Search Results: "Bob Larranaga"


BOOK REVIEW

Released: Oct. 31, 2012

"A historical adventure that Civil War buffs, and especially Floridians, will enjoy."
In his latest historical novel, Larranaga tells the story of an ex-soldier who becomes a civilian blockade runner during the Civil War. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

IF YOU SEE A COW by Ana Larranaga
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 5, 2015

"A bright and worthy addition to the board-book stack. (Board book. 1-3)"
Little ones learn how to greet animals. Read full book review >

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IN THE COMPANY OF WOLVES by Jim Larranaga
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Sept. 1, 2013

"A wild, mind-bending read that can be a bit convoluted."
In Larranga's (Dead Farmer's Almanac, 2000) second novel, a mentally unstable bounty hunter gets caught in a world where death and high-stakes payoffs come prematurely for the terminally ill. Read full book review >

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BLOOD ORANGE SODA by James Michael Larranaga
Released: March 15, 2014

"A standout paranormal YA novel."
A surprisingly affecting vampire story. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

In The Company of Wolves by James Michael Larranaga
FICTION & LITERATURE

"A simple but engaging mystery with a recurring theme of uniting people for a common goal."
A Native American bounty hunter tests his paranormal spy team's worth in a hunt for his long-lost sister in Larranaga's (The Dead Farmer's Almanac, 2000, etc.) second series installment.Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DON'T PLAY WITH YOUR FOOD! by Bob Shea
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 7, 2014

"Children often see themselves as the underdog in an adultcentric world; they'll be rooting for the bunnies (all three…no wait, 72 of them). (Picture book. 3-6)"
Buddy is one cranky, hungry monster. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MY PET BOOK by Bob Staake
by Bob Staake, illustrated by Bob Staake
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 22, 2014

"One of Staake's sillier, more ebullient outings—and that's saying something. (Picture book. 4-8)"
In this cheer for books and reading, a boy wants a pet—but one that's easy, lacks fleas and won't run away. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

RACER DOGS by Bob Kolar
by Bob Kolar, illustrated by Bob Kolar
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 2003

"Checkerboard endpapers show each doggie driver identified by name, including two female drivers, with one named Bingo—the only dog smart enough to read her map. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Kolar (A Cat and a Dog, not reviewed, etc.) illustrates his busy scenes of canines cruising in cars in a cool palette of blues, grays, and citrus shades, with cartoon-style characters in a retro style and flat perspective similar to that of J.otto Seibold's Mr. Lunch books. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

RACE YOU TO BED by Bob Shea
by Bob Shea, illustrated by Bob Shea
ANIMALS
Released: Feb. 1, 2010

"To sleep! (Picture book. 3-6)"
A hyperactive, saucer-eyed rabbit challenges readers to a race to bed and runs into a gamut of unexpected animals, people and predicaments along the way. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

PETS GO POP! by Bob Staake
ANIMALS
Released: May 1, 2009

"A little too much style, not enough substance. (Pop-up/picture book. 2-5)"
Two per spread, a cavalcade of pets runs, romps and plays. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MY LITTLE 123 BOOK by Bob Staake
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 1998

"There are things to count, 120, and a nice final spread recaps the exercise. (Board book. 2-5)"
There is a lot going on in the polished design of this counting book, with some scenes and objects more readily recognizable in their simplicity or sophistication than others. Read full book review >