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

BAD NEWS! I’M IN CHARGE! by Bruce Ingman
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2003

"Fans of Jules Feiffer's recent excursions into the preteen id will find themselves on familiar ground here. (Picture book. 6-8)"
Unearthing a proclamation that makes him the boss of everything, a lad proceeds to make the best of it in this undiluted wish-fulfillment fantasy. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

LOST PROPERTY by Bruce Ingman
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 1998

"The story is not particularly new, but the pictures can be seen from the back of the room; the book works best as inspiration for children to put together their own scenes of comic domestic turmoil. (Picture book. 4-8)"
The mind behind When Martha's Away (1995) mines humor from the story of a family and a trail of disappearing objects. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BEACH BALL--LEFT, RIGHT by Bruce McMillan
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 15, 1992

"Notes on the photography and the participants. (Nonfiction/Picture book. 3-7)"
A huge plastic ball appears on one side of each appealing double-spread photo here, with the added interest of a child (playing at the shore); an artist; a dog; a fire truck; or simply the foaming surf. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MUTANT MANTIS LUNCH LADIES! by Bruce Hale
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 7, 2017

"'Freakity freaking freakiness!' (to quote Carlos) on a high and gleeful level. (Horror. 8-10)"
Seasoned fourth-grade monster hunters Carlos and Benny find heaping helpings of horror in the lunchroom. Read full book review >