Search Results: "Annette Simon"


BOOK REVIEW

ROBOT BURP HEAD SMARTYPANTS! by Annette Simon
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 25, 2014

"A lot of eructation, with a little education. (Picture book. 2-4)"
The mechanical rivals of Robot Zombie Frankenstein! (2012) go for the full "alphabelch" in this effervescent return. Read full book review >

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ROBOT ZOMBIE FRANKENSTEIN! by Annette Simon
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2012

"Yet in an era in which electronics are always one-upping one another in the global market, it's nice to see a picture-book equivalent that ends with the consumption of delicious desserts. Apple and PC, take note. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Competitive pals get into a war of escalating ridiculousness in this amusing if visually stunted tale. Read full book review >

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BLACK PLUS by Annette Tamarkin
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 2015

"Paper at play, designed to appeal as much to touch as to the eye. Both toddlers and budding paper artists may be drawn in. (Pop-up picture book. 2-4)"
Lifting a flap brings bright color and visual surprises to plain silhouettes in this wordless outing from a Belgian paper artist. Read full book review >

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A SECOND SHOT IN THE DARK by Annette Roome
Released: Jan. 1, 1992

"Roome juggles suspects, clues, and domestic subplots with such dexterity, keeping the pot constantly aboil, that you hardly notice that her likable heroine is as naggingly intuitive and independent as her sisters in Mary Roberts Rinehart."
Business as usual for Tipping Herald reporter Chris Martin (A Real Shot in the Arm, 1990): minutes after she gets an anonymous note offering to expose a prominent businessman's ``wrongdoings,'' the informant, Rosemary Tindall, is found dead—the latest victim, it seems, of a serial killer—and the morning after Chris meets her new lover Pete Schiavo's ex-wife's second husband, John Redfern, he's arrested for the murder. Read full book review >

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ONE WAY OR ANOTHER by Annette Laing
Released: Nov. 28, 2016

"A sometimes-wandering but consistently challenging entry in the Snipesville Chronicles."
The fourth in a series of YA adventures by Laing (Look Ahead, Look Back, 2012, etc.) about three time-traveling students who visit flash points in history.Read full book review >

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Don't Know Where, Don't Know When by Annette Laing
Released: Aug. 20, 2007

"A clever and charming time-travel adventure."
With help from a mysterious professor, three intrepid children travel back in time and then must figure out how to get home. Read full book review >

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JUMPING OVER SHADOWS by Annette Gendler
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 4, 2017

"A somewhat lackluster but candid and heartfelt memoir."
A writer and photographer of German descent tells the story of how falling in love with and then marrying a Jewish man changed her life. Read full book review >

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Look Ahead, Look Back by Annette Laing
Released: Aug. 7, 2012

"An often entertaining addition to an enjoyable series, despite some awkward dialogue."
Three plucky kids from Snipesville, Georgia, travel back to 1752 in this third installment of Laing's (A Different Day, A Different Destiny, 2012, etc.) time-travel series for readers ages 10 and up.Read full book review >

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AN OMINOUS DEATH by Annette Mahon
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 20, 2006

"Quilting fans may enjoy Mahon's down-to-earth characters and their subdued adventures. The crafts-impaired are more likely to find a quilt to snooze under."
An angel of death may be at work in a Scottsdale nursing home, but there may be a more personal reason for murder. Read full book review >

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ISABELLE: The Life of Isabelle Eberhardt by Annette Kobak
Released: April 10, 1989

Fascinating biography of a brilliant, tormented eccentric. Read full book review >