Search Results: "Beth Fehlbaum"


BOOK REVIEW

BIG FAT DISASTER by Beth Fehlbaum
YOUNG ADULT
Released: April 18, 2014

"Colby's experiences, while extreme, ring true, and the fast pace, lively and profane dialogue, and timely topic make it a quick and enjoyable read. (Fiction. 12-16)"
Colby's life as the heavy daughter of a disapproving former Miss Texas beauty queen is difficult enough, but it gets worse very quickly once she discovers a photo of her politician father kissing another woman. Read full book review >

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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 >

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BUZZ KILL by Beth Fantaskey
YOUNG ADULT
Released: May 6, 2014

"If only Nancy Drew had this much excitement solving her cases. (Mystery. 13-18)"
A small-town murder plus a big-time romance equals one feel-good mystery. Read full book review >

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Released: Jan. 10, 2012

"Setting and plot are the heart and soul of this ripping space thriller, and they're unforgettable. (Science fiction. 14 & up)"
Opening soon after the bleak ending of Across the Universe (2011), this captivating middle volume takes Godspeed's 2,763 residents through commotion, twists and game-changers. Read full book review >

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ANIMAL EYES by Beth Fielding
ANIMALS
Released: Feb. 1, 2011

"This series also includes Animal Tongues, by Dawn Cusick (2009). (glossary, index) (Nonfiction. 5-10)"
Bulging, blinking, shedding, winking, glowing and seeing in the dark—animal eyes vary in intriguing ways. Read full book review >

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THE WITCH OF BLOOR STREET by Beth Pollock
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2011

"Because Maggie is a particularly innocent sixth grader, readers as young as third grade can enjoy this window into the middle-school world and will hope to have friends like Magnolia and Sasha. (Fiction. 9-12)"
"I'm honestly not sure how I ended up outside with a ladder, a cat, and a bag of road salt." Read full book review >

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THE DARKNESS UNDER THE WATER by Beth Kanell
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Nov. 1, 2008

"Kanell focuses on the Eugenics Project as it relates to the Ballou family, though she does make brief mention of this movement's overall impact in a note. (Historical fiction. YA)"
A darkly atmospheric depiction of a girl, half Abenaki Indian and half French-Canadian, who comes of age in the midst of the Vermont Eugenics movement. Read full book review >

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YOU ARE MY ONLY by Beth Kephart
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Oct. 25, 2011

"Though the initial draw may be the sensational subject matter, readers will come away with much more. (Fiction. 12 & up)"
The heartbreaking tale of a kidnapped child and her bereft mother unfolds in alternating narratives in this intense and lovely novel. Read full book review >

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NOTHING BUT GHOSTS by Beth Kephart
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: July 1, 2009

"Teens with a taste for literary fiction will appreciate the deft wordsmithing and be touched by the unabashed tenderness of the narrative, but it is unlikely to have wide appeal. (Fiction. 12 & up)"
A long-buried mystery weaves its way through this delicately layered portrait of a grief-stricken daughter and father that meditates on the nature of loss. Read full book review >

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NO TURNING BACK by Beth Peterson
ANIMALS
Released: May 1, 1996

"His shock, horror, and grief are ultimately unconvincing, and, as a result, his survival never becomes of overriding concern to readers. (Fiction. 8-12)"
Dillon's friend Carol is dead, killed with a bullet intended for a falcon. Read full book review >

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ISABEL FEENEY, STAR REPORTER by Beth Fantaskey
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2016

"This lively mystery should appeal to fans of Harriet the Spy. (Mystery. 9-12)"
A newsgirl in Prohibition-era Chicago aspires to be a reporter for the Tribune like her idol, Maude Collier.Read full book review >

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THE PAIN EATER by Beth Goobie
YOUNG ADULT
Released: March 7, 2017

"Powerfully written, this is not just a story about trauma, but also one of healing. (Fiction. 13-18)"
A thoughtful and sensitive handling of a difficult topic. Read full book review >