Search Results: "Nancy Tillman"


BOOK REVIEW

THE HEAVEN OF ANIMALS by Nancy Tillman
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 2, 2014

"For Tillman, predictability and preciosity have been profitable, and this is likely to be another best-seller to add to her list. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Fans of Tillman's sentimental rhyming couplets, pretty pictures and relentlessly positive worldview will welcome this vision of a happy heaven populated by pampered pets, ethereal angels and friendly animals of all sorts. Read full book review >

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YOU'RE HERE FOR A REASON by Nancy Tillman
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2015

"Patchy work, both visually and teleologically. (Picture book. 6-8) "
The sultana of high-fructose sentimentality reminds readers that they really are all that. Read full book review >

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TUMFORD THE TERRIBLE by Nancy Tillman
ANIMALS
Released: May 24, 2011

"Stick with the genuinely kid-friendly likes of Samantha Berger's Martha Doesn't Say Sorry (2009). (Picture book. 3-6)"
A well-intended morality tale. Read full book review >

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ON THE NIGHT YOU WERE BORN by Nancy Tillman
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 4, 2014

"Nevertheless, it's a tasteful and loving adaptation; those who love the original book will find much to admire here. (Requires iOS 6 and above.) (iPad storybook app. 2-6)"
A digital adaptation of the New York Times best-seller. Read full book review >

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IT’S TIME TO SLEEP, MY LOVE by Eric Metaxas
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 2008

"A luxuriant bedtime retreat for children and parents alike. (Picture book. 3-5)"
With a rhythm similar to Mem Fox's Time for Bed (1993), fishes croon, a turtledove coos, an otter utters and other animals otherwise sing bedtime praises to a tired little girl. Read full book review >

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THE SPIRIT OF CHRISTMAS by Nancy Tillman
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2009

"The illustrations have an appealing, surrealistic quality, but the caliber of the text is uneven. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Bestselling author Tillman offers a dreamlike interpretation of the collective spirit that permeates the holiday. Read full book review >

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WHEREVER YOU ARE by Nancy Tillman
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 14, 2010

"If parents want their children to feel loved, a better bet would be to find a book they'll both enjoy and share it together. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Parents and grandparents with a sweet tooth will likely lap up the latest in Tillman's string of sentimental favorites. Read full book review >

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ON THE NIGHT YOU WERE BORN by Nancy Tillman
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2005

"Perfect for lap sharing with a beloved little one. (Picture book. 3-8)"
A beautiful tribute to the uniqueness of every child: "On the night you were born, the moon smiled with such wonder that the stars peeked in to see you and the night wind whispered, ‘Life will never be the same.' " The wind and the rain whispered the new babe's name, causing animals all over the world to rejoice. Read full book review >

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TUMFORD'S RUDE NOISES by Nancy Tillman
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 18, 2012

"Well-intentioned, though not well-thought-through. Tum's not worth your time. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Kitty cat (and human boy stand-in) Tumford Stoutt learns a lesson about rude noises. Read full book review >

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THE CROWN ON YOUR HEAD by Nancy Tillman
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 27, 2011

"An inspirational message that needs to be a little more earthbound. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Every child is unique and special and loved, and one is told so, over and over, in this sentimental ode. Read full book review >

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CAST IN DOUBT by Lynne Tillman
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Sept. 1, 1992

"Beach reading for the John Hawkes set."
``We were a ragtag band of inhibited outsiders, each a secret and keeping secrets from the others. Read full book review >

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EVERY SINGLE BONE IN MY BRAIN by Aaron Tillman
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 11, 2017

"Lively, varied tales that incisively showcase the trickiness of contemporary life."
In this debut collection, the characters navigate careers, relationships, and religious angst in 14 short stories alternating between realism and whimsy. Read full book review >