Search Results: "Anthony D. Fredericks"


BOOK REVIEW

ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2001

"But overall it's nothing special and should be skipped. (Picture book. 5-8)"
In a cumulative text in the form of The House That Jack Built, Fredericks (The Wonder of Elephants, not reviewed, etc.) has created a story about the creatures found under a rock: "A village of animals with special features." Read full book review >

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TALL TALL TREE by Anthony D. Fredericks
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2017

"From a publisher devoted to connecting children and nature, a worthwhile exploration of a fascinating aerial habitat. (Informational picture book. 3-8)"
Fredericks presents 10 species that dwell in Northern California's towering redwood forests. Read full book review >

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ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 2011

"Teachers may find the cool activities and projects listed in the back helpful, but, overall, flaws outweigh utility. (Informational picture book. 4-8)"
The exploration of microhabitats continues in this sixth outing from Fredericks and DiRubbio (Under One Rock, 2001, etc.). Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 2014

"A pragmatic approach to finding workable solutions to a looming crisis."
A paleontologist warns that our planet may be on the verge of a "mass extinction—when more than 75% of the Earth's known species die off in a geological eye blink." This has occurred "five times in the 550 million years that diverse life has occupied Earth." Read full book review >

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THE GIRL IN THE PARK by Mariah Fredericks
Released: April 12, 2012

"A satisfying whodunit with enough clues and red herrings to keep mystery fans happy. (Mystery. 14 & up)"
"If Wendy could, she'd scream her killer's name so the whole world heard her… But she can't. Her killer took her voice away. So I have to use mine." Read full book review >

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SCIENCE STUNTS by Jordan D. Brown
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 5, 2016

"Magical science that's amazing, astounding, and sure to appeal to middle-grade and middle school readers. (biographies, glossary, index) (Nonfiction. 8-14)"
Showman Dr. Dazzleberry and his friends Galileo, Newton, and Einstein demonstrate and explain 25 astonishing science tricks. Read full book review >

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THE TRUE MEANING OF CLEAVAGE by Mariah Fredericks
FICTION
Released: March 1, 2003

"A bright new voice to note. (Fiction. 12+)"
Friendship conquers all in this ninth-grade slice-of-life as two teenage girls, one hot, one not, make it through their first rocky year of high school. Read full book review >

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Released: Feb. 1, 2004

"Funny moments, smooth writing, trivial concept."
Young Adult author Fredericks moves up to join the hollow-eyed adult crowd on the edges of the red carpet rolled out for the awards ceremony (you know, the one for those copyrighted awards). Read full book review >

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LIFE by Mariah Fredericks
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 5, 2008

"Authentic and pragmatic with a touch of idealism and romance. (Fiction. 10-13)"
Best friends Syd, Anna and Eve return in this third outing, which centers on the serious side of family problems. Read full book review >

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CRUNCH TIME by Mariah Fredericks
FICTION
Released: Jan. 1, 2006

"College-bound readers will find this page-turner immediately absorbing; it might amuse all high schoolers who are about to or have already participated in this American rite of passage. (Fiction. 12+)"
Four juniors, who attend the same Manhattan private high school, find themselves in an SAT review class and, at the sight of a flaky instructor, decide to skip out to form their own study group. Read full book review >