Search Results: "Belinda Hollyer"


BOOK REVIEW

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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BELINDA by Pamela Allen
by Pamela Allen, illustrated by Pamela Allen
ANIMALS
Released: May 1, 1993

"Australian; perfect to share with a group. (Picture book. 3-8)"
Bessie milks Belinda every day, while Old Tom grows vegetables; but when Bessie goes to visit her daughter, Old Tom is to do the milking. ``There's a good girl,'' he croons, whereupon Belinda declares her intentions with ``one almighty kick.'' She's faster than he is, and also smart enough to snatch the carrot he offers before escaping. Read full book review >

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RIVER SONG by Belinda Hollyer
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 15, 2008

"Steeped in Maori folklore and culture, this unusual coming-of-age novel, narrated in Jessye's distinctive voice, provides a thoughtful depiction of a girl learning to think for herself. (Fiction. 10-12)"
Jessye lives in one country—New Zealand—but two worlds. Read full book review >

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STORIES FROM THE CLASSICAL BALLET by Belinda Hollyer
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 1995

"It's a minor misstep in an otherwise smoothly choreographed work. (Fiction. 8-12)"
A book about ballet that tries to do many things—and succeeds at most. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BELINDA IN PARIS by Amy Young
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 2005

"Belinda is an amusing and appealing character who surely will find other performance venues as her character continues to develop. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Belinda the big-footed ballerina returns for another performance in this Paris-set sequel. Read full book review >

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BELINDA THE BALLERINA by Amy Young
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2003

"In a rather crowded corps de ballet of recent dance titles for children, Belinda stands out for more than her big feet. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Face the facts, Belinda has a problem, in fact, "two big problems: her left foot and her right foot." Read full book review >

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BELINDA AND THE GLASS SLIPPER by Amy Young
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2006

"Brava, Belinda—encore! (Picture book. 3-7)"
Belinda, the ballerina with big feet, is back for her third adventure, this time in a professional ballet production of "Cinderella." Read full book review >

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The Belinda Triangle by Dick Hoffman
FICTION & LITERATURE

"An ambitious tale about a mysterious cruise ploddingly told."
A debut dystopian thriller explores a future ravaged by war and economic catastrophe. Read full book review >

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BRENDAN AND BELINDA AND THE SLAM DUNK! by Anne Rockwell
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 2007

"The facile resolution and meaningless title don't diminish the importance of the message, and Meisel's wide-eyed animal people are as engagingly fun as ever. (Picture book. 4-6)"
Twins Brendan and Belinda Porker like basketball, but their father loves it. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2009

"North American readers will come away with a greater appreciation for a substance they've likely not thought much about and the role it plays in children's lives across the globe. (Nonfiction. 5-10)"
Six children from around the world—Lucas (the mountains of Peru), Khadija (the coast of Mauritania), Dahlys (suburban Los Angeles), Saran (northern Bangladesh), Gamachu (southern Ethiopia) and Barfimoh (Tajikistan, near the Afghan border)—introduce themselves and their relationships with water in this engaging photo-essay. Read full book review >