Barbara L. - Reviews

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2nd Chance (Women's Murder Club, Bk 2)
2nd Chance (Women's Murder Club, Bk 2)
Author: James Patterson
Book Type: Mass Market Paperback
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 8/13/2006


If you love J. Patterson, this is another of his thrillers with a bit of irony at its end; another fast read.


Air Force Colors, 1926-1942 (Aircraft Specials S.)
Air Force Colors, 1926-1942 (Aircraft Specials S.)
Author: Dana Bell
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 3.3/5 Stars.
 2
Review Date: 8/11/2006


Great resource on aircraft color schemes


The Amber Room
The Amber Room
Author: Steve Berry
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 3.8/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 3/11/2007
Helpful Score: 3


I love all of Steve Berry's books. All contain a puzzler dealing with history which makes for fascinating reading. This one revolves around the room made of amber which was supposed secreted away during war.


Animal Farm With Connections
Animal Farm With Connections
Author: George Orwell
Book Type: Hardcover
  • Currently 4.4/5 Stars.
 5
Review Date: 10/11/2006
Helpful Score: 1


This Holt, Rinehart, and Winston edition contains bonus material;THE TIGER WHO UNDERSTOOD PEOPLE by James Thurber-satiric verses,(one by Jonathan Swift)-Life on the Farm, a letter by Charles Lane and A. Bronson Alcott-"The Liberty Song" by John Dickinson-"Esteemed Beasts," a magazine article from THE ECONOMIST-"The Clocks Were Striking Thirteen,"a novel extract from 1984 by George Orwell-"Why I Write," a personal essay by George Orwell.


Arthurian Legends
Arthurian Legends
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 5/5 Stars.
 1
Review Date: 5/5/2007


--Educational material from Holt, Rinehart, and Winston copyright 1974--
Includes teacher's guide and adapted versions of "Le Morte d'Arthur," "Of the Coming of Arthur," "Of Sir Gareth of Orkney That Was Called Beaumains," "Of the Quest of the Holy Grail," "Of the Death of Arthur," and "Sir Gawain and the Green Knight." I used this to acquaint seventh graders with the Arthurian legend.


Basic Composition Activities Kit
Basic Composition Activities Kit
Author: Bren T. Price
Book Type: Plastic Comb
  • Currently 5/5 Stars.
 1
Review Date: 10/7/2006


This book is plastic spiral-bound and comes from The Center for Applied Research in Education, Inc. It contains over 130 sequential student activities ready for immediate use and duplication that help build basic composition skills in grades 7-12.


The Bastard (American Bicentennial, Bk 1)
The Bastard (American Bicentennial, Bk 1)
Author: John Jakes
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 3.5/5 Stars.
 6
Review Date: 8/18/2006


Excellent historical fiction--Volume I of American Bicentennial Series


Black Rose (In the Garden, Bk 2)
Black Rose (In the Garden, Bk 2)
Author: Nora Roberts
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 4.1/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 3/24/2007


Book two of the In the garden trilogy deals with Rosalind. Excellent read.


Blue Dahlia (In the Garden, Bk 1)
Blue Dahlia (In the Garden, Bk 1)
Author: Nora Roberts
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 3/24/2007


Book one of the In the Garden trilogy deals with Stella. Excellent read.


Bungalow Kitchens
Bungalow Kitchens
Author: Jane Powell, Linda Svendsen
Book Type: Hardcover
  • Currently 4.5/5 Stars.
 3
Review Date: 8/10/2006


Excellent source book for restorers


Camelot's Destiny (Zebra Debut)
Camelot's Destiny (Zebra Debut)
Author: Cynthia Breeding
Book Type: Mass Market Paperback
  • Currently 3.5/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 9/11/2006


This is another twist on the King Arthur love triangle. There are lots of Celtic names,and it appears much research went into the writing of this book. This is good Arthurian legend.


Candle in the Window (My First, Bk 1)
Candle in the Window (My First, Bk 1)
Author: Christina Dodd
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 3.8/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 2/17/2007
Helpful Score: 2


Dodd creates a medieval world of romance and treachery. Lady Saura is a blind woman who believes she has no use in this world. However, when approached by Lord Peter to help his newly blinded son, a new world opens to her. This world offers love and understanding. This is a bit of a mystery involved when the couple is kidnapped and death threatens them both. This is a quick, enjoyable read.


Carnal Innocence
Carnal Innocence
Author: Nora Roberts
Book Type: Hardcover
  • Currently 3.9/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 2/3/2007
Helpful Score: 3


I thought I knew "who done it" several different times throughout the novel but then had to change my mind. Even though it's an older book of Nora Roberts, it's still a great read.


The Complete Newspaper Resource Book
The Complete Newspaper Resource Book
Author: Jane Lamb
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 5/5 Stars.
 1
Review Date: 10/7/2006


This is a great resource for teaching the newspaper to the secondary school student. Section I deals with the history of the newspaper and Section II is using the newspaper to teach individual subject areas such as English, the arts, government & political science, history, geography, sociology & anthropology, economics, biology, chemistry, environment, physics, astronomy, math, consumer education, and career education.


Death, Bones and Stately Homes (Toni Miracle, Bk 5)
Death, Bones and Stately Homes (Toni Miracle, Bk 5)
Author: Valerie S. Malmont
Book Type: Mass Market Paperback
  • Currently 3.5/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 1/21/2007


It excited me! I loved it!


Dicey's Song (Tillerman, Bk 2)
Dicey's Song (Tillerman, Bk 2)
Author: Cynthia Voigt
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 3.7/5 Stars.
 6
Review Date: 7/24/2006


Winner of the 1983 Newbery Medal


Discipline in the Secondary Classroom : A Problem-by-Problem Survival Guide
Review Date: 8/10/2006
Helpful Score: 1


Practical troubleshooting techniques to help you solve common classroom behavior problems


Dwelling House Construction
Dwelling House Construction
Author: Albert G. Dietz
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 5/5 Stars.
 1
Review Date: 10/7/2006


Copyright 1974 by MIT Press, author, Albert G.H. Dietz
Covers everthing about building a dwelling except the mechanical parts.
Includes inspecting and preparing a site to the design of fireplaces and chimneys, construction of the roof, foundations, framing, windows, flashing, insulation, and hardware.


Educational Research
Educational Research
Author: Edward L. Vockell
Book Type: Hardcover
  • Currently 5/5 Stars.
 1
Review Date: 4/28/2007


This is a 1983 copyright, but it's an oldie but still a goodie.


Environment and Man
Environment and Man
Author: Richard H. Wagner
Book Type: Hardcover
  • Currently 5/5 Stars.
 1
Review Date: 10/7/2006


Richard Wagner was an assistant professor of botany at The Pennsylvania State University when he wrote this book, copyright 1971. It discusses the contemporary problems of air and water pollution, biocides, chemical and biological warfare, the menace of overpopulation, and the growing food crisis.


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