Search Results: "Daryl K. Cobb"


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BASEBALL, BULLIES & ANGELS by Daryl K. Cobb
Released: Sept. 17, 2013

"Always sincere, occasionally shocking, this tale is required reading for kids and parents."
This young-adult novel by Cobb (Greta's Magical Mistake, 2011) introduces Stephen, whose skill in baseball helps him cope with bullies and a learning disability. Read full book review >

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Henry Hare's Floppy Socks by Daryl K. Cobb
Released: April 17, 2013

"A fun romp with uniquely illustrated characters and a simple solution to an amusingly silly dilemma."
A happy-go-lucky hare finds it difficult to hop when his socks won't stay up. Read full book review >

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MR. MOON by Daryl K. Cobb
Released: Sept. 21, 2011

"A pleasing children's narrative with a relevant message."
In Cobb's latestchildren's book, the moon, envious of a world he never gets to experience, makes an unusual proposition. Read full book review >

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BILL THE BAT BABY SITS BELLA by Daryl K. Cobb
Released: Dec. 5, 2008

"A sweet book celebrating brother-sister bonds."
A brother and sister bat enjoy a fun-filled week together. Read full book review >

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COBB by Al Stump
NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 1994

"Stump's wonderfully descriptive writing, yeoman historical research, and personal knowledge of Cobb make this an extraordinary achievement in sports biography. (24 photos, not seen)"
Drawing on the harrowing year he spent with Ty Cobb as ghostwriter of his autobiography, Stump pens an astounding portrait that leaves little doubt the Hall of Famer was ``psychotic throughout his baseball career.'' When they ``collaborated'' on My Life in Baseball in 1960, the Georgia Peach was a bitter, unreasonable, gun-toting, 73-year-old cancer-ridden drunk. Read full book review >

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Greta's Magical Mistake by Daryl K. Cobb
Released: April 17, 2013

"A sweet but never cloying tale of a student witch, playfully illustrated."
With simple rhymes and a gentle spirit, veteran children's author Cobb (Daddy Did I Ever Say? I Love You, Love You, Every Day, 2012, etc.) offers an enjoyable story of a witch-in-training whose good intentions go awry. Read full book review >

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PIRATES: THE RING OF HOPE by Daryl K. Cobb
Released: Dec. 5, 2011

"Complicated hijinks don't quite sink this spirited swashbuckling tale of mystery and magic."
Cobb's 14th book comes complete with pirates, mysterious messages and a magic ring. Read full book review >

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BILL THE BAT LOVES HALLOWEEN by Daryl K. Cobb
Released: Sept. 9, 2007

"A fast-moving, fun rhyming picture book to pull out once a year."
Beware the brooms on Halloween night. Read full book review >

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DANIEL DINOSAUR by Daryl K. Cobb
Released: Dec. 22, 2012

"A sweet story told in simple rhymes that young children would likely enjoy."
Cobb and Castagno's cute, colorful picture book illustrates the bond between a brother and sister. Read full book review >

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Released: Dec. 5, 2007

"A few reworked lines and some brightened colors would likely boost this charming tale from 'good' to 'great.'"
A little girl explains to her father why she loves him so very much. Read full book review >

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K by Hong Ying
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 1, 2002

"A delicate and exquisite success: Hong infuses real life with the drama and pathos of the best fiction."
A fictionalized account of a love affair Julian Bell conducted with a Chinese woman during the mid-1930s, by London-based novelist Hong (Summer of Betrayal, 1997; a memoir, Daughter of the River, 1999). Read full book review >