Search Results: "Birdie Black"


BOOK REVIEW

WARTHOG by Birdie Black
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 9, 2017

"The winsome warthog is appealing as he blithely hops, splashes, hums, and wanders his way through his day, but it doesn't quite add up to an exciting adventure. (Picture book. 3-7)"
An anthropomorphic warthog encounters items, animals, and plants in quantities from one through 10 while exploring the savanna that surrounds his African home. Read full book review >

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MY BIRDIE by Jessie Ford
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2012

"While the puzzle gimmick fails to soar, the book succeeds without it. (Board book. 18 mos.-3)"
A golden bird hides a sweet surprise beneath her wing. Read full book review >

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BIRDIE PLAYS DRESS-UP by Sujean Rim
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 3, 2012

"Without a consistent child's voice, this runway romp fizzles. (Board book. 2-3)"
A young fashionista's play proves less inspired than her posh designs. Read full book review >

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LOOK AT THE BIRDIE by Kurt Vonnegut
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 1, 2009

"For ultra-committed fans and Vonnegut scholars only."
Early, unpublished work from the much-lauded and much-loved American writer. Read full book review >

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BIRDIE FLIES AWAY/ PAJARILLO SE VA VOLANDO by Kat Aragon
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2012

"Charming illustrations can't save this lackluster effort. (glossary) (Bilingual picture book. 2-5)"
In this largely forgettable bilingual tale, Birdie finally leaves the safety of the nest. Read full book review >

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THE INEVITABLE COLLISION OF BIRDIE & BASH by Candace Ganger
YOUNG ADULT
Released: July 25, 2017

"A tear-jerker that fails to connect despite desperate effort. (Fiction. 14-17)"
Tragedy hovers over a blossoming romance. Read full book review >

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BIRD & BIRDIE IN A FINE DAY by Ethan Long
ANIMALS
Released: April 27, 2010

"The controlled, repetitive text positions this picture book as a potentially successful book for beginning readers, though it would also serve well as a read-aloud. (Picture book/early reader. 3-7)"
Over the course of three short chapters, blue Bird and yellow Birdie spend "a beautiful morning," "a wonderful afternoon" and "a marvelous night" getting to know each other. Read full book review >

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BLACK by Christopher Whitcomb
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 2, 2004

"A thriller debut that's driven by veracity—too much of it at times: Savile Row! Ferragamo! Hugo Boss!—tethered to a fraught reality that may well be happening right now."
A neatly constructed debut, with all the black op trimmings—and a neurotic amount of brand-naming—by Whitcomb (Cold Zero, 2001), who's been in the belly of this beast as a member of the FBI's Hostage Rescue Team. Read full book review >

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Black by Joan Vassar
FICTION & LITERATURE

"A daring romance full of adventure and striking period detail."
Antebellum romance between a heroic liberator and the enslaved woman he loves. Read full book review >

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Released: April 3, 2012

"If you haven't discovered this series yet, get going; if you're already a fan, why are you even reading this review? (Urban fantasy/thriller. 14 & up)"
The conclusion to Black's brilliant and unusual Curse Workers trilogy lives up to its predecessors. Read full book review >

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THE BLACK-EYED BLONDE by Benjamin Black
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 4, 2014

"The portrait of 1950s LA is less precise than Chandler's, but the aging, reflective Marlowe is appropriately sententious. A treat for fans, even if they end up throwing it across the room."
Man Booker Prize-winning novelist John Banville, already disguised as mystery writer Black (Holy Orders, 2013, etc.), goes under even deeper cover to imitate Raymond Chandler in this flavorsome pastiche. Read full book review >