Search Results: "Jonathan Bentley"


BOOK REVIEW

LITTLE BIG by Jonathan Bentley
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2015

"A sweet book that needs a little more oomph to make it a big hit. (Picture book. 3-5)"
A little one tries to imagine himself big in this picture-book treatment of sibling dynamics. Read full book review >

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AND RED GALOSHES by Glenda Millard
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2013

"First published in Australia in 2011, this import's gentle whimsy should find a warm welcome on these shores. (Picture book. 4-7)"
A pair of bright red galoshes inspire a small girl and her little brother's entertainment on a windy, rainy day. Read full book review >

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AUDREY'S TREE HOUSE by Jenny Hughes
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 28, 2015

"Share as a Father's Day story or when the weather turns warm, but be ready for treehouse blueprints. (Picture book. 3-5)"
A little girl who declares that her dad's house is too small for her spurs an epic building project. Read full book review >

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WHERE IS BEAR? by Jonathan Bentley
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 13, 2017

"An inventive twist on the familiar lost-teddy story. (Picture book. 3-6)"
A young tot is trying to find Bear before bedtime. Read full book review >

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THE LITTLE CROOKED HOUSE by Margaret Wild
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 25, 2006

"As the crooked man, cat and house would say: 'Yippee-yi-yay!' (Picture book. 3-7)"
The prolific Australian writer tells the tale of the crooked man, house, cat and mouse with—pun intended—a bit of a twist. Read full book review >

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BLUE SKY, YELLOW KITE by Janet A.  Holmes
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 15, 2017

"Conscience wins out, in the end, as does the willingness to forgive that waging peace requires. (Picture book. 6-9)"
A neighbor's soaring, swooping fish kite touches off a sharp conflict between desire and conscience in a young girl. Read full book review >

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LITTLE PENGUIN AND THE LOLLIPOP by Tadgh Bentley
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 3, 2017

"A worthy and attractive story of going the extra yard to say you are sorry. Earplugs not included. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A tale of a mistake—really, an honest mistake—and how to make amends, which includes read-aloud scream-alongs. Three of them. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SUMMER STALK by Bentley Lyon
Released: Dec. 9, 1992

"Still, an improvement over the the author's first, White Crow."
The forest fire that killed ranger Heath Murphy may have been intentionally set, but there's no proof, which weighs heavily on Heath's older brother Gene, an L.A. cop who takes a leave from the force to investigate. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE CROSS by B.R. Bentley
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 26, 2014

"A fast-paced thriller that's difficult to put down."
Multilayered mystery inspired by actual events. Read full book review >

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ALBERT SCHWEITZER by James Bentley
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 25, 1992

"An admirable if flawed addition, then, to Schweitzer studies. (Eight pages of b&w photographs—not seen.)"
Bentley (Martin Niemoller, 1984), a former Anglican priest, makes use here of hitherto unpublished material in the Albert Schweitzer Archive in Alsace to paint a disquieting portrait of a very puzzling man. Read full book review >