Search Results: "Chris Turney"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 13, 2012

"While each expedition could easily merit its own book, Turney adroitly manages to give a full portrait of each explorer and crew without giving any short shrift."
An in-depth look at a year in which five different expeditions set out to explore Antarctica. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: May 20, 2012

"Like a 12-episode TV series condensed into a single book—categorically engaging, but occasionally overstuffed."
Terrorists planning a New Year's Eve attack against the U.S. are working with people on American soil in Turney's debut thriller. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE BUY SIDE by Turney Duff
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 4, 2013

"A fast-paced memoir of the easy-money hypercapitalist dream-turned-nightmare."
Former Wall Street party boy tells his cautionary rags-to-riches-to-rags story. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

TURTLE SPRING by Deborah Turney Zagwyn
ANIMALS
Released: March 10, 1998

"Fluid watercolor illustrations in glowing jewel tones ably capture both changing seasons and changing moods. (Picture book. 5-8)"
Klee feels like a lost moon as crowds of relatives orbit around her new brother's crib. Read full book review >

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FINDING THE STORY WITH CHRIS BARTON
by Julie Danielson

The “sneaky, stripy” camouflaged ships of World War I, painted with unconventional patterns so as to confuse the enemy, may be the subject at hand in Chris Barton’s new picture book, Dazzle Ships: World War I and the Art of Confusion, but it’s really about so much more. It’s also a book about information overload, changing technology, war strategy, art ...


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BOOK REVIEW

DOJO DAYCARE by Chris Tougas
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 15, 2014

"Day care is full of covert purposes, ninja or not; this rollicking read-aloud will fit right in. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Ninja training begins early, but before any power moves are taught, young ones must first learn to control their emotions—practical advice for any 3-year-old. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

COOKIE THE WALKER by Chris Monroe
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2013

"Moral: Fame isn't all that it's cracked up to be, even if it does come with a fanny pack. (Picture book. 4-7)"
A canine parable about the dangers of fame. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

OH NO, GEORGE! by Chris Haughton
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2012

"Young children who struggle to follow the rules will feel a bond with George, and the story's present-tense narration and repeated refrains make this a natural for reading aloud. (Picture book. 3-6)"
George is a gigantic, magenta dog with a purple snout and huge, expressive eyes. He wants to be good and knows the rules of proper behavior, but he can't quite manage to follow them when left alone in the house. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

PIP AND THE WOOD WITCH CURSE by Chris Mould
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2012

"Confusion reigns. (Fantasy.8-12)"
Children are an endangered species in Hangman's Hollow, a town under siege from dark and malevolent forces in this first book of a planned trilogy. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SOMETHING WICKEDLY WEIRD by Chris Mould
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2008

"Fine fare for fans of the likes of Paul Stewart and Chris Riddell's Far-Flung Adventures series or Philip Ardagh's Eddie Dickens trilogy. (Fantasy. 9-11)"
A prolific British illustrator makes a rare foray across the pond with this faintly Gothic series opener. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

GEORGE, THE DRAGON AND THE PRINCESS by Chris Wormell
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2008

"Minimal text makes this a pitch-perfect yarn for the very young. (Picture book. 2-6)"
The mouse in the mountain has a very special skill. Read full book review >