Search Results: "Kevin Barry"


BOOK REVIEW

HALFWAY WILD by Laura Freudig
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 22, 2016

"Good both for classroom explorations of metaphors and for inspiring imaginative play. (Picture book. 3-7)"
As they move through their day, a busy family changes skin, fur, and feathers. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BEATLEBONE by Kevin Barry
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 17, 2015

"Nothing at all like Barry's award-winning debut novel, this may be a risky follow-up, but it's intriguing at every turn, and Barry's prose can be as mesmerizing as some of his hero's songs."
A famous musician's 1978 pilgrimage to an island off the west coast of Ireland takes several detours, abetted by his memories and his minder, in this original, lyrical, genre-challenging work. Read full book review >

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DARK LIES THE ISLAND by Kevin Barry
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 24, 2013

"Winner of the Rooney Prize for Irish Literature, Barry writes stories that are character-driven, archetypical yet magnetic, pushing toward realism's edge where genre becomes irrelevant."
In his latest, Irish author Barry (City of Bohane, 2011, etc.) offers 10 pieces of literary fiction. Read full book review >

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CITY OF BOHANE by Kevin Barry
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 13, 2012

"Barry's addictive dialect and faultless confidence make this volatile novel a rare treat."
Gangland warfare rules the day in an imagined, decivilized Irish city. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

GHOST CAT by Eve Bunting
by Eve Bunting, illustrated by Kevin Barry
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 15, 2017

"A light, slight fantasy. (author's note) (Picture book. 5-9)"
Ghost cat Sailor Boy is a faithful companion even after the end. Read full book review >

BLOG POST

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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KEVIN YOUNG
by Megan Labrise

According to poet and critic Kevin Young’s latest treatise, there’s something more American than apple pie. Bunk: The Rise of Hoaxes, Humbug, Plagiarists, Phonies, Post-Facts, and Fake News is a philosophical history of the hoax, from mid-19th-century circus sideshows to the baseless stories that circulate our social media feeds.

“People had for a long time thought of the hoax in ...


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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

DUCKIE’S RAINBOW by Frances Barry
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 2004

"A bright and appealing debut for the diaper set. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Duckie hurries across paper collage scenes on double-paged spreads of supersaturated color, each one smaller than the last. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ANIMALS
Released: Feb. 1, 2005

"Reminiscent of Eric Carle's early work, this uniquely shaped, inexpensive numbers lesson belongs in every collection—at least once. (Picture book. 2-5)"
Barry's charming duck, who taught toddlers colors in Duckie's Rainbow (2004), returns to help with numbers one to ten. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

TUCKER PFEFFERCORN by Barry  Moser
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 1994

"Worth pondering. (Picture book. 5-10)"
As he did with The Tinderbox (1990), Moser sets a story based on ``Rumpelstiltskin'' in Appalachia and updates its themes. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FLY! by Barry  Moser
by Barry Moser, illustrated by Barry Moser
SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY
Released: Sept. 30, 1993

"Bibliography. (Nonfiction. 8+)"
Subtitle: A Brief History of Flight Illustrated. Read full book review >