Search Results: "Beth Fertig"


BOOK REVIEW

Released: Sept. 22, 2009

"Carefully considered treatment of a troubling subject that will be particularly useful to educators and policymakers."
An NPR reporter tackles the often overlooked American illiteracy problem through the stories of three students and one very troubled school system. Read full book review >

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THE CAKE THERAPIST by Judith Fertig
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 2, 2015

"Contrasting flavors struggle for dominance in Fertig's debut novel."
A pastry chef with an uncanny ability returns to her hometown to make sense of her future while delving into the past. Read full book review >

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LOVE AND LIBERATION by Ralph David Fertig
Released: June 23, 2003

"An intimate, compassionate work of historical fiction."
An epic love story in the Jewish ghetto spans generations under Germanic oppression in Fertig's historical fiction debut. 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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >