Search Results: "James Matlack Raney"


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Released: Sept. 28, 2012

"A rip-roaring good tale for children of all ages."
When 11-year-old Jim Morgan's father is killed, he's determined to find out why and ends up on the run in 19th-century London in Raney's debut historical adventure novel. Read full book review >

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Jim Morgan and the Pirates of the Black Skull by James Matlack  Raney
Released: Nov. 22, 2013

"A YA adventure that will likely charm many readers, regardless of age."
Young Jim Morgan returns to seek a powerful talisman and retribution against a malevolent pirate in Raney's (Jim Morgan and the King of Thieves, 2012) YA adventure sequel. Read full book review >

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LORD OF THE WOLVES by James Matlack  Raney
Released: Oct. 26, 2016

"An action-packed and stirring tale of a heroic young wolf and his comrades facing a murderous pack."
In this middle-grade novel, a distinctive wolf pup and his siblings struggle to survive. Read full book review >

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Jim Morgan and the Door at the Edge of the World by James Matlack  Raney
Released: Dec. 1, 2014

"A riotously entertaining series closer that should appeal to fantasy-loving children of all ages."
A boy-pirate hero attempts to save the world in the high-spirited conclusion to Raney's (Jim Morgan and the Pirates of the Black Skull, 2013, etc.) middle-grade fantasy series. Read full book review >

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WAITING FOR THUNDER by Sybil Raney
Released: May 5, 2009

"A sassy, sexy Southwestern romance."
A fun, sexy novel about middle-aged romance, second chances and the wide open spaces of big-hearted Texas. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION

"A chronicle of travels through a bygone world."
A buoyant, bittersweet and often plaintively gorgeous travel memoir by Raney, writer and founder of the famous Nickelodeon Theatre in Santa Cruz, Calif. Read full book review >

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SOME THOUGHTS ON LOVE
by Bobbi Dumas

Hi friends!

So many people make New Year’s Resolutions to start the year, but for the second January in a row, I’ll be contemplating memories and saying good-byes.

My husband lost his father this week.

There’s a lot of emotion to visit, of course, though he suffered from memory issues and so, in many ways, his family has said their ...


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SPRINGING INTO MUST-READ CONTEMPORARY & SUSPENSE
by Bobbi Dumas

April is here, though you wouldn’t know it from my window view - snow is falling! (sigh) Thankfully it’s not sticking, and according to the forecast, it will be seventy degrees by the weekend. Mother Nature seems to be slightly confused in the Midwest this spring, and the national news can make my heart feel cold, but I’m glad we can ...


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PLANES, TRAINS, AND AUTOMOBILES
by Julie Danielson

Well, maybe not exactly planes, trains, and automobiles. But you know those children who get really fired up reading books about things that go vroom? There’s a reason you can throw a rock and hit a children’s book about transportation: they are loved by many a child. Today, I’ve got three new ones worth your time, one an arrival from ...


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JAMES PARKS AND BEN COSTA
by Alex Heimbach

“A skeleton and a slime walk into a bar…” That may sound like the wind up to a very nerdy joke, but it’s actually the set up for a scene in James Parks and Ben Costa’s new YA graphic novel, Rickety Stitch and the Gelatinous Goo: The Road to Epoli, which, to be fair, is full of very nerdy — ...


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BOOK REVIEW

BIRD AND BEAR by Ann James
by Ann James, illustrated by Ann James
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 7, 2015

"Ultimately, Bird and Bear are charming characters to look at, but their story needs more…story. (Picture book. 2-4)"
A slice-of-life story describes the friendship enjoyed by the eponymous Bird and Bear. Read full book review >