Search Results: "Diana Spaulding"


BOOK REVIEW

THE GRATEFUL DEAD READER by David Dodd
NON-FICTION
Released: July 1, 2000

"Although the book ends abruptly with saddened consideration of Garcia's 1995 demise (without discussing the Dead's influence upon current cultish, touring 'jam bands'), it remains a satisfying and thought-provoking compendium of countercultural commentary."
What a Long, Strange Trip It Was: a comprehensive, thoughtful anthology depicting the phenomena and foibles encompassing the 30-odd year "unending tour" of the Grateful Dead. Read full book review >

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WATCHING OUR FEATHERED FRIENDS by Dean T. Spaulding
ANIMALS
Released: Dec. 27, 1997

"Perhaps especially when it's cold, children need less instruction and more inspiration to become real birders. (glossary, index) (Nonfiction. 9-12)"
A restrained entry in the Birder's Bookshelf series, this chronicles all the procedures that are part of bird-watching, but fails to convey any real enthusiasm for ornithology. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WILDFLOWER ABC by Diana Pomeroy
ABC BOOKS
Released: March 1, 1997

"Some readers will want to refer to the earlier book for instructions on how to create the prints. (Picture book/nonfiction. 5-8)"
Using potato prints, acrylic paints, and appliquÇ, Pomeroy (One Potato, 1996) has created an alphabet of wildflowers not to be missed. Read full book review >

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ELEANOR, ARTHUR, AND CLAIRE by Diana Engel
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 30, 1992

"With the importance it places on creativity in relationships and in working through grief, unusual and effective as well as appealing. (Picture book. 5-8)"
Claire loves visits with Grandma, a painter, and Grandpa, a sculptor. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

OMEGA CITY by Diana Peterfreund
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 28, 2015

"A secondary-at-best middle-grade thriller—here's hoping the sequels improve. (Adventure. 9-12)"
Gillian's dad's conspiracy theories ruined the family…but what if he's right? Read full book review >

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REMEMBER THE LUSITANIA! by Diana Preston
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2003

"The dramatic cover will entice readers, and the exciting narrative will keep them riveted. (appendix, bibliography) (Nonfiction. 8-12)"
In 1915, three years after the Titanic sank on its maiden voyage, the Lusitania was preparing for her 101st eastward crossing of the Atlantic. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ELECTING A U.S. PRESIDENT by Diana Reische
NONFICTION
Released: April 1, 1992

"Index not seen. (Nonfiction. 12+)"
Just in time for the next election, here's a good introduction to the basics of the political process. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NOTHING UP MY SLEEVE by Diana López
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 19, 2016

"A clever reveal highlights this appealing, Latino cast. (author's note, resources) (Fiction. 8-12)"
Three 12-year-old friends dedicate a summer to practicing the art of magic, but the real trick lies in dealing not simply with cards, but with their differences. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

HIGHWAYS AND DANCEHALLS by Diana Atkinson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 1997

"Undoubtedly interesting for its glimpse into a seedy, corrupt, rather inaccessible world, but without the depth needed to rise above its sensational subject matter."
What might have been a fascinating story falls short, thanks to its inability to get to the heart and essence of its protagonist, a teenage stripper. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

GWENDOLEN by Diana Souhami
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 3, 2015

"Playing with ideas about creativity, exploring Victorian gender roles and women's rights, Souhami's first novel is a well-crafted, idea-driven curiosity."
Rearranging the characters in George Eliot's Daniel Deronda, acclaimed British biographer Souhami (Murder at Wrotham Hill, 2012, etc.) audaciously puts a modern spin on a literary classic.Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

LUSITANIA by Diana Preston
NON-FICTION
Released: May 7, 2002

"Top-drawer military history, engagingly told."
A vivid reconstruction of the famed ocean liner's demise and its history-altering consequences. Read full book review >