Search Results: "Heather Brown"


BOOK REVIEW

CHOMP! by Heather Brown
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 2012

"A playful, toothsome choice. (Board book. 18 mos.-3)"
Animals chew their way into view. Read full book review >

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YOU AND ME COULD WRITE A BAD ROMANCE
by Mandy Wan

BOOK REPORT for Bad Romance by Heather Demetrios

Cover Story: I Want Your Ugly, I Want Your Disease
BFF Charm: Oda Mae Brown
Swoonworthy Scale:
 A Wary 7
Talky Talk: Goodbye to You
Bonus Factors:
 Best Friends, Theatre, Shades of Gray
Relationship Status: I'll Be There for You

Trigger Warnings: Dating Violence, Suicide Attempt

Cover Story: I Want Your ...


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LOVE IS IN THE AIR - #RITAGH
by Bobbi Dumas

It’s an exciting week in the romance world! On Tuesday, RWA announced the finalists in the RITA and Golden Heart contests. (You can find the full list here.)

For those of you who may not know, the Golden Heart is Romance Writers of America’s contest for unpublished authors.

Some of my favorite authors and friends of Read-A-Romance made the RITA ...


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MY CHILDREN'S BOOK GHOST FILE
by Julie Danielson

Over at NPR last week, I heard a pop culture critic talk (here) about what he calls his Ghost File, or the books, television shows, and movies he didn’t review during the year. “[I]t's the great frustration,” he said, “that every year I'm haunted by all the terrific things I haven't talked about … ...


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IN FULL FLIGHT WITH GREG PIZZOLI
by Julie Danielson

The start of a new year is always exciting for readers. We envision brand-spankin’-new books from our favorite authors and new artwork from illustrators whose work we love to see. Look past our shoulders and you’ll see crossed fingers that our favorite writers and artists have something in store for us.

Most surprising of all is when we get ...


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BOOK REVIEW

GIRL LAST SEEN by Heather Anastasiu
YOUNG ADULT
Released: March 1, 2016

"The kind of dark, wild ride that begs to read in a single sitting. (Mystery/thriller. 14-18)"
Betrayals and lies surround a girl's mysterious disappearance. Read full book review >

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I'LL MEET YOU THERE by Heather Demetrios
ROMANCE
Released: Feb. 3, 2015

"A heady, page-flipping romance. (Fiction. 14 & up)"
Skylar's post-graduation mission to get out of tiny Creek View, California, is sidetracked by her mom's downward spiral into alcohol abuse and by hot hunk Josh Mitchell's return from a tour in Afghanistan minus a leg. Read full book review >

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FROSTED KISSES by Heather Hepler
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Oct. 27, 2015

"A mean-girl story with a big heart and soul. (Fiction. 12-16)"
Penny, from The Cupcake Queen (2009), endures barbs thrown by her bullying nemesis, Charity, but further trouble emerges when a new exchange student seems bent on stealing Penny's boyfriend.Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2007

"This one just tries too hard. (Fantasy. 10-12)"
Proving that you can't have your blood and drink it too, this shallow vampire tale waffles between vamp/camp and purported somberness. Read full book review >

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HERE’S HOW I SEE IT--HERE’S HOW IT IS by Heather Henson
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 28, 2009

"She is not always likable, though Henson's work possesses a gutsy authenticity. (Fiction. 10-14)"
Henson's fresh first-person narrative set at a small-town summer-stock theater moves along breezily even as it imparts some fascinating stage history. Read full book review >

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FIRST KILL by Heather Brewer
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 20, 2011

"Closing with a threat from a mortal enemy, Brewer's narrative provides a compelling back story for Vlad's fans to sink their teeth into, with more to come. (Paranormal adventure. 10-14)"
The other side of Vladimir Tod's world. Read full book review >

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THE CUPCAKE QUEEN by Heather Hepler
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2009

"Readers will root for Penny, a talented artist, as she develops her gifts and adapts to small-town life. (Fiction. 11-14)"
Jaded Manhattan eighth grader Penny is bemused when she is whisked away from her dad to spend the summer in her mom's tiny hometown. Read full book review >