Search Results: "Em Bailey"


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 >

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THE SPECIAL ONES by Em Bailey
Released: July 18, 2017

"A complex, enthralling page-turner. (Thriller. 12-17)"
A teenage girl struggles to survive as one of four young spiritual guides held captive by a mysterious cult leader in this chiller from Australia. Read full book review >

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SHIFT by Em Bailey
Released: May 22, 2012

"If the pacing is too leisurely for suspense, sheer inventiveness should keep readers turning pages in this debut for teens that serves up half a delicious meal. (Paranormal suspense. 12 & up)"
The intriguing plot points and themes on offer here could easily power several novels; frustratingly, none is fully developed. Read full book review >

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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 >

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ROPE 'EM! by Stacy Nyikos
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 2011

"Are young readers more likely to be inspired to work together, or to roughhouse? (Picture book. 4-7)"
Under the sea, two marine "lawmen" tangle with a desperado shark. Read full book review >

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BAILEY AT THE MUSEUM by Harry Bliss
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2012

"Readers who've already met the endearing Bailey will be glad to see he's back and look forward to further exploits; new acquaintances will surely search for his well-received debut. (Picture book. 4-8)"
In his second outing, Bailey, the totally typical early-elementary student who just happens to be a spotted dog, enjoys a field trip and finds a new friend. Read full book review >

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WHAT'S BUGGING BAILEY BLECKER? by Gail Donovan
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 2011

"Purposeful in a lighthearted way but guaranteed to make your head—scalp and brain—itch! (Fiction. 8-11)"
Bailey's life is lousy—yes, really louse-y, because she and all the other fifth graders have head lice! Read full book review >

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BAILEY THE BEAR CUB by Nannie Kuiper
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 2001

"An encouraging tale for little ones toddling towards self-reliance. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A young bear cub takes his first faltering steps towards autonomy at the gentle urging of his mother. Read full book review >

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SHOOT 'EM UP by Janey Mack
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 27, 2016

"Without more information about the book's context, the heroine's full personality doesn't shine; readers will have to focus more than they should on trying to piece together her back story."
A scrappy Chicago cop seeks her own personal justice when her brother is shot. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 5, 2016

"An unconventional and fascinating portrait of Soul Brother No. 1 and the significance of his rise and fall in American culture."
National Book Award winner McBride (The Good Lord Bird, 2013, etc.) dissects the career, legacy, and myth of the Godfather of Soul.Read full book review >

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KILL 'EM WITH CAYENNE by Gail Oust
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Dec. 16, 2014

"Serving up another seasoning-themed cozy complete with a guide to peppers and a rub recipe, Oust excels when she concentrates on her leading lady's friendships and other relationships, even though a little more spice would up the ante."
A spice shop owner teams up with her BFF to clear a friend suspected of murder in the lead-up to the local Barbecue Festival. Read full book review >