Search Results: "Bernadette Y. Quander"


BOOK REVIEW

SABRE DE PLEIADES by Bernadette Y. Quander
Released: Oct. 10, 2012

"A wholesome, thrilling account of two brothers and their intergalactic adventures."
A mother's bedtime story turns into a fantastical, futuristic novel that is sure to entertain young readers. 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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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 >

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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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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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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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Bridget by Bernadette Crepeau
Released: April 23, 2016

"Readers will be charmed by both the characters and scenery in this moral, upbeat YA fantasy.
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Crepeau (Turn Back Time, 2014, etc.) offers a YA fantasy in which a teenage orphan inherits property in Ireland and stumbles into a war that threatens the fae kingdom.Read full book review >