Search Results: "Marjorie Blain Parker"


BOOK REVIEW

MAMA’S LITTLE DUCKLING by Marjorie Blain Parker
ANIMALS
Released: Feb. 1, 2008

"A delightful addition to any preschool or toddler collection. (Picture book. 3-6)"
This tender tale deals with a milestone every family faces: finding a balance between a child's budding independence and a parent's need for security. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 8, 2012

"This inspiring and accessible picture book serves as a brilliant introduction to one artist's vitality. The message? Like Matisse, we must never stop creating and experimenting. (author's note, list of museums with Matisse artwork) (Picture book/biography. 3-5)"
Matisse's genius was that he never stopped exploring, even as he honored his intense childhood dreams of creativity, color and art. Read full book review >

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YOUR KIND OF MOMMY by Marjorie Blain Parker
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2007

"The literary equivalent of a cozy hug, Parker's tale is bound to be a popular choice. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A mother describes the myriad ways she could shower her little one with affection if they were any number of animals. Read full book review >

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I LOVE YOU NEAR AND FAR by Marjorie Blain Parker
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 6, 2015

"Well-intentioned but confusing at best and actively hurtful at worst. (Picture book. 3-5)"
The rhyming story of a little cat who misses his grandmother and father, who both live far away. Read full book review >

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WHEN DADS DON'T GROW UP by Marjorie Blain Parker
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 15, 2012

"An ideal choice for sharing with preschoolers and anyone else who has a soft spot for lovable but goofy dads. (Picture book. 3-5)"
Here is an unabashed celebration of dads who enthusiastically embrace their inner children. The results are endearing, sometimes embarrassing but most often hilarious. Read full book review >

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JASPER’S DAY by Marjorie Blain Parker
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2002

"Although the story's theme is a painful one, this thoughtful effort will be of great help to families getting ready to face a similar situation. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Bringing home a new puppy is a joyous experience and a day to remember in dog-loving homes, but the other side of the coin is often a wrenchingly sad day when a beloved pet must be taken to the vet for euthanasia. Read full book review >

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MARJORIE MORNINGSTAR by Herman Wouk
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 1955

"Primarily a woman's book, although it may open the doors to some men's understanding and sympathy."
As different from The Caine Mutiny as that was from Aurora Dawn- this should tap a wholly different vein. Read full book review >

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Parker Strip by Jeff Osterhage
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 30, 2015

"An endlessly diverting crime story featuring a wide array of characters and subplots."
In Osterhage's debut thriller, a crime lord's murder energizes criminals and cops alike on both the California and Arizona sides of the Colorado River's Parker Strip. Read full book review >

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PARKER PENGUIN by Nosy Crow
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 12, 2012

"Gender issues aside, this app is definitely worth the price of admission. (iPad informational app. 2-6)"
The second installment in Nosy Crow's educational Rounds series. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 1, 1999

"The evolution of a literary partnership at its best, with Rawlings revealing the anguish, frustration, and fulfillment of a dedicated writer's life and Perkins the empathy and unwavering standards of a remarkable editor. (Facsimiles, 6 b&w photos, most not seen.)"
The editor a writer dreams of and the writer an editor yearns for come to life in this exchange of letters. Read full book review >

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STEALING PARKER by Miranda Kenneally
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Oct. 4, 2012

"With characters this nuanced, many teens won't mind all the issues flying fast and furious. (Fiction. 14 & up)"
Readers of this teen novel will appreciate its realistic and witty dialogue as they navigate its tightly packed plot. Read full book review >

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FRANNY PARKER by Hannah Roberts McKinnon
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 3, 2009

"Believable dialogue and well-developed characters enhance this promising debut novel. (Fiction. 10-14)"
A first-person narration recounts Franny's 13th summer, in a drought-stricken Oklahoma town. Read full book review >