Search Results: "Laura Robb"


BOOK REVIEW

SNUFFLES AND SNOUTS by Laura Robb
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 1995

"Readers who like pigs will probably like these poems, and those who read these poems will certainly like pigs. (Picture book/poetry. 6-10)"
More than two dozen poems—some cute, some throwaways, most written in the past ten years—all united by an attractive common denominator: the pig. Read full book review >

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MUSIC AND DRUM by Laura Robb
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 17, 1997

"Throughout this poignant anthology, the emotional impact of the poetry is extended by newcomer Lill's art. (Picture book/poetry. 5-7)"
An eclectic collection of poems about war and peace; some by well-known poets and others by children, many of whom have had firsthand experiences of war. Read full book review >

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LAURA MCNEAL
by Poornima Apte

It was in 2002 when Laura McNeal was writing a magazine article about the evolution of home economics classes, that she walked up a stone staircase to a peculiar cottage called the Practice House in Fallbrook, California. “It had been built during the Depression because parents and teachers feared—incredibly—that high school girls weren’t learning the Home Arts,” McNeal recalls ...


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2016 HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDE FOR SCIENCE FICTION, FANTASY & HORROR FANS (PART 1)
by John DeNardo

The holidays are approaching, which means it's time for family & friends, egg nog, and the annual panic of deciding what gifts to buy. But fear not! I'm here to offer up a tempting selection of gift ideas for the science fiction, fantasy, and horror fans on your gift list. 

For fans who are avid fiction readers ...


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LAURA SHAPIRO
by Megan Labrise

Culinary historian Laura Shapiro hungers for the delectable details of people’s lives—no matter their competence in the kitchen.

“I have always felt very strongly that you don’t have to be a food person—that is to say, an instinctive wonderful cook—to have a relationship with food,” says Shapiro, author of What She Ate: Six Remarkable Women and the Food That ...


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MOTORCYCLE MUSINGS
by Bobbi Dumas

Two fave authors have books coming out early next month, and I thought I’d make sure these titles are on your radar screen.

Laura Kaye and Julie Ann Walker always promise heart-stopping action and breathtaking romance, and if you haven’t read these two yet, then I recommend you get on that right away!

They’re both romance bestsellers, so I expect ...


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I BEG YOUR PARDON, I AM A MOUNTAIN TIGER
by Mandy Curtis

BOOK REPORT for Da Vinci’s Tiger by L.M. Elliott

Cover Story: Reign

BFF Charm: Confused

Swoonworthy Scale: 2

Talky Talk: Based on a True-Ish Story

Bonus Factors: Art History, History History

Relationship Status: Museum Tour

Cover Story: Reign

This young woman definitely looks like she could be a cast member of Reign.

That said, I actually much prefer the ...


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SOME KIND OF WONDERFUL
by Mandy Wan

BOOK REPORT for Wonderful Feels Like This by Sara Lövestam, translated by Laura A. Wideburg

Cover Story: Underbar
BFF Charm: Let Me Love You
Swoonworthy Scale:
 7
Talky Talk: Straight Up, Swedish Style
Bonus Factors:
 Jazz, Kickass Jazz Mentor
Ambivalence Factor: Bullying
Relationship Status: 'S Wonderful

Cover Story: Underbar

The brightness! The colors! The '80s Boy George hat ...


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BOOK REVIEW

SCALP MOUNTAIN by Julia Robb
Released: Feb. 19, 2012

"Deep research and empathy for her rounded characters make this Western stand out."
Family dramas propel this spare, anti-romantic Western. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 1, 2009

"A helpful, amusing, no-nonsense oyster manual for the layperson."
The briny underbelly of one of the world's most respected seafoods. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CELEBRITY IN DEATH by J.D. Robb
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 21, 2012

"Robb does all too little with the promising notion of doubling the cops with the actresses who play them, or indeed with any other elements of this futuristic, but surprisingly retro, closed-circle game of Hollywood squares."
A Hollywood party at which Lt. Eve Dallas and Det. Delia Peabody get to spend quality time with the actresses playing them in a new movie is interrupted by what turns out to be only the latest in a long string of murders. Read full book review >