Search Results: "Craig J. Spearing"


BOOK REVIEW

OUR TEXAS by Jackie Mims Hopkins
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 2010

"A bumpy ride through the Lone Star State. (Informational picture book. 7-10)"
"The great state of Texas is waiting for you. / Come travel the land and meet people, too. / Then pick a direction—north, south, east, or west— / and you can decide which parts you like best." Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2002

"An author's note explains the beginnings of the Conestoga wagon in America, and a few historical details about the actual event. (Picture book. 7-10)"
A farmer from the countryside and his great big wagon carry the Liberty Bell to a safe hiding place. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

TRUTHLIES by J. Craig
Released: Nov. 6, 2014

"Well-worn advice repackaged for personal success."
A debut guide to help achieve success in life by discovering and living your personal truth. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

PRAIRIE DOG PIONEERS by Jo Harper
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 1998

"Spearing's art recalls the charm of woodcuts, with stylized and tidy landscapes, structures, and people. (Picture book. 5-8)"
Young Mae Dean is stunned when her father announces that he is moving his family from their home and manicured yard with the tree swing to the Texas Panhandle where they will have their own land and sod hut. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

A LIFE DECODED by J. Craig Venter
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 22, 2007

"Despite an often heavy burden of technical details, the personalities and machinations involved in Big Science make this an engaging read."
The accomplished Venter, whose race to be the first to sequence the human genome made him a controversial figure, offers an engaging, albeit self-serving, story of his life and scientific achievements. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: July 1, 2000

Having taught the popular course Astronomy Bizarre at the University of Texas for 25 years, Wheeler has turned it into a popular book. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DON’T LET ME BE MISUNDERSTOOD by Eric Burdon
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 1, 2001

"A compelling look back at the rock 'n' roll era, and a cautionary tale for today's pop-star wannabes. (50 b&w photos)"
A rueful memoir by the uniquely British blues stylist Burdon, a Rock 'n' Roll Hall of Famer, depicting his chaotic 35+-year career. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 21, 2013

"A fascinating glimpse at a scientific frontier—not always easily understandable but well worth the effort."
Best known for sequencing the human genome, Venter (A Life Decoded: My Genome: My Life, 2007, etc.) now looks ahead to the possibilities for synthesizing life. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

EXPLORING LINCOLN by Harold Holzer
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 2, 2015

"A thoughtful treat for the Lincoln and Civil War crowds."
Noted historians reflect on the life and presidency of Abraham Lincoln. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

HANK FINDS INSPIRATION by Craig Frazier
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2008

"Splendid. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Stanley and his snake friend Hank return in this beautifully illustrated and eloquently told tale of discovery. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

STANLEY GOES FOR A DRIVE by Craig Frazier
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2004

"Children may never view a spotted cow the same way again. (Picture book. 4-8)"
When Stanley goes for a drive in his old red pickup on a dried-out, brown-as-dirt summer day, he's not thinking about much. Read full book review >