Search Results: "Judy Collins"


BOOK REVIEW

SINGING LESSONS by Judy Collins
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 1, 1998

This follow-up to Trust Your Heart (1987), the continuing autobiography of singer and songwriter Collins, is sometimes poignant but poorly constructed. Read full book review >

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SHAMELESS by Judy Collins
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 1, 1995

"Love eventually saves everyone's day, but never has Collins managed to hit so many false notes.
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Hippie-pop diva Collins—she of the Vaseline-lensed album photos and the ethereal Dylan covers—fumbles through her fiction debut, dropping fashionable names alongside bits and pieces of malformed plot. Read full book review >

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SWEET JUDY BLUE EYES by Judy Collins
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 18, 2011

"Despite Collins' tendency to lapse into high-toned idealism and compulsive name-dropping, this is a fascinating and even harrowing musical and personal reflection."
Famed folk singer's candid memoir about her survival in the music business despite a 20-year battle with booze. Read full book review >

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CRAVINGS by Judy Collins
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 28, 2017

"A compelling read for fans of Collins and/or those confronting their own addictive behavior."
The famed recording artist recalls her past struggles with overeating and alcoholism. Read full book review >

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GERMS by Ross Collins
by Ross Collins, illustrated by Ross Collins
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 20, 2004

"The premise of a good-hearted chicken-pox germ that can choose to work against illness doesn't make sense and belies the implied science education, but well-designed pictures provide cartoony amusement for the snot-loving crowd. (fact file) (Picture book. 4-7)"
Sweet, eagerly gross illustrations improve this tale that's unsure whether it wants to be partly educational or just goofy. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 1998

"Haunting and compelling. (map) (Nonfiction. 8-11)"
Thousands of boys ages 8-18, displaced by the Sudan's bloody civil war, have taken refuge in Natinga, in southern Sudan, in a camp protected by the Sudanese People's Liberation Army. Read full book review >

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THE STORY OF GROWL by Judy Horacek
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2008

"A book to read over and over. (Picture book. 3-8)"
Poor Growl—she is forbidden from doing the one thing she loves most to do. Read full book review >

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SKIPPYJON JONES AND THE BIG BONES by Judy Schachner
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2007

"With the familiar acrylic and pen-and-ink illustrations of this goofy pint-size cat who thinks he's a Chihuahua, large-type sound effects, Spanglish words and silly rhymes, fans will cheer for this loco kitty and his funny-bones escapade. (CD) (Picture book. 5-8)"
That devilish, irrepressible Skippyjon Jones is back in his fourth adventure and digging up big-time trouble—again. Read full book review >

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MEOW by Judy Reinen
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2001

"Cat-lovers may return to this, but others may find that one day is enough. (Picture book. 4-8)"
With cat-sized props placed against boldly colored backgrounds—such as a claw-foot bathtub (with gilt cats for feet) just big enough for three kittens—internationally renowned photographer Reinen's attention-grabbing photos offer cat-lovers their fill of felines at play and rest. Read full book review >

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SARABELLA'S THINKING CAP by Judy Schachner
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 5, 2017

"A specious attempt to present an inclusive view of the self-expression of creative children. (Picture book. 5-8)"
Sarabella is a quiet and contemplative young girl who doesn't always choose to verbalize her thoughts. Read full book review >

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SKIPPYJON JONES IN THE DOGHOUSE by Judy Schachner
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2005

"Más, por favor. (CD read by the author) (Picture book. 4-7)"
Holy Jalapeño! Read full book review >

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SKIPPYJON JONES CLASS ACTION by Judy Schachner
ANIMALS
Released: July 1, 2011

"Children will find much to laugh at in Skippyjon's latest adventure, and although much of the wordplay will go over kids' heads, adults who are asked for repeated readings will appreciate it. (Picture book. 5-8)"
That irrepressible, big-eared Siamese cat with an identity complex is back, this time desperate to go to school just like the dogs. Read full book review >