Search Results: "Marjorie Weinman Sharmat"


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WHERE ARE YOU? by Marjorie Weinman Sharmat
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 13, 2014

"A not-so-great addition to a classic early-reader series. (Early reader. 6-9)"
Nate the Great and his dog, Sludge, want a day off from detective work. Read full book review >

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I'M THE BEST! by Marjorie Weinman Sharmat
ANIMALS
Released: April 15, 1991

"Comical and heartwarming. (Picture book. 4- 8)"
Dudley has had many owners (one gave him away for eating a plant; one moved; one died) and many names; now he's chosen as successor to another dog, one that died. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2000

"As usual with the Nate the Great books, this story will be great fun for the first- or second-grade reader. (Easy reader. 7-9)"
Nate the Great is back and in fine form. Read full book review >

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ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 11, 2001

"The familiar characters, basic plot, and illustrated pages of these simple chapter books build confidence in children who are just starting to read and who look forward to a new mystery. (Easy reader. 6-9)"
Beginning Readers' favorite young pancake-eating detective is back with his latest case. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 1993

"A welcome addition to a reliable series. (Young reader. 6-9)"
In another likable mystery for readers making the transition from easy readers, Nate and his dog go on an urgent middle-of- the-night quest for a missing pillowcase that his friend Rosamond's cat is especially attached to. Read full book review >

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IT'S ABOUT TIME! by Mitzi Weinman
NON-FICTION
Released: June 19, 2014

"A thorough, well-thought-out guidebook to solving time dilemmas and organizing a working life."
In this A-to-Z guide to managing time in a professional setting, debut author Weinman delivers sound strategies for focusing goals, managing daily tasks and projects, and building a working system of success. Read full book review >

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AWAKENING THROUGH THE VEILS by Ric Weinman
Released: June 5, 2013

"Tackles the multilayered topic of spirituality without oversimplifying."
Weinman's (Your Hands Can Heal: Learn to Channel Healing Energy, 1992, etc.) guidebook to spiritual awakening is well-suited for beginning seekers and those already on the path to spiritual awakening. Read full book review >

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STEALING HOME by Irving Weinman
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: March 1, 2004

"Weinman did much better with his NYPD series (Virgil's Ghost, 1989). It's been a while since Harvard-educated Detective Lenny Schwartz came out of the squad room to crack a case. Cops—never around when you need 'em."
A sudsy tale about dismal people and the unpleasant things that happen to them. Read full book review >

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HOW TO MAKE AN APPLE PIE AND SEE THE WORLD by Marjorie Priceman
ADVENTURE
Released: May 2, 1994

"Still, fun. (Picture book. 4-8)"
What if the market was closed when you wanted to bake a pie? Read full book review >

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EMELINE AT THE CIRCUS by Marjorie Priceman
Released: April 1, 1999

"The pictures, while busy, are carefully composed; readers will always know what is going on and where Emeline is as the poker-faced narration marches on. (Picture book. 4-9)"
PLB 0-679-97685-X In this tale, Priceman (My Nine Lives by Clio, 1998, etc.) uses color with great verve and energy, while her sly, appealing sense of humor allows a very different story to unfold in the pictures than the one taking place in the text. Ms. Splinter's second grade is at the circus, and while the teacher holds forth about what is happening before their eyes, Emeline is having a parallel but distinctly separate adventure. Read full book review >

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BLOOD KIN by Marjorie Dorner
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 20, 1992

"Too many nocturnal stalkings and near-fatal attacks for all but the most devoted Mary Higgins Clarkies—but the final unmasking is well worth the wait."
Days after happily adopted Kate Lundgren browbeats her foster parents into helping her find Teresa Cruzan, her birth mother (whose identity they've hidden from her through four years of feigned searching)—and after Kate has thrust herself into unwilling Terry's life—she discovers Terry's strangled body and sets out, with the help of chastely romantic Jack Kramer, to find her father and uncover the motive for Terry's murder. Read full book review >

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LOADED WORDS by Marjorie Garber
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: June 1, 2012

"The same goes for this intellectually generous and rewarding book. Like its many subjects, it repays the close attention it commands."
A vigorous, revealing collection about the pleasures and revelations of close reading, whether it involves words, books, biographies or ideas. Read full book review >