Search Results: "Harriet Blackford"


BOOK REVIEW

LET'S TALK ABOUT DINOSAURS by Harriet Blackford
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2015

"'Think about Velociraptor when you see birds run across the grass.' But look elsewhere for visuals that are out of the ordinary. (Informational picture book. 6-8)"
A colorful gallery of dinos and their relatives, made from paint-sprayed paper collage and paired to questions and comments in large type. Read full book review >

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ELEPHANT’S STORY by Harriet Blackford
ANIMALS
Released: May 1, 2008

"A good introduction to both elephants and empathy. (author's note) (Picture book/nonfiction. 3-6)"
This simple tale of the life of a herd of elephants, as told from the point-of-view of their newest arrival, teaches readers what it might be like to be one. Read full book review >

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TIGER’S STORY by Harriet Blackford
ANIMALS
Released: March 12, 2007

"An author's note offers straightforward information about the plight of these beautiful wild animals. (Picture book. 3-6)"
An Indian tiger makes the passage from cub to adulthood. Read full book review >

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LIZZIE AND THE LOST BABY by Cheryl Blackford
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 12, 2016

"Skip. (Historical fiction. 8-10)"
Sibling evacuees find a seemingly abandoned baby on a Yorkshire dale. Read full book review >

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ISADORA MOON GOES TO SCHOOL by Harriet Muncaster
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 15, 2017

"A charming story about self-acceptance. (Fantasy. 6-9)"
A girl who's half-fairy, half-vampire struggles to fit in. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: April 1, 1991

"A whirlwind tour of an extraordinary place."
Sparkling history of modern Shanghai, short on depth and novelty but alive with the fractious spirit of one of the world's most eclectic cities. Read full book review >

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THE PRINCESSA by Harriet Rubin
NON-FICTION
Released: April 1, 1997

"Women truly interested in the pursuit and acquisition of power will want to seek the original Prince. (Author tour)"
Rubin, who heads a business publishing imprint, tackles the subject of powerful women. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: May 23, 1991

"As it stands, readers are left to conclude for themselves from these stories how honest to be with their children, and when."
Motivated by her discovery as an adult of significant secrets her mother had kept from her (a previous marriage, her father's serious illness), Webster, a Massachusetts journalist, here collects stories of other ``adult children'' who were shielded or deceived by their parents. Read full book review >

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Released: June 23, 1997

"But Wasserman doesn't have much flair for writing, and this spotty look at a 25-year relationship just leaves one wondering where the pleasure was in knowing Saul Bellow."
It appears to be kiss-and-tell season on Jewish American male novelists; Philip Roth got his last fall, and now Saul Bellow gets his. Read full book review >

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NOT WITHOUT YOU by Harriet Evans
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 11, 2014

"A Star Is Born meets All About Eve, Evans' (Happily Ever After, 2012, etc.) latest deftly weaves together tales of old and new Hollywood, allowing star-crossed romance, mystery and danger to collide in surprising and often devastating ways."
A-list movie star Sophie Leigh has had enough of cheesy chick flicks, but her agent won't hear of her turning down The Bachelorette Party, not with gorgeous Patrick Drew already signed on to co-star. Read full book review >

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HER by Harriet Lane
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 6, 2015

"A domestic thriller of the first order."
The minutiae of everyday life turn sinister for two women in this taut, fraught tale. Read full book review >

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TIMMY TICKLE by Harriet Pellereau
IPAD BOOK APPS
Released: July 14, 2011

"Eight high-fives for a truly splendid effort. (iPad storybook app. 18 mos.-5)"
A day in the life of a playful, ticklish octopus. Read full book review >