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

SIRIDEAN by Joy Stephens
Released: Feb. 26, 2014

"A sumptuous, entrancing debut."
In this romantic YA debut, princess Aishling Morrighan Delaney must survive her teenage years and a horde of evil faeries that want her family destroyed. Read full book review >