Search Results: "Lynda Graham-Barber"


BOOK REVIEW

KOKOCAT INSIDE AND OUT by Lynda Graham-Barber
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 15, 2012

"Young readers will definitely need help with the lengthy 'Keeping Your Cat Safe' afterword, but it only serves to make this an even more valuable title. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Inside cat KokoCat finds the outside world dangerous and scary. Read full book review >

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Released: Dec. 31, 1990

In the same style as Limburg's book about Halloween words, Weird! (1989), a patchwork of historical information, legend, etymology, hearsay, and amusing facts and fancies. Read full book review >

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ANIMALS
Released: April 22, 2004

"A missed opportunity. (Picture book/nonfiction. 4-8)"
A lamentably excellent example of why children's books should never be forced into rhyme. Read full book review >

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COOKIE'S FORTUNE by Lynda Graham-Barber
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 3, 2017

"Moving in all the right ways, which include the optimism of a happy ending. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Little dog lost—and found. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: May 15, 1995

A grab bag of 150+ eponyms and toponyms and their origins, some loosely grouped into categories such as sports and recreation, animals, foods, clothing and fashion; others are lumped together in groups whose organizing principle is obscure (one section includes ``gadget,'' ``artesian,'' ``bungalow,'' ``lobby,'' ``attic,'' ``china,'' ``cheap,'' ``capitol,'' etc.). Read full book review >

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IMPERFECTIONS by Lynda Durrant
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 29, 2008

"Lovely and thought-provoking. (Historical fiction. 10-15)"
For 14-year-old Rosemary, her little brother, Isaac, and her baby sister, Anne, the Shaker village of Pleasant Hill, Ky., is a clean haven and welcome refuge from their father's abuse and the violence of the Civil War. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 4, 1996

"An up-close chance to meet a tough cookie who loves being a pro—and who probably wouldn't take your calls."
If the Girl Scout troops of Beverly Hills need an illuminating manual for their Fundamentals of Successful Producing merit badge, this is it. Read full book review >

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FOOL'S RETURN by Lynda Chervil
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 14, 2014

"Readers looking for a heroine with brains and beauty will enjoy following Gabrielle's appealing journey."
A compelling mystery/adventure about past lives and cutting-edge technology, set on the coast of Maine. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 21, 2005

"Moments of undeniable power punctuate a sometimes disordered narrative."
First-book author Barber recalls the suicide of one boyhood friend, the disintegration of another, his own experiences working with the homeless, mentally handicapped and mentally ill—and wonders why he's been able to emerge from the tangled wood and others have not. Read full book review >

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THE BONE FIRE by Christine Barber
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 6, 2010

"Full marks to Barber for providing the mesmerizing Southwest landscape and mindset and tackling the aftermath of incest. In the end, however, the rationale for all those bone displays is too fanciful to ring true."
The Fiesta de Santa Fe fiasco. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DEVOTION by Ros Barber
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 12, 2016

"Barber's sensational premise delivers an unexpectedly piercing exploration of loss and different kinds of faith."
In a novel that examines the divide between skepticism and religion, Barber (The Marlowe Papers, 2012, etc.) uses the sweeping ideas of faith and science to delve into the story of a man struggling with the ever incomprehensible force of grief. Read full book review >

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ARE YOU SLEEPING by Kathleen  Barber
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 1, 2017

"An interesting effort to critique society in this age of unfettered access to other people's stories."
A young woman makes a great deal of effort to distance herself from her past only to have it reawakened by a podcast. Read full book review >