Search Results: "Randall de Sève"


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MATHILDA AND THE ORANGE BALLOON by Randall de Sève
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 2010

"The unflappable Mathilda will tickle and inspire. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Refusing to follow the boring herd mentality of her grazing companions, a visionary little sheep uses her imagination to achieve the impossible. Read full book review >

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PEANUT AND FIFI HAVE A BALL by Randall de Sève
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 18, 2013

"Humorous, realistic and cheerfully free of didacticism. (Picture book. 3-5)"
Playful shapes and deft use of white space illustrate a fresh and funny tale about sharing. Read full book review >

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TOY BOAT by Randall de Sève
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2007

"A must for little sailors. (Picture book. 2-6)"
A boy's toy sailboat slips away for an aquatic adventure to return worn and wiser. Read full book review >

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A FIRE TRUCK NAMED RED by Randall de Sève
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 3, 2016

"Staake and de Sève are a perfect match in this intergenerational tale that puts value on experience, memories, and time spent together. An absolute delight. (Picture book. 3-7)"
When Rowan receives his grandfather's toy fire truck, he learns to see beauty—and adventure—in the old. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2009

"Lavish spreads set against refreshing white space playfully merge the ordinary with the extraordinary, giving readers a fey and enchanting world to peruse—a high-spirited salute to the adage that opposites attract. (Picture book. 4-8)"
The free-spirited Duchess of Whimsy finds little to recommend the staid Earl of Norm, who is pragmatism personified. Read full book review >

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INCOMMUNICADO by Randall Platt
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 4, 2014

"Readers will respond to one girl's determination to do what's right during a dark time. (Historical fiction. 10-14)"
Paranoia and racial tension ripple through coastal Oregon's Sea Park during the onset of World War II. Read full book review >

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HELLIE JONDOE by Randall Platt
FICTION
Released: Nov. 1, 2009

"Irrepressible and irreverent. (Historical fiction. YA)"
New York City in 1918 is a tough place for an orphan girl, and Hellie (born Helena) survives by hanging with her brother Harry's gang, picking pockets and convincing everyone she's a boy. Read full book review >

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Legend of War Creek by Randall Reneau
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 11, 2015

"A rousing tale with a good deal of Southern charm in northern Washington."
The fourth adventure for geologist Trace Brandon, who seeks a gold-bearing vein in Washington state and may have to thwart a hostile takeover of his mining company in Reneau's (south of good, 2014, etc.) thriller. Read full book review >

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ADA'S RULES by Alice Randall
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 2012

"Well-intentioned and readable, but very broadly drawn and often gratingly rah-rah."
A feisty middle-aged black woman sheds 70 pounds and rekindles the flame with her preacher husband. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: March 1, 2008

"An important study, particularly illuminating about the past 25 years."
Why the wall separating church and state is crumbling. Read full book review >

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THE B BOOK by Brian Randall
Released: Aug. 23, 1994

"Campy."
What to say about an elaborate picture book for adults? Read full book review >

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THE BOY WHO SHOOTS CROWS by Randall Silvis
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Dec. 6, 2011

"Slow-moving and oppressively portentous, but Silvis (Disquiet Heart, 2002, etc.) worms his way so deep into Charlotte's weariness and despair that the horrific ending comes as almost a relief."
The disappearance of a 12-year-old boy flushes out all manner of secrets in the sleepy farm town of Belinda, Pa. Read full book review >