Search Results: "R. Dennis Baird"


BOOK REVIEW

Released: July 6, 2011

"A strong pace and scenes offset flat characterizations."
Three Aelfene kingdoms have collapsed and a war has begun in the prequel to and third volume in the wholesome Brazen Serpent Chronicles series. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: June 6, 2011

"Vulnerable human moments shine in this preachy sword-and-sorcery saga."
Widseth and his wife, Annel, must prove their mettle as leaders in the second installment of the Brazen Serpent Chronicles fantasy series. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: April 28, 2004

"Chaotically paced, but lovers of the genre will enjoy this good-vs.-evil tale with all the traditional accoutrements."
To rescue his captured mother in a multirealm universe, Widseth must use his newfound powers to defeat an evil ruler and his dragons of darkness. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SANDY DENNIS by Sandy Dennis
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 27, 1997

"Despite the editor's best efforts to weld these disparate fragments together, they never really cohere into anything more than a series of precious, pointillist moments. (23 b&w photos, not seen)"
Sometimes there are pressing reasons to publish a work posthumously. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

R-HU by Leslie Scalapino
Released: Sept. 1, 2000

"Demanding and strange, at times curiously affecting, more often simply infuriating."
The r-hu, we're told, is a Mongolian stringed instrument. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

A&R by Bill Flanagan
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 1, 2000

Debut about the music industry by a writer who's in it and loves it, discords and all. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WHO R U REALLY? by Margo Kelly
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Sept. 18, 2014

"Kelly's first novel is a suspenseful page-turner with multiple suspects, a little bit of romance, and a strong but not overbearing message. (Thriller. 12-16)"
A naïve 14-year-old longing for a first romance believes she has found it with an online stranger. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

R IS FOR RHYME by Judy Young
ABC BOOKS
Released: March 1, 2006

"This rich compendium would also work well in the classroom, but for an older age group than indicated by the publisher. (Picture book. 4-10)"
Twenty-six sidebar lessons on poetry, each linked to both a poem and a cheeky colorful illustration. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

I BLAME DENNIS HOPPER by Illeana Douglas
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 3, 2015

"The author's warm portraits and disarming honesty infuse the memoir with an endearing sweetness and charm."
Actress, producer, and director Douglas celebrates her love of movies in a cheerful debut memoir. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

R IS FOR ROCKET by Tad Hills
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 7, 2015

"Though this lacks the originality and fizz of How Rocket Learned to Read (2010), it nevertheless reinforces the pup's positive literacy efforts. (Picture book. 3-5)"
Adorable Rocket the dog and his many pals (including a moonlighting Goose) return in a new story centered on the alphabet. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 1, 2001

"A study intended for a general audience as well as academics; although the lay reader may find the theoretical jargon burdensome, the scenes of youngsters interacting are vivid and provocative."
Children "do" race and racism, runs the premise of this ethnographic report from two scholars—and watching how they "do" them can teach us something about teaching, learning, and racial concepts and ideals as well. Read full book review >