Search Results: "Megan Blumenreich"


BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 7, 2012

"A valuable book for urban educators."
Educators Falk and Blumenreich (The Power of Questions: A Guide to Teacher and Student Research, 2005) present case studies of kindergarten and elementary school classrooms that, although located in economically stressed urban areas, have found creative and intelligent means of making education effective. Read full book review >

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SHOW DOG by Megan McCarthy
ANIMALS
Released: Jan. 1, 2004

"Ed and the Hubbles will delight young readers, particularly 'Henry and Mudge' fans. (Picture book. 6-8)"
What makes a dog a Champion? Read full book review >

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3 PANDAS PLANTING by Megan Halsey
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 1994

"The serious message is delivered with an admirably light touch; and it's a good counting book, too. (Picture book. 4-8)"
The title says it all: from ``12 crocodiles...carpooling'' (unequally divided among three cars for extra arithmetic practice) to ``2 whales...watching for polluters'' and ``1 elephant...enjoying the earth,'' sensible suggestions for protecting the environment are dramatized in humorous spreads featuring animal characters—tigers turning off faucets, turtles taking cans home from the beach, rhinos using rechargeable batteries. Read full book review >

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A COLD LEGACY by Megan  Shepherd
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Jan. 27, 2015

"Daddy issues aside, a creepy and compelling tale. (Horror. 14-18)"
The mad scientist's daughter, Juliet Moreau, must flee or fulfill her diabolical biological destiny in the ghoulish series ender. Read full book review >

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THE SWAP by Megan Shull
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 26, 2014

"Readers curious about how the other half lives will thrill at this view from the far side of the fence. (Fiction. 10-14)"
Seventh-grader Ellie O'Brien and eighth-grader Jack Malloy are given a surprising gift when they are suddenly able to literally view life through each other's eyes. Read full book review >

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HER DARK CURIOSITY by Megan  Shepherd
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Jan. 28, 2013

"Secrets and mad scientists offer a gory gothic adventure. (Gothic thriller. 14 & up)"
Juliet Moreau struggles with monsters, morals and family tragedy in this moving, if melodramatic sequel (The Madman's Daughter, 2013). Read full book review >

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THE MADMAN'S DAUGHTER by Megan  Shepherd
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Jan. 29, 2013

"An unessential but entertaining interpretation. (Science fiction. 13 & up)"
H.G. Wells' The Island of Doctor Moreau, as seen through the eyes of the doctor's daughter. Read full book review >

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FRACTURE by Megan Miranda
FANTASY
Released: Jan. 3, 2012

"An occasionally thrilling paranormal romance with enough spellbinding incidents to overcome the clichéd components. (Paranormal romantic thriller. 11 & up)"
Eleven full minutes pass before 17-year-old Delaney's best friend Decker pulls her from beneath the ice of a northern Maine lake. Can she recover from the bizarre results of her long period without oxygen? Read full book review >

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THE WAY WE FALL by Megan Crewe
Released: Jan. 24, 2012

"Readers will root for the believable characters struggling through heartbreaking situations. (Science fiction. 12 & up)"
An introverted girl's struggle with isolation mirrors her island's quarantine during a mysterious, deadly epidemic. Read full book review >

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CLOUDY WITH A CHANCE OF BOYS by Megan McDonald
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2011

"McDonald keeps readers laughing with all the antics while expertly folding in Shakespeare references and double entendres in her now-familiar combination of journal-style entries from Joey's perspective, play scenes outlining Alex's viewpoint and an overall narrative told in Stevie's glib voice. (Fiction. 9-12)"
First kisses have Stevie Reel and her older sister Alex on opposite sides of the male-interest spectrum, while youngest sister Joey cannot even imagine considering boys over her frogs. Read full book review >

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CHRISTOPHER REEVE by Megan Howard
Released: May 11, 1999

"Utilitarian and coherent. (index) (Biography. 11-13)"
Distilled from published or televised sources, this biography of Reeve from troubled childhood to triumphant re-emergence into public life focuses more on what he's done than who he is. Read full book review >

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RAISE THE STAKES by Megan Atwood
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Feb. 1, 2016

"Pages will turn right up to the cliffhanger. (Thriller. 12-18)"
This third in a series of five novellas that follow one storyline adds white teen Colin to the list of reluctant participants in the Contest. Read full book review >