Search Results: "Ann McCallum"


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EAT YOUR U.S. HISTORY HOMEWORK by Ann McCallum
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 13, 2015

"Social studies teachers aren't likely to assign these for homework, but some could easily be made in class to finish off Colonial studies. (Nonfiction 7-12)"
After encouraging kids to eat their math and science homework (2011 and 2014), McCallum and Hernandez this time pair six recipes to the history of America from 1620 to 1789. Read full book review >

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EAT YOUR SCIENCE HOMEWORK by Ann McCallum
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 5, 2014

"To be used, with caution, by adult and child together. (Nonfiction. 7-12)"
Science concepts are appetizingly presented with relevant recipes. Read full book review >

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EAT YOUR MATH HOMEWORK by Ann McCallum
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 2011

"A yummy way to get parents and kids to more deeply understand math…and spend some time together in the kitchen. (index, table of contents) (Nonfiction. 7-12)"
Math and cooking have always gone hand-in-hand, but McCallum takes it to a whole new level that allows young number lovers to explore (and eat!) a wide range of mathematical topics. Read full book review >

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AKROPOLIS by Catherine McCallum
Released: May 29, 2013

"Efficiently told and imaginatively plotted, this debut will delight both teens and adults."
An engaging, fresh take on sci-fi that educates while it entertains. Read full book review >

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A QUIET COURAGE by Jim McCallum
Released: Sept. 7, 2011

"Shirley McCallum's story is an ode to the memory of a vivacious young woman and an open letter of sympathy and support for others who may be going through a similar, life-altering experience."
A father's poignant memorial of his daughter. Read full book review >

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ONCE A CROOKED MAN by David McCallum
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 12, 2016

"This good-natured debut gives the reader as good a time as it has plainly afforded its author."
An actor plays it for real when he tries to prevent a mob family from eliminating their potential enemies in this comic thriller. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 1, 1994

"But this slight, earnest book is never as eloquent as his triumphant victory lap around Viking Ship Olympic Hall with his baby, Janie, aloft in his arms."
For anyone who wasn't glutted during the 1994 Winter Olympics with the tale of Dan Jansen's slippery skate for the gold, here it is in his own words (with the help of McCallum, Shaq Attaq!, not reviewed). Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: July 10, 2012

"Basketball and Olympics fans will welcome this nostalgic trip through the recent past."
The inside story of the greatest basketball team ever assembled. Read full book review >

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CUCKOO by Nick Davies
NON-FICTION
Released: March 26, 2015

"'My hope is that this reads like a nature detective story,' writes Davies. He has achieved his goal and more in this fascinating study of 'an evolutionary arms race.'"
Davies (Behavioral Ecology/Univ. of Cambridge; Cambridge Cuckoos, Cowbirds and Other Cheats, 2000, etc.) chronicles his 30-year attempt to solve what he calls "an enduring puzzle: how does the cuckoo get away with such outrageous behavior?"Read full book review >

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HOW TO TEACH BRITISH LITERATURE by Elizabeth McCallum Marlow
NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 26, 2017

"A worthy, comprehensive guide for educators incorporating readings, study questions, and extensive literary analysis."
A manual for high school teachers offers a survey of British literature. Read full book review >

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DAPPLED ANNIE AND THE TIGRISH by Mary McCallum
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2014

"Both cinematic and pleasingly literary, this will keep readers entranced. (Fantasy. 7-11)"
In this exceptional debut novel for middle graders, Annie's quest to retrieve a blown-away birds' nest becomes more magical, dangerous and urgent than she ever anticipated. Read full book review >

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A WORLD WITHOUT BEES by Alison Benjamin
NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 15, 2009

"Awkwardly written, but provides dozens of good reasons to care about the disappearance of bees."
Two amateur apiarists draw attention to the alarming plight of the honeybee. Read full book review >