Search Results: "Georgie Birkett"


BOOK REVIEW

THE BIG NIGHT-NIGHT BOOK by Georgie Birkett
ANIMALS
Released: May 1, 2009

"It's a happy depiction of the bedtime journey that ends with the child snoozing in the crib, but whether the babies being read to will go to sleep or not is another matter. (9-18 mos.)"
Although the smiling tot going through a familiar bedtime routine begins, "Night-night me and night-night you," there is no adult present in this sequential, rhyming valediction to everything in sight. Read full book review >

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COOK IT! by Georgie Birkett
illustrated by Georgie Birkett
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 1, 2010

"All have a thinner-than-usual page stock that suits them, appropriately, to toddlers. (Board book. 2-4)"
A cheery little girl and her dad plan a shopping trip, go to the grocery store (by bike), purchase ingredients and go home to make pizza for the whole family (a biracial one, in a nice touch). Read full book review >

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HA HA, BABY! by Kate Petty
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 3, 2008

"Indeed, Ma in red-and-white striped stockings, Pa in a fedora hat, Grandma in a fairy godmother costume and Grandpa in pirate togs should easily trigger laughs from little readers, even if baby refuses to smile. (Picture book. 2-4)"
When baby stops laughing, his funny family assumes something's wrong. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

I'M BIG NOW! by Anthea Simmons
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2017

"A warm if at times stilted celebration of all things big girl. (Picture book. 2-4)"
Rhyming text and exuberant art follow a little girl in an interracial family getting used to her status as big sister. Read full book review >

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SHARE! by Anthea Simmons
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 7, 2014

"Not much to share or sink one's teeth into here. (Picture book. 2-4)"
Rhyming text from a little girl delivers an idealized vision of big sisterhood. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MASTER GEORGIE by Beryl Bainbridge
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 1, 1998

"An exemplary work from one of Britain's finest writers. (First printing of 50,000)"
Bainbridge's 16th novel—and the third consecutive one based on historical fact (following The Birthday Boys, 1994, and Every Man for Himself, 1996)—offers perhaps the most brilliant demonstration yet of her matchless gift for storytelling concision and subtle suggestiveness. Read full book review >

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THE THING ABOUT GEORGIE by Lisa Graff
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 2007

"If a trifle earnest—every problem clearly presents an opportunity for Georgie to learn and grow—this is nonetheless a compelling portrayal of dwarfism, differences and growing up. (Fiction. 8-10)"
Georgie is a dwarf, and Andy, his best friend, doesn't seem to care. Read full book review >

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THE FORETELLING OF GEORGIE SPIDER by Ambelin Kwaymullina
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: May 9, 2017

"If the plot's complex, the theme resounding through this powerful trilogy couldn't be clearer: we have the power to choose love over hate and life over death, to forgive ourselves and others; either all life matters or none of it does. (author's note) (Indigenous futurism. 12-adult)"
The Tribe depends on Georgie's ability to foresee possible futures; now a world-ending blizzard of emptiness is snuffing futures out, each time precipitated by Ashala's death, in this conclusion to the trilogy begun with The Interrogation of Ashala Wolf (2014). Read full book review >

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HOW GEORGIE RADBOURN SAVED BASEBALL by David Shannon
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 1994

"Old Hoss'') Radbourn, the 19th century's greatest pitcher. (Picture Book. 7-11)"
Now that mega-tycoon (and ex-major leaguer) Boss Swaggert has outlawed baseball, it's winter in America all year `round; he's replaced ballfields with factories (patrolled by hulking police in modified football uniforms) and thrown the ballplayers into cold Candlestick Prison. Read full book review >

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BRIAN AND BOB by Georgie Ripper
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2003

"Then they get back to doing what they do best: snoozing, hanging out at the food bowl, and looking around—la dolce vita. (Picture book. 2-5)"
An improbable tale, but a happily-ever-after one, so young readers will suspend their disbelief as they pull for the reunion of Ripper's guinea pig protagonists. Read full book review >

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SERPENT IN PARADISE by Dea Birkett
Released: Oct. 1, 1997

"A rare and instructive work. (3 maps, not seen)"
Beguiled by the romance of the South Seas, a young Briton wangles her way to the renowned but seldom visited Pitcairn Island, home to the descendants of Captain Bligh's mutinous crew. Read full book review >