Search Results: "Belinda Hollyer"


BOOK REVIEW

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 >

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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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 >

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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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THE JOURNAL OF DORA DAMAGE by Belinda Starling
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 2007

"Starling's cornucopia of ideas, research, issues and outrage tends to overflow, but there's entertainment in the novel's mood of near-comic irrepressibility and in its heroine—feisty, lusty Dora."
In Victorian London, a wife and mother must cross gender, labor and social boundaries to become a gifted bookbinder—of pornographic literature. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: June 5, 2012

"A lukewarm buffet of blood and guts that may leave fans of the undead hungry for more."
A search to cure cancer threatens the world with an outbreak of "cannibalistic walking dead." Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DARKSIDE by Belinda Bauer
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 3, 2011

"Genteel and suspenseful until Bauer (Blacklands, 2010) overplays her hand and makes explicit what might better have remained implicit. Still, better written than most and a minor glitch in a most promising career."
Caregiving can be life-threatening. Read full book review >

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THE BEAUTIFUL DEAD by Belinda Bauer
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 3, 2017

"Bauer's way with character and repartee helps to keep our interest in what would otherwise be pretty standard fare."
A serial killer menaces London in general, and a TV journalist in particular, in Bauer's latest gorefest. 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 >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Sept. 1, 1999

"Full-color photographs illustrate aspects of daily life with well- designed graphics that accentuate the messages of diversity and similarity. (Picture book/nonfiction. 5-9)"
Readers wake up with eight children living in other parts of the world and enter their daily routines. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Nov. 16, 2014

"A fun middle-grade story that will appeal most to kids who already love computers."
A modern, middle-grade take on the Lewis Carroll classic Alice's Adventures in Wonderland that combines puns and wordplay with video games and computer terminology.Read full book review >