Search Results: "Gail Oust"


BOOK REVIEW

CINNAMON TOASTED by Gail Oust
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 15, 2015

"Oust does the formula proud, adding a kick to this mystery/romance that's so piquant it might have come straight out of Piper's shop."
A divorcée helps her ex-mother-in-law evade murder charges. Read full book review >

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KILL 'EM WITH CAYENNE by Gail Oust
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Dec. 16, 2014

"Serving up another seasoning-themed cozy complete with a guide to peppers and a rub recipe, Oust excels when she concentrates on her leading lady's friendships and other relationships, even though a little more spice would up the ante."
A spice shop owner teams up with her BFF to clear a friend suspected of murder in the lead-up to the local Barbecue Festival. Read full book review >

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CURRIED AWAY by Gail Oust
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 13, 2016

"Oust takes some pretty ordinary ingredients and lets her spicy heroine give them just a little more bite."
Mayhem erupts in Brandywine Creek, Georgia, when the director of a community theater production is found strangled. Read full book review >

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ROSEMARY AND CRIME by Gail Oust
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Dec. 17, 2013

"Though the investigation is eminently predictable, Piper's real-life problems as she negotiates her peril, along with some sassy small talk from Reba, will have fans of Oust (Shake, Murder, and Roll, 2011, etc.) looking for the sequel."
A divorcée starting over gets tagged as the primary suspect in the murder of a local chef. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

IT'S SNOWING! by Gail Gibbons
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 15, 2011

"Though it lacks the flair and depth of others, the breadth and ease of the text make this a good introduction. (Informational picture book. 4-8)"
The prolific Gibbons' latest is a utilitarian, beginner's look at snow. Read full book review >

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HORSES! by Gail Gibbons
by Gail Gibbons, illustrated by Gail Gibbons
ANIMALS
Released: Nov. 15, 2003

"For interesting horse books, look anywhere else. (Nonfiction. 5-8)"
This latest from the overly prolific Gibbons reads like an encyclopedia article but looks even worse due to shockingly abysmal artwork. Read full book review >

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COUNTRY FAIR by Gail Gibbons
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 1994

"But since there are more than 2,000 annual fairs in the United States, the best introduction is to go and visit one. (Nonfiction/Picture book. 4-8)"
Gibbons (Spiders, 1993, etc.) cobbles together a host of country fairs—fun fairs and harvest fairs, art fairs and antique fairs—into one great megafair in this introduction to the countryside's most enduring, good-time institution. Read full book review >

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THE FRUITS WE EAT by Gail Gibbons
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2015

"This lacks the information of other nonfiction titles and the pizzazz of April Pulley Sayre's Go, Go, Grapes! (2012), but it may be just the ticket before a school trip to a farm. (Informational picture book. 4-8)"
The prolific Gibbons tackles fruits—how they grow, their parts, and what portions we eat. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BEAVERS by Gail Gibbons
by Gail Gibbons, illustrated by Gail Gibbons
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2013

"A great source for learning more about beavers and an incentive to get out in nature and see their handiwork. (Informational picture book. 4-8)"
Gibbons adds to her extensive nonfiction shelf with this informational guide to beavers. Read full book review >

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DINOSAURS! by Gail Gibbons
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 15, 2008

"This very basic overview comes with a few dozen dino-names (with pronunciation guides) to practice, and leads naturally into the author's more detailed Dinosaur Discoveries (2005). (Informational picture book. 3-7)"
Gibbons replaces her 1987 take on the topic (Dinosaurs—without the exclamation point) with a more populous and—usually—livelier primer. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CORN by Gail Gibbons
by Gail Gibbons, illustrated by Gail Gibbons
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2008

"Ho-hum. (Informational picture book. 5-8)"
Corn must be on preschool curricula, along with pumpkins, apples and harvest time: There's no other reason for this book, an adequate but unspectacular volume covering the history of corn (Indians, both South American and North American, Pilgrims, Thanksgiving—the standard story), types of corn and the different ways corn is used and grown. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

HOW TO BE A GOOD DOG by Gail Page
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 2006

"The quirky humor in the brief text is matched by the funny antics of the floppy canine in the illustrations as he tries to be a good dog, but always in his own way. (Picture book. 3-5)"
Bobo is a large, white dog with a big, black nose who lives a pampered life alongside his fellow pet, a well-behaved cat who wears a proper apron when washing dishes. Read full book review >