Search Results: "Carl DiRocco"


BOOK REVIEW

MYSTERY OF THE EAGLE'S NEST by Tamra Wight
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 21, 2014

"This mystery soars while the feathers and fun fly. (Mystery. 8-12)"
In the second eco-mystery in the Cooper and Packrat series, Cooper and his friends are on the trail of eagle poachers. Read full book review >

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MYSTERY OF THE MISSING FOX by Tamra Wight
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 26, 2016

"Young detectives will be charmed by the whole kit and caboodle. (Mystery. 8-12)"
In this third whodunit, Cooper wonders: who is poaching the fox kits from their den? Read full book review >

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COOPER AND PACKRAT by Tamra Wight
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2013

"A story that should turn even the most finicky readers into happy campers. (Mystery. 8-12)"
Packed with intrigue and sweet humor, this mystery with a conservation twist will grab young readers. Read full book review >

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DEAR BIG, MEAN, UGLY MONSTER by Ruth Marie Berglin
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 25, 2006

"Designed to give children one more weapon in their arsenal against their fears, this one will take its place beside the standards. (Picture book. 4-9)"
A young boy fights his fear of monsters with words and wins a new friend in the process. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

OUR PRINCIPAL PROMISED TO KISS A PIG by Kalli Dakos
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2004

"Still, an interesting twist on a familiar event. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Read 10,000 books this year, challenges Principal Ms. Juliet, and she will kiss a pig. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SCAT by Carl Hiaasen
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 13, 2009

"Hiaasen's third outing for young readers might be a little slow in pacing and the character types might be recognizable to experienced readers, but fans of Hoot and Flush (2002, 2005) will not be disappointed by this funny, believable, environmentally friendly tween thriller. (Thriller. 10-15)"
During a field trip to Black Vine Swamp, a suspicious "wildfire" breaks out, and much-feared and -reviled science teacher Mrs. Starch vanishes. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE TETHER by Carl Phillips
Released: April 1, 2001

"In the best cases, that hard thought flowers into feeling and makes the poems memorable."
Phillips's fifth collection is a difficult one of lean, stubbornly metaphysical lyrics. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NO by Carl Djerassi
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 1998

"But for insight into the grants apparatus, the bureaucracy of science, and the way scientists think and work, Djerassi's your man."
Stanford professor Djerassi (Menachem's Seed, etc.), eminent chemist and —Father of the Pill,— here concludes his 'science-in-fiction— tetralogy with another speculation about the frontiers of sexuality, this time concerning the effects of nitric oxide (NO) on male impotence. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE CASE OF THE YELLOW DIAMOND by Carl Brookins
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 2015

"In truth, the essential lack of mystery makes it not much of a case and gives Sean, despite his unruffled self-confidence, very little to do as a detective. But readers who prefer mildly facetious non sequiturs to challenging puzzles and strenuous action may just find that this modest little tale hits the spot."
Pint-sized Minneapolis private eye Sean Sean tangles with the shadowy forces who want to stop Jocelyn Bartelme's search for her great uncle, missing and presumed dead since 1944. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: April 1, 1998

"But do credit Zimmer with this scholarly disquisition on two of evolution's most absorbing transformations."
Points to Zimmer, a senior editor at Discover magazine, for tackling unplowed ground in popular paleontology: no less than the movement of life from sea to land (over 350 million years ago) and the later reverse migration as land mammals returned to the sea. Read full book review >