Search Results: "Debbie Bertram"


BOOK REVIEW

MY NEW BIG-KID BED by Debbie Bertram
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 26, 2017

"A big-time missed opportunity. (Picture book. 2-5)"
Fears of a new bed can be complicated when a dinosaur's added to the mix. Read full book review >

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THE BEST PLACE TO READ by Debbie Bertram
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 28, 2003

"But he is a dogged soul, pushing on until he comes to an undeniably fine spot for a youngster to curl up with a book: 'The best place to be, just my book, Mom, and me—' It's a sweet ending, one that avoids being mawkish because it has been so hard-won. (Picture book. 3-6)"
If a good man is hard to find, that's nothing compared to a good reading chair, as Bertram and Bloom's youthful protagonist discovers when he goes looking for the right place to read his new book. Read full book review >

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PRINCE BERTRAM THE BAD by Arnold Lobel
Released: March 13, 1963

"Arnold Lobel's hilarious illustrations (two colors) allow for no suppression of giggles among children and adults alike."
A riotous twist on the good-little-prince fairy tales, this tells of an incorrigible member of the royal family who in no uncertain terms was a regular monster. Read full book review >

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THE BEST TIME TO READ by Debbie Bertram
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 26, 2005

"Still, there's no time like the present to deliver this message. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Bertram and Bloom's The Best Place to Read (2003) took on the social geography of reading. Read full book review >

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THE BEST BOOK TO READ by Debbie Bertram
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 24, 2008

"This well-intentioned celebration of reading is not, alas, the best book for the job. (Picture book. 3-7)"
In Bertram and Bloom's rhymed tale, a librarian introduces a troop of youngsters to books on all sorts of subjects—exploration, science, cooking, pets—that the illustrations interpret by transporting a couple of youngsters into a representative scene. Read full book review >

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DEBBIE HARRY SINGS IN FRENCH by Meagan Brothers
FICTION
Released: May 1, 2008

"Teens probably won't mind, however, and will most likely get sucked right in to Johnny's world of punk, strife, curiosity and confusion. (Fiction. YA)"
After a trip to the emergency room occasioned by an adverse drug-alcohol interaction, troubled, Blondie-obsessed Johnny moves from Tampa to South Carolina to stay with his uncle. Read full book review >

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BERTRAM AND HIS FABULOUS ANIMALS by Paul T. Gilbert
Released: Aug. 1, 1937

"Has a certain sort of comic strip humor in it, which has a market, but it's not an important book from any angle. Illustrated by Minnie H. Rousseff. Bertram goes in for fire breathing dragons to take the place of stoking the furnace, etc. this time.</p>"
<p>Nonsense book, sequel to Bertrand and His Funny Animals. Read full book review >

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DEBBIE DOESN'T DO IT ANYMORE by Walter Mosley
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 13, 2014

"A well-told redemption song about the most unlikely of heroines."
A porn star experiences an epiphany of sorts in the wake of her husband's death. Read full book review >

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TOM, DICK AND DEBBIE HARRY by Jessica Adams
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 1, 2002

"The Tasmanian-born author's US debut may not quite know what it wants, but it makes a valiant effort of getting there: Tom, Dick and Debbie Harry should find a respectable following by virtue almost of its name alone."
Goofy goings-on in Tasmania as the aftershocks of a guy's second marriage send tremors through the surrounding characters' lives. Read full book review >

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DRUG WAR POLITICS by Eva Bertram
NON-FICTION
Released: July 1, 1996

"Compelling arguments and an excellent use of data make this report invaluable in an election year. (For two more studies of the drug wars, see Dan Baum, Smoke and Mirrors, p. 653, and Jill Jonnes, Hep-Cats, Narcs and Pipe Dreams, p. 728.)"
A scholarly attack on America's drug policy. Read full book review >

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PLAYERS by Bertram Fields
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 15, 2005

"Amateurish, sure, but if with this, Fields can turn America's attention from entertainment gossip to Shakespeare, more power to him."
Hollywood entertainment lawyer Fields (Royal Blood, 1998; aka D. Kincaid, The Lawyer's Tale, 1992, etc.) dabbles in literary criticism by sifting through the elusive evidence of Shakespeare's probable identity, in a compelling work for the lay reader, woefully lacking in documentation. Read full book review >