Search Results: "Beth E. Meyerson"


BOOK REVIEW

POPPY'S COMBINE by Beth E. Meyerson
Released: Jan. 15, 2012

"Books that address grief are always in need, and Meyerson's gentle words and child-centered perspective will provide comfort to young readers."
Sensitive text is paired with uneven artwork in this picture book designed to help children cope with the loss of a grandparent. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: March 2, 2004

"Tone-deaf and uninteresting. The hieroglyphs, though, are nicely drawn."
A sadly missed opportunity: a tepid account of code-breaking that might have made a fine, lean tale of scholarly detection. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 29, 2016

"A timely, cogent work that should be required reading for policymakers."
A call for an Army-led volunteer corps to revitalize rural and small-town America. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 19, 2009

"Meyerson makes a valiant case for this strange, compelling character in a breezy gambol through the annals of Egyptology."
A sprightly look at the grand era of tomb plundering. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ABC GULLS by Beth Rand
by Beth Rand, illustrated by Beth Rand
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 28, 2017

"Kids without a frame of reference will still get a kick out of these goofy gulls. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Take a seaside location, add a colony of gulls and the alphabet, and the result is a clever abecedary specific to Maine. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: March 1, 2008

"A useful study of the Founders's noble minds and fallible ideas."
Cogent, accessible survey of the drafting of The Federalist, spotlighting the lessons these early essays still hold for today's interpreters of the Constitution. Read full book review >

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A BLIND GUIDE TO STINKVILLE by Beth Vrabel
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 6, 2015

"Readers who worry about fitting in—wherever that may be—will relate to Alice's journey toward compromise and independence. (Fiction. 9-12)"
When Alice and her family move to Sinkville, South Carolina, the town's nickname of Stinkville feels particularly apt. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

GOING OVER by Beth Kephart
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 2014

"While this gripping effort captures the full flavor of a trying time in an onerous place, many readers will find it hard going. (Historical fiction. 12 & up)"
Life in the grim shadow of the Berlin Wall is vividly reflected in Kephart's moving exploration in two voices. Read full book review >

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ACROSS THE UNIVERSE by Beth Revis
FICTION
Released: Jan. 11, 2011

"Wherever the series goes from here, this opener leaves an indelible imprint. (Science fiction. 14 & up)"
An unforgettable opening scene, in which Amy watches her parents climb into glass boxes to be agonizingly frozen alive and then submits to being frozen herself, launches this riveting thriller about space travel, secrets, murder and Realpolitik. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

OSTRICH EYE by Beth Cooley
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Jan. 13, 2004

"Unlike ostriches, this story soars. (Fiction. YA)"
Noting that an ostrich's eye is bigger than its brain, Cooley winningly offers a girl whose observations outpace her reason. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

UNDERCOVER by Beth Kephart
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Sept. 1, 2007

"Captivating. (Fiction. YA)"
In her YA fiction debut, Kephart's fluid writing style and ability to illuminate the meaningful and beautiful in the everyday combine to create a tale that is both winningly different and comfortably familiar. Read full book review >

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JESSICA’S GUIDE TO DATING ON THE DARK SIDE by Beth Fantaskey
FAIRY TALES, FOLKTALES AND MYTHS
Released: Feb. 1, 2009

"For vampire-romance completists only, despite charming moments. (Fantasy. 12-14)"
Populated with thoroughly flat characters, this vampire romance makes Twilight look like a feminist handbook. Read full book review >