Search Results: "Darlyne A. Murawski"


BOOK REVIEW

FACE TO FACE WITH CATERPILLARS by Darlyne A. Murawski
ANIMALS
Released: May 8, 2007

"Since many of the exotic caterpillars included are found in far-flung places, the title is more useful for inspiring awe than for the reader investigating nature in his backyard. (Nonfiction. 10-12)"
Some caterpillars spit poison, leave false appendages behind, bungee-jump to other branches or use camouflage to avoid their enemies. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SPIDERS AND THEIR WEBS by Darlyne A. Murawski
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 2004

"Fascinating fare for budding naturalists. (Nonfiction. 8-10)"
Murawski's big, sharp photos of the original world-wide webs introduce children in a memorably close-up way to the hunting strategies of ten spiders, along with briefer notes on spider silk's other natural uses. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BUG FACES by Darlyne A. Murawski
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2000

"Visually striking but short on substance. (Nonfiction. 8-10)"
Going eyeball-to-eyeball with spiders, moths, cockroaches, flies, and a caterpillar's behind might not be to every reader's taste, but plenty of bug enthusiasts will enjoy leafing through this science picture book, which shows odd creatures dramatically enlarged and displayed against shrilly colored, glossy backgrounds. Read full book review >

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MOTORCYCLE MUSINGS
by Bobbi Dumas

Two fave authors have books coming out early next month, and I thought I’d make sure these titles are on your radar screen.

Laura Kaye and Julie Ann Walker always promise heart-stopping action and breathtaking romance, and if you haven’t read these two yet, then I recommend you get on that right away!

They’re both romance bestsellers, so I expect ...


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SOME KIND OF WONDERFUL
by Mandy Wan

BOOK REPORT for Wonderful Feels Like This by Sara Lövestam, translated by Laura A. Wideburg

Cover Story: Underbar
BFF Charm: Let Me Love You
Swoonworthy Scale:
 7
Talky Talk: Straight Up, Swedish Style
Bonus Factors:
 Jazz, Kickass Jazz Mentor
Ambivalence Factor: Bullying
Relationship Status: 'S Wonderful

Cover Story: Underbar

The brightness! The colors! The '80s Boy George hat ...


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BOOK REVIEW

PEARL'S FIRST PRIZE PLANT by A. Delaney
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 11, 1997

"This is a great book to have on hand for young gardeners who may not achieve results that match the pictures on the seed packets. (Picture book. 4-7)"
In fewer than 200 words, Delaney (The Gunnywolf, 1992, not reviewed, etc.) constructs a small, endearing drama around the idea that biggest isn't always best. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE MARK by A. A. Peterson
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Sept. 10, 2014

"Stark and somber, like the protagonist's profession, but with a brooding ambience that will leave an imprint in readers' minds."
In Peterson's debut thriller, a contract killer's latest assignment puts him in danger and leaves him torn between revenge and protecting a woman he's only just met. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

RETURN TO EARTH by A. Aithal
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 20, 2017

"Dystopian, cautionary sci-fi that leaves a lot to be desired—including an ending."
Three lost space shuttle explorers and some alien friends land on late-21st-century Earth and find America to be a devastated, brutal, and divided land in Aithal's (Beyond the Milky Way, 2015)sequel.Read full book review >