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 >

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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 >

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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 >

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ERASED FROM MEMORY by Diana O’Hehir
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Dec. 5, 2006

"Carla's second caper sparkles with sharp wit and moves nicely."
Sardonic Carla Day (Murder Never Forgets, 2005) again becomes a sleuth by default when her elderly father wanders into a murder puzzle. Read full book review >

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MURDER NEVER FORGETS by Diana O’Hehir
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Sept. 6, 2005

"O'Hehir scores big with her wry heroine, perceptive depictions of auxiliary characters, nuanced approach to Alzheimer's and intriguing snippets of Egyptian poetry."
When memory and fantasy collide, truth is up for grabs in this mystery debut from O'Hehir, short-listed for a Pulitzer for I Wish This War Were Over (1984). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE MARRIAGE BED by Diana Saville
Released: March 1, 1996

"Saville has the trappings down but needs to work on creating characters worth caring about—and, here, a hollow ending doesn't help matters."
A British writer's debut aspires to Pilcheresque heights (glorious English gardens, estranged children, the sanctity of home) but falls way short, thanks to far too many loose ends and not nearly enough charm. Read full book review >