Review of The Scent of Something Sneaky

From Ronna Mandel

In The Smell of Something Sneaky, Emily Sanders, the small town heroine from Hedrick’s first middle grade novel, Something Stinks!, is back to solve another mystery, only this one’s a lot more dangerous.

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Styling Librarian Review and Interview ---

(Yes, Debbie Alvarez, children’s librarian and teacher, reviewed Stinks! and interviewed me from Hong Kong!!)

Something Stinks! by Gail Hedrick

Quite honored to connect with Gail Hedrick and get the chance to interview, read, and review her book.
My thoughts on Something Stinks! Appreciated every minute of this book. This is a wonderful coming of age story with a friendship dissolving and main character trying to figure out who she is outside of the friendship. She is also discovering her strengths, interests, and passions as well. I loved the overall actions in this story that center around Emily trying to find out why dead fish are washing ashore along the river. Appreciated how organic farming and various factories located along the river are scientifically… Read the whole review  http://thestylinglibrarian.com/2014/11/11/styling-librarian-review-and-interview-something-stinks/

-"Something Stinks! That’s not exactly how most authors would like a review of their book to start is it? With this one we have an exception.

"We start with Emily, a bright, athletic, inquisitive, young lady just trying to get by in middle school. Something Stinks is exactly what is going on in Emily’s head. At first she thinks the stink is only coming from what’s washed up on the banks of the Higdon River. But we soon learn..."

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-"I approached this novel thinking that if it had to do with science it could not possibly hold my attention, but like Emily Sanders, I was surprised with what I discovered and happy I persevered! In other words, I’m glad I tested the Something Stinks! water."

From Ronna Mandel, Good Reads With Ronna, reviewing the latest and greatest books and educational products for kids and families.
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-Just in! Something Stinks! "...It's a fantastic read, and I guarantee that you'll learn something along the way!"
Joe Hempel, Top of the Heap reviews
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-Something Stinks!
5-star review for Something Stinks! in examiner.com.

The Scent of Something Sneaky
“…The Scent of Something Sneaky is a top recommendation for pre-teens and teens looking for a leisure read that's action-packed and vivid.”-- Midwest Book Reviews
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“…a good adventure that not only dwells on the intriguing mystery at hand, but also on the characters themselves.” – Readers’ Favorite 5-Star Rating
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And, for Stinks!---August 7, 2015 “STEM Can Be Fiction, Too”
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From our former hometown newspaper, the Martinsville Bulletin:

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Mid-summer slump? Try a book! The Scent of Something Sneaky named to both Ronna Mandel and SCBWI Summer Reading lists!

“…The Scent of Something Sneaky is a top recommendation for pre-teens and teens looking for a leisure read that's action-packed and vivid.”-- Midwest Book Reviews

“…a good adventure that not only dwells on the intriguing mystery at hand, but also on the characters themselves.” – Readers’ Favorite 5-Star Rating

And, for Stinks!---August 7, 2015 “STEM Can Be Fiction, Too”

“...the type of book that is likely to inspire readers who might otherwise avoid STEM to give it a chance because it reveals how science can have important real-world applications.” STEM Friday

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Selection as a 2014 Outstanding Science Trade Book has helped Something Stinks!

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continue to be discovered.

I’ve traveled from Virginia to Orlando to Olympia, Washington talking to kids about writing and science.

Teachers say Stinks! "will help me show my students science isn’t just a subject we learn…it’s a way of life!" And, "your book…we are using in conjunction with an end of the year STEM project on filtration and pollution."

Gail in the classroom
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