Search Results: "Teresa H. Barker"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 13, 2013

"An important guide to an occasionally overlooked aspect of modern parenting."
Parents and children may be enjoying "swift and constant access to everything and everyone on the Internet," but they are losing "a meaningful personal connection with each other in their own homes." Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: June 21, 2016

"Comprehensive data backs up a much-tested system that assists parents in getting their children to a calmer state of mind."
Helping your child destress. Read full book review >

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THE MOTHER-DAUGHTER BOOK CLUB by Shireen Dodson
NON-FICTION
Released: May 1, 1997

"It includes a number of brief essays by the children in Dodson's group, short pieces by authors and teachers stressing the value of such groups, and reading lists provided by a variety of noted authors."
Searching for a way to ``spend some special time'' with her nine-year-old daughter that would ``help us understand each other better,'' Dodson, the assistant director of the Smithsonian Institution's Center for African American History and Culture, hit upon the idea of forming a book club composed of mothers and their young daughters, who would work together to generate a reading list and then gather regularly to discuss what they had read. Read full book review >

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MAGICAL MAIL by Claire Barker
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2010

"Not a patch on Lyn Gardner and Mini Grey's Into the Woods dyad for meta-literary fairy-tale fun. (Fantasy. 7-10)"
Faith Smyth is perfectly ordinary, out of place in her competitive family, with only tiny blue Bus Bear to keep loneliness at bay. Read full book review >

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ABARAT by Clive Barker
by Clive Barker, illustrated by Clive Barker
FANTASY
Released: Oct. 1, 2002

"Still, with three promised sequels on the way, many readers will, like Candy, want to 'trust to Mama Izabella' to take them somewhere worth the trip. (Fiction. 12+)"
A new series revives the almost-extinct genre of the fantasy travelogue. Read full book review >

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ABARAT:  ABSOLUTE MIDNIGHT by Clive Barker
ADVENTURE
Released: Sept. 27, 2011

"All in all, fans will revel and newcomers will be baffled. (Fantasy. 13 & up)"
The long-awaited third book of Barker's series has finally arrived. Read full book review >

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MENDING HORSES by M.P. Barker
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 15, 2014

"An absorbing look into a patch of past not often examined. (Historical fiction. 8-14)"
In this sequel to A Difficult Boy (2008), 16-year-old Daniel Linnehan, now released from his indenture and the owner of a chestnut mare named Ivy, finds freedom difficult to manage. Read full book review >

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#ESOCIETY by David Barker
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 12, 2017

"A disturbing, affecting, and unforgettable work that remains upbeat while asking difficult questions about society."
A self-made British internet entrepreneur leaves a comfortable life to discover why so many people remain trapped in poverty and unemployment in this debut autobiography and manifesto. Read full book review >

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CLEAR by Nicola Barker
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 17, 2005

"Kudos to Barker for pulling that off. The novel itself is another story."
The British author (Behindlings, 2002, etc.) riffs amusingly on a recent historical incident. Read full book review >

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THE HAUNT by A.L. Barker
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 1, 2001

"Grand Hotel this is not, although Barker is infinitely wittier than Vicki Baum. A special taste for Americans who smoke Players and eat kippers for breakfast, but not for the usual gobblers of ghosts and ghouls."
Even though some of this dryly amusing tale takes place in Mellilot, the great house that stands in for Manderley, Barker (Femina Real, not reviewed, etc.) forgoes spooky ghosts in favor of a tale about Bellechasse, a déclassé hotel on the Cornish coast. Read full book review >

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MISTER B. GONE by Clive Barker
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 30, 2007

"An affected and pathetic narrative—nothing would be lost by confining it to the ninth circle of Hell."
Any narrative that begins "Burn this book" definitely merits attention—unfortunately, readers would be much better off were they to heed this advice. Read full book review >