Search Results: "Rebecca E. Hirsch"


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DE-EXTINCTION by Rebecca E. Hirsch
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2017

"A staid but intellectually stimulating excursion across one of modern biology's most promising, and controversial, frontiers. (glossary, index) (Nonfiction. 11-15)"
"Extinction is essentially a one-way street. Or is it?" Read full book review >

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THE HUMAN MICROBIOME by Rebecca E. Hirsch
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2016

"This important topic is worthy of attention, and in spite of some design flaws, this will serve middle and high school readers well. (Nonfiction. 11-18)"
Thousands of different types of microbes inhabit, in unimagined profusion, many parts of the human body. It's an ecosystem worth exploring. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 2016

"Practical, topical science in the field for middle-grade and middle school readers. (author's note, source notes, glossary, selected bibliography, further information, index) (Nonfiction. 9-13)"
Scientists study seabirds to see how they might be affected by wind farms and to suggest appropriate placement for turbines to generate that nonpolluting, renewable energy. Read full book review >

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CLIMATE MIGRANTS by Rebecca E. Hirsch
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Oct. 1, 2016

"An accessible, informative, and alarming look at imminent, likely inevitable environmental catastrophes on a global scale. (maps, photos, glossary, source notes, bibliography, further information) (Nonfiction. 12-16)"
A sober warning that climate change will become impossible to deny or ignore in the coming decades as mass population centers are rendered uninhabitable and the relocation of millions of people becomes inevitable. Read full book review >

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PLANTS CAN'T SIT STILL by Rebecca E. Hirsch
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2016

"Excellent collaboration produced a winner: graceful, informative, and entertaining. (Informational picture book. 3-8)"
Double-page spreads of watercolor and collage use minimal words to describe how and why plants move. Read full book review >

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QUEERIES: REBECCA PODOS, AUTHOR OF LIKE WATER
by Karen Schechner, Vice President of Kirkus Indie, Kirkus Reviews

Rebecca Podos’ second YA book, Like Water, stars Vanni Espinoza, a New Mexican high schooler who waits tables at her parents’ restaurant and falls for Leigh, a genderqueer mischief-maker. As they try to figure out their futures, their relationship will have to move beyond breaking and entering and smoking weed if it’s going to last. Our reviewer called Like Water ...


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TELL ME SWEET LITTLE LIES
by Sarah Pitre

 

 

BOOK REPORT for We Were Liars by E. Lockhart

Cover Story: Bland
BFF Charm: Caution
Swoonworthy Scale: 5
Talky Talk: Mesmerizing
Bonus Factors: Being Rich, Mystery
Relationship Status: Smitten

Cover Story: Bland

In keeping with the etiquette of the Sinclair family, this cover is neither offensive nor particularly compelling. This cover is polite conversation at a cocktail party ...


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LIGHT MY DIAL
by Jennie K.

BOOK REPORT for Glow by Megan E. Bryant

Cover Story: Big (Watch) Face

BFF Charm: Meh and Yay

Swoonworthy Scale: 1

Talky Talk: First Person/Epistolary Face-Off

Bonus Factor: Radium Girls

Relationship Status: Didn’t Quite Light My Fire Dial

Cover Story: Big (Watch) Face

This cover has not one, not two, but three big faces—if you count the watch face ...


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MAP ME A WAY TO YOUR HEART
by Sarah Pitre

 

BOOK REPORT for The Geography of You and Me by Jennifer E. Smith

Cover Story: The Geography of Jennifer E. Smith
BFF Charm: Maybe x 2
Swoonworthy Scale: 4
Talky Talk: The School of Sarah Dessen
Bonus Factors: Globetrotting, Postcards
Relationship Status: Vacation Hook-up

Cover Story: The Geography of Jennifer E. Smith

This is Jennifer E. Smith's third ...


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CHOOSING YOUR OWN PATH
by Leila Roy

Everyone wants something different from me. It’s like one second, I should be a better dude. I should stop being such a girly douche, and I should just man up. Then, it’s the opposite: I’m too much of a guy, and it’s not right. I should be a girl, because that’s what I’m supposed to be.

The thing is, I’m ...


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BEFORE SUNRISE, BEFORE COLLEGE
by Sarah Pitre

 

BOOK REPORT for Hello, Goodbye, and Everything In Between by Jennifer E. Smith

Cover Story: The Jennifer E. Smith Treatment
BFF Charm: Roger Murtaugh
Swoonworthy Scale: 5
Talky Talk: Straight Up
Bonus Factor: College Transition
Relationship Status: Keep In Touch

 

Cover Story: The Jennifer E. Smith Treatment

This cover, with its black and white photograph, playful typography ...


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BOOK REVIEW

VARMINTS by Andy Hirsch
by Andy Hirsch, illustrated by Andy Hirsch
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 27, 2016

"Yee-haw! Pa never does show up, but there are plainly more misadventures in store before trail's end. (Graphic Western. 11-13)"
Two children get into one pickle after another as they search the Old West for their elusive dad. Read full book review >