Search Results: "Betty G. Birney"


BOOK REVIEW

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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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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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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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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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 >

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LOOKING FOR NORMAL by Betty Monthei
FICTION
Released: April 1, 2005

"Somber and sober with a hint of hope. (Fiction. 10+)"
A heavy dose of reality pervades this moving story of loss and growth. Read full book review >

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GET REAL by Betty Hicks
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2006

"Poignant and playful meld seamlessly, and the life lesson—that parents are the people who go out of their way to take care of you—is germane to adopted and biological children alike. (Fiction. 10-14)"
Jil [sic], an adopted eighth-grader, wonders about her biological or "real" mom, while Dez, her best friend and the narrator of the story, wonders how a neatnik like her ended up in a family of slobs. Read full book review >

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BUSTED! by Betty Hicks
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2004

"Brimming with soccer scenes and humor, this modern family story rings true. (Fiction. 8-12)"
A slightly naïve, but very sympathetic young hero finds himself trapped in a hilarious nightmare of being "busted." Read full book review >