Search Results: "Sheena Dempsey"


BOOK REVIEW

BRUNO AND TITCH by Sheena Dempsey
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2014

"The charismatic Titch may well spark a guinea-pig bubble; he's that cute. (Picture book. 5-7)"
It could be the beginning of a beautiful friendship…. Read full book review >

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BYE-BYE BABY BROTHER! by Sheena Dempsey
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 23, 2013

"A sure-fire hit; what Oliver would like to do with his big sister should be next. (Picture book. 4-7)"
What older sister hasn't wanted to make her baby brother disappear? Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

GROUNDED by Sheena Wilkinson
Released: Oct. 1, 2015

"A talented writer and a fantastic story. (Fiction. 15 & up)"
Declan Kelly returns in this sequel to the Children's Books Ireland Book of the Year Taking Flight (2014). Read full book review >

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PATH OF THE SUN by Al Dempsey
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 1, 1992

"But while a bit stiff in the telling, this carefully researched fiction—with lots of velvet luxury in private railroad cars, etc.—is gripping stuff on pre-statehood turmoil."
The intrinsically fascinating story of the struggle of competing factions in the western territories to achieve—or avoid- -statehood in the late 19th century: that's the background for Dempsey's (the paperback What Law There Was, etc.) earnest, high- collar tale about a group of pre-statehood activists led by James Hill, owner of the Great Northern Railroad. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Aug. 1, 2008

"Dempsey proves to be that rara avis, a witty birder, but even humor can't wholly convey ornithological obsession to any but fellow travelers."
A transplanted Brit travels the birding grounds of America to spy on the avifauna. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE ART OF CHOOSING by Sheena Iyengar
NON-FICTION
Released: March 1, 2010

"A lucid work of popular science written by an accomplished practitioner—deserving of a place alongside Malcolm Gladwell, Po Bronson and other interpreters of why and how we do what we do."
Decisions, decisions—they're a pain, but they come bundled up in the very makeup of our brain. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE LOST ONES by Sheena Kamal
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 25, 2017

"A gritty, violent read with a tough, idiosyncratic, dryly witty heroine readers will root for even if they wouldn't want to invite her home."
A Vancouver woman with demons to spare is asked to find a teen runaway in Kamal's searing debut. Read full book review >

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THINGS TO DO INDOORS by Sheena Joughin
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 15, 2005

"Nonetheless, a sassy English writer to watch."
First novel by British journalist Joughin follows the slapdash adventures of a mid-20s single woman through an emotionally impoverished landscape of London artists and hangers-on. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SUPERHERO INSTRUCTION MANUAL by Kristy Dempsey
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 17, 2016

"This funny, spirited exploration of superhero culture sans violence and with an added dose of familial love is a powerful addition to any bookshelf. (Picture book. 4-8)"
When there are no radioactive spiders around to gift you with super skills, curl up with the Superhero Instruction Manual to learn what it takes to realize your inner superhero.Read full book review >

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THIS IS HOW IT BEGINS by Joan Dempsey
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 3, 2017

"A gripping and sensitive portrait of ordinary people wrestling with ideological passions."
Homophobic politics meshes with a woman's memory of the Holocaust in this debut novel dealing with moral panic. Read full book review >

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THE HOPPERNOTS by Deborah Blake Dempsey
Released: Aug. 5, 2014

"A fun adventure for animal-loving young readers."
Three young, plucky frogs help save the day in Dempsey's debut for middle-grade readers. Read full book review >

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TEN LITTLE FINGERS, TWO SMALL HANDS by Kristy Dempsey
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 5, 2016

"Lends itself nicely to follow a certain action rhyme about baking! (Picture book. 1-3)"
A diverse cast of toddlers use their hands in all different ways to eat a snack. Read full book review >