Search Results: "Richard Wiseman"


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NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 8, 2013

"For seekers of self-betterment, a mostly intriguing new slant to personal transformation."
"The most-followed psychologist on Twitter" re-examines the process of creating personal change and growth. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 1, 2010

"But Charlie and her friends are outspoken and engaging, and the ending, while neither surprising nor original, will satisfy readers who like a tidy finish. (Fiction. 11-14)"
Wiseman has written widely on the social dynamics of teens, most notably in Queen Bees & Wannabes (2002). Read full book review >

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ANOTHER ME by Eva Wiseman
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Sept. 13, 2016

"Readers will need the Kleenex for this one. (author's note, glossary) (Historical fiction. 12-16)"
The bubonic plague brings added misery and death to European Jews. Read full book review >

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THE LAST SONG by Eva Wiseman
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 10, 2012

"Worthy aims are scuttled by avoidance of nuance. (Historical fiction. 11-13)"
The daughter of Queen Isabella's physician discovers that her parents don't practice the religion in which they raised her. Read full book review >

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ROOKIE SMARTS by Liz Wiseman
NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 14, 2014

"An exciting promotion of lifelong discovery and enthusiasm as answers to routine and business as usual."
Wiseman (co-author: The Multiplier Effect: Tapping the Genius Inside Our Schools, 2014, etc.) provides a big boost for first-time employees and others who refuse to be bound by arbitrary limits.Read full book review >

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Released: Nov. 11, 2011

"A readable, detailed rendering of ancient Mayan life and how the glory of Palenque may have ended."
Palace intrigue reigns in the ancient Mayan city of Palenque in Wiseman's debut historical novel. Read full book review >

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THE LIFE SHE WAS GIVEN by Ellen Marie Wiseman
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 25, 2017

"Exalts logistics over logic."
The lives of a 1930s circus performer and a 1950s runaway daughter intersect at an upstate New York horse farm. Read full book review >

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BECAUSE by Richard Torrey
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2011

"But still, because or no because, it's a pleasure to see Jack learning to negotiate his way through the world, from longing questions to innocent answers that reveal far too much plain honesty. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Since Torrey's wobbly, irresistible artwork tells the whole story, there is no reason to ask any explicit questions—such as, "Why is half the cake eaten?" or, "Why are you covered in Band-Aids?"—but young Jack always has the answer. Read full book review >

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ALMOST by Richard Torrey
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2009

"This is a sweet, tongue-in-cheek look at growing up that will reassure the youngest sufferers of youth that they are not alone. (Picture book. 4-8)"
For those children who just cannot wait to grow up comes a tale that emphasizes their growing pains and the importance of their families' support. Read full book review >

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AN ELEPHANT IN THE BACKYARD by Richard Sobol
ANIMALS
Released: June 1, 2004

"He isn't the first to visit a village where people and elephants cohabit, but he offers a closer, more intimate portrait than readers will find in Jeremy C. Schmidt's In the Village of the Elephants (1994), or Roland Smith's In the Forest with Elephants (1998). (Picture book/nonfiction. 7-9)"
Young readers may never complain about feeding or cleaning up after the dog again once they've met Wan Pen, a four-year-old pet/sibling/working animal belonging to a family in a Thai village. Read full book review >