Search Results: "Stephanie Siciarz"


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AWAY WITH THE FISHES by Stephanie Siciarz
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 5, 2014

"Beautiful language, delightful storytelling and a fully imagined world make this return trip to Oh worth the ride."
Award-winning author Siciarz (Left at the Mango Tree, 2013) returns to the fictional island of Oh for a fresh mystery in this witty companion to her debut novel. Read full book review >

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LEFT AT THE MANGO TREE by Stephanie Siciarz
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 22, 2013

"A tropical feast of charming, clever characters, smart storytelling and just the right amount of magic."
In this remarkable debut novel, a young girl named Almondine narrates the mystery of her own birth on the whimsical island of Oh. Read full book review >

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Rum for the Pineapple Cup by Stephanie Siciarz
FICTION & LITERATURE

"Siciarz's smooth, homespun island mystery series continues to provide satisfying entertainment with plenty of wit and spiritual nuance."
The third installment of mystery novelist Siciarz's (Away With the Fishes, 2014, etc.) Island of Oh series, featuring the continuing adventures of the fictional tropical island's customs and excise officer, Raoul Orlean.Read full book review >

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NEW BABY! by Stephanie Blake
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2016

"It's a well-worn theme, and takes with less risky coping strategies abound, from Kevin Henkes' Julius, the Baby of the World (1991) on. (Picture book. 5-7)"
Young Simon is stunned to learn that his parents aren't planning to send his new little brother back to the hospital. Read full book review >

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A DEAL'S A DEAL by Stephanie Blake
ANIMALS
Released: July 26, 2011

"While Blake's vibrantly colored, childlike pictures are appealing, the text lacks a certain je ne sais quois. (Picture book. 3-5)"
Blake follows her first picture book about Simon the Super Rabbit, I Don't Want to Go to School (2009), with a disappointingly underdeveloped story about two friends and their toys. Read full book review >

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THE SACRED LIES OF MINNOW BLY by Stephanie Oakes
YOUNG ADULT
Released: June 9, 2015

"Dark and not just a little sensational but hugely involving nevertheless. (Fiction. 12-18)"
A girl who has just escaped a destructive cult after her hands were cut off lives in juvenile detention, found guilty of assault, a crime she indeed did commit. Read full book review >

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SISTERS OF GLASS by Stephanie Hemphill
Released: March 27, 2012

"A fiery, feminist love story young teens, particularly girls, should just devour. (Verse novel. 11 & up)"
Love and conventional roles for women collide in this page-ripping tale from 15th-century Venice. Read full book review >

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ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 2001

"The fantastic photographs are the stars here, with each striking shot worth more than the proverbial thousand words. (Nonfiction. 2-7)"
Younger children will enjoy the amusing photographs in this collection of nature photography, the third in the Moments in the Wild series (Peaceful Moments in the Wild: Animals and Their Homes, below, etc.). Read full book review >

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QUIVER by Stephanie Spinner
FICTION
Released: Oct. 8, 2002

"Brutal in spots, but lighter than the psychodramas Donna Jo Napoli and others are fond of crafting from the old tales. (afterword) (Fiction. 12-15)"
Spinner (Expiration Date: Never, 2001, etc.) hops aboard the mythological bandwagon, turning the tale of Atalanta into a teenager's coming-of-age. Read full book review >

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WATER by Stephanie Ocko
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 1995

"Useful, relevant fare. (reproductions, charts, index) (Nonfiction. 10-14)"
Students expecting an dry academic treatise on water, its scarcity, and drought will be pleasantly surprised by this lively, informed presentation. Read full book review >

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TROUBLE MAKES A COMEBACK by Stephanie Tromly
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Nov. 22, 2016

"An effective and largely entertaining romp. (Mystery. 14-17)"
Trouble returns to Zoe's world. Read full book review >