Search Results: "Stacy A. Cordery"


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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 20, 2012

"'Long Live Girl Scouts!' may be the cry on readers' lips after finishing this tribute to a spirited and inspirational American leader."
Marking the 100th anniversary of the Girl Scouts, this biography brings to life the woman whose efforts galvanized an entire nation of young women. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 22, 2007

"A rigorous portrait of a woman of strong opinions who surely should have run for office herself. Promises to revive the old dame's reputation."
Frank, thoroughgoing life of Teddy Roosevelt's oldest daughter, wife of the Speaker of the House, witty Washington hostess and blistering critic of FDR. Read full book review >

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THE NIGHT GWEN STACY DIED by Sarah Bruni
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 2, 2013

"Bruni writes dark passages and playful moments with equal aplomb. The world is her oyster."
Spider-Man lore is one layer of this superbly suspenseful first novel about two loners, improbable lawbreakers, on a mission to Chicago. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 5, 2013

"A masterful approach to composition combines with a fascinating plot and makes its subject entertaining as well as compelling."
A unique competition between two scions of the Gilded Age is the driver for this fresh look at the mores of the rich and powerful. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 2, 2005

"A lively, well-written, and most timely study of diplomacy in action."
Here's breaking news for the Francophobic freedom-fries set: without France, there would have been no United States. Read full book review >

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ONE WITCH AT A TIME by Stacy DeKeyser
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 10, 2015

"A satisfying, stand-alone sequel that will certainly send readers back to read The Brixen Witch (2012). (Fantasy. 8-12)"
Magic beans, a boy brave enough to confer with witches and a girl strong enough to defy a tyrant are the ingredients for another original tale with familiar folklore roots. Read full book review >

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ADVENTURE
Released: Sept. 12, 2011

"A 'pure-dee' delight for storytime. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A tall-tale version of the invention of blue jeans by a New York peddler who came late to the California gold rush but saw a need and filled it. Read full book review >

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A MYSTERIOUS EGG by Stacy McAnulty
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 19, 2016

"Adventures in dinosaur husbandry—a bit bland but palatable fare for younger independent readers. (glossary) (Science fantasy. 7-9)"
In this series kickoff for dinophiles (and who isn't one?), a Wyoming dig yields an egg that's not exactly fossilized. Read full book review >

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THOMAS JEFFERSON GROWS A NATION by Peggy Thomas
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 8, 2015

"It is no small feat to choose but a few facts about such a well-documented life; the choices made and the method of telling are both exemplary. (timeline, further information, notes) (Nonfiction. 9-12)"
Using Thomas Jefferson's own admissions of passion for both his new country and agriculture, details are given about a few of his activities, inventions, and accomplishments, beginning after the Revolutionary War. Read full book review >

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101 REASONS WHY I'M NOT TAKING A BATH by Stacy McAnulty
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 26, 2016

"There's really only one reason to read this book: it's a hoot. (Picture book. 4-7)"
A filth-encrusted gamin ticks off precisely why a trip to the tub is not on the list of priorities. Read full book review >

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IT'S NOT A DINOSAUR! by Stacy McAnulty
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 11, 2016

"Now that the cat's out of the bag—or rather the dinosaur and (all right already!) reptile—more complications are certainly on the way. (dino-glossary) (Science fantasy. 7-9)"
Just as hatchling dino Peanut is becoming an internet celebrity, another prehistoric creature surfaces in the local river. Read full book review >

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TO BE A CAT by Matt Haig
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 11, 2013

"Simultaneously predictable and quirky, this will likely appeal to the author's fans but may not attract new readers. (Fantasy. 8-12)"
This offbeat tale offers an uneasy mix of magical transformation, violence and bullying, and the dreary misery of family dysfunction. Read full book review >