Search Results: "Elizabeth Kolbert"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: March 14, 2006

"Good storytelling humanizes an often abstract subject."
New Yorker staff writer Kolbert (The Prophet of Love, 2004) reports from the frontlines of global warming. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 1, 2004

"Choice political journalism."
Observant, quicksilver explorations of the Big Apple's political landscape. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 11, 2014

"A highly significant eye-opener rich in facts and enjoyment."
New Yorker staff writer Kolbert (Field Notes from a Catastrophe: Man, Nature, and Climate Change, 2006, etc.) returns with a deft examination of the startling losses of the sixth mass extinction occurring at this moment and the sobering, underlying cause: humans. Read full book review >

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AVIATRIXES
by Leila Roy

Her birthday, the day she died, the day she first realized she wanted to fly—if we tried, I’m sure that we could make any day into Bessie Coleman day. But today is an especially good pick, because ninety-six years ago, on June 15, 1921, Bessie Coleman earned her pilot’s license—the first African American woman, as well as the first woman ...


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SPILL THE WINE AND TAKE THAT PEARL
by Jennie K.

BOOK REPORT for The Pearl Thief (Code Name Verity #0.5) by Elizabeth Wein

Cover Story: Go On, Take The Money and Run
BFF Charm: Yay!
Swoonworthy Scale: 6
Talky Talk: I Capture the Castle
Bonus Factors: Crumbling Aristocracy, Sweet Ride, History’s Mysteries
Relationship Status: It’s Like Being In Love, Discovering Your Best Friend

Cover Story: Go On, Take The ...


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NOTORIOUS DISSENSION
by Julie Danielson

Last night at a book club gathering of sorts, a friend of mine, who is the mother of two girls, was asking for picture book recommendations – picture books with a political bent, that is, which she can read to a five-year-old. More specifically, given that she’s nervous about a Trump administration, she wanted her daughter to see good picture ...


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BOOK REVIEW

SQUARE CAT by Elizabeth Schoonmaker
ANIMALS
Released: Jan. 4, 2011

"An easygoing entrée to learning about diverse viewpoints and experiences among peers. (Picture book. 4-6)"
Eula is a square cat that wants to be round. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2001

"An endearing adaptation. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Dahlie (Henrietta, 1999) updates the classic Aesop fable with understated humor and delicately detailed watercolors. Read full book review >

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NATURAL TREASURES FIELD GUIDE FOR KIDS by Elizabeth Biesiot
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 1996

A field guide, published in cooperation with the Denver Museum of Natural History, that encourages children to observe plants and animals in nature throughout the year. Read full book review >

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A B SEE by Elizabeth Doyle
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 21, 2015

"While the tiny images will make this a challenge for young babies, the large number of objects to identify means they will return to it again and again as their vocabularies expand. (Board book. 1-4)"
Hundreds of tiny, subtly raised images to study and name make a lovely, tactile alphabet book that can be enjoyed far longer than most ABC books. Read full book review >

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BEYOND THE MOONGATE by Elizabeth Quan
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 12, 2013

"A fragmentary memoir, but warm, humorous and engaging overall. (afterword, with photo of Popo) (Illustrated memoir. 6-9)"
Anecdotal paintings and reminiscences of two childhood years spent in China, by an artist now in her 90s. Read full book review >

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THAT'S NOT A DAFFODIL! by Elizabeth Honey
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 1, 2012

"Sure to bring a smile, if not an actual daffodil. (Picture book. 3-6)"
You can't judge a flower by its bulb. Read full book review >