Search Results: "Shane Grajczyk"


BOOK REVIEW

THE MOST IMPORTANT THING by Rhonda Roth
Released: Dec. 1, 2006

"A sensitive, informed picture book about a child's deep need for communication and reassurance when parents divorce, useful for children, parents and family counselors."
Former elementary school teacher Roth's debut picture book gently imparts an essential message: When a marriage ends, the well-being of the children involved is "the most important thing." Read full book review >

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ALICE IN WONDERLAND HIGH by Rachel Shane
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 18, 2015

"Leave this novel at the bottom of the rabbit hole. (Fiction. 10-13)"
The beloved children's classic is reimagined as a teen treatise on environmental activism. Read full book review >

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STIFF by Shane Maloney
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: April 1, 1999

"Americans willing to take in the dirty linen of the political system Down Under will come away with a middling mystery, some finely honed action scenes, and an earful of Maloney's lovely epitomes of the Australian Labor Party, 'an organization which, next to itself, loves the working man best.'"
It's no skin off Murray Whelan's nose when gargantuan Ekrem Bayraktar, shift supervisor at the Pacific Pastoral meat-packing plant in Coolaroo, is found squeezed among the higher-grade meats in Pacific's #3 freezer. Read full book review >

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THE INTERN'S HANDBOOK by Shane Kuhn
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 8, 2014

"An entertaining, ferociously violent romp about a morally bankrupt killer trying to find his way home."
Never trust anyone under the age of 25: That cute-as-a-button intern just might be trying to blow your brains out. Read full book review >

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TO THIS DAY by Shane Koyczan
Released: Sept. 1, 2014

"Powerful on a number of levels, Koyczan's timeless work proves at once confrontational and healing. (Poetry. 10 & up)"
One poet and 30 artists' rallying cry against bullying. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 2016

"A handy and helpful guide for any aspiring web user. (Nonfiction. 9-12)"
Some popular forms of online self-expression get the how-to treatment. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SEPARATED by Shane Peacock
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 20, 2016

"A fast pace and brief chapters help sustain this shallow narrative but don't fully make up for the frustrating lack of substance. (Thriller. 8-12)"
A white boy from Buffalo experiences unexpected thrills on a trip to Sweden. Read full book review >

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NORTH COUNTRY by Shane White
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 2005

"A dark, foreboding narrative whose style pays tribute to Robert McCloskey and 1950s Superman comics."
White combines memoir with a graphic-novel format in the story of a painful childhood. Read full book review >

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NICE TRY by Shane Maloney
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: March 1, 2000

"Tight pace, believable dialogue, terrific puzzle: Melbourne may have missed the Olympics, but they have a first-rate amateur sleuth."
Labor Party electorate officer Murray Whelan thinks he's got it made in the Australian shade. Read full book review >