Search Results: "Holly M. Barry"


BOOK REVIEW

HELEN KELLER'S BEST FRIEND BELLE by Holly M. Barry
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2013

"While Helen Keller's love of dogs isn't an integral part of her personal biography, it's an interesting hook to draw children into the story of this fascinating, inspirational woman. (Picture book/biography. 4-10)"
Helen Keller's life is summarized for younger children in this attractively illustrated biography that uses Keller's love for dogs as a unifying thematic thread. Read full book review >

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MATYLDA, BRIGHT AND TENDER by Holly M. McGhee
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 14, 2017

"A bright and tender novel of love, loss, and survival. (Fiction. 8-12)"
After losing her best friend, a little girl tries to hold on to him by transferring her affection to the pet lizard they shared in picture-book author Hallie Durand's first novel. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 9, 2004

"Majestic, spellbinding treatment of a mass killer."
A keen recounting of the 1918-20 pandemic. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 10, 2012

"A top-notch intellectual biography."
Biography of Roger Williams (1603-1683), the 17th-century rebel whose ideas led to the formation of the Rhode Island colony on the American continent. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 23, 2007

"Plenty of ammunition here for those who believe a 'campaign of lies and distortion' accounts for the U.S. presence in Iraq."
A former 60 Minutes producer exposes 85 years of Western recklessness and fecklessness in Iraq. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: April 1, 1997

"Perhaps he's saving that story for a sequel. (photos, not seen) (Book-of-the-Month Club/History Book Club alternate selection)"
A devastating flood is both the protagonist and the backdrop of this brilliantly narrated epic story of the misuse of engineering in thrall to politics. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SCHNITZEL by Stephanie Shaw
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2016

"Just enough creepiness for a Halloween read-aloud. (author's note) (Picture book. 5-8)"
"The Sorcerer's Apprentice" gets a new treatment as Schnitzel, apprentice to the renowned wizard Sir Willabald, is loath to tackle the housekeeping. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

COME WITH ME by Holly M. McGhee
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 5, 2017

"A look at fear from a privileged perspective. (Picture book. 3-8)"
How can one person make a difference? Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 1, 1995

"The analyses here too often boil down to conventional wisdom about art's roots in madness, but these diverse case studies of psychological disaster coupled with artistic achievement can't help but make for diverting reading."
Written from a variety of clinical viewpoints, these thumbnail sketches of notoriously unbalanced artists draw links—sometimes tenuous, sometimes provocative—between their personality disorders and their creative productions. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

UNIQUELY HUMAN by Barry M. Prizant
NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 4, 2015

"A truly impactful, necessary book."
A remarkable new approach to autism. Read full book review >

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BARRY LYGA
by Megan Labrise

What’s Barry Lyga’s secret to writing books teen readers love?

“I don’t write for teens,” says the New York Times bestselling author of I Hunt Killers. “That’s my secret—I write about teens.

“I’m aware that my books are published as YA,” he continues, “and I love that, and there’s a magic to having teenagers tell you a book ...


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THERE'S A MONSTER IN OUR WOOD
by Sarah Pitre

BOOK REPORT for The Darkest Part of the Forest by Holly Black

Cover Story: Not Too Shrubbery Shabby

BFF Charm: Yay!

Swoonworthy Scale: 7

Talky Talk: Straight Up With a Twist of Fae

Bonus Factors: Fairies, Joan of Arc, LGBTQ

Relationship Status: Enchanted


Cover Story: Not Too Shrubbery Shabby

As a person who still couldn't quite believe that she ...


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