Search Results: "Callie Barkley"


BOOK REVIEW

AMY AND THE MISSING PUPPY by Callie Barkley
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 1, 2013

"With four likable, diverse characters and the surefire appeal of cute puppies and other pets, the Critter Club is off to a promising start. (Mystery. 5-7)"
Amy, left alone while her friends travel or are otherwise occupied during break, solves a mystery in this series opener. Read full book review >

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BARKLEY RULES by Dave Webb
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 25, 2011

"Webb's (Amber, 2007, etc.) experience as a fourth-grade teacher helps him create a sweet if predictable story about the importance of a rule that kids—and adults—could be reminded of more often. (Fiction. 10-14)"
Fed up with the teasing that he and his classmates endure from bullies and mean girls every day, 11-year-old Barkley Smeelly devises an elaborate plan to convince everyone that Benjamin Hoagie Middle School would be a happier place if they could follow just one rule. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE BOOK OF BARKLEY by L. B. Johnson
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 21, 2014

"An unusually full-bodied love story that will wrap itself around the heart of anyone who has been fortunate enough to experience life with a dog."
Debut author Johnson enters the literary scene with a beautifully penned eulogy to the Labrador retriever who taught her to appreciate life in the moment while helping open her fractured heart to the joys of love. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CALLIE CAT, ICE SKATER by Eileen Spinelli
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 2007

"A rare gem of a lesson in today's competitive, award-seeking society. (Picture book. 4-6)"
Callie lives for winter and skating. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CALLIE AND ZORA by Barbara Burris
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 1998

"The result, however, of such obvious emotional machinations is curiously unaffecting. (Fiction. 8-10)"
When Zora finds a stray cat she knows that her mean stepmother will not let her keep it. Read full book review >

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CALLIE ANN AND MISTAH BEAR by Robert D. San Souci
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2000

"There are notes as to sources used, and the African and African-American background is further explained. (Picture book/folktale. 6-8)"
In a variant of Wiley and the Hairy Man, San Souci (Peter and the Blue Witch Baby, p. 892, etc.) tells the story with characters speaking a slight dialect. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE JOURNAL OF CALLIE WADE by Dawn Miller
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 1, 1996

"Could find its niche, perhaps, most naturally as a YA."
An old-fashioned debut novel told in a series of journal entries and letters written in the unpretentious, homespun language one would expect of an 18-year-old Missouri farm girl recording her experiences on a wagon train in 1859. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

AFTER ALL, YOU’RE CALLIE BOONE by Winnie Mack
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2010

"Dive in, this story is fine. (Fiction. 8-12)"
Callie's summer looks glum. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 8, 2002

"Barkley may reject being a role model—that's what family and friends are for, he says. But as someone who demands that kids think and assume responsibility, he's headed in the right direction."
Uncontroversial, positive opinions from former NBA standout Barkley. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

LOVE ALL by Callie Wright
Released: June 25, 2013

"Inhabiting an appealing if familiar scenario, this is a novel long on empathy but missing the spark of animation."
A sympathetic debut charts the days following a matriarch's death during which three generations of the same family see their settled lives begin to splinter. Read full book review >