Search Results: "George 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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GEORGE by Alex Gino
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 25, 2015

"Warm, funny, and inspiring. (Fiction. 9-12)"
George, a fourth-grader who knows she is a girl, despite appearances, begins to tell her secret. 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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GEORGE by Frank Keating
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 3, 2012

"Washington remains an historic hero despite flaws and defeats. These are recounted in far more accomplished biographies, and children will be better served by reading about the real man elsewhere. (author's note, artist's note, bibliography) (Picture book/biography. 8-11)"
By the age of 15, George Washington had written out a list of precepts taught to him by his teachers, the "Rules of Civility and Decent Behaviour in Company and Conversation," by which he lived and was guided throughout his life. Read full book review >

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GEORGE AND THE BIG BANG by Lucy Hawking
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 28, 2012

"Labored and wrapped in a thin film of artificial drama as it is, this set of mind-expanding if scattershot exposures to some of science's biggest theories and ideas will once again find a large audience thanks more to its celebrity co-author than its content. (Science fiction/informational hybrid. 10-12)"
Like their first two collaborations, the Hawkings' third and final George book offers a hybrid mixture of made-up adventures in space/time interleaved with miniessays on, as one character unoriginally puts it, "life, the Universe, and everything." Read full book review >

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(GEORGE) by E.L. Konigsburg
illustrated by E.L. Konigsburg
Released: Oct. 20, 1970

"In current fiction, a boy with a problem seldom has it so good."
Parentheses because George is Ben's concentric twin, his loudmouthed inner voice, or, as Mrs. Konigsburg puts it in a nutshell. . . 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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PENELOPE BAILEY TAKES THE STAGE by Susanna Reich
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2006

"Would close out of town. (author's note, sources) (Fiction. 9-12)"
In 1889, 11-years-old Penny Bailey of Berkeley, Calif. is determined to become an actress. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 4, 2008

"A largely admiring mosaic with some pieces that glisten and illuminate."
Freelance writer and editor Aldrich (Old Money: The Mythology of Wealth in America, 1996)—the former Paris editor of The Paris Review—presents a disjunctive but often affecting cut-and-paste oral biography of Plimpton (1927-2003). Read full book review >