Search Results: "Hannah Sternberg"


BOOK REVIEW

QUEENS OF ALL THE EARTH by Hannah Sternberg
Released: Oct. 28, 2011

"An ambitious effort to whip up a new take on an old story, this needs more flour, fresher soda and far less frosting. (Fiction. 14 & up)"
A new-millennium update of E.M. Forster's A Room with a View. Read full book review >

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RECOVERING DAD by Libby Sternberg
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Oct. 1, 2008

"Although a bit too busy, her story finally emerges as intriguing. (Mystery. YA)"
This third installment in the Bianca Balducci mystery series finds its titular character struggling with family and boyfriend problems. Read full book review >

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DEATH ON THE NOT-SO-BLUE DANUBE by Irv Sternberg
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 27, 2016

"Short but diverting whodunits featuring a laudable part-time detective."
Murder seems to follow a Denver stand-up comedian who ends up playing the part of an amateur sleuth in Sternberg's (Cobalt Blues, 2016, etc.) collection of three mystery novellas. Read full book review >

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FRIENDSHIP OVER by Julie Sternberg
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2014

"This satisfying slice-of-life story about the permutations of friendship and family resonates. (Fiction. 8-11)"
A 10-year-old girl faces the various challenges of growing up. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 12, 2016

"A fine exploration of the brain's ability to draw the story of our life, from experience and from thin air."
A neurologist tours current research on the mysteries of perception, habit, learning, memory, and language—our very selfhood and identity—and their underlying brain mechanics. Read full book review >

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FINDING THE FORGER by Libby Sternberg
FICTION
Released: Dec. 1, 2004

"Sternberg throws in a couple of nice red herrings along with some action sequences that make the story satisfying, but keeps her focus on the kind of humor that should appeal to high-school readers. (Fiction. 12-15)"
This second installment in a series of mysteries featuring Bianca Balducci, 15-year-old detective wannabe, has the feisty sophomore involved in tracking down an art thief. Read full book review >

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UNCOVERING SADIE’S SECRETS by Libby Sternberg
FICTION
Released: Jan. 1, 2003

"It's an extra entertainment for mystery fans, one for those who want a puzzle without a ghost or a murder and who don't mind the retro girl stuff. (Fiction. 12-16)"
Publicized as the first in a series of mysteries featuring Bianca Balducci, 15-year-old high-school sleuth, this effort from first-time novelist Sternberg should satisfy mystery lovers, though it will likely annoy forward-thinking young women. Read full book review >

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CAMARO CITY by Alan Sternberg
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 1, 1994

"Sternberg proves that ordinary people can have extraordinary characters. (First serial to the New Yorker)"
In his first collection of short stories, award-winning journalist Sternberg writes with unsentimental understanding about working-class life in Connecticut. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: April 10, 2012

"Both casual and confirmed fans will devour this delicious blend of fact and foolery with relish. (Nonfiction. 8-12)"
More standup-style paleontology to follow When Fish Got Feet, Sharks Got Teeth, and Bugs Began to Swarm (2007). Read full book review >

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HOT JAZZ SPECIAL by Jonny Hannah
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 5, 2010

"To see it done right, dig out your copy of Mysterious Thelonious (1997) and give this one a miss. (Picture book. 5-8)"
It's usually a bad sign when a publisher feels a need to print the entire text of a picture book a second time, at the end, without pictures. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 9, 2007

The author of When Bugs Were Big, Plants Were Strange, and Tetrapods Stalked the Earth (2003) continues her droll but dependable tour of deep prehistory, focusing here on the flora, fauna and fungi of the Silurian and Devonian Periods, approximately 360 to 44 million years ago. Read full book review >