Search Results: "Paulette Tavormina"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 2011

"Classic, unfettered goodness with a sustainable mindset."
The dynamic stars of Planet Green TV's The Fabulous Beekman Boys offer up the ultimate volume of their most treasured, hand-me-down recipes. Read full book review >

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VIRGIL & OWEN by Paulette Bogan
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 27, 2015

"A story so simple it appears to only skim the surface, but it just might be what territorial toddlers need to hear. (Picture book. 2-5)"
A bow tie-resplendent penguin finds a fluffy polar bear and declares he is going to keep him. Read full book review >

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GOODNIGHT LULU by Paulette Bogan
ANIMALS
Released: May 1, 2003

"Good for sharing with any member of the Teddy-bear set suffering an attack of night anxieties, this is guaranteed to generate giggles, guffaws, and, at last, a drowsy 'good night.' (Picture book. 3-6)"
In huge, simple, Boynton-like barnyard scenes, a mother hen fiercely promises to drag off any bear, tiger, or alligator that might come into the barn where her little Lulu's bedded down. Read full book review >

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Unleashing Intentions by Paulette Noble
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 30, 2014

"A wonderful beginning that whets the reader's appetite but breaks off a little too soon."
A millennium from now, a shy, insecure data security analyst enters a highly realistic simulation hoping to safely explore romance—but a computer virus threatens her virtual world. Read full book review >

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BRIDGE OF SIGHS by Paulette Roeske
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 24, 2002

"Roeske's stories, at first glance, seem filled with emotional cripples, but when all is done, his people don't seem a whole lot different from the rest of us."
Prize-winning poet Roeske's first collection consists of six stories (five published previously) and a novella about relationships and the way conflagrations in the past can scorch the present. Read full book review >

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STORMY WEATHER by Paulette Jiles
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 8, 2007

"If feisty Jeanine could find a vehicle with more horsepower, her return would be most welcome."
Girl grows up in the Depression-era Texas dustbowl in an evocative but ultimately lackluster second novel from Jiles (Enemy Women, 2001). Read full book review >

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MOMMA’S MAGICAL PURSE by Paulette Bogan
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2004

"Purple plastic purses make fine fashion statements, but young readers will agree that a bag like Momma's is far more useful in the clutch—so to speak. (Picture book. 6-8)"
Taking a cue from Mary Poppins, Rachael's Momma sports a hefty handbag that's plainly larger inside than out. Read full book review >

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SPIKE by Paulette Bogan
ANIMALS
Released: March 16, 1998

"Amiable illustrations with strong lines and an expressive Spike pick up on all his ineptitudes and add mightily to the fun. (Picture book. 2-6)"
Bogan's first picture book features a dog attempting to ditch his canine inclinations before discovering that being a dog is actually what he does best. Read full book review >

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BOSSY FLOSSY by Paulette Bogan
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 19, 2016

"No matter if the premise is a bit thin; the humorous art and the use of well-known phrases such as 'You are not the boss of me' will encourage rereads. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Flossy bosses everyone—even adults—until she meets the equally bossy Edward. Read full book review >

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VIRGIL & OWEN STICK TOGETHER by Paulette Bogan
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 12, 2016

"A welcome glimpse into child sensibilities. (Picture book. 2-5)"
Virgil and Owen, from their previous eponymous title, might be best friends, but Virgil still has some friendship lessons to learn. Read full book review >

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LULU THE BIG LITTLE CHICK by Paulette Bogan
ANIMALS
Released: July 1, 2009

"This comic feature clucks in with a vengeance. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Little chick Lulu hopes to fly the coop, seeking independence from her loving mother. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NEWS OF THE WORLD by Paulette Jiles
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 4, 2016

"Lyrical and affecting, the novel succeeds in skirting clichés through its empathy and through the depth of its major characters."
In post-Civil War Texas, a 10-year-old girl makes an odyssey back to her aunt and uncle's home after living with the Kiowa warriors who had killed her parents four years earlier. Read full book review >