Search Results: "Jody Baumgartner"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 5, 2014

"Astutely analyzed but dryly written. Not exactly a knee-slapper for the general reading public, though its insights will find their ways into the mainstream media."
Political humor on late-night TV is serious business, as three academics show in this study. Read full book review >

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Sally Loves Horses! by Jody Mackey

"A graceful, inspiring children's book about horseback riding.
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Mackey's (Sally Loves…to Dance!, 2014, etc.) third series installment follows a young girl's dream of riding in a rodeo.Read full book review >

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EXTRAORDINARY PEOPLE AND FASCINATING PLACES by Jody Revenson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 18, 2016

"Handsomely designed but, even as media tie-ins go, thin sauce. (Novelty. 7-10)"
Glimpses of sets, costumes, and characters from the Harry Potter films and 2016's Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them. Read full book review >

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THE DARK ARTS by Jody Revenson
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 6, 2017

"A spoiler-y aide de memoire helpful for keeping the villains straight. (Novelty. 10-13)"
A reminiscent peek into the darker corners of the Wizarding World's media products. Read full book review >

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THE CRIMSON PORTRAIT by Jody Shields
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 1, 2006

"<\b>Lovely writing and evocative details salvage a thin story."
A moody novel about disfigured soldiers and hard-won love set in an English country manor during World War I. Read full book review >

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HORSE OF A DIFFERENT KILLER by Jody Jaffe
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Sept. 1, 1995

"Nattie herself, however, more than offsets the killer's blandness: bright, lively, self-consciously a Philadelphia yenta, she's a most appealing guide to a Carolina show-jumping circuit delightfully remote from the racetracks of Dick Francis and Bill Shoemaker."
Shades of Arthur Conan Doyle's ``Silver Blaze''! Read full book review >

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THE FIG EATER by Jody Shields
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 1, 2000

"Another time and place made real; a pleasure for some, excessive for others."
After her nonfiction fashion books, All that Glitters and A Stylish History (not reviewed), Shields debuts with a novel about murder, superstition, and bourgeois sexual intrigue all set, somewhat self-consciously, in 1911 Vienna. Read full book review >

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THIN SPACE by Jody Casella
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Sept. 10, 2013

"Those who manage to hang on through the devastating climax will immediately turn back to the beginning to catch the clues they missed. Brutal and brilliant. (Paranormal fantasy. 14 & up)"
A creepy supernatural chiller sets up a gut-punch of desolation and loss. Read full book review >

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BABE IN BOYLAND by Jody Gehrman
FICTION
Released: Feb. 1, 2011

"Hobbled by the overfamiliar girl-in-boy-drag premise, one-dimensional characters and predictable plot twists, this story never makes it out of the starting gate. (Fiction. 12 & up)"
Natalie (aka Dr. Aphrodite) pens the love column for her school's newspaper. Read full book review >

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A DARING SACRIFICE by Jody Hedlund
YOUNG ADULT
Released: March 1, 2016

"Formulaic but fun for genre fans wanting a quick read. (Historical romance. 12-16)"
Prolific Hedlund is back with another tale of medieval romance, a sequel to An Uncertain Choice (2015).Read full book review >

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SALLY LOVES. . . TO SWIM! by Jody Mackey
Released: Aug. 29, 2013

"An often charming kids' book that provides a model for family engagement in girls' sports."
This picture book aims to inspire young children with its story of a young girl who turns her dream into reality through hard work. Read full book review >

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CONFESSIONS OF A TRIPLE SHOT BETTY by Jody Gehrman
FICTION
Released: April 1, 2008

"Sassy and fun. (Fiction. YA)"
Whipping up lattes in the tiny drive-thru coffee shack Triple Shot Betty's isn't 16-year-old Geena's idea of summer fun, but with her favorite cousin Hero and best friend Amber set to work beside her, she assumes they're all in for a fantastic summer. Read full book review >