Search Results: "Bernadette Barton"


BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 1, 2012

"Engaging subject matter and sympathetic protagonists do not entirely compensate for Barton's ponderous prose, but the book is still worthwhile reading for anyone interested in what it means to be gay in an overtly hostile environment."
Barton (Sociology and Women's Studies/Morehead State Univ.; Stripped: Inside the Lives of Exotic Dancers, 2006) examines the experiences of gay people living in the Bible Belt. Read full book review >

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BERNADETTE IN THE DOGHOUSE by Susan Glickman
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2011

"A satisfying sequel leaving room for more. (Fiction. 7-9) "
When her former best friend Jasmine comes to visit during winter break, third-grader Bernadette ignores her current friends, hurting their feelings and coming close to breaking up the Lunch Bunch. Read full book review >

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Searching for Barton Carter by Nancy Barton Carter Clough
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 2, 2015

"A congested but nevertheless in-depth investigation of an overlooked war and the types of people drawn to it."
From debut author Clough comes a historical biography of an American's involvement in the Spanish Civil War. Read full book review >

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BERNADETTE AND THE LUNCH BUNCH by Susan Glickman
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 15, 2009

"Allard's occasional line drawings show a diverse cast of characters and add to the appeal of this substantial chapter book first published in Canada in 2008. (Fiction. 7-9)"
First her best friend moves away and then the school system excludes third graders from the science fair competition. Read full book review >

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WHERE'D YOU GO, BERNADETTE by Maria Semple
Released: Aug. 14, 2012

"A fun beach read for urban sophisticates or those who think they are."
From Semple (This One Is Mine, 2008), a cleverly constructed Internet-age domestic comedy about a wife/mother/genius architect who goes a little nuts from living in that cesspool of perfection and bad weather called Seattle. Read full book review >

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BYRON BARTON COLLECTION #1 by Byron Barton
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 18, 2013

"Bright, simple and loaded with big machines—a steam engine, a fire boat and even a crop-duster, among others—this app is sure to appeal to young transportation enthusiasts. (iPad informational app. 2-5)"
Barton's books about transportation are notable for their spare simplicity and bright pop-art illustrations; here, four gain added value with features that both entertain and encourage reading skills. Read full book review >

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Released: Jan. 6, 2012

"A multifaceted journey for devotees of Vertigo to contemplate and enjoy."
Last time the world heard from Judy Barton she was tumbling out of the bell tower at Mission San Juan Bautista to her death, but it turns out the ethereal beauty of Alfred Hitchcock's 1958 masterpiece Vertigo has more to say. Read full book review >

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MY NAME IS LUCY BARTON by Elizabeth Strout
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 5, 2016

"Fiction with the condensed power of poetry: Strout deepens her mastery with each new work, and her psychological acuity has never required improvement."
From Pulitzer Prize-winning Strout (The Burgess Boys, 2013, etc.), a short, stark novel about the ways we break and maintain the bonds of family.Read full book review >

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WILL YOU BE MY FRIEND? by Bernadette Watts
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2013

"Listeners who enjoy old-fashioned animal stories will appreciate Watts' gentle, whimsical tone, pastoral setting and sweet conclusion, but for many, time spent poring over the pictures will be more rewarding—and enjoyable. (Picture book. 5-7)"
A small group of anthropomorphized woodland creatures have a mild adventure and make a new friend (sort of) in this low-key tale. Read full book review >

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DO NICE BE KIND SPREAD HAPPY by Bernadette Russell
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2015

"Small gestures have large rewards—everyone could do with a little inspiration of how to spread some happy. (Nonfiction. 7-12)"
Over 75 acts of kindness for kids to share. Read full book review >

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THE SMALLEST SNOWFLAKE by Bernadette Watts
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2009

"If the concept is more than a bit twee, the geography inconsistent and the ending downright sappy, the pictures are imbued with their own quiet magic. (Picture book. 4-7)"
High above the geese, the snowflakes discuss where they will go. Read full book review >