Search Results: "Colleen AF Venable"


BOOK REVIEW

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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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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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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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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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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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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250 HOURS by Colleen Nelson
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Oct. 1, 2015

"A potentially intriguing tale hampered by a romance that never really lights a spark. (Mystery. 14-18)"
Manitoba teens Jess and Sara Jean both know the terrible feelings of loss and doubt a child faces from having a parent abandon them. 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 >

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CAESAR by Colleen McCullough
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 3, 1997

"Maps, glossary, and photos of sculptured portraits of the time. (Book-of-the-Month Club alternate selection/Quality Paperback Book Club selection)"
The story of Caesar's Gallic Wars (roughly 5851 b.c.) and return to Rome warfare, followed fictively and, in the main, meticulously, from Caesar's Commentaries. 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 >