Search Results: "Dwight Kuhn"


BOOK REVIEW

TADPOLES by Elaine Pascoe
by Elaine Pascoe, photographed by Dwight Kuhn
ANIMALS
Released: Nov. 1, 1996

"Nevertheless, an especially handsome cover will attract young readers. (glossary, further reading, index) (Nonfiction. 8-10)"
The draw for readers may be information on how to catch, raise, and observe tadpoles from egg to adult, but this solid entry in the Nature Close-Up series also discusses the classification of amphibians, frog families, frog anatomy, life cycle, and endangered status. Read full book review >

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DWIGHT YOAKAM by Don McLeese
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 15, 2012

"Perfect for Yoakam fans looking for a book-length critical defense of his work."
Music critic McLeese (Journalism/Univ. of Iowa; The New York Times Reader: Arts & Culture, 2010, etc.) examines the career of iconoclastic country star Dwight Yoakam. Read full book review >

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ROTTEN PUMPKIN by David M. Schwartz
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 13, 2013

"An ecology lesson, an inspiration for readers' theater—or a compelling read all on its own. (Nonfiction. 5-12)"
Carving a pumpkin for Halloween is a beloved tradition, but all too soon, that gourd falls prey to a host of scary, gross and unbelievably fascinating creatures. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 1, 2005

"A succinct yet in-depth inquiry into a significant philosophical issue."
An overview of the debate between the two most influential modern philosophies of science. Read full book review >

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ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2009

"For students as well as independent readers or browsers, this is a treat. (Informational picture book. 5-10)"
Eleven species that hide in the wild are described in poems, photographed in their natural habitat and revealed behind gatefolds, which, when opened, also include additional information. Read full book review >

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ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2007

"Aimed at slightly more advanced readers than Noelle Oliver's Twilight Hunt (August 2007), this also features a wider range of creatures, from fawns and a coyote to a flounder and a crab spider. (Picture book/nonfiction. 7-9)"
Not only do science and poetry blend nicely in this introduction to camouflage, but even sharp-eyed viewers will have trouble picking out the single small animals perched on similarly patterned backgrounds in Kuhn's nature photographs. Read full book review >

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A PICTURE BOOK OF DWIGHT DAVID EISENHOWER by David A. Adler
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Sept. 30, 2002

"Still, as an accompaniment to an introduction to the events of WWII and the 1950s, it will be useful. (Picture book/biography. 7-9)"
The zeal to extend interest in the "Greatest Generation" to young children brings the 34th US president to picture book readers. Read full book review >

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MRS. QUEEN TAKES THE TRAIN by William Kuhn
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 16, 2012

"An affectionate, sympathetic but also unstinting look at the woman inside the sovereign."
An imaginative glimpse into the queen of England's psyche as she rebels against her routine. Read full book review >

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THE ASSET by Shane Kuhn
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 12, 2016

"Formulaic but still fun. Not a bad recipe for a quick thriller fix."
A thriller that addresses the threat of nuclear terrorism against U.S. cities. Read full book review >

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BAD KARMA by Dwight Holing
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 15, 2015

"An engrossing novel that should earn the series a bevy of new fans."
In Holing's (A Boatload, 2014, etc.) thriller sequel, an ex-con dabbles in his dormant criminal ways to prove that his wife's friend is innocent of murder. Read full book review >