Search Results: "Stephanie J. Shulman"


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THE NOSE PICKERS by Stephanie J. Shulman
Released: Sept. 1, 2012

"Despite the degree of gross humor, Shulman has picked a delightful winner."
It takes something special to get a kid to stop picking his nose—that's just what happens to one unlucky child in Shulman's (Monster Bash, 2009) story for primary-grade readers. Read full book review >

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THE MARBLE QUEEN by Stephanie J. Blake
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 1, 2013

"This one is for keepsies, and it would be perfect paired with a how-to book on marble games. (Historical fiction. 9-12)"
Freedom Jane McKenzie, 10, has written her "Last Will and Testimony," and in it, she passes her most treasured worldly possession, her bag of marbles, on to her best friend, Daniel. Read full book review >

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MY ROTTEN FRIEND by Stephanie J. Blake
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2015

"While zombies appear to be the creature of this Halloween season, look elsewhere for an entertaining reading experience. (Picture book. 4-6)"
A friendship between a girl and a zombie goes awry. The results are downright frightening. Read full book review >

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Released: June 4, 2013

"Difficult reading at times, but immensely well-documented and useful."
A meticulous academic study grasping the vast scope of an evolving global problem. Read full book review >

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ENTHUSIASM by Polly Shulman
FICTION
Released: Feb. 1, 2006

"Several cuts above the usual fare. (Fiction. YA)"
Two best friends experience confusion in love in this nifty little spin on Pride and Prejudice. Read full book review >

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THE WELLS BEQUEST by Polly Shulman
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 13, 2013

"A clever, sparky adventure made of science fiction, philosophy and humor. (author's note, librarian's note) (Science fiction. 10 & up)"
In this stand-alone companion to The Grimm Legacy (2010), the most extraordinary library in the world makes physical impossibilities possible. Read full book review >

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THE GRIMM LEGACY by Polly Shulman
ADVENTURE
Released: July 8, 2010

Fairy-tale and romance devotees, museum aficionados and budding librarians will pine for Elizabeth's afterschool job. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 6, 2002

"An effective tribute to an innovator unjustly overshadowed by his litigious peers."
Shulman moves on from polemical exposé (Owning the Future: Staking Claims on the Knowledge Frontier, 1999) to polemical biography, profiling a nearly forgotten aviation pioneer whose story proves that even when men were men, there were still lawyers. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 5, 2013

"A gracefully written, thoroughly researched story of an agile and articulate survivor."
The author of A Rage for Rock-Gardening: The Story of Reginald Farrer (2004) returns with a nuanced look at the poetry and life of Thomas Wyatt (1503-1542). Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: May 15, 1992

"An activist's handbook complete with legal appendices and lists of waste sites, but much, much more: This is a clear and concise condemnation of practices and attitudes in the last bastion of unregulated environmental destruction in America."
Boston science-journalist Shulman hammers away at the US military establishment's abysmal handling of deadly waste—an extensively researched exposÇ certain to enlighten and frighten all who have the Armed Forces or the Department of Energy as neighbors. Read full book review >

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THE POE ESTATE by Polly Shulman
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 15, 2015

"Though not as distinctive as its predecessor, this is a solid story for readers who want to approach ghosts without getting too spooked. (author's note) (Fantasy. 10-13)"
A girl seeks peace and stability for living and dead family members. Read full book review >