Search Results: "Marni Bates"


BOOK REVIEW

INVISIBLE by Marni Bates
YOUNG ADULT
Released: June 25, 2013

"Next to be featured? The school queen bee. Readers who like Bates' formula will want to stay tuned. (Comedy. 12 & up)"
Wit is the order of the day as the good girl who never fights back learns to do just that when she's forced to defend her friends in this high school takedown. Read full book review >

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DIAL EM FOR MURDER by Marni Bates
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Nov. 4, 2016

"For readers who like a light serving of mystery with a side of romance. (Mystery. 14-17)"
Murder turns would-be romance novelist Emmy into the heroine of her own romantic mystery. Read full book review >

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AWKWARD by Marni Bates
Released: Jan. 1, 2012

"Very funny. Should please lots of readers, awkward or not. (Comedy. 12 & up)"
A brilliant but socially inept girl finds herself starring in a YouTube video gone viral when she knocks over a football player and tries to give him CPR. Can she survive the humiliation? Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MEET POSY BATES by Helen Cresswell
ANIMALS
Released: April 30, 1992

"Illustrations not seen. (Fiction. 7-9)"
A disappointing early chapter book from a gifted humorist (the popular Bagthorpe books, etc). Read full book review >

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POSY BATES, AGAIN! by Helen Cresswell
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 1994

"A mid-incident conclusion signifies more to come; it will be welcome. (Fiction. 5-10)"
In a second, funnier, appearance, the heroine of Meet Posy Bates (1991) is still as irrepressible as King-Smith's Sophie, with the difference that, where Sophie's determination leads to success, Posy's schemes (despite blameless intentions) land her in hot water. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 17, 1994

"A cryptic exploration into the avowedly subjective, murky terrain called biography, with occasional lyrical insights."
An intriguing hybrid: part biography, part creative interrogation/reimagination of the life of an elusive Irishwoman who lived among the Aborigines in the Australian outback during the first half of the 20th century. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 1, 2012

"A fascinating, nuanced social history."
In her debut, Davis (History/Georgia State Univ.) suggests that anti-Semitism and Prohibition were parallel expressions of political disquiet during the turn of the last century. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 25, 1992

"Though strongest in its earlier chapters, when Jackson's raw material is at its most dramatic, this wonderful self-portrait of emotional life in the mother zone provides solace and surprises from start to finish."
An account of becoming and being a mother that reads like a novel and is as intimate as a poem. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DON'T I KNOW YOU? by Marni Jackson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 27, 2016

"A one-trick pony, with a pretty good trick."
A writer's life is studded with celebrity appearances in this whimsical collection of linked stories. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WHILE ANGELS WATCH by Marni McGee
ANIMALS
Released: May 1, 2006

"Though the religious underpinnings of the story are a bit unclear, and the rhyming verses don't always scan, this effort does achieve a rather magical air, mainly due to the appealing illustrations. (Picture book. 3-7)"
A playful, rhyming text describes one interpretation of the mysterious influence of angels on the natural world, from choosing the colors of the dawn sky to showing spiders how to spin their webs. Read full book review >

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WAKE UP, ME! by Marni McGee
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2002

"Start the day off right with this happy and energetic youngster. (Picture book. 2-5)"
The sun is just rising and with it a toddler is waking to take on the day. Read full book review >

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BEAR CAN'T SLEEP! by Marni McGee
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 10, 2015

"Patch and his new bear friend would be right at home with Karma Wilson's Bear. (Picture book. 3-8)"
A hare whose heart is in the right place helps a grouchy bear solve his problem and makes a new friend in the process. Read full book review >