Search Results: "Marianne Richmond"


BOOK REVIEW

OH, THE THINGS MY MOM WILL DO... by Marianne Richmond
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2013

"Eschewing the usual saccharine odes to motherhood, this title should lead to laughter and some recognition for all the crazy things moms do out of love. (Picture book. 4-6)"
It is said that mothers will do anything for their children. In this humorous slip of a tale, readers see just how far moms often go. Read full book review >

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I'LL NEVER LET YOU GO by Marianne Richmond
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2014

"Though its heart is in the right place, this tale doesn't come close to the artistry of Kevin Henkes' Owen (1993), still the gold standard. (Picture book. 3-5)"
A little bear struggles with separation anxiety as he prepares to go to school for the first time—without Blankie. Read full book review >

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THE NIGHT NIGHT BOOK by Marianne Richmond
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 15, 2012

"Don't be fooled by the hype: For a much better treatment of 'personalization,' check out Mo Willems' Don't Let the Pigeon Run This App! (2011). (iPad storybook app. 1-4)"
A superficial, lackluster adaptation of Richmond's 2010 traditional book. Read full book review >

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I BELIEVE IN YOU by Marianne Richmond
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2011

"Despite its overall good intentions, the book feels rushed and ill considered, with little offered by way of identification to get readers involved. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Well-intentioned cheerleading falls flat. Read full book review >

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BEAUTIFUL BLUE EYES by Marianne Richmond
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2011

"Lezlie Evans and illustrated by David McPhail (2010). (Picture book. 3-5)"
Richmond offers a bland and confusing a companion to her Beautiful Brown Eyes (2009). Read full book review >

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BEDTIME BLESSINGS by Marianne Richmond
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 4, 2016

"A sweet but inessential offering for families who desire a bedtime story with a Christian theme. (Picture book/religion. 3-6)"
A gentle bedtime story written as a prayer lists many reasons to be thankful. Read full book review >

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PAX AND BLUE by Lori Richmond
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 7, 2017

"Nicely pitched to young readers' empathies. (Picture book. 2-5)"
An ordinary city pigeon follows a little boy onto a subway train. Read full book review >

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MY FATHER'S WAR by Peter Richmond
NON-FICTION
Released: June 19, 1996

"An accomplished work that recreates the horrors of the Pacific in WW II and honors the Americans who fought there."
This account of a search for a father's past is deftly done, avoiding the pitfalls of self-righteousness and paternal aggrandizement. Read full book review >

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WHAT SHE LEFT by T.R. Richmond
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 5, 2016

"Fun but flimsy."
An aging anthropologist blurs the line between obsession and research in Richmond's character study-cum-murder mystery. Read full book review >

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STARK RAVING NAKED by Richmond Lewis
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 22, 2013

"An often entertaining novel that might have benefited from a hearty edit."
Lewis' debut novel, a farcical mystery, pits an immature newspaper reporter against an angry, conservative town. Read full book review >

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GOLDEN STATE by Michelle Richmond
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 4, 2014

"Skillfully written."
On the day Californians cast a groundbreaking vote, a doctor is confronted with situations that compel her to contemplate her past, present and future in Richmond's (The Year of Fog, 2007, etc.) contemporary novel. Read full book review >

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ALWAYS A CATCH by Peter Richmond
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Sept. 4, 2014

"Football forms the backbone, but music courses through the veins of a dynamic but thoughtful novel of self-discovery.(Fiction. 12-16)"
First-generation rich boy Jack is shipped off to prestigious Oakhurst Hall, where he makes varsity football as a walk-on, molds potheads into a recording-worthy band, wows teachers with his insightful writing and meets the intriguing Caroline—but Jack's a teen, so there's plenty of angst and self-analysis, too. Read full book review >