Books by James M. Deem

Released: Aug. 4, 2015

"This well-researched history is best suited for readers who already have solid background knowledge of the Holocaust and an interest in delving further into the subject. (photos, maps, source notes, bibliography, index) (Nonfiction. 14 & up)"
Breendonk does not share the infamy of such Nazi concentration camps as Buchenwald or Dachau, but in this insightful and revealing history, Deem rescues this Belgian prison from near obscurity and tells the stories of some of the thousands who suffered and died there. Read full book review >
Released: Nov. 20, 2012

"Impressive and fascinating. (Nonfiction. 11-15) "
An absorbing introduction to anthropological facial reconstruction. Read full book review >
HISTORY
Released: Oct. 6, 2008

"An intriguing read, complementing the author's highly commended Bodies from the Bog (1998) and Bodies from the Ash (2005), with a bonus environmental message. (environmental tips, glaciers to visit, websites, bibliography, illustration credits) (Nonfiction. 10-16)"
With global warming, the glaciers that crown our highest mountains have retreated, revealing humans who died there long ago. Read full book review >
HISTORY
Released: Oct. 24, 2005

"One signal weakness, however, is that the photographs that generously illustrate this volume are not identified or dated within the caption, leaving readers in the dark as to what is archival and what is modern. (bibliography, index) (Nonfiction. 8-12)"
This fascinating exploration of the buried city of Pompeii begins with a recreation of the catastrophic eruption of Vesuvius and ends with a snapshot of Pompeii today. Read full book review >
THE VERY REAL GHOST BOOK OF CHRISTINA ROSE by James M. Deem
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: April 1, 1996

"Christina Rose. (Fiction. 8-12)"
Many years after their mother is killed in a plane crash, Christina and her twin brother, Dan, move with their father from the suburbs of New York City to a sleepy little town in California. Read full book review >
3 NBS OF JULIAN DREW by James M. Deem
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Oct. 1, 1994

"302, etc.) presents a hard-edged tale of abuse and recovery. (Fiction. 12+)"
``I am an abused child, (but I can't tell you that),'' writes Julian Drew, 15, when his English teacher tells him to write the truest sentence he knows. Read full book review >
HOW TO READ YOUR MOTHER'S MIND by James M. Deem
Released: March 1, 1994

"Short glossary (at the beginning, sensibly); bibliography; index. (Nonfiction. 10-14)"
Once again, Deem and Kelley (How to Hunt for Buried Treasure, 1992, etc.) team up for an entertaining and informative treatment of a fascinating subject. Read full book review >
HOW TO HUNT BURIED TREASURE by James M. Deem
ADVENTURE
Released: Sept. 1, 1992

"Further reading; bibliography; index. (Nonfiction. 11+)"
Dozens of drawings and decorations lighten this approach to an arduous, time-consuming, and not always fruitful pursuit. Read full book review >