Search Results: "Elin Kelsey"


BOOK REVIEW

ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 2005

"Kelsey's infectious eagerness and her eye for the kid-friendly detail may have what it takes to convert the most confirmed science-phobes. (glossary, Web sites, index) (Nonfiction. 8-14)"
Despite its rather sensational title, this offering presents many species that are neither strange nor new, but are rather hitherto undiscovered by science. Read full book review >

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WILD IDEAS by Elin Kelsey
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 14, 2015

"Profound and entirely wonderful. (author's note) (Informational picture book. 5-12)"
Finding solutions to sticky problems can be a mind-expanding adventure. Read full book review >

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FINDING OUT ABOUT DINOSAURS by Elin Kelsey
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2000

"An intriguing additional purchase, which will appeal to dinosaur enthusiasts. (index) (Nonfiction. 10-14)"
Recent dinosaur discoveries, speculations, and continuing questions are explored in this title in the Science Explorers series from Owl Magazine, intended for older dinosaur buffs. Read full book review >

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FINDING OUT ABOUT WHALES by Elin Kelsey
ANIMALS
Released: Nov. 1, 1998

"This is, however, a snappy, interesting approach to current science; give it to children as a good first peek, then send true whale enthusiasts on to other sources for more background information on the various species. (index) (Nonfiction. 10-12)"
paper 1-895688-80-9 In the Science Explorers series, a glossy browsing book that poses questions about seven species of whales. Read full book review >

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YOU ARE STARDUST by Elin Kelsey
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 15, 2012

"A remarkable achievement. (Picture book. 5-12)"
We are made of earth and water and air and stardust, and we are more related to animals and plants than we ever imagined. Read full book review >

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YOU ARE STARDUST by Elin Kelsey
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 6, 2012

"The perfect combination of art and science to get kids engaged with nature. (iPad informational app. 5-12)"
This eloquent introduction to some very large concepts is science written like poetry. Read full book review >

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WATCHING GIANTS by Elin Kelsey
NON-FICTION
Released: Dec. 1, 2008

"An appealing, agitating foray into the world of whales that ignites both protective instincts and a hungry curiosity to know more."
Environmental consultant Kelsey (Environment and Sustainability/Royal Roads Univ.; Canadian Dinosaurs, 2003, etc.) drifts between meditations and hard research in her wide-ranging work on various aspects of the lives of whales. Read full book review >

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PIPPA MORGAN'S DIARY by Annie Kelsey
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 1, 2015

"Likable characters in humorous situations make for a promising series opener. (Fiction. 8-12)"
Poor Pippa! Her desire to fill the hole left by her best friend's move is so great that she tells a whopper to make a new friend. Her self-reflective, humorous journal tells all. Read full book review >

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SIR FRANCIS DRAKE by Harry Kelsey
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 1, 1998

"A tour de force in every respect, and required reading for American historians and legal scholars, Kerber's new book is stunning. (30 b&w photos) (Author tour)"
A scholarly debut exposing the celebrated 16th-century English seaman, explorer, and early favorite of Queen Elizabeth's for what he truly was: a ruthless pirate, a greedy robber-merchant, and a religious bigot and hypocrite who posed as a devout Christian. Read full book review >

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REMARKABLE AMERICANS by Kerck Kelsey
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 1, 2008

"A study bursting at the seams with admiration for its subjects."
A pull-ye-up-by-the-bootstraps biography of one of the most famous families in 19th-century America that nobody has ever heard of, by a sympathetic descendant. Read full book review >

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WHERE SILENCE GATHERS by Kelsey Sutton
YOUNG ADULT
Released: July 8, 2014

"The only emotion that will sit with readers this time around is Disappointment. (Paranormal romance. 14-17)"
In the follow-up companion to her daring debut (Some Quiet Place, 2013), Sutton offers readers the same formula: Teenage girl falls in love with a personified emotion she can see but never touch. Read full book review >