Search Results: "Sheila Webster Boneham"


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THE MONEY BIRD by Sheila Webster Boneham
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Sept. 8, 2013

"Equal parts mystery and dog appreciation, with a dash of romance thrown in for good measure, this second case for Janet and her pals (Drop Dead on Recall, 2012) is accessible to fans of all three."
A photographer must rely on her loyal dog and cat companions to solve the case of a murdered colleague. Read full book review >

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Released: Oct. 8, 2012

"Boneham's debut, which supplements its menagerie of human suspects with oodles of information on obedience trials, will delight dog fanciers."
An Indiana photographer whose life revolves around her dog becomes a reluctant bloodhound. Read full book review >

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CATWALK by Sheila Webster Boneham
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 8, 2014

"Janet, like her animal companions, continues to evolve in Boneham's series (The Money Bird, 2013, etc.) even if the mystery is too slight and silly to warrant much notice."
When an anti-animal agitator is murdered, it's unclear who wanted him dead badly enough to commit the crime. Read full book review >

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SHEPHERD'S CROOK by Sheila Webster Boneham
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 8, 2015

"Boneham (Catwalk, 2014, etc.), who's at her best when she's able to incorporate funny bits into her storyline, struggles once more with the generic baddies and political higher-ups who are cut to the same measure every time."
A herd of missing sheep is only the beginning of a series of seemingly interconnected mysteries. Read full book review >

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"An energetic, brightly imagined fantasy debut."
This teen fantasy debut stars a girl who learns she's a werewolf with ties to a parallel world of magic. Read full book review >

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WEBSTER by Ellen Emerson White
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 3, 2015

"An empathetic story told in a fun, lighthearted way. (Fiction. 8-14)"
An abused dog with attitude problems finds a home in this middle-grade novel. Read full book review >

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NOAH WEBSTER by Catherine Reef
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 25, 2015

"Thorough, well-documented, and smoothly written. (Nonfiction. 10-14)"
This biography covers the life and times of Noah Webster—whose name has become synonymous with "dictionary"—from his humble farmhouse birth in 1758 to his death, surrounded by loved ones, in 1843. Read full book review >

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DANIEL WEBSTER by Robert V. Remini
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 6, 1997

"Though Remini's obvious admiration for Webster may sometimes cloud his view, a more complete and engrossing biography could not be produced. (photos, not seen)"
This massive biography leaves no stone unturned in portraying a familiar but little-studied antebellum figure, considered the young country's best orator. Read full book review >

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LEESE WEBSTER by Ursula K. Le Guin
Released: Sept. 10, 1979

"Not the brilliant parable that might have been expected, but sound and expertly spun like any fine web."
A spider with a creative bent, Leese breaks away from family tradition to weave webs inspired by the paintings and carpets in the deserted palace where she lives. Read full book review >

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NORA WEBSTER by Colm Tóibín
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 7, 2014

"A novel of mourning, healing and awakening; its plainspoken eloquence never succumbs to the sentimentality its heroine would reject."
A subtle, pitch-perfect sonata of a novel in which an Irish widow faces her empty life and, incrementally, fills the hole left by the recent death of her husband. Read full book review >

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NOAH WEBSTER by Pegi Deitz Shea
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Nov. 1, 2009

"Ultimately, the sheer breadth of Webster's life and achievement just can't be adequately covered in such brisk fashion, making this an intriguing introduction but far from the last word on this innovative thinker. (chronology, bibliography, index) (Picture book/biography. 8-10)"
Bringing history to life for young readers is no easy task. Read full book review >

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SHEILA SAYS WE'RE WEIRD by Ruth Ann Smalley
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 2011

"A good-humored guide to environmentally responsible behavior, all the more convincing (and refreshing) for being indirect. (Picture book. 6-8)"
Right along with a nosy young neighbor, children get an eyeful of a family's sustainable lifestyle. Read full book review >