Search Results: "Colleen AF Venable"


BOOK REVIEW

THE FERRET'S A FOOT by Colleen AF Venable
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 2011

"A winning graphic story all around. (Graphic mystery. 6-12)"
Sasspants, the mystery-loving guinea pig, returns to solve a new case with her faithful—perhaps too faithful—sidekick, Hamisher the hamster. Read full book review >

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MERVIN THE SLOTH IS ABOUT TO DO THE BEST THING IN THE WORLD by Colleen AF Venable
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 13, 2016

"A book to hug close and then share with a friend. (Picture book. 4-7)"
A slow-jam of a meta-picture book leads up to a best thing, indeed. Read full book review >

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ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 2010

"Middle graders will close this and ask right away for Detective Pants's next caper. (animal facts) (Graphic mystery. 8-12)"
There is skullduggery afoot at Mr. Venezi's Pets & Stuff: Someone keeps stealing his sandwich, which he puts outside the koala cage every day. Read full book review >

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AMY THE RED PANDA IS WRITING THE BEST STORY IN THE WORLD by Colleen AF Venable
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 14, 2017

"A story that may encourage readers to be writers, too. (Picture book. 5-8)"
A paean to playfulness and following one's own vision as essential to creativity. Read full book review >

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RAINING CATS AND DETECTIVES by Colleen AF Venable
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2012

"Sass and Hamisher hint that they may be getting out of the detecting business given the end…let's hope NOT! (Graphic mystery. 7-11)"
Detective Sasspants returns! But this time, she has competition. Read full book review >

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FISH YOU WERE HERE by Colleen AF Venable
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2011

"Great graphic tales for young readers and animal lovers; long may Sasspants detect! (Graphic mystery. 7-11)"
Will the Help Wanted sign in the window of Mr. Venezi's Pets & Stuff Shop bring good or ill? Read full book review >

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VENABLE PARK by Tom Flynn
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 1, 2010

"A simple, sad narrative of one good man's ongoing struggles."
Flynn's first novel takes place in 1920s Baltimore and features a perspective on this time period not often seen. Read full book review >

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COLLEEN DEWHURST by Colleen Dewhurst
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 1, 1997

"A moving human document as well as a fine theater autobiography."
From the great New York stage actress (a.k.a. Read full book review >

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HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU! by Colleen Madden
Released: May 1, 2017

"A suitably festive deployment of the familiar song, now safely in the public domain. (Picture book. 3-adult)"
A gift book featuring an expanded version of the "Happy Birthday" song with new verses, accompanying illustrations, and even a button to push that plays a recording of the familiar song. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 26, 1998

"This elegiac odyssey toward understanding will speak to anyone who has undergone a similar disaster and brings lightt o a subject generally cloaked in darkness. (Author tour)"
An exquisitely written account of a personal journey to hell and back. Read full book review >

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CLOSE ENOUGH TO TOUCH by Colleen Oakley
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 7, 2017

"A romantic, sweet story about taking chances and living life fully."
A woman with a rare allergy—to other people—is forced to step outside her house and open herself up to the world. Read full book review >

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STARS by Colleen Oakes
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Oct. 13, 2015

"Dark, even horrific in its graphic bloodshed and psychological menace; but the nuanced portrayals—of a hero frequently excused by his whimsical glamour and a heroine too often dismissed as girlishly insipid—are riveting. (Fantasy. 14 & up)"
The fashion for grimdark retellings of childhood classics tackles Peter Pan in the first of a trilogy.Read full book review >