Search Results: "Castle Builders"


BOOK REVIEW

CREATION by Castle Builders
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 13, 2011

"Half-baked dogma served with a heaping dose of glitchy kitsch; the creation story deserves better. (iPad storybook app. 7-11)"
A tawdry, bug-ridden account of the Biblical creation story. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CASTLE by J. Robert Lennon
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 2009

"The parts are better than the whole in Lennon's curiously structured fifth novel (Mailman, 2003, etc.)."
A soldier's homecoming conceals his childhood secret: the gothic excesses of the mad psychologist who formed his character. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 18, 2012

"And will a young scholar read it again and look for more? You bet—it's great fuel for the imagination. (Nonfiction early reader. 4-8)"
Hooray for the launch of a new nonfiction series for newly fledged readers! Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CASTLE by David Macaulay
Kirkus Star
illustrated by David Macaulay
FRIENDS AND SCHOOL
Released: Sept. 1, 1977

"The factually-minded and fantasizers will find equal reward here."
Everything you've always wanted to know about how a castle was defended—in a fusion of the organic and the technical that David Macaulay hasn't quite achieved before. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CASTLE by Marc Morris
NON-FICTION
Released: April 4, 2017

"An engaging work that will no doubt prompt enthusiastic visits to castles around Britain."
Enchanting journey through feudal England in the wake of Norman castle building. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BUSY BUILDERS by Sam Hearn
by Sam Hearn, illustrated by Sam Hearn
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 26, 2016

"Construction-crazy toddlers and preschoolers will find plenty here to enjoy. (Board book. 2-5)"
An animal construction crew gets busy building a school. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

EMPIRE BUILDERS by Ben Bova
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Sept. 1, 1993

Sequel to Privateers (1985), Bova's near-future saga of swashbuckling capitalist Dan Randolph's efforts to save the world from communism. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BUSY BUILDERS by Roxie Munro
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2012

"Enticing as an introduction to insects and spiders. (Nonfiction. 4-9)"
Many-legged home-builders are rendered in remarkable artwork. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

HIGHWAY BUILDERS by Georgie Adams
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 1996

"One entry in the glossary, diesel engine, is out of alphabetical order. (Picture book/nonfiction. 6-10)"
A British import containing full-color drawings and brief descriptions of ten types of heavy machinery used in the construction of a road. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: May 30, 2005

"A welcome addition to the Scientists in the Field series. (further readings, glossary, index) (Nonfiction. 10-12)"
Butterflies, buffalo, coneflowers, grasses and more once flourished on the Iowa tallgrass prairie, but soon gave way to farms and towns until little of the prairie remained. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE MASTER BUILDERS by Philip Wilkinson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 1994

"Palatable lessons on history, anthropology, and architecture. (Nonfiction. 11-14)"
One of four entries in the Mysterious Places series— simplified versions of Wilkinson's Encyclopedia of Mysterious Places; others are The Magical East; The Mediterranean; and The Lands of the Bible). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CLASSROOM COMMUNITY BUILDERS by Walton Burns
NON-FICTION
Released: July 18, 2017

"A useful group of recommended activities, with examples and documents, to assist educators in establishing positive classroom dynamics."
A collection of exercises seeks to help teachers create a strong and supportive classroom atmosphere. Read full book review >