Search Results: "Katy Hall"


BOOK REVIEW

SHEEPISH RIDDLES by Katy Hall
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 1996

"Alley's lush artwork has real comic sense and keeps readers cackling even when the riddles go astray. (Picture book. 4-8)"
This Easy-to-Read offering from Hall and Eisenberg (Snakey Riddles, 1990, etc.) has its ups and downs, but for the most part its cleverness shines through. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2008

"Maybe die-hard riddle fans will eat it up, and it's fun for the eye, but otherwise not one to run to. (Picture book. 4-8)"
As the mouthful of a title indicates, the only subjects covered are supposed to be about space, snakes or bugs, though the riddles sometimes stretch these boundaries. Read full book review >

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A ROMANTIC NOD TO WOMEN’S HISTORY MONTH
by Bobbi Dumas

As we close out March, I thought it would be a nice salute to women’s history month to focus on some great historical romance and some truly terrific romance heroines!

First off, I wanted to give a major shout-out to a debut novel that was released this week, Lisa Berne’s You May Kiss the Bride (which earned a starred review ...


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LOVE & LAUGHTER BY CHAPTERS
by Bobbi Dumas

I’ve written think pieces, essays, book reviews, blog posts, etc., etc., etc. on the amazing power of romance novels - how they make us feel better, uplift us, create community for many women (and some men), help us feel secure in a sometimes hostile world, and on and on and on.

I know not everyone agrees with me on this, but ...


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FAVORITES AND NEW DISCOVERIES
by Bobbi Dumas

Hi friends!

As I prepare for another year to roll in, I thought I’d share some of my favorite reads and new discoveries from 2016.

Some of you may know this has been a bit of a tumultuous year for me, but I was blessed to travel to a number of conferences, including RT, RWA, Chicago North’s Spring Fling, and ...


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BOOK REVIEW

CHARLIE AND THE GRANDMOTHERS by Katy  Towell
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 4, 2015

"Snicket-lite without the clever wordplay, it's a ghoulish though not gross thriller. (Horror. 8-11)"
Is it really paranoia if the monsters turn out to be real? Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

GINGERBREAD MOUSE by Katy Bratun
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 2003

"Includes a recipe for gingerbread cookies. (Picture book. 5-7)"
What kind of house would be best for a mouse? Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

A LOUD WINTER'S NAP  by Katy Hudson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2017

"Combine this with a nonfiction look at hibernation to round out a winter storytime. (Picture book. 3-7)"
The forest creatures from Too Many Carrots (2016) who were so put out by Rabbit's foodstuff this time are vexing to Tortoise, who is trying to hibernate. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

KNOCKING ON HEAVEN'S DOOR by Katy Butler
NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 10, 2013

"Honest and compassionate thoughts on helping the elderly through the process of dying."
A forthright memoir on illness and investigation of how to improve end-of-life scenarios. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

TOO MANY CARROTS by Katy Hudson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 11, 2016

"Superficially appealing; much less so upon closer examination. (Picture book. 6-8)"
When Rabbit's unbridled mania for collecting carrots leaves him unable to sleep in his cozy burrow, other animals offer to put him up. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BEAR AND DUCK by Katy Hudson
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 12, 2015

"A charming story of friendship and acceptance, distinguished by humorous and affectionate illustrations. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Fed up and frustrated with the indignities of life as a bear, Bear joins a family of ducks only to end up realizing that being a bear has its own compensations. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE RUNAWAY EGG by Katy Hudson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 24, 2017

"Being an older sibling has never been this harrowing—and hilarious. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Taking care of a younger sibling is a challenge for Chick, especially when the sibling is still in his egg. Read full book review >