Search Results: "Ant Hive Games"


BOOK REVIEW

PORKCHOP & MOUSE by Fiona Roberton
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 18, 2012

"It's a simple story that emphasizes fun over substance, but the visuals are so crisp and adorable that they'll appeal to readers who are looking for less-traditional art styles in their storybooks. (iPad storybook app. 2-8)"
More Hello Kitty than Peter Rabbit, this very modern app with minimalist illustrations and clever jokes tucked throughout is a cute, if lightweight, cat-and-mouse story. Read full book review >

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THE HIVE by Gill Hornby
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 10, 2013

"A tissue-thin saga of small-town relationships redeemed by its humor and rapid-fire exchanges."
Modeled on the patterns of a bee colony, Hornby's debut is an amusing if predictable social satire on cliquey, needy school-gate mothers, often more immature than their children. Read full book review >

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GAMES by Carol Gorman
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 1, 2007

"Full of heartbreak and betrayal, this realistic tale will give middle-school readers something to ponder. (Fiction. 11-15)"
Two middle-school boys have an affinity for getting into fights with each other to the point where schoolmates are taking bets against them. Read full book review >

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THE HIVE by Charles Burns
GRAPHIC NOVELS & COMIC BOOKS
Released: Oct. 9, 2012

"A very creative artist lets his imagination loose in the middle of somewhere, where only the most adventurous lovers of graphic narrative might dare to tread."
The second volume of a trilogy in which the acclaimed graphic novelist returns to comic-book format while exploring the darkest recesses of the subconscious. Read full book review >

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THE HIVE by Bee Wilson
NON-FICTION
Released: June 5, 2006

"Precise, quick-witted and poetic."
British food journalist Wilson investigates humans' relationship with the honeybee. Read full book review >

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ANIMALS
Released: May 1, 2010

"Readers may be left wanting more but will be well served by this example of a scientific mystery still unsolved. (glossary, materials to study, acknowledgments, selected references, index) (Nonfiction. 12-16)"
Not long after beekeepers encountered a devastating new problem in their hives in 2006, a team of bee scientists began working to discover the causes of colony collapse disorder (CCD), now attributed to a combination of factors possibly including pesticides, nutrition, mites and viruses. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: April 26, 2005

"Accessible, not luminous, and nowhere near the heights of, say, a Jennifer Ackerman or Edward Hoagland."
Beekeeper and entomologist Buchmann brings together scientific rigor and environmental zeal in a passionate history of the relationships among people, honey and bees. Read full book review >

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A HIVE FOR THE HONEYBEE by Soinbhe Lally
ANIMALS
Released: Feb. 1, 1999

"Not Brewster's quirky, accomplished drawings of insects with human heads, nor the author's rich harvest of bee lore can rescue this labored satire. (Fiction. 12-15)"
Lally uses a broad brush in this sexist allegory, contrasting—at length—the industrious female worker bees and the charming but dim-witted male drones, with their thoroughly ineffectual government and religion. Read full book review >

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ANT PLAYS BEAR by Betsy Byars
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 1997

"Byars and Simont prove that within the closest of strictures—the easy-to-read format—brilliance can be achieved. (Fiction. 6-9)"
An enchanting companion to My Brother Ant (1996). Read full book review >

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PANTHER IN THE HIVE by Olivia A Cole
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: March 31, 2014

"Solid character development strengthens a familiar plot."
In a future Chicago, when bionic chips have turned some humans into zombielike creatures, a young woman fights her way to possible sanctuary. Read full book review >

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FROM ANT TO EAGLE by Alex Lyttle
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2017

"Tender, direct, and honest. (Historical fiction. 9-12)"
Cal's little brother is diagnosed with cancer just as Cal's magical summer of friendship with a girl his own age comes to a close. Read full book review >

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ANT AND GRASSHOPPER by Luli Gray
ANIMALS
Released: March 8, 2011

"Would that all morals were so joyful. (Picture book. 4-7)"
A retelling of the evergreen Aesop fable jauntily adds detail both in the telling and the illustrations. Read full book review >