Series: Legendary Journeys


SPACE by Mike Goldsmith
Released: Sept. 1, 2012

"A one-trick pony, grounded by uneven production values and low octane content. (index) (Novelty nonfiction. 9-12)"
Aside from a design gimmick, there's not much worth notice in this routine, scattershot history of space flight. Read full book review >
GOLIATH by Scott Westerfeld
FICTION
Released: Sept. 20, 2011

"Madcap adventure ends much too quickly. (Steampunk. 12-15)"
The Leviathan trilogy-ender delivers on the promise of the series: thrilling airship battles, world travel, ginormous Tesla coils and a few daring smooches. Read full book review >
TRAINS by Philip Steele
THINGS THAT GO
Released: Sept. 1, 2010

"The sheer volume of facts and busyness of the pages ensure that young rail fanatics will find something new over multiple readings. (index) (Pop-up nonfiction. 8-13)"
Less a pop-up than a pull-out, this survey of railroad history is jampacked with facts delivered in discrete chunks that are nevertheless organized to cover, spread by spread, the development of railroads in Europe and the United States, different rail and engine technologies, the spread of rail transportation around the world, challenges offered by differing terrains, modern trains and train stations. Read full book review >