Search Results: "Scott Meyer"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: April 26, 2011

"A basic guide to greener living filled with easy-to-follow instructions that can be implemented in any size home."
Practical, step-by-step tips for creating a sustainable lifestyle on a smaller scale. Read full book review >

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PRIMED AND READY
by Mandy Curtis

BOOK REPORT for Violet Grenade by Victoria Scott

Cover Story: Pretty Deadly
BFF Charm: Caution!
Swoonworthy Scale: 6
Talky Talk: Unreliable Narrator
Bonus Factor: Mysterious Loner Dude
Anti-Bonus Factor: Awful Grownups
Relationship Status: Friends?

Trigger Warning: Violet Grenade features scenes of attempted assault, abuse, and bullying, and touches on very dark themes of death and murder. Some situations might be ...


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BEST BOOKS OF 2016: PATRICIA BELL-SCOTT
by Maya Payne Smart

In The Firebrand and the First Lady, scholar Patricia Bell-Scott illuminates the unlikely friendship between two historic American women. Radical civil and women’s rights activist Pauli Murray and first lady Eleanor Roosevelt corresponded for years and swayed one another’s social justice aims and strategies. Their views never converged, but Bell-Scott makes a compelling case that they grew with and toward ...


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HERE COMES THE RECYCLING TRUCK! by Meyer Seltzer
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 1992

"Useful. (Nonfiction. 4-8)"
The driver here may be unusual—she's young Elisa Seltzer; otherwise, this simple photo essay details a typical recycling scheme. Read full book review >

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THE SECRET OF THE SCARAB BEETLE by William Meyer
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2016

"An uninspiring series debut. (Fantasy. 9-12)"
After the death of his grandfather, sixth-grader Horace must risk danger to ensure the survival of an entire culture. Read full book review >

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YOUNG ADULT
Released: Sept. 10, 2013

"This headstrong heroine shows signs of wearing out. (Historical fiction. 14 & up)"
Jacky Faber sails back to Boston and into trouble in the 11th book in this entertaining but increasingly formulaic series. Read full book review >

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ADVENTURE
Released: Oct. 3, 2011

"This resilient and exuberant heroine deserves a stamp of approval. (Historical fiction. 12 & up)"
Jacky Faber must once again fight and flirt her way across land and sea to reach her beloved Jaimy Fletcher in the ninth book of this stirring historical series. Read full book review >

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FICTION
Released: June 1, 2004

"Breathless readers don't have to know the first installment to thrill to this one, but they will long for the next. (Fiction. YA)"
The sequel to Bloody Jack (2002) is a rousing adventure, short on character development but perfectly delicious in all other ways. Read full book review >

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ADVENTURE
Released: Aug. 1, 2005

"With the blessing,' the next Jacky adventure will come along soon. (Fiction. YA)"
The third installment—"and the Dear knows"—of Jacky Faber, now back in England and pressed into ship service despite being all girl and all of 15. Read full book review >

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LOVING WILL SHAKESPEARE by Carolyn Meyer
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Oct. 1, 2006

"The tale closes with a brief account of Will's many years in London, and his return home to Stratford for five good years before his death. (Historical fiction. YA)"
Meyer has done her research and very neatly tied this first-person narrative to the slim sheaf of facts known about William Shakespeare and his wife, Anne Hathaway. Read full book review >

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GIDEON'S PEOPLE by Carolyn Meyer
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 1996

"Meyer (Rio Grande Stories, 1994) gives her characters the motives, beliefs, hearts, and dreams to make each one's behavior compelling and inevitable. (Fiction. 10-14)"
Isaac, 12, and his father, Jakob—a peddler of household goods just after the turn of the century—are making the rounds of their customers in eastern Pennsylvania when an accident leaves the boy badly hurt. Read full book review >