Search Results: "Virginia O'Reilly"


BOOK REVIEW

ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2002

"The text is bold and simple, and the format is varied so to appeal to any learning style, making counting almost effortless. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Bartholomew, the pudgy butterscotch bear, rejoins his friends Little Black Kitten and George in this colorful counting story. Read full book review >

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IN A MINUTE! by Virginia Miller
ANIMALS
Released: May 1, 2001

"Parents and children alike will enjoy repeated readings of this appealing and reassuring story. (Picture book. 2-5)"
The lovable, toddler-friendly bear duo of George and Bartholomew returns in a humorous tale about waiting. Read full book review >

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I LOVE YOU JUST THE WAY YOU ARE by Virginia Miller
ANIMALS
Released: Nov. 1, 1998

"The illustrations have a light, homey feel, a mix of humble domesticity and charm. (Picture book. 2-5)"
Bartholomew (or Ba) and George return (Be Gentle!, 1997, etc.) for another demonstration of unconditional love. Read full book review >

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BE GENTLE! by Virginia Miller
ANIMALS
Released: Aug. 1, 1997

"This book should have a long and happy life in veterinary offices, pet shops, and animal shelters, as well as in the usual outlets. (Picture book. 2-5)"
George, the big bear, and Bartholomew (``Ba''), the very little bear, return for another growing-up lesson (Go to Bed!, 1993, etc.), this time about how to treat a pet. Read full book review >

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ON YOUR POTTY! by Virginia Miller
ANIMALS
Released: Aug. 19, 1991

"Amusingly expressive art, nice light touch. (Picture book. 1-4)"
The rough pencil illustrations are as carefully casual as the text of this simple, disarming story about a little bear whose usual response to any question is ``Nah!'' and who, despite the best efforts of big George to help him perform, at last triumphantly produces when he realizes that the time is right. Read full book review >

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GO TO BED! by Virginia Miller
ANIMALS
Released: Aug. 1, 1993

"The simple, totally authentic dialogue and cozily expressive art are just right for two-year-olds like Ba. (Picture book. 1-3)"
In the two bears' third appearance, George is trying to put little Bartholomew to bed, only to get a determined ``Nah!'' (``Ba's'' only word here) to each suggestion, query, or command. Read full book review >

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THE ROSEMARY SPELL by Virginia Zimmerman
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 1, 2015

"A spellbinding story about friendship and the power of prose. (Fantasy. 10-14)"
Rosemary and her friends explore memory and relationships through Shakespeare's works in Zimmerman's debut novel. Read full book review >

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BATTY HATTIE by Virginia Nielsen
Released: April 1, 1999

"The wealth of information offered about bats is engagingly presented. (Fiction. 8-12)"
Harriet is a sixth-grader who feels abandoned by her mother, a musician who has parked her with a biologist uncle so she can tour Europe. Read full book review >

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STORM FRONT by Virginia Anderson
Released: Feb. 1, 1992

"There's never an editor around when you need one these days."
Backwoods Florida, well off the tourist track, is the cheerless backdrop to the search for a serial killer—in a lengthy police procedural by the author of King of the Roses (1983). Read full book review >

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FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 9, 2007

"A smart, funny coming-of-old-age novel."
A divorced woman, turning 60, decides there are actually advantages to getting old. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 1, 2004

"Entertaining social history, though the author's fondness for long quotes and many, many examples make it more fun to browse than to read cover-to-cover."
After surveying grandmother Vanessa Bell's home in Charleston: A Bloomsbury House and Garden (not reviewed), Nicholson moves on to a broader but related subject: lifestyles of the poor and avant-garde. Read full book review >