Search Results: "Margaret Bateson Hill"


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MASHA AND THE FIREBIRD by Margaret Bateson Hill
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2000

"Fans of Baba Yaga stories will be delighted. (Picture book. 7-9)"
In this original story modeled on traditional Eastern European folktales, a young egg painter is enlisted by the Firebird to disguise the four Eggs of Earth, Air, Water, and Fire so that Baba Yaga cannot find them. Read full book review >

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JOE HILL
by Gregory McNamee

Climate change is a strange business: it’s turning hot places cold and cold places hot, making desert areas green and turning grasslands into desert. And then there’s what’s going on in Boulder, Colorado, where downpours of sharp steel shards are slicing the locals to ribbons, gruesome deaths first announced, as the narrator of Joe Hill’s novella Rain tells us, by ...


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MARGARET WILKERSON SEXTON
by Maya Payne Smart

Margaret Wilkerson Sexton’s grandfather graduated from college and six of his children followed suit. But the next generation struggled to keep pace even as the specter of Jim Crow receded. “I wanted to know why,” she says, and chose fiction as her probe.

The Dartmouth and UC Berkeley Law graduate’s research revealed the war on drugs and mass incarceration ...


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7 SCIENCE FICTION NOVELS HEADING TO FILM AND TV
by John DeNardo

You've seen 7 Fantasy Novels Heading to Film and TV. Now let's take a look at the science fiction books coming your way…

 

Coyote by Allen Steele

Last month, I recommended you read Allen Steele's Captain Future origin story Avengers of the Moon. You should also check out his back catalog for his Coyote series, which ...


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IN FULL FLIGHT WITH GREG PIZZOLI
by Julie Danielson

The start of a new year is always exciting for readers. We envision brand-spankin’-new books from our favorite authors and new artwork from illustrators whose work we love to see. Look past our shoulders and you’ll see crossed fingers that our favorite writers and artists have something in store for us.

Most surprising of all is when we get ...


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FIND YOUR NEXT MIND-EXPANDING READ AMONG OCTOBER'S MUST-READ SPECULATIVE FICTION BOOKS
by John DeNardo

Readers looking for a good book need look no further than this month's picks for the best speculative fiction books. (Horror fans, stay tuned later this month for a larger roundup of spooky horror reads!) This month's collection of must-reads includes swashbuckling tales of sword and sorcery, an immortal crow who has lived many lives, a weird tale ...


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STRANGE WEATHER AND OTHER HORRORS
by Thea James

It is October and therefore officially autumn—that season of pumpkin-flavored everything, haunted houses, mists, and mellow fruitfulness. This also means that it is time for slasher movie marathons, the new season of Stranger Things, and a borderline unhealthy indulgence in all the horror novels, both old and new.

One such new horror novel is Strange Weather by Joe Hill. Actually ...


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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 1, 2015

"Scattered, sometimes-heartwarming memories may inspire in this anecdote-heavy text."
Hill's (It's All About the Children, 2011) eclectic memoir recounts her life in the 1940s and '50s as one of six children in a close-knit sharecropper family. Read full book review >

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MAGENTA MCPHEE by Catherine Bateson
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2010

"A believable, satisfying read. (Fiction. 9-13)"
On the edge of adolescence, Magenta McPhee spends a lot of time thinking about love. Read full book review >

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BEING BEE by Catherine Bateson
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 2007

"These add depth and particularity to this satisfying description of an increasingly familiar situation. (Fiction. 9-12)"
Although Bee thinks her father and her two guinea pigs make a perfect family, she can see that her father's new girlfriend, Jazzi, is on her way to becoming a stepmother, moving in and even introducing Bee to her mentally ill brother. Read full book review >

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STRANDED IN BORINGSVILLE by Catherine Bateson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 15, 2005

"For Rain, Boringsville is simply a state of mind. (Fiction. 9-12)"
What's worse than your parents separating and your workaholic father moving in with his self-centered girlfriend? Read full book review >

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THE BOYFRIEND RULES OF GOOD BEHAVIOR by Catherine Bateson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2006

"A tender-hearted view of maturation from a blossoming young girl's perspective. (Fiction. 9-12)"
Millie Childes will experience an awful lot of change in the upcoming school year when her single mom takes a new job in a new town. Read full book review >