Search Results: "Billi J. Tiner"


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WELCOME HOME by Billi J.  Tiner
Released: Dec. 23, 2011

"Young readers who like animal stories will appreciate this warm canine tale."
Veterinarian Tiner's debut is a middle grade reader told from the dog's point of view. Read full book review >

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FRIENDS FOR LIFE by Billi Tiner
Released: May 12, 2012

"An entertaining read that may leave young readers confused."
Two puppies experience an unexpected adventure in Tiner's middle-grade reader. Read full book review >

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DOGS AREN'T MEN by Billi Tiner
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 11, 2013

"A light, easy romantic comedy that will appeal to animal lovers and young professionals."
A fast-paced, energetic romance with a little sass. Read full book review >

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TO LOVE A CAT by Billi Tiner
ROMANCE
Released: Feb. 7, 2014

"Dull prose and unrealistic characters make this fluffy romance hard to engage with."
A sexy detective, a pretty redhead, a sullen teenager in foster care and several pets with personality collide in this lighthearted romance. Read full book review >

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"A modest, but engaging work provides children with tales of bees and the water cycle using bright colors and simple rhyming text."
This first installment in a picture book series introduces scientific concepts through the dreams of a chemistry-loving little girl. Read full book review >

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7 FANTASY BOOKS HEADING TO FILM AND TV
by John DeNardo

As readers, the idea of our favorite books being turned into film and television production frightens us and excites us. It's scary because so many things can go wrong that could result in – gasp! – an unfaithful adaptation. Yet that doesn't stop us from being excited because we get to re-experience the stories we love. Here are ...


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DAVID GARROW
by Gregory McNamee

Barack Obama has been portrayed as being many things over his life and political career. Some have thought him flippant, coasting by on charm and glibness. Others have thought him suspect. Admirers and detractors both have found him aloof, though very few have doubted the fact of his formidable intelligence.

And admirers and detractors alike have also found Barack Obama ...


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JUAN RULFO
by Richard Z. Santos

Douglas Weatherford, translator of the first English-language version of Juan Rulfo’s second novel The Golden Cockerel, knows that Rulfo isn’t a household name. And Weatherford thinks that’s a tragedy.

“It’s important for English speaking readers, especially in the U.S., to discover Juan Rulfo. For some unfortunate reason he never reached the same acclaim as Jorge Luis Borges, Isabel Allende ...


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BOOK REVIEW

CHECKERS AND DOT ON THE FARM by J. Torres
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 14, 2013

"These Checkers and Dot adventures, while not share-aloud superstars, are nifty for leaving in baby's reach for spontaneous exploration and play. (Board book. 3 mos.-3)"
A simple black-and-white board book takes toddlers on a trip to the farm. Read full book review >

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ALISON DARE: THE HEART OF THE MAIDEN by J. Torres
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 11, 2010

"An ambitious concept in need of some polish. (Graphic adventure. 9-12)"
An extremely promising premise disappoints with its flat, awkward construction. Read full book review >

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SHATTERED by Connell J. J. Chambers
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 10, 2014

"Alarming and unsettling; readers should brace themselves for a riveting chronicle of extreme psychopathic illness—and lock their doors."
Poet Chambers' debut memoir is a harrowing account of a two-year trial with an obsessed, predatory stalker. Read full book review >