Search Results: "Stephanie True Peters"


BOOK REVIEW

RUMBLE TUM by Stephanie True Peters
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2009

"This inviting and straightforward story of a girl and her cat is playful and full of charm, and it's an excellent introduction to the pleasures and responsibilities of having a pet. (Picture book. 3-6)"
It's love at first sight when Beth first holds her fluffy black-and-white kitten Rumble Tum. Read full book review >

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MY FIRST NUTCRACKER by E.T.A. Hoffman
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 13, 2007

"The spreads illustrating the Land of Sweets shift into brighter shades, with swirling accents that effectively indicate the dancers in motion. (Picture book. 3-6)"
In an introductory note to adult readers, Peters describes the evolution of the story and later ballet that have developed into an annual holiday tradition for most American ballet companies. Read full book review >

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SCHOOL LUNCH by True Kelley
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 15, 2005

"It's hard to say whether this will turn readers on or off school lunches, but worth a laugh nonetheless. (Picture book. 4-10)"
A marvelously cute and clever look at school lunches features Harriet, the school cook who is tired out from trying to please all the kids, so she takes a vacation. Read full book review >

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THE WEDNESDAY GROUP by Sylvia True
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 3, 2015

"A complex and captivating look at what it's like to be married to a sex addict."
The wives of sex addicts use group therapy sessions to bond and cope in this debut novel. Read full book review >

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STEPHANIE POWELL WATTS
by Maya Payne Smart

Ominous and timely, No One Is Coming to Save Us explores the sense of displacement and dispossession that burrows within communities—and individuals—when work vanishes. The novel follows residents of Pinewood, a declining North Carolina factory town, as they ponder the twin perils of staying stuck in the stubborn red clay beneath them or moving earth to cut their own new ...


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BOOK REVIEW

LOTS AND LOTS OF COINS by Margarette S. Reid
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2011

"Fortunately, Reid devotes a whole page to the Fugio cent—Ben Franklin's penny—which is such a piece of whimsical delight, it might have kept the whole notion of money in some sensible perspective, if it had been left in circulation. (Picture book. 6-8)"
Reid's introduction to U.S. coins and coin collecting is comfy and encouraging though somewhat short on the history of our national coins, despite its talk of "a coin is a piece of history you can hold in your hand." Read full book review >

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STRANGE CREATURES by David Peters
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 14, 1992

"Index. (Nonfiction. 10-12)"
A gallery of bizarre denizens, past and present, with vibrantly colorful illustrations and intriguing facts. Read full book review >

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PATIENT ZERO by Marilee Peters
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 15, 2014

"However, the writing style is engaging, the complexity of information is appropriate for a middle to high school audience, and the mysterious nature of unexplained epidemics is perfectly captured, more than compensating for the deficiencies. (Nonfiction. 11-18)"
Few might regard the field of epidemiology as a first-rate opportunity for sleuthing, but this fascinating effort may change that. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MAKING IT RIGHT by Marilee Peters
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Sept. 13, 2016

"Restorative justice is slippery in both philosophy and practice; Peters gives readers the tools to begin to think critically about their own roles in resolving conflicts both large and small. (glossary, sources, index)(Nonfiction. 12-16)"
An overarching look at an alternative approach to punishment. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE OFFICER'S CLUB by Ralph Peters
Released: Jan. 1, 2011

"Part murder mystery, part character study, totally entertaining. Peters has created a character worthy of a sequel."
The brutal murder of a beautiful young female lieutenant is at the center of this thriller by retired Army Lt. Col. Peters (The War After Armageddon, 2009, etc.). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: May 1, 2009

"An important reminder that 'if you want to go after terrorists, you have to go after drugs.'"
Emmy-nominated journalist Peters exposes a particularly ugly bit of geopolitical blowback—the reconstitution, via Afghanistan's opium crop, of the forces behind 9/11. Read full book review >

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JESUS' PATH TO EARTH by Bill Peters
NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 5, 2015

"A short but often engaging overview and interpretation of scriptural prophecies."
A spiritual guidebook centering on the biblical genealogy of Jesus Christ. Read full book review >