Search Results: "Harley Stein"


BOOK REVIEW

BRAINWEND KILL by Harley  Stein
Released: Aug. 22, 2012

"A rollicking mystery, but don't expect any spectacular brainteasers or subtle clues between the lines."
Set at a private school in a small Delaware town, Stein's mystery is as much about how a murder investigation affects people as it is about solving the case. Read full book review >

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WHAT'S ALICE UP TO? by Harley Jessup
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 1997

"Observant children will enjoy finding clues to Alice's purpose along the way. (Picture book. 3-8)"
A quizzical black-and-white dog wonders, ``What's Alice up to with that look in her eye? Read full book review >

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THE MONARCH’S PROGRESS by Avis Harley
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2008

"Young poets and naturalists should both be drawn to this. (Poetry. 7-10)"
Using a variety of poetic forms and devices, Harley follows monarch butterflies through a cycle of development and migration. Read full book review >

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LEAP INTO POETRY by Avis Harley
ABC BOOKS
Released: Sept. 1, 2001

"Poetry buffs and teachers will enjoy the varied types of poetry, kids, the humorous poems, but otherwise this is a more of a stumble than a leap. (Poetry. 7-10)"
A combination poetry book, instruction manual, and collection of bug facts is the latest companion to Harley's Fly with Poetry (not reviewed). Read full book review >

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GRANDMA SUMMER by Harley Jessup
Released: June 1, 1999

"Readers will want to stay, smell the salt air, and learn more from Grandma. (Picture book. 3-8)"
This is a terrific story about place and connections across time. Read full book review >

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NIGHT OF THE SPADEFOOT TOADS by Bill Harley
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2008

"Although the outcome is entirely predictable, Harley's appealing story shows readers that adults and children can connect in meaningful friendships, and reminds them that conservation can begin in their own backyards. (Fiction. 9-12)"
Recently relocated to Massachusetts, fifth-grader Ben Moroney is homesick for the desert, lizard and best friend he left behind in Arizona. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Dec. 21, 2016

"Presents a convincing, clearly written argument for a research-based instructional technique, supported by evidence of success; should be a welcome addition to any elementary school teacher's arsenal."
An Australian educator shares a simple method to improve spelling. Read full book review >

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Artist in Residence by Charles Harley
FICTION & LITERATURE

"A distinctive, engaging dual portrayal of wish fulfillment and gritty, hard work from a writer who understands artists."
In New York's Chinatown, a young painter agrees to line up worthy tenants for her landlady in exchange for free rent, with paradoxical effects on her art. Read full book review >

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DEAR SANTA by Bill Harley
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2005

"There's a lot packed into this holiday package: humorous action, subtle humor and growth in the main character, all wrapped up with authentic reasons for a child to write persuasively. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Jimmy Dobbins is a young hockey player who has been very good all year—or so he tells Santa in a letter with a long list of gift requests. Read full book review >

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SITTING DOWN TO EAT by Bill Harley
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 1996

"With Harvill's frenetic cut-paper collages, this is playful and lively. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Sitting Down To Eat ($15.95; Sept. 1996; 32 pp.; 0-87483-460- 0): A song becomes a cumulative rhyming story about a child sitting down to eat, repeatedly interrupted by knocks at the door and animals clamoring to join in. ``If I've got enough for me, yes, that's true./If I've got enough for me,/I've got enough for you./Come on in!'' The rhymes maintain a strong beat; children will love shouting out refrains, as well as the ``BOOM'' that brings the house down when one last visitor is admitted. Read full book review >

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DEAD EX by Harley Jane Kozak
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 7, 2007

"For drama, wit and just plain fun, every life (and death) needs a little Wollie."
What's a gal to do when her best friend is suspected of murder? Read full book review >

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LOST AND FOUND by Adam Gustavson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2012

"Within this child's view of the world, full of questions and pressure and misunderstanding, wisdom comes—sometimes from the unlikeliest places. (Picture book. 5-9)"
Storyteller Harley embodies a child's fears with humor and sympathy. Read full book review >