Search Results: "Harry Nesbitt"


BOOK REVIEW

A BEAR ATE ALL THE BRUSSELS SPROUTS by Charles Kriel
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 4, 2011

"The menus, navigation buttons (more blocks of wood in the shape of arrows) and the narration are all effective. But it's the app's distinctive art style and the playful, hungry animals that make it worth a look. (iPad storybook app. 2-6)
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A boy makes up fanciful tales about what happened to his unappetizing dinner items in this distinctly designed, playful app. Read full book review >

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GIGANTIC by Marc Nesbitt
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 1, 2001

"A disappointment, especially for a debut writer with such publishing credentials."
A first collection from a young author whose work has appeared in Harper's and the New Yorker, where he was featured as a 2001 Debut Fiction Writer. Read full book review >

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KISS, KISS GOOD NIGHT by Kenn Nesbitt
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2013

"With large, sturdy board pages just right for tiny hands, this is a sweet selection for baby's bedtime. (Board book. 0-3)"
One by one, animal mothers tuck their babies into bed, easing them off to dreamland with snuggles and kisses. Read full book review >

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ACROSS THE CHEYENNE RIVER by John D. Nesbitt
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 21, 2014

"Despite the rising body count, Nesbitt (Dark Prairie, 2013, etc.) keeps it all slow and easy as a gentled horse, making this tale the perfect escape even from other mystery fiction."
A ranch hand looking for work in Wyoming finds employment, true love and murder. Read full book review >

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BELIEVE IT OR NOT, MY BROTHER HAS A MONSTER! by Kenn Nesbitt
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 30, 2015

"This title could be a fit for those kids whose imaginations occasionally run amok or those whose memories of actual events get wildly embellished. (Picture book. 5-7)"
A boy is horrified as his older brother collects increasing numbers of scary and creepy creatures—and brings them all in the house! Read full book review >

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JUSTICE AT REDWILLOW by John D. Nesbitt
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 9, 2015

"Despite the high body count—half the cast will be dead by the last sunset—Nesbitt (Don't Be a Stranger, 2015, etc.) as usual keeps things relaxed and neighborly, even though Fontaine's neighbors aren't the kind you'd want yourself."
A Wyoming homesteader finds his newly acquired quarter-section of land the center of unwanted and suspicious attention. Read full book review >

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THE ULTIMATE TOP SECRET GUIDE TO TAKING OVER THE WORLD by Kenn Nesbitt
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 2011

"Not even in the same League as Scott Seegert's funnier and far more useful Vordak the Incomprehensible: How to Grow Up and Rule the World (2010). (Humor. 10-12)"
A phoned-in guide to world domination for the easily amused. Read full book review >

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A TALL STORY AND OTHER TALES by Margaret Mahy
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 31, 1992

"An inviting volume, a bit uneven but with much to amuse and enrich. (Short stories. 7-11)"
Eleven stories that first appeared in the 70's in The First, Second, and Third Margaret Mahy Story Books, apparently never distributed in the US. Read full book review >

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MORE BEARS! by Kenn Nesbitt
ANIMALS
Released: Nov. 1, 2010

"A welcome addition to preschool and early-elementary storytimes and a surefire hit. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Teachers and librarians searching for sophisticated read-alouds will find much to love in this bear-saturated offering, as will parents looking for a change of pace. Read full book review >

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ONE MINUTE TILL BEDTIME by Kenn Nesbitt
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 2016

"A dreamy collection of bedtime poems and witty illustrations that's anything but sleepy. (Poetry. 4-10)"
A substantial compilation of new poems for children by over 130 poets. Read full book review >

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DON'T BE A STRANGER by John D. Nesbitt
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 18, 2015

"Nesbitt (Across the Cheyenne River, 2014, etc.) spins a leisurely sagebrush romance with the mystery crowded into the closing chapters, after the serious gunplay has already begun."
A suspiciously low cattle count is the least of the problems for Lawrence Elwood and his fellow cowpunchers—or, as they may well be, rustlers—at the Crown Butte Ranch. 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 >