 5-10)"
Dressing up angels is a lot like dressing up dolls, and kids who love choosing outfits will love this book. Read full book review >

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OLD TOM, MAN OF MYSTERY by Leigh Hobbs
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2005

"It just might not win Tom any new ones. (Picture book. 4-9)"
Angela Throgmorton has had it with lazy Old Tom. Read full book review >

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OLD TOM’S HOLIDAY by Leigh Hobbs
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2004

"Fans as well as newcomers to the series will love this slightly rude but lovable cat and his sweet but dim owner. (Picture book. 3-9)"
Old Tom is not the most congenial or mannerly cat, but his owner Angela Throgmorton loves him dearly. Read full book review >

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NONFICTION
Released: Jan. 31, 2001

"Words with Wings will soar year round—not just during Black History month. (Picture book/poetry. All ages)"
Compiler Rochelle (Jewels, 1998, etc.) envisioned this project as a way to help youngsters release their "own creative energy" even as they confront the "work, pain, love, anger, regret" endemic to the human experience. Read full book review >

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LIPS UNSEALED by Belinda Carlisle
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 1, 2010

"Despite its psychologically thin veneer, the book is a harrowing cautionary tale of the perilous freedoms that rock stardom brings."
Go-Go's singer and popular solo songstress reflects on her struggles with identity, drugs and the pitfalls of pop stardom. Read full book review >

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BABY DAYS by Belinda Downes
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2006

"A cute gift for a baby shower. (Picture book. 1-3)"
As a quilt warms a newborn, so this quilt of rhymes warms the new relationship between parent and child. Read full book review >

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SECRETS, LIES AND MY SISTER KATE by Belinda Hollyer
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2009

"Although driven by the mystery of Kate's disappearance, the heart of this story really lies in the down-to-earth family drama and its satisfying, realistic resolution. (Fiction. 8-12)"
When her older sister Kate disappears, almost-13-year-old Mini uncovers a family secret in trying to find her. Read full book review >

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Released: Aug. 28, 2000

"Poorly conceived and stylistically weak: Sand deserves more critical and detached treatment."
A biography of the 19th-century author that succeeds in highlighting the need for a new account of Sand's life—without providing one. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY
Released: Oct. 1, 1993

"B&w photos; source list; index. (Nonfiction. 8-12)"
A workmanlike survey of the civil-rights movement, focusing on the experiences of several individuals who were children or teenagers at the time: participants in sit-ins (Harvey Gantt, later mayor of Charlotte and a North Carolina senatorial candidate); one of the ``Little Rock Nine''; Claudette Colvin, predecessor to Rosa Parks; freedom riders; a student in the Brown v. Read full book review >