Search Results: "Sterling Brown"


BOOK REVIEW

THE BIG BIKE RACE by Lucy Jane Bledsoe
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 1995

"A promising debut. (Fiction. 8-11)"
Ernie knew his wish for a racing bike for his tenth birthday was not likely to come true and so disguises his disappointment in his grandmother's gift of a clunky used bike she can barely afford. Read full book review >

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THE SINGING GEESE by Jan Wahl
ANIMALS
Released: Jan. 1, 1998

"The goose never looks cooked, or dead for that matter, with its head and neck rising above the pot of tomatoes and carrots; that suits this slightly surreal tale just fine. (Picture book. 5-9)"
Wahl (I Met a Dinosaur, p. 1396, etc.) retells a weird but funny story told, he says, by an old black man on a porch in West Virginia. Read full book review >

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LOVE IS IN THE AIR - #RITAGH
by Bobbi Dumas

It’s an exciting week in the romance world! On Tuesday, RWA announced the finalists in the RITA and Golden Heart contests. (You can find the full list here.)

For those of you who may not know, the Golden Heart is Romance Writers of America’s contest for unpublished authors.

Some of my favorite authors and friends of Read-A-Romance made the RITA ...


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MY CHILDREN'S BOOK GHOST FILE
by Julie Danielson

Over at NPR last week, I heard a pop culture critic talk (here) about what he calls his Ghost File, or the books, television shows, and movies he didn’t review during the year. “[I]t's the great frustration,” he said, “that every year I'm haunted by all the terrific things I haven't talked about … ...


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IN FULL FLIGHT WITH GREG PIZZOLI
by Julie Danielson

The start of a new year is always exciting for readers. We envision brand-spankin’-new books from our favorite authors and new artwork from illustrators whose work we love to see. Look past our shoulders and you’ll see crossed fingers that our favorite writers and artists have something in store for us.

Most surprising of all is when we get ...


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BOOK REVIEW

SLEEPY PUPPY by Sterling Publishing
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 7, 2015

"Only for dedicated lovers of pictures of animal babies. (Board book. 6 mos.-1)"
Sleepy puppies put off going to bed as long as they can. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MY FIRST HOCKEY BOOK by Sterling Publishing
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 5, 2016

"The combination of spare text with appealing visuals makes this a great entry point into the world of hockey for eager, pint-sized participants. (Board book. 2-5)"
This hockey primer is the latest in a series of board books designed to introduce youngsters to various sports. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SOMETHING IN BETWEEN by Sterling Quinlan
Released: Sept. 1, 1994

"The American Dream gets blown to bits in this slow, discontinuous, but still remarkably readable novel."
This sad, dark novel of the Depression does justice to the courage and confusion of middle-class America by never erring on the side of romanticism. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SUITCASE CITY by Sterling Watson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 3, 2015

"Sit back and enjoy Watson's latest. It's better than bourbon on the rocks."
A taut tale of crime and vengeance along Florida's Gulf Coast. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

LORD OF PUBLISHING by Sterling Lord
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 29, 2013

"Anecdotal and occasionally self-admiring—but some affecting episodes sprinkled throughout."
In his debut, the nonagenarian founder and co-chairman of Sterling Lord Literistic remembers his youth, the founding of his literary agency, some literary lions (and bears), his four wives, success and failure. Read full book review >

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Teenage Degenerate by S.C. Sterling
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 18, 2016

"An unflinching, often effective story about the torments of drug dependence."
Sterling's debut memoir details his addiction to crystal meth in the 1990s. Read full book review >