Search Results: "Eds. of YES Mag"


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FANTASTIC FEATS AND FAILURES by Eds. of YES Mag
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2004

"Thickly illustrated with bright color photos and lucid diagrams, this will be popular with casual browsers and all fans of large-scale human endeavor. (index) (Nonfiction. 8-10)"
Paying tribute to the feats, and flops, of construction engineers, the editors of YES Magazine skim-profile more than 20 modern, large scale projects and disasters. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2006

"Including enough specific detail to keep young detectives engaged, and illustrated with a mix of photos and (largely decorative) cartoon artwork, these tales of science in action nicely complement Donna Jackson's Bone Detectives (1996) with new material. (index) (Nonfiction. 9-11)"
Slipping in a few extra entries and several doable science activities on the side, the editors of Canada's Yes Mag present a half-dozen modern mysteries solved by forensic science. Read full book review >

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THE AMAZING INTERNATIONAL SPACE STATION by Eds. of YES Magazine
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2003

Lumping space travelers of the 16 participating nations together as "'nauts," the editors of Yes magazine take young readers on a tour of the International Space Station and introduce the three members of its first crew, while providing glimpses of daily routines and ongoing scientific work. Read full book review >

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ROBOTS by Editors of YES Mag
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2008

"With breezy text, Woo's cartoon-like drawings interspersed with color photographs, plentiful text boxes and a new topic on nearly every two-page spread, this is sure to attract browsers as well as those with a more sustained curiosity about this engaging topic. (glossary, index) (Nonfiction. 8-12)"
This appealing introduction to the rapidly changing world of robots for middle-grade readers describes simply what they do, how they work, current uses and future prospects. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 24, 2000

"Readers who struggle through Sokal's essay will be relieved to find the rest of the book lucid, readable, and positively stimulating."
An academic trade hournal's account of a publishing hoax that shook the academy. Read full book review >

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SPIDERS! by Eds. of TIME for Kids
ANIMALS
Released: Jan. 1, 2005

"Kids who like insects will be entranced by the photographs, and even children who don't like spiders may find this an effective antidote to arachnophobia. (Easy reader/nonfiction. 5-7)"
A visually arresting design scheme and stunning, high-quality photographs captivate the reader in this fluency-level entry for "confident readers" in the new TIME for Kids Science Scoops series. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY
Released: Jan. 1, 2005

An adequate biography of the 26th president is one of four biographies in the vanguard of a new series linked to TIME for Kids. Read full book review >

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Released: May 1, 2003

"More self-consciously literary than its predecessor, but still some valuable gleanings."
An uneven second collection of essays on writing from the New York Times. Read full book review >

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ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 2003

"For lap-sit partners who aren't yet up to meatier collections, such as Mary Ann Hoberman's You Read to Me, I'll Read to You (2001), this makes a perfect way to promote reading as a participatory, social act. (Collection. 4-6)"
Aimed at parents with children who are just toddling into literacy, this collection of reprints from Nick Jr. offers 11 short poems or domestic episodes that lend themselves to shared reading. Read full book review >