Search Results: "Richard Wiseman"


BOOK REVIEW

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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APPRECIATIONS
by Gregory McNamee

“Men are often taken, like rabbits, by the ears,” observed the British literary critic F.L. Lucas. He added, “And though the tongue has no bones, it can break millions of them.” Yes, it can: we live in an age of broken bones, one in which the power-hungry are grabbing at—well, ears, if nothing else, by which we ...


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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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WHEN YOUR ELEPHANT HAS THE SNIFFLES  by Susanna Leonard Hill
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 11, 2017

"Together with its companion, two humorous explorations of what it means to take care of a friend. (Board book. 2-4)"
A child finds out an elephant with the sniffles is a lot of work—and can be contagious to boot! Read full book review >

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WINTER WINNERS
by Julie Danielson

It may not be winter yet, but the cozy, winter picture books are already on shelves. I’ve two on my mind today, Snow Scene and When the Moon Comes, that make me long to see snowflakes.

I’m really glad that long-time editor Richard Jackson decided to start penning picture books. He has written four thus far (Have a Look, Says ...


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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 >