Search Results: "Debbie Holsclaw Birdseye"


BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 15, 1996

"Their families are also presented in a generous light, making this a heartwarming and unexpectedly fascinating book. (further reading) (Picture book. 7-10)"
The Birdseyes, subtitling their book ``Kids Talk about Faith,'' offer the religious beliefs and other interests of six students from Corvallis, Oregon, in short, first-person essays, along with Crum's full-color, snapshot-like photographs from the youngsters' daily lives. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

B.B. WOLF by Debbie Fong
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 15, 2012

"A low-key, appealingly unpretentious twist on a familiar folk tale. (iPad storybook app. 5-7)"
A revised "Little Red Riding Hood," with unusually simple and effective illustrations and interactive features. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

JUST CALL ME STUPID by Tom Birdseye
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 1993

"Lively and well plotted, with funny—as well as touching—scenes and a satisfyingly upbeat ending. (Fiction. 8-12)"
Patrick's problem with reading stems from the trauma of his long-absent father calling him ``Stupid'' and locking him in a closet. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

TROUBLE AT TRIDENT ACADEMY by Debbie Dadey
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 18, 2012

"The underwater setting adds some dimension to straightforward friendship stories. (class reports written by each character, song lyrics, author's note, glossary) (Fantasy. 6-9)"
Prolific Dadey's (Keyholders: The Wrong Side of Magic, 2010, etc.) latest series follows young mermaids through turbulent friendships. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SCARLET MOON by Debbie Viguié
FANTASY
Released: April 1, 2004

"Teen girls will swoon. (Fiction. YA)"
A lively re-imagining of Red Riding Hood for romantic older girls. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WHISTLER’S HOLLOW by Debbie Dadey
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2002

"Readers should have no problem identifying with her most universal desire, which is to be connected to people she can love and be loved by in return. (Fiction. 9-12)"
After the death of her mother, an emotionally shell-shocked girl is packed off by her icy aunt to live with relatives she's never met: a nurturing older couple who raised her missing and presumed dead father. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: March 1, 1999

"If even a smidgen of the truth of Rogers's goodness comes through, Dadey's and Goto's efforts have not been in vain. (Picture book. 5-8)"
PLB 0-8027-8682-0 Will Rogers's legend may have faded a bit over time, so Dadey toils to bring him back into the young public's eye, mixing—just as she did in Shooting Star (1997)—real episodes with wildly preposterous events to amplify his persona. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

KING OF THE KOOTIES by Debbie Dadey
Released: Sept. 1, 1999

"As a story that takes a look at one approach to the age-old problem of bullies, it works well, straining credibility but never becoming didactic. (b&w illustrations) (Fiction. 7-10)"
A look at the often-cruel realm of fourth grade. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ROSE HARBOR IN BLOOM by Debbie Macomber
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 13, 2013

"Classic Macomber, which will please fans and keep them coming back for more."
Jo Marie Rose continues to harbor struggling guests in her Cedar Cove inn while she works through her own grief. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

HERRING GIRL by Debbie Taylor
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 9, 2014

"A great book for historical fiction readers, if they can wade through the present day to get there."
Past lives meet modern psychology in this surprising novel that brings the history of English fishing to life. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SWEET TOMORROWS by Debbie Macomber
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 2, 2016

"Macomber fans will leave the Rose Harbor Inn with warm memories of healing, hope, and enduring love."
While Mark Taylor is missing in the Middle East, innkeeper Jo Marie Rose takes on a new boarder and a new romance. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHRISTMAS MASQUERADE by Debbie Macomber
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 1, 2016

"Macomber (The Twelve Days of Christmas, 2016, etc.) offers the gift of a charming if predictable romance between a likable heroine and her unlikely beau."
The holidays bring challenges for a New Orleans travel agent. Read full book review >