Search Results: "Jody Rosen"


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NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 1, 2002

"Not just for the holidays, but for all who treasure American popular music: a perfect gift."
Informative and thoughtful account of a song that became a wartime anthem, pioneered the evolution of holiday music, and "paved the way for the new music" sold on records rather than as sheet music. Read full book review >

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REMEMBERING JODY by Randy Sue Coburn
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 1, 1999

"Competent, but curiously little emotion comes through in spite of the subject at hand."
Conventional debut about a schizophrenic who almost topples friends, lovers, and family. Read full book review >

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I REPRESENT SEAN ROSEN by Jeff Baron
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 19, 2013

"An engaging and educational primer on the workings of the movie industry. (Fiction. 10-14)"
Thirteen-year-old Sean has an innovative concept that he believes will transform the entertainment industry. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 1, 2013

"Williams' work ably demonstrates how a single person can make a great difference."
A crusader for the worldwide ban on landmines tells her amazing, unlikely journey to winning the Nobel Peace Prize in 1997. Read full book review >

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SEAN ROSEN IS NOT FOR SALE by Jeff Baron
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 18, 2014

"Readers will relish his bravado, wit and creativity as Sean emerges from his encounters wiser yet still determined to follow his dreams. (Fiction. 11-14)"
A fledgling screenwriter, podcast creator and potential entertainment-industry innovator, 13-year-old Sean is full of ideas. 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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Kiana Cruise by Jody Studdard
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 4, 2013

"An endlessly enjoyable espionage tale with an ultracool teen protagonist primed for her own series."
A teenage girl balances high school life with a career as a U.S. secret agent alongside her spy father in Studdard's (Adventures on Dinosaur Planet, 2013, etc.) YA thriller.Read full book review >

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THE MYTHICAL BILL by Jody McAuliffe
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 15, 2013

"A loving, lyrical, complicated portrait of a mentally ill father and the family he left behind."
A beautifully written memoir of a woman coming to terms with her father's illness. Read full book review >

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THE GOLLYWHOPPER GAMES by Jody Feldman
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 2008

"Plain good fun for puzzle addicts, with plenty of action and the suspense only a ticking timer can offer. (Fiction. 8-12)"
Brainteasers and tricky puzzles are all part of the Gollywhopper Games, a promotional sweepstakes leading to untold wealth and fame for the lucky and smart contestants. Read full book review >

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IN COLT BLOOD by Jody Jaffe
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 1, 1998

"It's probably just as well, as Mr. Ed would say."
If horses could talk, what would they say? Read full book review >

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CHESTNUT MARE, BEWARE by Jody Jaffe
Released: Sept. 1, 1996

"Plotting as dense as chocolate fudge, if you can overlook that intolerable stretch before the first hurdle. (Author tour)"
Four years after Josane Ashmore was pronounced dead, her mother Reenie's still convinced her wayward horse didn't accidentally throw her, and she wants Natalie Gold, of the Charlotte Commercial Appeal, to find out who murdered her. 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 >