Search Results: "Laura J. Bryant"


BOOK REVIEW

LAURA by Larry Watson
Released: June 1, 2000

"A finely wrought, if emotionally cool, tale of enduring passion."
The story of a man's long obsession with a beautiful woman poet, the latest from award-winning novelist Watson (White Crosses, 1997, etc.). Read full book review >

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LAURA by Hilary Norman
Released: Sept. 19, 1994

"Shallow escapism for the romance-starved. (First serial to Good Housekeeping; Literary Guild selection)"
A Cinderella story of a woman educated in the school of hard knocks, by pulp veteran Norman (Spellbound, 1993, etc.). Read full book review >

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JO MACDONALD SAW A POND by Mary Quattlebaum
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2011

"Sure to inspire a rousing storytime, this is also likely to encourage readers to explore the world around them. (Picture book. 3-8)"
A sing-along inspired by the sights and sounds of a pond. Read full book review >

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THE BEAR HUG by Sean Callahan
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 2006

"A good gift for the Grandpa Bear in your life. (Picture book. 2-6)"
Every Sunday, Cubby Bear visits Grandpa Bear. Read full book review >

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J by Howard Jacobson
Released: Oct. 14, 2014

"A pleasure, as reading Jacobson always is—though much different from what we've come to expect, which is not at all a bad thing."
Jacobson (The Finkler Question, 2010, etc.), Britain's answer to Philip Roth, returns with an enigmatic tale of the near future.Read full book review >

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MAMA'S DAY WITH LITTLE GRAY by Aimee Reid
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 25, 2014

"A nice addition in places where the animal-child-and-mother herd is a little thin. (Picture book. 3-6)"
A cozy tale about a young elephant imagining what things would be like if he were grown. Read full book review >

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JO MACDONALD HIKED IN THE WOODS by Mary Quattlebaum
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2013

"The weakest of Jo's three adventures; still, this could be a good checklist for young children to use on their own animal-spotting, or -listening, hike. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Quattlebaum and Bryant continue their nature-themed sing-along books with one focused on the sounds of the forest animals. Read full book review >

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JO MACDONALD HAD A GARDEN by Mary Quattlebaum
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2012

"Get out the seed catalogs. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Quattlebaum and Bryant follow up their successful Jo MacDonald Saw a Pond (2011) with new lyrics to the same song, while keeping the nature focus. Read full book review >

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JAM & HONEY by Melita Morales
ANIMALS
Released: Jan. 25, 2011

"Good medicine for those unreasonably afraid of bees and a subtle message about sharing the Earth. (Picture book. 3-6)"
A chance for readers to fly a mile in a bee's shoes. Read full book review >

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LITTLE FOX GOES TO THE END OF THE WORLD by Ann Tompert
ADVENTURE
Released: Sept. 1, 2010

"As a read-aloud, it needs a strong and flexible voice as it is nearly entirely in dialogue form. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Originally published in 1976 with illustrations by John C. Wallner, this story has been buffed up with Bryant's watercolors. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

YUMMIEST LOVE by Lisa McCourt
ANIMALS
Released: Jan. 1, 2009

"Mercifully, McCourt abjures a rhyming text, but otherwise this love-fest does little to stand out from the crowd. (Picture book. 2-5)"
A bear parent and child celebrate their love together. Read full book review >

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IF YOU WERE MY BABY by Fran Hodgkins
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2005

"Where this one is without the accompanying lullabies of the other, it makes up for it with the art. (Picture book. 2-7)"
Gentle teaching, snuggling and playtime moments between wildlife mothers and their children are the highlight of Hodgkins's offering. Read full book review >