Search Results: "Bob Harris"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 2006

"Of natural interest to Jeopardy! buffs, but solid entertainment as well for readers who don't tune in."
The category is books by former champion players of the long-running game show Jeopardy! This entry may be the most astute yet under that growing rubric. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 5, 2013

"In an engaging, fully transparent, upbeat narrative, with chockablock footnotes and resources, Harris presents the MFI case very persuasively."
The story of a well-meaning American journalist who travels the poorest regions of the world in search of the human stories behind microfinance loans. Read full book review >

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JESSICA B. HARRIS
by Maya Payne Smart

Scenic and engaging, My Soul Looks Back recounts the years author Jessica B. Harris spent on the periphery of a circle of friends that included literary powerhouses James Baldwin, Maya Angelou, and Toni Morrison. The memoir spans the globe and several decades to describe the fascinating group.

Harris was in a relationship with Baldwin’s close friend Samuel Clemens Floyd III ...


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BOOK REVIEW

HOT, COLD, SHY, BOLD by Pamela Harris
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 1998

"One picture that spans an entire spread—of two girls facing each other—is spoiled because the book's binding falls at a crucial area of the photograph; it shows that their 'how-do-you-do' faces are aimed not at each other, but at the buggy occupant of a jar. (Picture book. 2-4)"
A concept book in photographs that holds nothing new for those familiar with Tana Hoban's or Margaret Miller's work. Read full book review >

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THE TOTALLY SECRET SECRET by Bob Shea
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 5, 2015

"Here's hoping that Ballet Cat and Sparkles return soon to help new readers learn about friendship. This series will not be a secret for long. (Early reader. 4-8)"
A pink cat and a polka-dot horse join together in a light story of secrets and friendship. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

HOW THE SUN GOT TO COCO'S HOUSE by Bob Graham
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 22, 2015

"It's great to be able to count on something; readers can count on both the sun and Graham. (Picture book. 4-6)"
The sun takes readers on a world tour as it makes its way to each new dawning horizon. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DINOSAUR VS. SANTA by Bob Shea
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 11, 2012

"'DINOSAUR WINS!' So will young readers and listeners likewise charged up with dino DNA. (Picture book. 3-5)"
Fresh from roaring out at bedtime (2008), at potty training (2010) and in the library (2011) Shea's prehistoric preschooler takes on Christmas. Read full book review >

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DINOSAUR VS. THE LIBRARY by Bob Shea
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 27, 2011

"Dinosaur wins again! (Just deny it if he ever asks.) (Picture book. 3-5)"
Shea's irrepressible hero returns—stubby, red and toothier than ever. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ANIMAL BATHS by Bob Barner
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 2011

"Well-conceived in its simplicity from beginning to end; even pre-readers can follow along. Nifty. (Informational picture book. 3-6)"
Who knew there were so many different ways to come clean? Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DIMITY DUMPTY by Bob Graham
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 2007

"You can almost hear it. (Picture book. 6-8)"
Graham throws new light onto a familiar nursery rhyme, casting Humpty as the reckless scion of a family of circus acrobats, and giving him a very shy little sister who bravely comes through in the clutch. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ANIMALS
Released: May 25, 2010

"The spring of 2009 saw a host of First Dog books; this more mature work should win the vote. (Picture book. 4-7)"
This stylish, jazzy introduction to both the First Family and their new dog provides an entertaining and simple-to-understand look at the current residents of the White House. Read full book review >

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DINOSAUR BONES by Bob Barner
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2001

"Give this one a miss. (Picture book/nonfiction. 5-7)"
With its dazzling colors and big, simple, paper collage forms, this may draw fans of Byron Barton's Dinosaurs, Dinosaurs (1989) and Bones, Bones, Dinosaur Bones (1990), but it's strictly an also-ran. Read full book review >