Search Results: "Bruce R. Coston"


BOOK REVIEW

THE GIFT OF PETS by Bruce R. Coston
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 7, 2012

"Benevolent, instructive stories of the bonds between animals and humans."
Tender tales of animal care from a veteran veterinarian. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

COURAGE AND DEVOTION by Bruce R. Kindig
NON-FICTION
Released: July 12, 2014

"A worthy addition to any Civil War bookshelf."
The comprehensive regimental history of a Confederate artillery unit. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Finding Lien by R. Bruce Logan
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 19, 2016

"A tense and distressing tale of a sad and all-too-common kidnapping in an exotic land."
A look at the sex trade in East Asia, told as a suspense novel. Read full book review >

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TURTLE TIDE by Stephen R. Swinburne
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 2005

"A satisfying introduction to endangered animals, the food chain and the intrepid Atlantic sea turtle by a National Park Service Ranger and author of many other nature titles. (Nonfiction. 7-10)"
An Atlantic sea turtle struggles ashore to lay her eggs in the sand in this handsomely illustrated picture-book treatment. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ANIMALS
Released: April 30, 2006

"Young readers will come away with a sense of wonder and admiration for the frail creature's remarkable flight. (author's note) (Picture book/nonfiction. 5-9)"
Prompted, perhaps, by overcrowding in its home in the Yucatan, a cloudless sulphur butterfly journeys through the rainforest, over the Gulf of Mexico and across a helpful map of the U.S., passing ponies on Assateague Island and sheltering from a storm in New York's Central Park, before arriving in southern Vermont, where it will mate and die. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WILDLIFE SPECIAL AGENT by Edward R. Ricciuti
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 1996

"They also may not comprehend how seizing the snow leopard pelts in the US affects those engaged in illegal hunting abroad—the economic and other deterrents are never explained. (further reading, index) (Nonfiction. 8-10)"
Ricciuti (see review, above) turns in an entry in the Risky Business series that is subtitled ``Protecting Endangered Species,'' about Richard Moulton, a man on the brink of arresting a criminal who is selling animal skins, horns, and tusks. Read full book review >

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ARMADILLO TRAIL by Stephen R. Swinburne
ANIMALS
Released: Feb. 1, 2009

"As they did for yellow butterflies, sea turtles and snowy owls, this author-illlustrator pair has again provided a fascinating example of the phenomenon of migration in animal behavior. (Informational picture book. 7-10)"
Unknown in the United States before 1850, the nine-banded armadillo has expanded its range northward and eastward as far as Kansas, South Carolina and Florida. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Back To Vietnam by Elaine Head
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 15, 2013

"Gracefully transports readers on an odyssey that transcends the exotic locale and legacies of war to focus on the power of human connection."
An intimate travel memoir tracing one veteran's journey from war to reconciliation. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

TO THE COPPER COUNTRY by Barbara  Carney-Coston
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 11, 2017

"While middle-graders seeking pleasure reading will likely find the tale dull, extra materials—including a map, a glossary, historical images, and Carney-Coston's own family recipes—add richness to this short novel, making it a good resource for classroom units on immigration. (Historical fiction. 8-12)"
Mihaela must adapt to her new life on Michigan's Keweenaw Peninsula after emigrating from Croatia in the late 19th century. Read full book review >

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I SEE A PATTERN HERE by Bruce Goldstone
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 10, 2015

"A solid resource for both introducing and reinforcing patterns. (Informational picture book. 7-10)"
Goldstone tackles slides, turns, flips and folds in his latest, a look at patterning. Read full book review >

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I GOTTA DRAW by Bruce Degen
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2012

"Would that every teacher could be this cool; Ms. Frizzle would be proud. (Picture book. 5-9)"
One teacher who is willing to look outside the box for a solution changes the life of a budding young artist. Read full book review >

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CLINTON GREGORY’S SECRET by Bruce Whatley
ADVENTURE
Released: March 1, 2008

"EWSLUGp2006, one of Harold's forays with his purple crayon. (Picture book. 6-8)"
In tribute to unfettered imaginations everywhere, Whatley introduces a smiling lad with an inner life so filled with adventure that even a day of "nothing much at all" brings handmade paper hats for a ship full of pirates, a rocket voyage to the Moon and a trip around the world on plates of spaghetti. Read full book review >