Search Results: "Linda Bailey"


BOOK REVIEW

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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IF YOU HAPPEN TO HAVE A DINOSAUR by Linda Bailey
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 13, 2014

"Well-trodden dino turf, but the grass is still fairly green. (Picture book. 4-6)"
A tongue-in-cheek look at some of the many ways that idle household dinosaurs can be put to work. Read full book review >

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STANLEY AT SCHOOL by Linda Bailey
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2015

"Here's hoping readers feel the same way about school as Stanley does; even if they don't, though, they are sure to laugh at the dogs' adventures. Where will they end up next? (Picture book. 4-8)"
Stanley's curiosity this time leads him to find out what all the kids do in school every day. Read full book review >

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WHEN SANTA WAS A BABY by Linda Bailey
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 13, 2015

"There have been several recent stories about Santa's origins, but this one is the shortest and simplest, accessible to the youngest of Santa's fans. (Picture book. 3-7)"
A little boy named Santa grows up with definite tastes of his own in this humorous story about the origins of Santa Claus. Read full book review >

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IF KIDS RULED THE WORLD by Linda Bailey
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2014

"The reminder to play at all ages is important, but one wishes if kids did rule the world there might be an element of idealism as well, not just whimsy. (Picture book. 3-6)"
From the expected to the surreal, Bailey imagines a world where kids make the rules. Read full book review >

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SEVEN DEAD PIRATES by Linda Bailey
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 8, 2015

"Piratical fun well-stocked with colorful cast members living and arrghh. (Fantasy. 10-12)"
A new bedroom with seven high-spirited spirits! Just the place where shyness goes to die. 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 >

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STANLEY’S BEAUTY CONTEST  by Linda Bailey
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 2009

"Stanley is an expressive and appealing pooch whose heart is always in the right place. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Bailey and Slavin continue their canine-themed collaboration with this fourth entry in their series about Stanley the mischievous yellow lab. 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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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’S PARTY by Linda Bailey
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 2003

"Party on, Stanley. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Stanley the yellow lab brings new meaning to the term "party animal" in this hilarious story from Bailey and Slavin, creators of the Good Times Travel Agency series (Adventures in Ancient Greece, not reviewed, etc.). Read full book review >

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THE TINY HERO OF FERNY CREEK LIBRARY by Linda Bailey
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 20, 2017

"An excellent, engaging tale for a broad range of ages. (Fantasy. 5-12)"
Eddie is a vibrantly green bug who lives in Ferny Creek Elementary School. Could such a tiny critter become a hero? Read full book review >