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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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

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

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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

BIG BAD DETECTIVE AGENCY by Bruce Hale
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 27, 2015

"Funny and flip, like Saturday morning cartoons. (Fantasy/mystery. 6-9)"
Everyone knows the Big Bad Wolf is…well bad, right? Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

I SAID, "BED!" by Bruce Degen
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 15, 2014

"A mixed bag of a book. (Early reader. 5-7)"
A book written for new readers seems more like fare for the toddler set. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SNOW JOKE by Bruce Degen
by Bruce Degen, illustrated by Bruce Degen
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2014

"A snow book that deserves a warm reception from new readers. (Early reader. 5-7)"
Anti-social high jinks deliver a lesson in kindness and in learning to read. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

OOKPIK by Bruce Hiscock
ANIMALS
Released: Feb. 1, 2008

"Like his earlier Big Caribou Herd (2003), this conveys the author's love for that remote part of the world and provides a fine introduction for middle-grade readers. (Nonfiction. 7-10)"
Snowy owls, birds of the frozen far north, appear in the lower 48 states only sporadically, in winters when the lemming population has crashed and food is in short supply. Read full book review >