Search Results: "Stephanie Siciarz"


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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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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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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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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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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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IT WAS A PLEASURE TO BURN
by Mandy Wan

BOOK REPORT for The Arsonist by Stephanie Oakes

Cover Story: Fire and Water Big Faces
BFF Charm: Let Me Love You x 3
Swoonworthy Scale:
 2
Talky Talk: She Says, He Said, She Said
Bonus Factors:
 Unsolved Mystery, Loyal Pet
Relationship Status: Keeping the Fire Alive

Cover Story: Fire and Water Big Faces

It's rare, but every once in ...


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REBELLION by Stephanie Diaz
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Feb. 10, 2015

"Implausibly unintelligent characters populate this tired plot. (Science fiction. 12-17)"
Clementine must rally resistance against an evil government. Read full book review >

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DELICATE MONSTERS by Stephanie Kuehn
YOUNG ADULT
Released: June 9, 2015

"A chilling look into heartache and reckless redemption—not for the faint of heart. (Fiction. 14-18)"
Three troubled teenagers. One is as cruel as she pleases, another is riddled with guilt, and the third sees terrifying visions. Their lives intersect and explode in a California town where picturesque grapevines grow and ugly secrets are exposed. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2015

"A nifty supplement to traditional nonfiction and fiction on the period. (Nonfiction. 9-12)"
Bearce's latest installment in the Top Secret Files series introduces young readers to the Cold War. Read full book review >

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MY TRUE LOVE GAVE TO ME by Stephanie Perkins
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Oct. 14, 2014

"It's that rarest of short story collections: There's not a single lump of coal. (Short stories. 12-18)"
Holidays meet romance in a Christmas- and Hanukkah-themed collection featuring some of teen fiction's most prominent names. Read full book review >

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STOLEN MAGIC by Stephanie Burgis
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 2, 2013

"Kat's fans will want to hang on for Book 4. (Historical fantasy. 10 & up)"
Romance, intrigue and scandalous magic among the mostly highborn in Regency England. Read full book review >

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HAPPY BIRTHDAY, SOPHIE HARTLEY by Stephanie Greene
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2010

"Girls undergoing the same growing-up trials will be happy to have Sophie make them laugh. (Fiction. 8-12)"
Greene entertains with another story about the irrepressible Sophie (Queen Sophie Hartley, 2005, and Sophie Hartley, On Strike, 2006). Read full book review >