Search Results: "Dorothy Monroe"


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COBWEBS ON THE CHANDELIER by Dorothy Monroe
Released: July 19, 2012

"This candid look at running a household mixes Erma Bombeck-worthy insight with warmth and humor."
First-time memoirist Monroe takes everyday topics and elevates them into thoughtful, often emotional essays illustrating the joys and pitfalls of a woman struggling with work, marriage and motherhood. Read full book review >

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BUG ON A BIKE by Chris Monroe
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2014

"Snappy and exuberant, this rhyming picture book is sure to be a hit in a read-aloud. (Picture book. 3-8)"
A fun-filled and humorous picture book about friendship and sharing. Read full book review >

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MONKEY WITH A TOOL BELT AND THE NOISY PROBLEM by Chris Monroe
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2009

"A winner. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Industrious monkey saves mistaken elephant. Read full book review >

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COOKIE THE WALKER by Chris Monroe
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2013

"Moral: Fame isn't all that it's cracked up to be, even if it does come with a fanny pack. (Picture book. 4-7)"
A canine parable about the dangers of fame. Read full book review >

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MONKEY WITH A TOOL BELT AND THE MANIAC MUFFINS by Chris Monroe
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2016

"The silliness still feels fresh, even in Chico's fourth outing. (recipes) (Picture book. 5-8)"
Runaway muffins attack the town! Can Chico Bon Bon, the titular monkey with the tool belt, get them back and help Clark with his pancake party? Read full book review >

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MONKEY WITH A TOOL BELT AND THE SEASIDE SHENANIGANS by Chris Monroe
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 2011

"Fact-filled fun for the curious fixer-in-training. (Picture book. 4-8) "
Chico fixes a whole bunch of stuff at the beach and solves a mystery, too. Read full book review >

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SNEAKY SHEEP by Chris Monroe
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2010

"Fun for all. (Picture book. 3-8)"
Rocky and Blossom are sheep who have a reputation for disobedience and mischief. Read full book review >

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MONKEY WITH A TOOL BELT AND THE SILLY SCHOOL MYSTERY by Chris Monroe
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2017

"This is one detective/Mr. Fix It that readers will love to apprentice to. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Chico Bon Bon is back, his tool belt is strapped on, and he's ready not only to fix anything that's broken, but to solve a puzzling mystery at school, too. Read full book review >

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MY UNSENTIMENTAL EDUCATION by Debra Monroe
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 1, 2015

"A modest, spirited, and sometimes-captivating memoir."
A warm recounting of a bumpy journey to surprising success. Read full book review >

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’57, CHICAGO by Steve Monroe
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 2001

"A knowing, reeking, man's-man of a story with a finale right out of Hemingway. Fainthearted readers may want to wait for the film Miramax has under development to sort out the two-dozen subplots."
A retro noir valentine to big-city, small-time boxing. Read full book review >

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NEWFANGLED by Debra Monroe
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 1, 1998

"Overburdened with flashbacks, which slow the pace, but a debut that nonetheless raises pertinent questions about the fate of modern-day families, and offers some answers in an agreeably sardonic tone. (Author tour)"
An incisive, if at times overly complex, view of the disintegration of a modern family—in a first novel from the author of two story collections (A Wild, Cold State, 1995, etc.). Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 30, 2010

"Occasionally disjointed—some parts were previously published as magazine pieces—but this tale of trials and triumph is an engaging, poignant read."
A single woman's spunky memoir about the hazards and rewards of building a home and a family outside a small Texas town. Read full book review >