Search Results: "Christy J. Leppanen"


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Bulletin of ZOMBIE Research by Christy J. Leppanen
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: June 17, 2014

"Morbidly fascinating, even in its deadpan style; likely to become a staple in zombie collections."
Leppanen's sci-fi debut is a collection of scientific reports on how best to control and manage the worldwide spread of Zooanthroponotic Occult MetaBiomimetic Infectious Encephalitis—zombies! Read full book review >

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THE GIRL IN BLACK PAJAMAS by Christy J. Birdy
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 23, 2014

"Contrasting plotlines come together to form a worthy thriller."
In this latest installment of Birdy's (The Girl in White Pajamas, 2013) mystery series, someone guns down an employee of R&B Investigations and tries to hack its computer system. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 15, 2004

"Messy, complex, and thoroughly intriguing: Campbell spins it with gusto."
A true-life Day of the Jackal, set a century earlier and involving as many tangled subplots. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2012

"This extraordinary new picture book masterfully tackles the complex task of contextualizing seemingly complex architectural concepts within a child's own world of play. (Informational picture book/poetry. 2-8)"
Hale turns her educated eye to modern and contemporary architecture and produces a book that is at once groundbreaking, child-friendly and marvelously inclusive. Read full book review >

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STONE FIELD by Christy Lenzi
YOUNG ADULT
Released: March 29, 2016

"Melodrama for the selfie generation. (Historical fiction. 14-18)"
Civil War battles have already scarred deeply divided Missouri but barely touched the Ozarks when Catrina falls in love with a naked stranger making crop circles on her family's farm. Read full book review >

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SONG OF THE SEALS by Christy Yorke
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 5, 2003

"A big fish story, and breathy prose ('She looked at him standing onshore, and knew right then that it didn't matter how many hearts shattered around her, she was going to marry him, and fast') that brings a whiff of the low tide."
Third tearjerker from romancer Yorke (and her first hardcover), about a woman's recovery from the loss of her baby son. Read full book review >

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WHO’S IN THE HALL? by Betsy Hearne
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 31, 2000

"It's the rhyming and word play, 'Wag and Wave and Willy-Nilly and Dizzy-Lizzy' that might keep the reader turning pages, because this mystery isn't very mysterious. (Picture book. 5-9)"
In this verbose picture book Hearne (Seven Brave Women, 1997 etc.) hits home the parental dictum, "don't open the door to strangers." Read full book review >

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HAPPY PUNKS 1 2 3 by John Seven
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 23, 2013

"Just the ticket for young punkers who sneer at counting, say, sheep. (Picture book. 3-5)"
A round dozen punk rockers assemble with friends for a dance party. Count along, and check out the stylish 'dos and duds! Read full book review >

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THE FORGIVENESS GARDEN by Lauren Thompson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 30, 2012

"There are many possible paths to peace, but learning forgiveness is essential to all of them, as this book demonstrates. (Picture book. 5-8)"
Two villages separated by a stream and a history of anger wonder if they will ever stop fighting. Read full book review >

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GUESS AGAIN! by Lillian Morrison
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2006

"At times clever, but mostly unsatisfying, this just misses its mark. (Poetry. 6-9)"
More than 20 clever riddles keep the pages turning as two children make their way through their days. Read full book review >

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WIN OR LOSE, I LOVE YOU! by Lysa Terkeurst
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 29, 2015

"Didactic? To be sure, but it's a much-needed lesson that goes down easily. (Picture book. 3-8)"
Lulu and Max hold a field-day competition for the animals to determine the leader of the forest, but is being a good sport more important than winning? Read full book review >

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A YEAR WITH FRIENDS by John Seven
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 1, 2013

"This expressive childhood tribute to the joys of nature throughout the year warmly conveys the message that anytime is best when shared with a friend. (Picture book. 3-5)"
While lots of books about seasons are available, this one is as fresh and crisp as a cool fall breeze. Read full book review >