Search Results: "Helen Stephens"


BOOK REVIEW

FLEABAG by Helen Stephens
ANIMALS
Released: July 20, 2010

"Just dazzling. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Two kindred souls find friendship and home in this heartwarming tale. Read full book review >

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AHOYTY-TOYTY by Helen Stephens
ANIMALS
Released: April 13, 2004

"Those grappling with similar situations will appreciate this tale's satisfying conclusion. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Two pampered pups learn a lesson about friendship is this sweet and simple story. Read full book review >

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BLUE HORSE by Helen Stephens
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2003

"This warmly reassuring tale is ideal to share with hesitant little ones. (Picture book. 2-5)"
A tender-hearted tale about overcoming the pangs of social anxiety. Read full book review >

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WHAT ABOUT ME? by Helen Stephens
Released: Sept. 1, 1999

"Casting a toddler as the adult provides a role model in socialization and leadership for little ones; sturdy pages make the book easy to handle and attractive to its intended audience. (Picture book. 1-4)"
This entry in the Toddler Story Book series centers on a common desire: the wish to be the center of attention. Read full book review >

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THE QUIGLEYS by Simon Mason
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 14, 2002

"Plentiful line drawings extend the fun. (Fiction. 7-10)"
As droll as a Britcom and as true to the spirit of family life as the all-American Quimbys, this import introduces the Quigleys: siblings Lucy and Will and their slightly feckless but loving parents. Read full book review >

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THE QUIGLEYS NOT FOR SALE by Simon Mason
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 9, 2004

"Perfect for the new chapter-book reader with a skewed sense of humor and for the adults who read aloud to them. (Fiction. 7-12)"
Mr. and Mrs. Quigley and their children, Will and Lucy, have managed to stay alive for another installment of their exciting and entertaining lives. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN OF THE WORLD by Martha Stephens
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 15, 1994

"Like a delightful optical illusion: the more time you spend with it, the more you see and understand."
Although it might seem an oxymoron, this original novel has well-organized stream-of-consciousness narration. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BEYOND NEWS by Mitchell Stephens
NON-FICTION
Released: April 29, 2014

"Like the news itself, an analysis that must be read with a critical eye."
A professor makes what will seem to some a radical suggestion to disconnect journalism from news, but he belabors the obvious in making the argument and offers little suggestion for a business model that might support his vision of journalism's future. Read full book review >

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THE EMERALD ATLAS by John Stephens
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 5, 2011

"The only gripe readers might initially have is with its length, but by the end, they'll immediately wish it was longer. (Fantasy. 10-14)"
Since being inexplicably plucked from their parents' home, three children—Kate, Michael and Emma, who all ferociously resist the label "orphan"—have trickled through a long line of decent to atrocious orphanages. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE DAYS ARE GODS  by Liz Stephens
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 1, 2013

"A stimulating search for self and place set against the vast backdrop of the American West."
One woman's search for community and connections in Utah. Read full book review >