Search Results: "Sophie Rohrback"


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CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2012

"Budding Holmesians not yet ready to tackle the originals will certainly get a taste of what's in store. (map, reading list) (Graphic mystery. 10-12)"
A bit of nautical skullduggery leads to a brutal former sea captain's murder in this graphic adaptation. Read full book review >

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MY BIG BAREFOOT BOOK OF WONDERFUL WORDS by Sophie Fatus
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2014

"A fine addition to the word-book shelf, aside from that crocodile. (Picture book. 5-8)"
This multicultural take on a Busytown sort of place is rife with opportunities for I-spy reading and language acquisition. Read full book review >

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LOOKING FOR SEABIRDS by Sophie Webb
ANIMALS
Released: April 22, 2004

Readers take an Alaskan cruise in this follow-up to Sibert Honor winner My Season with Penguins (2000). Read full book review >

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MY SEASON WITH PENGUINS by Sophie Webb
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2000

"The lack of an index limits the usefulness of the title for school assignments, but science enthusiasts will enjoy this attractively illustrated look at science at work. (glossary) (Nonfiction. 10-14)"
Webb, an ornithologist and artist, describes and illustrates her two-month stay at the bottom of the world, studying a breeding colony of Adélie penguins on Cape Royds, an island off the coast of Antarctica. Read full book review >

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MY BIG BAREFOOT BOOK OF SPANISH AND ENGLISH WORDS by Sophie Fatus
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2016

"Use as a picture dictionary in households that are already bilingual. (Informational picture book. 5-10)"
This bilingual pictorial word book follows a family from morning to evening as it introduces words and a few sentences. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 2014

"Chock full of appealing ideas, with a thorough table of contents, index, and a colorful, illustrated layout, to boot. (Nonfiction. 9-16)"
Clear directions for nifty-looking duct-tape crafts abound in this guide, featuring items that can be made for school and home, to wear and to carry tablets, phones and even lunch. Read full book review >

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HANGING BY A THREAD by Sophie Littlefield
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Sept. 11, 2012

"Intriguing and entertaining. (Paranormal mystery. 12 & up)"
Clare's paranormal ability to experience the past when she touches clothing involves her in a murder mystery. Read full book review >

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THE ROAD TO CAMELOT by Sophie Masson
FAIRY TALES, FOLKTALES AND MYTHS
Released: Oct. 1, 2010

"Maggie Hamilton's tendentious opener ('Merlin') aside, the stories are all chock-full of unusual, fan-pleasing takes and angles. (Short stories. 12-15)"
Fourteen writers from Down Under envision watershed incidents in the youths of as many Arthurian figures in this themed import, published overseas in 2002. Read full book review >

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BEHIND ECLAIRE'S DOORS by Sophie Dunbar
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 19, 1993

"Calling Adrian Lyne."
Murder takes a backseat to fashion, great food, and Negronis in this first novel—even though Danish/Cajun swamprat Claire Claiborne, owner of Eclaire's haircutting salon, finds the first victim, manicurist Angie Labiche, in her own apartment with her once-and- future husband Dan bending over the corpse; and the second victim, New Orleans homicide cop Joe Antoine, was the last man she dated before deciding to go back to frat daddy Dan's overripe bed and board. Read full book review >

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PLAYING WITH THE GROWN-UPS by Sophie Dahl
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 8, 2008

"Cloying and weightless."
A slightly autobiographical first novel from Dahl, granddaughter of Roald, and a one-time fashion model and current contributing editor at Men's Vogue. Read full book review >

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DROPPED FROM HEAVEN by Sophie Judah
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 27, 2007

"A fascinating mix of the exotic and the familiar."
Debut collection spotlighting the little-known but centuries-old culture of the Bene Israel community in the author's native India. Read full book review >

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LITTLE FACE by Sophie Hannah
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 2007

"Not quite Hitchcock, but a tautly claustrophobic spiral of a story delivered with self-belief."
Is Alice deranged or has her husband swapped her newborn child for another baby? Read full book review >