Search Results: "Kathy Combs"


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CHILDREN'S
Released: March 22, 2004

"Adults who notice the musical allusions and the too-silly names (Chili Pepper, Carmel, Coconut) will likely groan but young readers will simply read a tale that will make them smile. (Picture book. 4-7)"
The Sweet family has no idea of the havoc the youngest of 14 children will create when they get so involved in their foot-stomping, rip-roaring reunion that they forget all about little Clementine's sixth birthday. Read full book review >

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COWBOY SAM AND THOSE CONFOUNDED SECRETS by Kitty Griffin
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 17, 2001

"It's a cute concept, but the incomplete follow-through robs this story of any real interest. (Picture book. 4-8)"
An agreeable, but essentially slight Texas tall tale about keeping secrets. Read full book review >

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BREAKFAST SERVED ANYTIME by Sarah Combs
YOUNG ADULT
Released: April 8, 2014

"In a promising debut, Combs crafts a strong, memorable female character and a broad collection of fully fleshed-out secondary players who share a magical summer. (Fiction. 12-18)"
Gloria is headed for a summer of Geek Camp, an experience that will transform her. Read full book review >

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WONDER AND WHIMSY POEMS FOR KIDS by Cookie Combs
FICTION
Released: May 1, 2010

"The poetry shines in this collection that's both imaginative and fun to read aloud."
A collection of six illustrated poems by teacher and musician Combs. Read full book review >

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MUSING AND AMUSING POEMS FOR KIDS by Cookie Combs
FICTION
Released: April 30, 2010

"A winsome blend of whimsical subjects and beguiling verse, sure to hook young minds."
The sorrows and consolations of childhood—strict moms, dull music lessons, enchanted beings, revolting cuisines—are plumbed in this collection of poetry. Read full book review >

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CHUCKLE POEMS FOR KIDS by Cookie Combs
FICTION
Released: March 4, 2010

"A work of unbridled joy sweetly rendered with a lot of heart."
A collection of 22 poems for kids, accompanied by homespun illustrations. Read full book review >

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Released: July 11, 2012

"A useful grief guide with groundbreaking ideas, expert advice and a compassionate tone."
Combs offers a practical guidebook for coping with setbacks and loss. Read full book review >

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THE LIGHT FANTASTIC by Sarah Combs
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Aug. 2, 2016

"A worthwhile, chilling novel that makes demands of its audience and rewards them richly in return. (Fiction. 14-18)"
Alternating narrators tell the story of a day in April when school shootings coordinated in an internet forum occur in various locations across the country. Read full book review >

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WHERE’S DAD?  by Pat Combs
NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 27, 2016

"A call to duty and instruction manual that will appeal only to deeply conservative husbands and fathers."
A Christian-oriented book about the key role that fathers play in families. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: April 1, 2017

"This readable discussion on sin, faith, and salvation offers an inventive, informed take on Eden and the nature of faith."
This exegetical work scrutinizes what happened in the Garden of Eden to better clarify the concepts of sin and redemption. Read full book review >

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BRULES by Harry Combs
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 1, 1994

"The bloodshed and bravado may thrill some shoot-'em-up enthusiasts, but this story is as flat as the western desert. (Author tour)"
Impressive scope and vivid detail don't redeem this violent and misanthropic novel of a killer's journey across the Old West, by the author of Kill Devil Hill (1979). Read full book review >