Search Results: "Paula Renaye"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 2012

"A self-help guide with real-world value and applicability, which proves it's never too late to grow up."
In her practical, hard-hitting yet realistic program for self-improvement, Renaye demonstrates that there's still plenty to say in the self-help industry. Read full book review >

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MESSY JESSE by Paula Bowles
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2015

"A lighthearted story that toddlers will relate to. (Picture book. 2-6)"
A picture book about the joys of messy play. Read full book review >

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WHAT GOES UP by Paula Bowles
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2013

"Bowles' visual message is strong, but it's too bad she relies on bromides in her prose. (Picture book. 4-7)"
It takes a village of curious children to cheer up a sad dragon. Read full book review >

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CHOOSE YOUR DAYS by Paula Wallace
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 12, 2016

"This is the kind of book that will stick with readers, a meditation that they may not understand now but that, if digested, could have magical results. (Picture book. 3-6)"
With the help of Old Bear, Corky lives her life intentionally. Read full book review >

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MOON JUMP by Paula Brown
ANIMALS
Released: Jan. 1, 1993

"Jersey,'' they shouldn't all look like Guernseys)—but the idea is unusual, and the brightly colored, nicely designed illustrations have a merry verve. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Bearing a pole and a pack, Miss Heiferton arrives in time to draw then tenth and last turn for the moon-jumping contest. Read full book review >

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NUTS by Paula Gerritsen
ANIMALS
Released: Feb. 1, 2006

"Aesop's grasshopper should have been so lucky. (Picture book. 6-8)"
In this triumphant, if unlikely, take on Matthew 6:26 ("They sow not, neither do they reap . . . yet your heavenly father feedeth them"), a mouse sets out to "reap" nuts from a distant tree, oblivious to warnings of a storm, a tractor and a dog in the way. Read full book review >

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NOT WHAT IT SEEMS by Paula Vásquez
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 21, 2017

"Ultimately the book's concept is too thin and unlikely to sustain interest beyond one reading. (Picture book. 2-4)"
As the title indicates, nothing is what it seems in this Chilean import. Read full book review >

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WHEN I GROW UP by Paula Vásquez
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 21, 2017

"Love makes a family, but this may not be the best book to demonstrate this truism. (Picture book. 3-7)"
A duckling wants to be just like his porcine parents when he grows up. Read full book review >

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WHO YOU WIT’? by Paula Chase
FICTION
Released: Nov. 1, 2008

"Nevertheless, this is a fresh contemporary friendship story and worth the read. (Fiction. YA)"
The latest offering in the Del Rio Bay series finds sophomore best friends Mina, Lizzie, Jacinta and Kelly facing prom season. Read full book review >

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THREE WITCHES by Paula Jolin
FANTASY
Released: Aug. 1, 2009

"The author's depiction of teens struggling with conflicting cultural expectations is riveting and convincing, but it needs more support than is provided by this novel's flimsy premise. (Fiction. YA)"
Her debut novel, In the Name of God (2007), introduced Jolin as a writer of power and promise. Read full book review >

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WESTERN WIND by Paula Fox
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Oct. 1, 1993

"Another subtle and thoughtful novel from this fine author, with idiosyncratic, beautifully realized characters, vividly telling images, and a wise and compassionate view of the complexities of human nature. (Fiction. 10+)"
Even people of unusual intelligence and good will can encounter nigh-impossible choices. Read full book review >

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DARE TRUTH OR PROMISE by Paula Boock
Released: Oct. 1, 1999

"Challenging waters, skillfully navigated. (Fiction. 13-15)"
The course of true love hits the rapids again in this steamy, brilliant, girl-meets-girl romance from New Zealander Boock. Read full book review >