Search Results: "Linda L. Osmundson"


BOOK REVIEW

HOW THE WEST WAS DRAWN by Linda L. Osmundson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 15, 2014

"Though imperfect, nevertheless a worthwhile gathering of mostly otherwise-unsung artists. (Collective biography. 7-13)"
Another in this author's series of titles about Western topics, here she profiles 13 little-known female artists. Read full book review >

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DEATH WAS THE OTHER WOMAN by Linda L. Richards
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Jan. 8, 2008

"Richards, winner of Canada's Arthur Ellis Award for her debut mystery, Mad Money (2004), shows no such talent here, just out-and-out silliness and dangling plotlines."
Gunsels, skirts, palookas and Prohibition. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

IN THE PAINT by Patrick Ewing
Released: May 1, 1999

Basketball star and former fine arts major Ewing isn't "in the paint" on the basketball court alone; here, with Louis, he offers fledgling painters and their parents practical advice about essential art supplies, organizing a work space, choosing subjects, mixing paint to get different colors, and planning ahead. Read full book review >

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DEATH WAS IN THE PICTURE by Linda L. Richards
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Jan. 20, 2009

"Stop-and-go detection, inconsequential complications and a heroine who alternates between tough-cookie smarts and breathtaking stupidity."
1931 brings a second breezy outing for L.A. shamus Dexter J. Theroux and Kitty Pangborn, the Gal Friday who was the brains of the outfit in their debut (Death Was the Other Woman, 2008), but who isn't this time. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 1, 2000

"All too cute. But Mommies who speak the language of cats will find it catnip at daybreak."
Amusing first novel and takeoff on the old archy & mahitabel series, with two cats writing to each other by e-mail without their mommies knowing it. Read full book review >

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Released: April 7, 2015

"A charming collection of memories and stories that will encourage readers to follow in Seton's footsteps and engage with the wonders of the natural world."
Knox's engaging memoir introduces a famed British naturalist to a new generation of children. Read full book review >

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HELLO RUBY by Linda Liukas
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 6, 2015

"Ditch the anemic story and nerd-pandering, but keep the nifty activity book. (glossary) (Fiction/activity book. 5-8)"
Originally a Kickstarter project, this chapter-book/workbook hybrid seeks to introduce programming to young readers. Read full book review >

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YOU BE YOU by Linda Kranz
ANIMALS
Released: Nov. 1, 2011

"A good choice to help children consider similarities and differences. (Picture book. 3-6)"
There are many fish in the sea—and they are all different. Read full book review >

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HEY, DIDDLE, DIDDLE by LInda Bronson
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2003

"Nursery rhymes are perennial favorites: this compendium is more complete and more charmingly illustrated than most. (Picture book. 2-7)"
This collection of nursery rhymes amazes in its comprehensiveness; favorites like the title rhyme and "London Bridge Is Falling Down" as well as relative unknowns are included here, all illustrated in fascinating three-dimensional collage incorporating paint, clay, and other items. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

The Place by Linda  Orvis
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 22, 2015

"A quietly shocking page-turner that chooses to be poetic instead of preachy."
In Orvis' (In the Mousehole, 2014) romantic thriller, a woman tries to resolve her fantastic double life.Read full book review >

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SAY HELLO! by Linda Davick
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 4, 2015

"An upbeat if not essential celebration of a common courtesy. (Picture book. 2-5)"
A cheerful crew demonstrates some of the ways we can greet each other. Read full book review >