Search Results: "Alan E. Kazdin"


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NON-FICTION
Released: June 11, 2013

"A useful guide to eliminating stress, improving communication and providing a more nurturing family environment."
How to apply behavioral-modification techniques to help parents deal with "the common challenges of child rearing." Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 1, 2015

"An engaging, evocative work, despite its split personality."
Sparks (Dreaming of Wolves, 2010) recalls trekking through the Carpathian Mountains in this memoir and history of Eastern Europe. Read full book review >

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VIOLLET by Julia Cunningham
Released: Nov. 12, 1966

"Viollet La Grive is believable, but her story is not."
Because of the controversy over Dorp Dead, this will be of considerable interest to librarians, but it is not likely to carry much conviction for children. Read full book review >

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Released: Sept. 15, 2008

"Cook successfully establishes the mathematical foundation needed for construction with a witty, conversational tone that clarifies math while instilling confidence in a reader's capacity to practically apply numbers."
This step-by-step guide to mastering basic construction math utilizes the building of a hypothetical bungalow as an occasion to lightheartedly relate mathematical thinking to practical application. Read full book review >

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GEORGIA TO GEORGIA by Laurie Dolphin
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 29, 1991

"This innovative grass-roots initiative toward international understanding deserves a fuller, more careful report. (Nonfiction. 7-11)"
Joe Schulten's mother organized a program of letter-writing by children in Atlanta to children in Tbilisi, in the Republic of Georgia, U.S.S.R. (``Project Peace Tree''). Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: May 2, 2013

"A no-guesswork guide to business strategy and a persuasive thesis on why some organizations are more successful than others."
In their debut, consultants Kennedy and Kennedy attempt to demystify the business strategy process. Read full book review >

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SEXUALLY TRANSMITTED DISEASES by Alan E. Nourse
HEALTH
Released: April 1, 1992

"Glossary; bibliography; index. (Nonfiction. 12+)"
Nourse has written several other books for teens about AIDS, safe sex, and related subjects. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: July 1, 2010

"A thoroughly enjoyable read for animal lovers and explorers alike."
An engaging diary of a wolf-finding expedition in Transylvania. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2006

"A fine nonfiction collection, marred only by its rather odd title. (bibliography) (Nonfiction/collective biography. 9-14)"
Each of the five people profiled in this fascinating collection has won a National Heritage Fellowship, but young readers probably won't care about that. Read full book review >

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WORSE THINGS HAPPEN AT SEA! by Alan Snow
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 9, 2013

"There's foolery aplenty, but this is the sort of sequel that offers more of the same rather than any new twists or developments. (partial cast list) (Fantasy. 11-13)"
More cheese-centric shenanigans take the multispecies cast of Here Be Monsters (2006) far from the town of Ratbridge. Read full book review >

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THE TRUTH ABOUT CATS by Alan Snow
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 1996

"But even those who dislike cats may not be in the audience for this one—it is too mild to be amusing. (Picture book. 4-8)"
This companion to How Dogs Really Work (1993) explains that cats originate on Planet Nip, that they are here in a struggle for world domination, etc. The tone is tongue in cheek throughout, but the text itself is not very funny; the endless explanations will bore preschoolers, and older readers can find funnier stuff on their own. Read full book review >

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MILO by Alan Silberberg
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 14, 2010

"Middle-school readers will find his school life familiar and painfully funny, but they may be surprised by the poignancy of his story. (Fiction. 10-14)"
Seventh grader Milo Cruikshank narrates and illustrates an up-and-down year in yet another new school. Read full book review >