Search Results: "Catharine O'Neill"


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ANNIE AND SIMON by Catharine O'Neill
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2013

"Would that all sib relationships were so harmonious. (Early reader. 5-7)"
Four more emergent-reader episodes featuring little Annie, her "big, big brother," Simon, and bucketloads of sibling togetherness. Read full book review >

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ANNIE AND SIMON by Catharine O'Neill
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2008

"O'Neill's first solo effort in some years is well worth adding to the first-chapter-book collection. (Fiction. 5-7)"
Talkative, inquisitive preschooler Annie and her much-older brother Simon are a good team. Read full book review >

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BANANA MUFFINS AND OTHER STORIES by Catharine O'Neill
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 23, 2017

"Welcome back, Annie and Simon. (Early reader. 7-9)"
A glimpse at sibling love in a book for newly independent readers, the third Annie and Simon book. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Dec. 6, 2011

"This history of sex work is titillating but poorly organized, and it fails to offer a compelling argument."
A chronological history of prostitution in London. Read full book review >

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NECROPOLIS by Catharine Arnold
NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 15, 2007

"From plague-pit burial to grand heraldic cortege, a straightforward memento mori."
Everything you always wanted to know about perishing in London. Read full book review >

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J.B. WIGGLEBOTTOM AND THE PARADE OF PETS by Vivian Sathre
ANIMALS
Released: April 30, 1993

"Indifferent b&w illustrations; the attractive color jacket gives away the ending. (Fiction. 7-9)"
A first novel about a school-sponsored pet show featuring a runaway rhea (entered by Buddy Zimmer, fifth-grade bully and all- around top dog) and a colony of ants that spells out a message on a honey-baited board (entered by J.B., Buddy's victim, desperate to make up for past humiliations). Read full book review >

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THE SHIMMERING MAYA by Catharine Savage Brosman
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: Sept. 1, 1994

"Rigorous, but as offputting as a fussy aunt; Brosman's white- glove treatment of morality and aesthetics will appeal chiefly to academics, didacts, and makers of sauces."
The examined life may be the only one worth living, but does it make compelling autobiography? Read full book review >

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ANNA’S BOOK by Barbara Baker
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 1, 2004

"Perfect for preschoolers. (Picture book. 2-4)"
Introducing Anna, eager, curious, playful, demanding, self-centered, but as sweet and lovable as any toddler can be. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: May 1, 2003

"Densely written, polemical, intermittently astute."
More essays from Brosman (The Shimmering Maya, 1994), who ranges from travel to literature, solitude to society. Read full book review >

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OH, EMMA by Barbara Baker
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 1991

"A welcome change from tales about upper-middle-class professionals. (Fiction. 7-10)"
Emma enjoys her friends in the projects, but her family's three-bedroom apartment is too small and they can't have pets. Read full book review >

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ONLY WORDS by Catharine A. MacKinnon
NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 1993

"Although MacKinnon's passionate conviction sometimes causes her ideas to elide and her logic to blur, the ideas are original and gripping, her references are wide-ranging, her legal logic is provocative—and her latest is must reading for anyone interested in either fairness or free speech."
Three passionate, intellectually fascinating essays, each arguing an aspect of the case that sexual words and pictures may by their nature be bannable, even though they may also be Constitutionally protected speech—by University of Michigan law professor and noted feminist legal scholar MacKinnon (Feminism Unmodified, 1987, etc). Read full book review >

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FISH FRY TONIGHT by Jackie French Koller
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 1992

"A fine read-alone, but the humor and catchy rhymes and rhythms especially recommend this for reading aloud. (Picture book. 4-8)"
In lilting verse, Koller explains how Mouse starts a contented day of fishing, ``gazing, at ripples and dapples that giggled and babbled. Read full book review >