Search Results: "Sarah Warburton"


BOOK REVIEW

MABEL AND ME  by Mark Sperring
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 7, 2015

"A pretty package but lacking in substance and storyline. (Picture book. 3-6)"
A small mouse with delusions of grandeur strolls down a vaguely Parisian street with his best friend, Mabel. Read full book review >

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THE PRINCESS AND THE PEAS by Caryl Hart
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 12, 2013

"A well-fashioned, if thinly sliced, tale of the well-traveled princess. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Hart and Warburton serve forth another princess with far too many peas in her life. Read full book review >

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RUBY AND GRUB by Abi Burlingham
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 2, 2015

"A doggy love note, but it's no better than a bland alternative to Harry the Dirty Dog (1956) or such descendants as Lori Mortensen and Michael Allen Austin's Cowpoke Clyde and Dirty Dawg (2013). (Picture book. 5-7)"
Grub is such a muddy, mucky, messy dog! What to do? Read full book review >

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THE PRINCESS AND THE PRESENTS by Caryl Hart
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 26, 2014

"Ruby is so repellent before her metamorphosis readers will be hard put to care for her when it comes. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Bright candy colors and rhyming text characterize this tale of an utterly self-centered princess and her gentle dad, the king. Read full book review >

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MAX AND THE WON'T GO TO BED SHOW by Mark Sperring
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 30, 2014

"A fun-filled revamp of the bedtime genre and a humorous choice for the not-quite-sleepy set. (Picture book. 3-6)"
"Please put your hands together for…MAX THE MAGNIFICENT!" Read full book review >

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THE PRINCESS AND THE GIANT by Caryl Hart
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 13, 2015

"A clever fractured fairy tale that princes and princesses of all ages will enjoy. (Picture book. 4-8)"
When a giant keeps the town awake at night with his loud stomping, Princess Sophie takes matters into her own hands. Read full book review >

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GRUB IN LOVE by Abi Burlingham
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 8, 2015

"A bland episode, though likely to leave more-reflective readers wondering when the puppies will be coming along. (Picture book. 5-7)"
New neighbors Ruby and Billy make friends fairly easily, but their dogs suffer the pangs of love in this cozy import. Read full book review >

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1000 TIMES NO by Tom Warburton
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2009

"This clever, appealing concept is sure to be a hit with the very young; with gentle humor and a cartoon-like atmosphere, the expressive pictures beautifully capture the point of view and opinionated stance of a two-year-old who believes he knows exactly what he wants. (Picture book. 3-6)"
There are many ways to say "no," and when Mom says it's time to leave, Baby Noah uses them all. Read full book review >

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Timeless Revenge by Frank Warburton
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 11, 2013

"A promising premise, lost in clumsy prose that fosters more confusion than intrigue."
In Warburton's debut novel, a village massacre in Vietnam by U.S. operatives ignites new violence 30 years later, and reunites a lone survivor with her rescuer. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: March 22, 2004

"A hard-working life of a hard-working, justly honored writer, very well told."
Illuminating life of the author of such works as The Collector and The French Lieutenant's Woman.Read full book review >

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OLIVER AND THE GROT by Brian Warburton
Released: July 11, 2013

"An intriguing but flawed update of a classic fairy tale."
Warburton (Sappers Six, 2010) tells a Cinderella story about a British teen working at a superstore. Read full book review >

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MOOMINPAPPA'S MEMOIRS by Tove Jansson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 1994

"Completely winning. (Fiction. 7-12)"
Jansson's (Sun City, 1976, etc.) little Moomin creatures return in this most recently translated addition to her classic series. Read full book review >