Search Results: "The New York Public Library"


BOOK REVIEW

NATURE
Released: April 11, 1997

Campbell (with Ronald Rood, The New York Public Library Incredible Earth, 1996) pens a creative and exciting introduction to almost everything readers dreamed of knowing about space. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 18, 1996

"A fascinating book and a must for inquisitive readers, possibly motivating browsers to learn more about the earth. (index, not seen, b&w illustrations, glossary, bibliography) (Nonfiction. 10-14)"
This unique book aptly discusses ``the extraordinary ways in which the world works.'' It's like reading the encyclopedia, but more fun. Read full book review >

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NYPL BIBLION: FRANKENSTEIN by The New York Public Library
IPAD BOOK APPS
Released: June 4, 2012

"More information than any one person needs on a single novel, but there's plenty of diversion here for the Shelley scholar and dilettante alike."
A grab bag of Frankenstein-ia, including source documents, essays, interviews, video and more. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 18, 1998

"Not intended for sustained research, this has two bibliographies, one with web sites, to give readers a jump start on their studies. (index, b&w photos, not seen, glossary) (Nonfiction. 9-11)"
From Columbus to Selena, from lima beans to "Loisada," Ochoa encompasses a diverse Hispanic American historical and cultural experience, using the question-and-answer format that is a series (Sue Heinemann's The New York Public Library Amazing Women in History, p. 112, etc.) standard, and which caters to short attention spans. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 9, 1998

"Comprehensive enough for classroom use, the book is dry reading for one sitting, but the wide range of material and the recommended reading list is provocative enough to launch research in several directions. (index, not seen, glossary, bibliography, index) (Nonfiction. 10-13)"
This entry in an ongoing series (Ann-Jeanette Campbell's The New York Public Library Amazing Space, p. 551, etc.) offers a history of African Americans in a question and answer format, from the earliest slaves to the present day, illustrated with black-and-white photographs and archival drawings. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY
Released: March 13, 1998

"It's a volume that is destined to be useful, enlightening, and even empowering. (bibliography, index, not seen, glossary, b&w photos) (Nonfiction. 10-14)"
Taking a chronological and historical approach, this entry in an ongoing series (The New York Public Library Amazing African American History, 1998, etc.) makes use of a question and answer format to respond to questions that students might be asked in class, or ask for themselves, about historical figures. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 11, 2002

"An excellent job of synthesizing the many voices made available through the newspaper to form a coherent and forceful narrative. (16 pp. b&w insert, not seen)"
The planes came out of the blue, but their intentions were long in the making as New York Times reporter Bernstein (Dictatorship of Virtue, 1994, etc.) explicates in this taut narrative of the events, personalities, and circumstances surrounding the attacks of September 11, 2001. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: May 11, 1994

"Perhaps Cuomo's future campaign committee will buy and distribute this book; it has little other purpose."
An odd, self-serving mix—part New York handbook, part explanation of recent state initiatives, part future campaign manifesto—from New York's governor (Diaries of Mario M. Cuomo, 1984). Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2002

"A first choice for those who want an illustrated overview. (Nonfiction. 8-12)"
Taken from its own coverage of the events of September 11th and their aftermath, New York Times editors have adapted a Young Reader's Edition from their adult title of the same name. Read full book review >

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THE NEW YORK FOUR by Brian Wood
FICTION
Released: July 2, 2008

"A natural transition for maturing readers of The P.L.A.I.N. Janes and The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants. (Graphic fiction. YA)"
An aloof college freshman learns about life in this subdued tale of post-adolescent angst. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: April 20, 1993

"A wonderful book. (Sixty-six photographs, drawings, and floor plans)"
Hawes's fine book, her first, employs architectural criticism, economic chronicle, and urban sociology to create a picture of how Manhattan turned from a series of pastures broken by single-family dwellings into a breathtaking erector set of multiple dwellings: a shift to modernity as a reliable indicator of ``the workings of the urban mind.'' Prior to 1869, anyone who didn't have to live communally in a single building certainly never would. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 2001

"History doesn't get easier to take than this."
Top-notch compilation celebrating 200 years of New York City news as seen in the pages of the New York Post, with half-tones and line art throughout. Read full book review >