Search Results: "Dawn Cusick"


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CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 2012

"So much information presented that readers may well be pooped when they finish. (further activities, glossary, bibliography, index) (Nonfiction. 7-11)"
From bluebird and alpaca droppings to buffalo dung and termite frass, an upbeat guide to coprology, the study of feces. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 15, 2016

"What better way to make natural history slide down easily? (index) (Nonfiction. 8-10)"
Cusick floats a slick, select gallery of nature's spitters, nose-pickers, oozers, and slimers—most but not all nonhuman—atop nourishing globs of scientific information. Read full book review >

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ANIMALS THAT MAKE ME SAY LOOK OUT! by Dawn Cusick
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 23, 2016

"Average visuals compared to other entries in the series and a formula that is plainly wearing thin. (index, glossary) (Nonfiction. 7-12)"
The author of Animals That Make Me Say Ouch! (2014), …Wow! (2014), and …Ewww! (2016) offers a fresh set of stock nature photographs on the general theme of animal defensive behaviors and features. Read full book review >

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ANIMALS THAT MAKE ME SAY EWWW! by Dawn Cusick
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2016

"A pleaser for budding zoologists, though those eager to meet the so-appealing hagfish or actually see a lizard squirting blood will have to look elsewhere. (index) (Nonfiction. 7-12)"
In the wake of Animals That Make Me Say Wow! and …Ouch! (both 2014), Cusick has nothing to offer but blood, sweat—and spit, mucus, poop, boogers (sorry, "nasal detritus"), mud, pee, musk, and puke.Read full book review >

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ANIMALS THAT MAKE ME SAY WOW! by Dawn Cusick
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 14, 2014

"Best for browsers who like their facts fast. (read more, glossary, acknowledgements, index) (Nonfiction. 7-12)"
Cusick explores how gravity-defying flight, coiled and tubelike tongues, bite-proof armor and other surprising adaptations in animal bodies and behavior provide a competitive edge. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 9, 2014

"Some children will dig in, but most will leave it unfinished. (glossary, research source notes, further reading, indexes) (Nonfiction. 7-10)"
The prominent cover image of a bulldog with a pool of puke at its feet will cause kids with a gag reflex to retch, while those into the gross will chortle with glee. Read full book review >

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DAWN by Kevin Brooks
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Dec. 1, 2009

"Even when Brooks is not at his best, however, he still produces compelling fiction that will leave teens clamoring for his previous titles. (Mystery. YA)"
Dawn Bundy wants to kill God. Read full book review >

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DAWN by Uri Shulevitz
Kirkus Star
illustrated by Uri Shulevitz
Released: Oct. 15, 1974

"Perhaps not every child will be receptive to this lovely impressionistic book, but on the other hand it is hard not to be enveloped by Shulevitz' mood of muted serenity."
Shulevitz' deep-blue, oval watercolors draw you into the still, quiet spot "under a tree by the lake" where "an old man and his grandson cuff up in their blankets." Read full book review >

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DAWN by Elie Wiesel
by Elie Wiesel, translated by Frances Frenaye
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 1961

"Perhaps not a popular form- or theme, but it leaves an inevitable impress."
A spare, spectral short novel follows last year's Night and fills in the hours before dawn spent by Elisha, 18, designated to kill an Englishman- in Palestine- at the time when reprisals were ordered: for the hanging of every Jewish fighter, there was to be the execution of an Englishman. Read full book review >

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DAWN by Molly Bang
illustrated by Molly Bang
Released: Aug. 22, 1983

"Mawkish folderol—which probably would strike some girls (and lots of grownups) as appealingly romantic."
One of those rarefied concoctions of portentous folk motifs that never quite coalesces into anything. Read full book review >

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GOLDEN DAWN by Thomas M.  Kostigen
Released: Oct. 16, 2012

"Think The Da Vinci Code with religious fanatics eager to light off an atomic weapon."
Reporter Michael Shea's tracking his uncle, a former IRA bomb maker, and he's not surprised to find him in Iran with a Cechnyan rebel negotiating to build a trigger for a zealot's nuclear weapon. Read full book review >