Search Results: "Renee W. Andriani"


BOOK REVIEW

ANIMALS
Released: July 1, 2002

"Sadly, despite the fact that the Conford's production is smooth and professional, it's also rather hollow, technically on point but lacking her special brand of energized sparkle. (Fiction. 7-10)"
Cute and lightly amusing though not as funny as its predecessor (Starring in Just a Little Extra, 2000, etc.), this time Annabel, Conford's can-do budding actress heroine, is offered a part in an interactive mystery play. Read full book review >

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ANNABEL THE ACTRESS STARRING IN JUST A LITTLE EXTRA by Ellen Conford
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2000

"Enhanced by Andriani's charming black-and-white drawings, younger girls in search of a funny, fast-paced chapter book need look no further.(Fiction. 7-10)"
Conford's (Crush, 1999, etc.) wit twinkles in her delightful new chapter book that chronicles the return of Annabel, the aspiring actress who is about to get her "Big Break." Read full book review >

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SHAWN AND KEEPER SHOW-AND-TELL by Jonathan London
ANIMALS
Released: July 1, 2000

"After all, 'they were the best of friends.' (Fiction. 4-7)"
A lively easy reader in which the author takes a page from Letterman's stupid pet tricks and the illustrator captures the hilarity. Read full book review >

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RENEE PATRICK
by Gerald Bartell

Reach for the popcorn. The silver screen sleuths from Paramount Pictures, one-time would be actress Lillian Fox and costume designer Edith Head (based upon the real life Oscar winner) team up for their second case in Renee Patrick’s Dangerous to Know. With Marlene Dietrich, Errol Flynn, Jack Benny, and George Burns firing off great lines, the caper is as much ...


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THIS SCHOOL YEAR WILL BE THE BEST! by Kay Winters
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 2010

"A catalog more than a story, this agreeable book could act as a fruitful springboard for class brainstorming. (Picture book. 4-7)"
On the first day of school, this primary-grade teacher encourages her students to share their hopes for the coming year. Read full book review >

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THE SILENT JOURNEY OF A SINGLE WOMAN by Renee Harris
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 28, 2014

"A well-meaning but inarticulate self-help book."
Harris offers new approaches to being single in this debut memoir and advice guide. Read full book review >

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RONALD REAGAN by Renee Schwartzberg
Released: Dec. 7, 1990

A harsh view of Reagan and his career: Not particularly gifted intellectually, Reagan found success as a Hollywood actor, as a spokesman for GE, and later as a politician—accomplishments seen here as the product of a malleable personality and an excellent memory (which failed him, the author ironically points out, when he testified in the Poindexter trial—as it had 28 years earlier in a Justice Department investigation of his talent agency, MCA). Read full book review >

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REMEMBER ME ALWAYS by Renee Collins
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Oct. 3, 2017

"Forgettable. (Thriller. 14-17)"
A white high school senior, unsure of whom to trust, navigates romance and secrets in Collins' (Until We Meet Again, 2015, etc.) third novel. Read full book review >

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MY PEACEFUL PLACE by Renee  Heiss
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 1, 2017

"Sentimental, vividly illustrated tales meant to calm and inspire."
Strangers find kindness and friends are united in these nine short stories that look at the positive power of nature. Read full book review >

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J159 by Renee Logan
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 2017

"A bizarre but utterly appealing fusion of dystopian tale and courtroom drama."
A man isolated from the world in a new jury system slowly learns that the innovation may be criminal in this thriller. Read full book review >

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HOUSES OF RAVICKA by Renee Gladman
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 1, 2017

"A reader would be wise to enter Ravicka without hungering to know what happens next but looking forward to a perambulation through a gallery of beautiful images."
In her fourth slim novel about the surreal and complicated city of Ravicka, Gladman (Prose Architectures, 2017, etc.) unfurls the meditative story of a city official searching for a lost house. Read full book review >