Search Results: "Beth J. Harpaz"


BOOK REVIEW

THE GIRLS IN THE VAN by Beth J. Harpaz
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 8, 2001

"Solid and worthwhile."
A detailed account of Hillary Rodham Clinton's Senate campaign, from an AP staff writer. Read full book review >

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DARE TO DREAM...CHANGE THE WORLD by Jill Corcoran
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2012

"Potentially useful in classrooms that include character education in the curriculum, this purposive anthology will likely find it hard to find an appreciative audience in less-structured settings. (Picture book/poetry. 8 and up)"
An illustrated collection of poems celebrating those who have, as the title indicates, "changed the world." Read full book review >

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FIRST DOG by J. Patrick Lewis
ANIMALS
Released: April 15, 2009

Riding the wave of presidential-pooch enthusiasm comes the season's second picture book on the subject. 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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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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PACK OF DORKS by Beth Vrabel
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 7, 2014

"Lucy's perfectly feisty narration, the emotionally resonant situations and the importance of the topic all elevate this effort well above the pack. (Fiction. 8-12)"
Debut author Vrabel takes three knotty, seemingly disparate problems—bullying, the plight of wolves and coping with disability—and with tact and grace knits them into an engrossing whole of despair and redemption. Read full book review >

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STARRING JULES (AS HERSELF) by Beth Ain
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2013

"Though not as distinctive as Clementine, Jules eventually settles, becoming a vulnerable and likable heroine. (Fiction. 6-9)"
Seven-year-old Jules has been asked to audition for a television commercial. But she needs help. Will she turn to her know-it-all ex-best friend for it? Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

GETTING SOMEWHERE by Beth Neff
Released: Jan. 19, 2012

"A story that fades before it can ever find its stride. (Fiction. 12 & up)"
Four girls facing time behind bars choose to spend their incarceration on an experimental group farm in the middle of nowhere. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE KISSING BOOTH by Beth Reekles
YOUNG ADULT
Released: May 14, 2013

"Lacking in everything but length. (Fiction. 14 & up)"
Sixteen and never-been-kissed Elle is unprepared for the fallout from her brief stint working in a kissing booth. Read full book review >