Search Results: "Martha DuBose"


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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Dec. 1, 2000

"Conscientious chronologies, bibliographies, and checklists of detective-hero trivia round out a survey as cozy as any of its subjects."
Everything you ever wanted to know about the lives of the leading women of mystery—though precious little about the books they wrote. Read full book review >

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BUSHWHACKED by Molly Ivins
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 30, 2003

"A world without Ivins would be a much poorer, much less-informed place."
Dubya is taking the nation to hell in a handbasket with poisonous policies that here get shot like skeet. Read full book review >

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BAD BABY BROTHER by Martha Weston
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 14, 1997

"Weston (Bea's 4 Bears, 1992, etc.) emphasizes the older sister's concerns by inserting dialogue into the frames of watercolor and colored-pencil pictures. (Picture book. 2-4)"
An adequate look at the arrival of a baby brother, told from a precocious older sister's perspective. Read full book review >

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I’LL NEVER SHARE YOU, BLACKBOARD BEAR by Martha Alexander
ANIMALS
Released: Nov. 1, 2003

"A spare and effective vote for sharing (and a good example of how to avoid a pulping), cleverly drawn by Alexander to invest the real world with watercolor dreaminess, while the fantastical bear maintains a concrete—indeed, opaque gray—presence. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Alexander adds a new tale to her much-loved series about the bear who comes to life from a drawing on a blackboard. Read full book review >

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ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 15, 2003

"Breezy and humorous, with chatty dialogue and huge kid appeal, this holiday-themed story guarantees laughs for every season. (Fiction. 8-11)"
Start with a clever premise: the title. Read full book review >

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BEING WITH HENRY by Martha Brooks
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: April 1, 2000

"Brooks deals with universal adolescent themes of home, self, and romance with a fresh hand, creating a memorable story that begs repeating. (Fiction. 12-14)"
Born from the short story `The Kindness of Strangers` in her collection Traveling on into the Light and Other Stories (1994) Brooks builds a delicately tuned novel in three parts that pays homage to Capote in its treatment of characters, but stands strongly on its own. Read full book review >

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TRUE CONFESSIONS OF A HEARTLESS GIRL by Martha Brooks
FICTION
Released: March 11, 2003

"She seems to know the place and people intimately and, through them, she shares her vision of the richness of ordinary life in all its pain and glory. (Fiction. YA)"
Set during ten days in July, this beautifully written story explores the effect of a stranger on a small town. Read full book review >

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Released: Oct. 1, 1994

"Just perfect. (Fiction/Stories. 12+)"
Brooks (Two Moons in August, 1992, etc.) offers 11 more beautiful stories about sensitive teenagers with sad lives. Read full book review >

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THE POLYESTER GRANDPA by Martha Freeman
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 15, 1998

A leaden comedy about a stereotypical family of snobs and a new member-by-marriage, a just as stereotypical self-made man—material ripe for and right out of TV sitcoms. Read full book review >

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P.S. SEND MORE COOKIES by Martha Freeman
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 16, 2017

"Even away from camp, the Flowerpot campers blossom. (Fiction. 8-12)"
Now back at home, the girls of Flowerpot cabin find themselves yearning for the sweet friendships of Moonlight Ranch summer camp to help them through some rough patches. Read full book review >