Search Results: "Rosie Winstead"


BOOK REVIEW

SPROUT HELPS OUT by Rosie Winstead
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 20, 2014

"High, sly entertainment for troublemakers and helpers alike. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Big sister Sprout happily takes on any domestic duty (babysitting, housecleaning, laundry, dishes), but she leaves merry mishaps and minor misbehaviors in her wake. Read full book review >

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RUBY AND BUBBLES by Rosie Winstead
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 2006

"Accompanied by typeface that sometimes varies to reflect the text, they are comic and cute enough, but they can't quite get this lightweight story off the ground. (Picture book. 4-6)"
Ruby is a little girl with an active fantasy life: Her pretend full-time job, twins and TV chat show keep her well-occupied and content, but all it takes is one well-delivered dis from her mean-girl neighbors to rock Ruby's world. Read full book review >

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SOMEDAY by Eileen Spinelli
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2007

"Charmingly depicted and child appealing, kids will respond to the subtle message that it's okay to dream big. (Picture book. 4-7)"
What little girl (or boy) doesn't fantasize about what the future may bring? Read full book review >

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THE DASHWOOD SISTERS’ SECRETS OF LOVE by Rosie Rushton
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2005

"Leans vaguely on Austen's structure without developing its own substance or grace; unsatisfying. (Fiction. 10-13)"
Unlike Jane Austen's classic exploration of passion versus reserve, this homage to Sense and Sensibility itself falls victim to exaggeration and melodrama. Read full book review >

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DAUGHTER OF THE HOUSE by Rosie Thomas
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 2015

"Rather sloppy, but Thomas fans may embrace this latest effort."
British author Thomas (The Illusionists, 2014, etc.) brings back the Wix family, entertainers who own London's Palmyra theater, and focuses on the daughter's story in this historical romance set in the early 20th century and beyond. Read full book review >

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The Covering by Rosie M. Hill
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 21, 2014

"An inspirational memoir born from the fruits of hard work and faith."
Hill (Forgiving Them, 2013, etc.) details her journey from a childhood of poverty to an adulthood of success. Read full book review >

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FORGIVING THEM by Rosie M. Hill
Released: Nov. 24, 2013

"Forgiveness doesn't come easily, but Hill demonstrates its lasting effects on the path away from pain."
Hill (Forgiveness Versus the Covert Bondage of Unforgiveness, 2010) struggles to forgive as she graphically recounts the emotional and physical abuse she received as a child at the hands of her mother and her mother's boyfriend. Read full book review >

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LIZZ FREE OR DIE by Lizz Winstead
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 10, 2012

"Intermittently interesting—if only there were more evidence of the 'observational humor' through which the author long made a living."
An odd book that falls into the gap between memoir and essay collection and one that lacks the amount of laughter or revelation that readers expect from an author who is known for comedy. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 25, 2014

"A spunky and heartfelt memoir."
A celebrated Puerto Rican actress's memoir about how she found success despite growing up in unstable and often abusive environments. Read full book review >