Search Results: "Betty G. Birney"


BOOK REVIEW

FRIENDSHIP ACCORDING TO HUMPHREY by Betty G. Birney
ANIMALS
Released: Feb. 1, 2004

"Readers will find that seeing the world from Humphrey's standpoint is mighty satisfying. (Fiction. 7-11)"
Humphrey is back in Room 26 after winter vacation. Read full book review >

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THE PRINCESS AND THE PEABODYS by Betty G. Birney
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2007

"Not a necessary purchase, but a fairly good, light, summer read. (Fiction. 8-12)"
Another light entry to be added to the shelf of ye olde fractured fairy tales, likely to be popular with pre-teens looking for light romantic comedy. Read full book review >

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TROUBLE ACCORDING TO HUMPHREY by Betty G. Birney
ANIMALS
Released: Feb. 1, 2007

"In his characteristically upbeat way, Humphrey offers wise tidbits on tackling life's inevitable troubles. (Fiction. 7-12)"
The tiny hamster with a big heart is back. Read full book review >

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THE WORLD ACCORDING TO HUMPHREY by Betty G. Birney
ANIMALS
Released: Feb. 1, 2004

"The pet-care tips punctuating each chapter would benefit any youngster thinking about getting a hamster, but for everyone else, this read is simply good-good-good. (Fiction. 7-11)"
Humphrey's world consists of Room 26, an elementary classroom, and the children's homes he visits on weekends. Read full book review >

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HUMPHREY'S REALLY WHEELY RACING DAY by Betty G. Birney
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 28, 2014

"New readers will be 'HAPPY-HAPPY-HAPPY' to see this promising new series. (Animal fantasy. 5-8)"
Humphrey, the classroom hamster, is back, this time in a new series for chapter-book readers. Read full book review >

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PIE'S IN THE OVEN by Betty G. Birney
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 1996

"Meade's sky-blue outlined collages are childlike and appealing, as bright as hand- painted pottery and just as welcoming as the text. (Picture book. 3-7)"
A sweet celebration of family and friends. Read full book review >

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THE SEVEN WONDERS OF SASSAFRAS SPRINGS by Betty Birney
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 2005

In this fun, folksy outing set in 1923, 12-year-old Eben McAllister has seven days to find seven wonders in Sassafras Springs, Mo. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

G. by John Berger
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 8, 1972

"Ultimately (and ignoring the common reader whom it will defeat) it is an arresting, inordinately vital, impersonal, and remarkable work."
G. as anonymously archetypal as the use of the initial suggests, is the novel or rather anti-novel of the prominent British art critic and Marxist humanist. Read full book review >

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G-SPOT by Noire
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 25, 2005

"Raunchy and rough, but it moves."
Payback time for a good girl gone bad. Read full book review >

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G-REX by Teri Daniels
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2000

"The story isn't messy like life, it is just aimless, and Pearson's artwork is too frail a scaffolding to give this shapeless narrative any structure. (Picture book. 5-8)"
A little brother gets a chance to be as teasing and bullyish as his big brother in this bit of purposeless wish-fulfillment. Read full book review >

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BLACK BETTY by Walter Mosley
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 1, 1994

"This latest installment, teeming with violence, bitterness, and compassion, is Mosley's finest work yet."
It's 1961, and Easy Rawlins has lost most of what he had five years ago in White Butterfly (1992). Read full book review >

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BETTY DOLL by Patricia Polacco
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2001

"It is a beautiful, loving treatment of one woman's life, but in the end likely to resonate more with adults than children. (Picture book. 6-10)"
A doll becomes the vehicle for Polacco's (The Butterfly, 2000, etc.) deeply felt remembrance of her mother, Mary Ellen. Read full book review >