Search Results: "Darleen Bailey Beard"


BOOK REVIEW

OPERATION CLEAN SWEEP by Darleen Bailey Beard
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 9, 2004

"Beard has once again used her mildly intriguing fiction to bring to light another little-known actual episode that significantly impacted a small town's history. (author's note) (Fiction. 9-11)"
Corn is caught in the middle when his Suffragist mother secretly decides to run against his father, who is up for reelection as mayor. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE BABBS SWITCH STORY by Darleen Bailey Beard
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 10, 2002

"Surprisingly lighthearted for such a sad story, Ruth Ann's gutsy intensity creates a lively tone and an appealing character. (Fiction. 9-12)"
Basing her story on a real tragedy in the town of Babbs Switch, Oklahoma, Beard enlivens and enlarges events by using 12-year-old Ruth Ann's voice. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

TWISTER by Darleen Bailey Beard
Released: March 10, 1999

"A rousing tale. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A riveting adventure about an encounter with one of nature's most formidable manifestations. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE FLIMFLAM MAN by Darleen Bailey Beard
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 25, 1998

From Beard (The Pumpkin Man from Piney Creek, 1995), an easy-to-read tale based on a true incident that the citizens of Wetumka, Oklahomain a classic case of making lemons into lemonadestill celebrate with an annual ``Sucker Day.'' When F. Bam Morrison steps out of his turquoise blue Chevy and announces that he's the advance man for Bohn's United Circus Shows, the whole town of Wetumka rushes to buy ticketsall but crotchety ol' man Swank, who snorts that Morrison is only a flimflam man, a two-faced weasel. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE PUMPKIN MAN FROM PINEY CREEK by Darleen Bailey Beard
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 1995

"A recipe's included, just in case. (Picture book. 5-8)"
Beard's first book is inspired by pumpkins. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BAILEY by Harry Bliss
by Harry Bliss, illustrated by Harry Bliss
ANIMALS
Released: Aug. 1, 2011

"Deeper thinkers may see in this a message of acceptance of everyone for who they are; others may simply see fun, and there's nothing wrong with that. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Bailey enjoys his day at school, from the bus ride in the morning through math, art, music, recess, reading and the afternoon bus ride back home to his…doghouse. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BEARD BOY by John Flannery
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 10, 2016

"Comically charming, this one-of-a-kind story celebrates the unique bond that connects father, son, and facial hair. A refreshing cut for young readers. (Picture book. 5-9)"
In this illustrated ode to the beard, an impatient son seeks to invent and claim a beard of his own to connect with the cool brush of his father. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE BAILEY CHRONICLES by Catherine Cookson
Released: April 19, 1989

Historical-romance mistress Cookson puts her sure hand to work once again, this time blowing a blizzard of soap bubbles in a contemporary setting—working-class northern England, a world of uneasy dole lines and reheated shepherd's pies. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

JAMES BEARD by Robert Clark
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Dec. 1, 1993

"Clark is also generously appreciative, without fawning, of Beard's real gifts and contributions. (Photos)"
``Born fat to a food-obsessed mother,'' as Clark (former editor of The Journal of Gastronomy) puts it, America's preeminent foodie (1903-85) was an overstuffed child whose acting career was foiled by his enormous bulk—and who eventually turned the catering, cooking lessons, and food-writing he was doing just to get by into a career that made him ``a star in the dwarf constellation'' of the New York food world. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BOO'S BEARD by Rose Mannering
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 6, 2015

"Oversimplifies a complex issue. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Children are given practice in reading facial expressions in this purposive picture book. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE LUMBERJACK'S BEARD by Duncan Beedie
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 17, 2017

"A good addition to the growing shelf of facial-hair fables; themes of conservation and friendship are a plus. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Jim Hickory, a lumberjack with a guilty conscience, opens his beard to a trio of forest refugees. Read full book review >