Search Results: "Bernadette Peters"


BOOK REVIEW

BROADWAY BARKS by Bernadette Peters
ANIMALS
Released: June 1, 2008

"Author royalties from this not-too-self-aggrandizing and wholly goodhearted offering go to Broadway Barks. (Picture book. 3-7)"
In 1998, Peters and Mary Tyler Moore founded Broadway Barks, an annual pet "adopt-a-thon" in the theater district of New York City. 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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FATAL INDUCTION by Bernadette Pajer
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 1, 2012

"The second in Pajer's Professor Bradshaw series is more slowly paced than his debut (A Spark of Death, 2011). Even so, the historical tidbits and information on early electrical inventions keep it interesting."
A college professor enters a contest and dabbles in a murder investigation. Read full book review >

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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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Divining Another Dream by Bernadette Davis
FICTION & LITERATURE

"An ambitious, promising novel that explores a unique premise with dramatic tension but struggles with clarity in its third act."
Davis' debut novel relates the tumultuous life of a young girl with the fantastical gift of "foresight." Read full book review >

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PROPER NAME by Bernadette Mayer
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 28, 1996

"0 to 19'')—she blends eccentric content with rigorous verbal (and virtually musical) notation reminiscent of her obvious exemplar, Gertrude Stein."
Proper Name and Other Stories ($13.95 paperback original; June 28, 1996; 144 pp.; 0-8112-1325-0). 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 >

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HARVEY HARE, POSTMAN EXTRAORDINAIRE by Bernadette Watts
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 1997

"What powers this book, though, are the unpretentious, elegant illustrations; Watts captures the moods of the seasons and provides the right measure of drama to prevent the story from becoming a treacly salute. (Picture book. 5-8)"
Harvey Hare embodies all the traits that make letter carriers such bricks: Nature can't throw anything at him to prevent the swift completion of his appointed rounds. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

THE FEATHERED CROWN by Marsha Hayles
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2002

"258, etc.) rhyming text. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Flocks of mother birds from around the world join together on a maternal mission in this poetic Nativity story. Read full book review >