Search Results: "Sandy Hall"


BOOK REVIEW

A LITTLE SOMETHING DIFFERENT by Sandy Hall
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Aug. 26, 2014

"A little something puerile, amateurish and flat. (Romance. 15-19)"
Hall's debut is the inaugural release from Swoon Reads, a crowdsourced imprint of Macmillan. Read full book review >

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A ROMANTIC NOD TO WOMEN’S HISTORY MONTH
by Bobbi Dumas

As we close out March, I thought it would be a nice salute to women’s history month to focus on some great historical romance and some truly terrific romance heroines!

First off, I wanted to give a major shout-out to a debut novel that was released this week, Lisa Berne’s You May Kiss the Bride (which earned a starred review ...


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LOVE & LAUGHTER BY CHAPTERS
by Bobbi Dumas

I’ve written think pieces, essays, book reviews, blog posts, etc., etc., etc. on the amazing power of romance novels - how they make us feel better, uplift us, create community for many women (and some men), help us feel secure in a sometimes hostile world, and on and on and on.

I know not everyone agrees with me on this, but ...


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FAVORITES AND NEW DISCOVERIES
by Bobbi Dumas

Hi friends!

As I prepare for another year to roll in, I thought I’d share some of my favorite reads and new discoveries from 2016.

Some of you may know this has been a bit of a tumultuous year for me, but I was blessed to travel to a number of conferences, including RT, RWA, Chicago North’s Spring Fling, and ...


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BOOK REVIEW

SILENT NIGHT by Sandy Turner
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 2001

"Grownups will chuckle; children would probably like this more as an animated film. (Picture book. 7-9)"
A witty, wordless (in a sense) Christmas Eve tale from a New Yorker artist, featuring an indefatigably yippy small dog who goes positively ballistic when Santa drops down the chimney. Read full book review >

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OTTO’S TRUNK by Sandy Turner
ANIMALS
Released: Aug. 1, 2003

"An overcharged solution to a school or playground problem. (Picture book. 4-6)"
Otto, the elephant, is teased continuously at school for his small size and underdeveloped trunk. Read full book review >

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GROW UP by Sandy Turner
by Sandy Turner, illustrated by Sandy Turner
FICTION
Released: April 1, 2003

"He also gives suggested ages as 4-88, which says it all. (Picture book. 4+)"
"What are you going to be when you grow up?" is the question that kicks off this career-minded frolic and what follows is one boy's epic response. Read full book review >

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A GIRAFFE ON THE MOON by Sandy Nightingale
BEDTIME BOOK
Released: Oct. 1, 1991

"The carefully designed illustrations are a pleasure; the concluding surprise is sure to delight the picture book audience. (Picture book. 3-6)"
At first glance, this American debut by a skillful British painter looks like a rather pointless collection of incongruities (``I didn't expect to see...a snowman on a very hot day...an elephant in a salad sandwich,'' etc.), even though the scenes are amusingly contrived and the attractive borders, composed of items that are (or might have been) in the illustrations, provide a matching game plus much to discuss. Read full book review >

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COOL CAT, HOT DOG by Sandy Turner
ANIMALS
Released: July 1, 2005

"Good fun. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A cat and a dog face off, each trying to one-up the other as it describes its own unique attributes. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: July 16, 1996

"Separating wheat from chaff can be tiresome, but buried here are interesting nuggets of history and glimpses into the childhoods of Tibetan luminaries. (photos, not seen)"
A broad sampling of Tibetan Buddhist wisdom, as filtered through the ages. Read full book review >

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LEARNING FROM UPHEAVAL by Bill Sandy
Released: Jan. 3, 2012

"Though chock-full of useful nuggets, the meticulous, chronological retelling of a long career can be tedious."
Sandy (Forging the Productivity Partnership, 1990), a retired CEO who had a front seat view of the automotive industry post-World War II, provides a thorough accounting of his role helping to shape the business of human performance improvement. Read full book review >