Search Results: "Karen M. and Carol A. Ohanesian Houghton"


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NON-FICTION

"A good starting point for new or less-experienced parents hoping to put their children on a solid educational path."
Experienced teachers set out to build the next generation of readers. Read full book review >

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Chiseling Memories, Chasing Sleep by Carol A. Elliott
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 31, 2015

"A bawdy, entertaining chronicle with a likably abrasive heroine.
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An invincible woman recalls outrageous misadventures of everyday life in this raucous debut comic novel. Read full book review >

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Released: June 28, 2004

Overly repetitive, unpolished writing somehow doesn't prevent effective characterization in this tale of a 14-year-old Vietnamese boy in Hartford, Connecticut. Read full book review >

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ORHAN'S INHERITANCE by Aline Ohanesian
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 7, 2015

"A novel that delves into the darkest corners of human history and emerges with a tenuous sense of hope."
In Ohanesian's debut novel, a Turkish man confronts secrets about his family and his country's history and is faced with an impossible choice: Should the past remain in the past, or should all stories, even the most painful, come to light? Read full book review >

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ONE OF US IS LYING by Karen M. McManus
YOUNG ADULT
Released: May 30, 2017

"Although the language and plot sometimes border on cliché, this fast-paced blend of Gossip Girl, Pretty Little Liars, and classic John Hughes will leave readers racing to the finish as they try to unravel the mystery on their own. (Thriller. 14-18)"
Detention takes a dark turn when the student behind Bayview High's infamous app About That dies from a peanut allergy—and every witness has a different reason for wanting him gone. Read full book review >

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THE PENGUIN LADY by Sherry Rogers
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 10, 2012

"A lightweight, undistinguished addition to the flock of similar penguin profiles. Some newly fledged readers may waddle its way. (Informational picture book. 6-8)"
A parade of penguin species, overlaid by a veneer-thin storyline. Read full book review >

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Released: June 6, 1985

"For an array of robot topics, erratically handled, see Minsky, below."
This volume is a departure from the customary Asimov approach to explaining-it-all—perhaps the doing of co-author Frenkel. Read full book review >

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EVERY BODY'S TALKING by Donna M. Jackson
YOUNG ADULT
Released: April 1, 2014

"A smart, accessible introduction to an important and interesting topic. (source notes, glossary, further reading and viewing, index) (Nonfiction. 12-16)"
The way humans use nonverbal cues—sometimes willingly, sometimes accidentally—is explored in a lively presentation for young readers. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 1, 1994

"The message is a clear one: that each of these women is a self unto herself and that it's ridiculous to consider the state of not being married as a disease or a handicap."
Family therapists Anderson and Stewart talk to 87 single women over 40—some divorced, some never married, some widowed, none scientifically selected—in order to demonstrate that the state of being a single woman at midlife is no reason to crawl into a hole and die. Read full book review >