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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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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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:  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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THE CAT CAME BACK by Cordell  Barker
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2017

"Stick with older, sing-along versions and enjoy the cartoon (for free) online. (Picture book. 5-7)"
A print rendition of Barker's 1988 Oscar-nominated short film. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: April 1, 1992

"A thoughtful and important social document full of deep human insight; essential reading to understand the present-day lives of Native Americans."
Masterful account of the torture/murder of three Navajos by white teenagers. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

LIFE CLASS by Pat Barker
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 29, 2008

"Mature, unsentimental and searching. One of this excellent writer's finest books."
The Booker Prize-winning British author (Double Vision, 2003, etc.) returns to the subject of World War I, treated so memorably in her celebrated Regeneration trilogy. Read full book review >

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TOBY'S ROOM by Pat Barker
Released: Oct. 2, 2012

"A rare disappointment from one of England's finest writers."
Booker Prize winner Barker revisits some students at the Slade art school in the years before and after their experiences in Life Class (2008). Read full book review >

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DARKMANS by Nicola Barker
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 27, 2007

"If you go with the flow and reconcile yourself to the lack of plot, you'll find plenty to enjoy."
The hip, the square and the crazy trip over their pasts and each other in this boisterous latest from Barker (Clear, 2005, etc.), a finalist for the Man Booker Prize. Read full book review >