Search Results: "Linda Bailey"


BOOK REVIEW

BAILEY by Harry Bliss
by Harry Bliss, illustrated by Harry Bliss
ANIMALS
Released: Aug. 1, 2011

"Deeper thinkers may see in this a message of acceptance of everyone for who they are; others may simply see fun, and there's nothing wrong with that. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Bailey enjoys his day at school, from the bus ride in the morning through math, art, music, recess, reading and the afternoon bus ride back home to his…doghouse. Read full book review >

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THE BAILEY CHRONICLES by Catherine Cookson
Released: April 19, 1989

Historical-romance mistress Cookson puts her sure hand to work once again, this time blowing a blizzard of soap bubbles in a contemporary setting—working-class northern England, a world of uneasy dole lines and reheated shepherd's pies. Read full book review >

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BAILEY AT THE MUSEUM by Harry Bliss
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2012

"Readers who've already met the endearing Bailey will be glad to see he's back and look forward to further exploits; new acquaintances will surely search for his well-received debut. (Picture book. 4-8)"
In his second outing, Bailey, the totally typical early-elementary student who just happens to be a spotted dog, enjoys a field trip and finds a new friend. Read full book review >

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WHAT'S BUGGING BAILEY BLECKER? by Gail Donovan
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 2011

"Purposeful in a lighthearted way but guaranteed to make your head—scalp and brain—itch! (Fiction. 8-11)"
Bailey's life is lousy—yes, really louse-y, because she and all the other fifth graders have head lice! Read full book review >

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BAILEY THE BEAR CUB by Nannie Kuiper
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 2001

"An encouraging tale for little ones toddling towards self-reliance. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A young bear cub takes his first faltering steps towards autonomy at the gentle urging of his mother. Read full book review >

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Let There Be Linda by Rich Leder
FICTION & LITERATURE

"An irreverent novel that gleefully spins the plot into preposterousness."
Estranged brothers have a chance to reconcile when pursued by a ruthless loan shark and faced with caring for their mother, just back from the dead, in Leder's (Juggler, Porn Star, Monkey Wrench, 2014, etc.) comic thriller. Read full book review >

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WHO ARE YOU, LINDA CONDRICK? by Patricia Carlon
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 1, 2002

"A vintage 1962 whodunit: clever, understated, and altogether expert, though its did-she-or-didn't-she dynamic lacks the edge marking the best of the eight mysteries by Carlon (Death by Demonstration, 2001, etc.) already to reach American shores."
For years, the Forst family, sheepherders in the Australian outback's remote Leumah Valley, have depended on the bounty of matriarchal Ella Forst. Read full book review >

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UNDER-THE-BED FRED by Linda Bailey
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 19, 2017

"A welcome new pair of friends for the chapter-book set. (Fiction. 7-9)"
A boy tackles his under-the-bed nighttime monster and his insecurities with curiosity, kindness, and a bit of wisdom. Read full book review >

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STANLEY AT SEA by Linda Bailey
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 2008

"The spiritual metaphor may need some explaining to children, but Stanley's waggish appeal will win over readers young or grown. (Picture book. 6-8)"
Plainly unable to stay out of mischief for long, Stanley and his canine buddies embark on a third escapade after Stanley's Party (2003) and Stanley's Wild Ride (2006)—this one with cosmic overtones. Read full book review >

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THE FARM TEAM by Linda Bailey
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 2006

"Slavin's goofy acrylics playfully realize the joyful mayhem of shinny, and Bailey's story gets the competitive burn just right, even for a bunch of chickens, sheep and piglets. (Picture book. 5-8)"
For a game of shinny, also called pond hockey, Bailey pits the Farm Team, a bunch of farm animals, the largest no higher than the top of the goal (according to the rules), against the Bush League Bandits, a gang of churls and louts—weasels, porcupines, grizzlies. Read full book review >

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TOADS ON TOAST by Linda Bailey
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2012

"When the author suggests that the recipe 'can be a favorite in your family, too,' many people in the audience will be inclined to believe it. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Toads are not a breakfast food. Read full book review >