Search Results: "Cynthia J. Stone"


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MASON'S KEEPER by Cynthia J. Stone
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 19, 2014

"An inspiring tale of a young man's efforts to save his family, and himself."
In Stone's compelling follow-up to Mason's Daughter (2012), a brave young man flees home and embarks on a journey to adulthood. Read full book review >

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Mason's Daughter by Cynthia J. Stone
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 6, 2012

"An exciting read that shines a light on the secret layers that can exist between two people who think they know each other."
This riveting mystery unlocks the secrets of a husband and father's supposed suicide. Read full book review >

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THE SUNDAE SCOOP by Stuart J. Murphy
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 1, 2003

"Be prepared to head for the freezer. (Picture book/math. 6-9)"
More math that kids—and not a few adults—can relate to, from the master of math concepts. Read full book review >

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THE GREATEST GYMNAST OF ALL by Stuart J. Murphy
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 30, 1998

"An exuberant concept book on its own, it may confuse those looking for math-oriented enlightenment. (Picture book. 3-5)"
In Jabar's smudgy, action-filled illustrations for this MathStart entry, Zoe is a charming, freckled "greatest gymnast of them all"—in her own words—and demonstrates her expertise while introducing opposites: over, under, high, low, backward, forward, up, down, inside, outside, near, far. Read full book review >

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TALLY O’MALLEY by Stuart J. Murphy
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2004

Murphy takes on the ancient and deeply gratifying concept of tallying in this Level 2 entry in his MathStart series. Read full book review >

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WATER, WATER EVERYWHERE by Mark J. Rauzon
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 1994

"Brief but more comprehensive than the many books focusing on the water cycle; handsome color photos add to the immediacy of this useful summary. (Nonfiction. 6-9)"
An attractive overview of the water cycle and the importance of water to life on earth. Read full book review >

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PLEASE BURY ME IN THE LIBRARY by J. Patrick Lewis
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2005

"Finishing with 'Acknowledgements' to 'Shel and Jack and Myra Cohn,' plus other 'word wizards,' this offering from the prolific Lewis won't stay buried long, no matter where it's planted. (Poetry. 8-10)"
In 16 poems, all but two appearing here for the first time, the Midwest's cleverest living comic poet enjoins readers, "Please bury me in the library / With a dozen long-stemmed proses." Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: April 20, 2014

"Fascinating insight—though much must be read between the lines—into how the nation's data-mining apparatus works—and how it's supposed to work."
Does keeping America free from harm in the post-9/11 world require that Americans surrender their Fourth Amendment rights? The country's security apparatus behaves as if the answer is yes—the subject of this official report to President Barack Obama. Read full book review >

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7 FANTASY BOOKS HEADING TO FILM AND TV
by John DeNardo

As readers, the idea of our favorite books being turned into film and television production frightens us and excites us. It's scary because so many things can go wrong that could result in – gasp! – an unfaithful adaptation. Yet that doesn't stop us from being excited because we get to re-experience the stories we love. Here are ...


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NOUMENON
by Thea James

Noumenon

Noumenon by Marina J. Lostetter

On Sale: July 2017, ISBN-13: 9780062497840

nou·me·non

ˈno͞oməˌnän

noun
(in Kantian philosophy) a thing as it is in itself, as distinct from a thing as it is knowable by the senses through phenomenal attributes.

Imagine it is the future. Not the distant future, mind you, but a close enough world in which large scale ...


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BOOK REVIEW

WHAT NIGHT DO ANGELS WANDER? by Phoebe Stone
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 1998

"Stone weaves a generous spell; it will be hard for children not to smile along with the final, glorious spreads. (Picture book. 4-8)"
How do angels celebrate Christmas Eve? Read full book review >