Search Results: "Sharon Biggs Waller"


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A MAD, WICKED FOLLY by Sharon Biggs Waller
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Jan. 23, 2014

"An enjoyable historical romp. (Historical fiction. 12 & up)"
Vicky Darling is the rebellious, artistically talented daughter of a wealthy plumbing magnate, coming of age in Edwardian England at the height of the women's suffrage movement. Read full book review >

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THE FORBIDDEN ORCHID by Sharon Biggs Waller
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 2, 2016

"Well-researched and filled with adventure, romance, and lots of tension—this work of historical fiction has all the elements of an intriguing read. (Historical fiction. 12 & up)"
In this coming-of age tale set in 1861, Waller deftly straddles England and China and weaves in historical highlights of plant hunting, the opium trade, and environmental activism. Read full book review >

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EVERYTHING GOES: STOP! GO! by Brian Biggs
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 1, 2013

"Here's hoping more Everything Goes board books are en route. (Board book. 18 mos.-3)"
A delightfully playful exploration of vehicles and opposites. Read full book review >

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EVERYTHING GOES:  ON LAND by Brian Biggs
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2011

"A glory ride for young car, truck, train, bus and trolley devotees. (Informational picture book. 4-6)
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In a visual feast for fans of wheeled vehicles large and small, Biggs presents a series of high-density street scenes done in an amiably rumpled cartoon style. Read full book review >

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EVERYTHING GOES: BLUE BUS, RED BALLOON by Brian Biggs
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 21, 2013

"While not as strong as the first two titles in the series (1 2 3 Beep Beep Beep!: A Counting Book and Stop! Go! A Book of Opposites, both 2013), Biggs' playful vehicles keep this one chugging along. (Board book. 18 mos.-3)"
A catalog of colorful vehicles. Read full book review >

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EVERYTHING GOES: IN THE AIR by Brian Biggs
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2012

"Required reading for both plane-iacs and any first-time flier. (Informational picture book. 4-6)"
For young fans of things with wings, another oversized visual riot from the creator of Everything Goes: On Land (2011). Read full book review >

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TINYVILLE TOWN GETS TO WORK! by Brian Biggs
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 6, 2016

"A crowd pleaser just about everywhere, no matter the size of the city, village, or town. (Picture book. 3-7)"
In Tinyville Town, everyone's got a job to do! Read full book review >

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I'M A LIBRARIAN by Brian Biggs
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 7, 2017

"Lots of love for librarians in these 22 pages—and plenty for toddlers to love, too. (Board book. 2-4)"
The Tinyville Town series continues with a day in the life of Kevin the librarian. Read full book review >

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1700 by Maureen Waller
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 10, 2000

"Here's material for many a budding picaresque romance. It's an expedition in time, educational and entertaining, and more edifying, surely, than a visit to Bedlam."
Londoner Waller offers a journey to another age and another London. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 6, 2015

"Waller keeps the interest high and the pages turning in one of the more interesting spy books this year."
Former Newsweek and Time correspondent Waller expands on his earlier biography of the Office of Strategic Services founder (Wild Bill Donovan, 2011, etc.) with a history of the four men who worked for Donovan in the European theater.Read full book review >

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EVERYTHING GOES: GOOD NIGHT, TRUCKS by Brian Biggs
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 25, 2013

"Sweet dreams for young truck lovers. (Board book. 18 mos.-3)"
A collection of trucks call it a night. Read full book review >

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BROWNIE & PEARL STEP OUT by Cynthia Rylant
ANIMALS
Released: Jan. 5, 2010

"Readers of all sorts will look forward to the next time Pearl and Brownie step out together. (Picture book/early reader. 3-6)"
The first in a planned eight-book series, Rylant and Biggs's collaboration heralds a feline-human connection worthy of comparison to Mr. Putter and Tabby. Read full book review >