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 >

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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 >

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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 >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 1, 2000

A refreshingly old-line-liberal anthology that celebrates 21 crusader journalists who needed to change the world with their words—and did. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 4, 2011

"A superb work of environmental reportage and reflection."
Literate wanderings in a tormented world full of wounds, led by accomplished traveler, writer and Blue Ocean Institute founder Safina (Voyage of the Turtle: In Pursuit of the Earth's Last Dinosaur, 2006, etc.). Read full book review >

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AMERICAN ISIS by Carl Rollyson
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 29, 2013

"A mostly successful attempt at a fresh understanding through analogies, but the enduring sadness of her loss threatens, as ever, to overwhelm."
The previous biographers of Plath (1932-1963) didn't really get it, writes Rollyson (Journalism/Baruch Coll.; Hollywood Enigma: Dana Andrews, 2012, etc.). Read full book review >

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THE CASE OF THE DECEIVING DON by Carl Brookins
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 20, 2008

"Brookins (Bloody Halls, 2008, etc.) makes the case a cluttered, low-energy affair that fizzles out instead of winding up. On the plus side, there is a distinctly original motive for Don Molinaro's demise."
A Twin Cities private eye investigates when a resident of the retirement home across the street is murdered. Read full book review >