Search Results: "Franklyn M. Branley"


BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: June 30, 1994

"Venus statistics; further reading; index. (Nonfiction. 9-12)"
Using the latest data from space probe Magellan, a master astronomy writer gives a detailed portrait of our ``sister planet.'' With intense heat, crushing pressure, and dense carbon dioxide clouds, Venus is no vacation spot, except perhaps for sulphur-breathing creatures made of diamond; but its existence does prompt intriguing questions about how Earth and Venus, nearly the same size and formed at the same time of the same primordial matter, could be so different. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Sept. 30, 1999

"The recent spate of books on the universe and other aspects of the vast Out There only make this one—despite Miller's zany computer- generated scenes and full-color photographs'seem feeble. (Picture book. 3-6)"
PLB 0-06-028145-6 paper 0-06-445192-5 Is There Life In Outer Space? Read full book review >

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NONFICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 1993

"Bibliography; index. (Nonfiction. 8+)"
Seconds, minutes, days, weeks, months, years, forever—it's surprising how arbitrary our temporal bookkeeping is, owing as much to lore as to science. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

VOLCANOES by Franklyn M. Branley
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 10, 1985

"Simont's varied illustrations—be they maps, diagrams, turbulent scenes, or pictures of people—are as vigorous and telling as the text."
This trim overview gives young readers an excellent grounding on volcanoes in an efficient few words. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 28, 1998

"A snug atmosphere and palette are reminiscent of some scenes in Schuett's own Somewhere in the World Right Now (1996, not reviewed). (Picture book/nonfiction. 5-8)"
For this Let's-Read-and-Find-Out Science entry, originally published in 1975, Schuett brings an artistic spirit to Branley's facts about the origins of light: A child perched in a treehouse discovers light from a luminous jar of fireflies; candles on a birthday cake illustrate the concept of light coming from sources that are hot. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FLOATING IN SPACE by Franklyn M. Branley
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Feb. 28, 1998

"While in the claim that heavy equipment—even the 12-ton Hubble telescope—can be lifted in space, Branley oversimplifies the effects of inertia and momentum, his choice of detail about conditions in space will surprise and delight readers. (Picture book/nonfiction. 7-9)"
In this Let's-Read-and-Find-Out Science entry, Branley (see review, above) takes readers on a space shuttle mission, from blast-off to touchdown, but focusing mainly on life in orbit. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MISSION TO MARS by Franklyn M. Branley
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2002

"A book to give young explorers goosebumps. (Nonfiction. 6-10)"
The incomparable creator of this pioneering series, who will be sadly missed by all young scientists, extends an invitation and sparks the imagination as he authors another outstanding title in the Lets-Read-and-Find-Out Science series. Read full book review >

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JOHN NEWMAN
by Rhett Morgan

In 1992, John Newman prepared to celebrate finishing his Ph.D., securing a book deal with Warner Books for the release of his dissertation, JFK and Vietnam, and having worked directly with Oliver Stone as consultant on the film JFK. But a brief call from the National Security Agency put all of that in jeopardy. Newman was warned that his ...


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CHOOSING YOUR OWN PATH
by Leila Roy

Everyone wants something different from me. It’s like one second, I should be a better dude. I should stop being such a girly douche, and I should just man up. Then, it’s the opposite: I’m too much of a guy, and it’s not right. I should be a girl, because that’s what I’m supposed to be.

The thing is, I’m ...


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ALL IS NOT LOST
by Mandy Curtis

BOOK REPORT for Teach Me to Forget by Erica M. Chapman

Cover Story: In the Clouds
BFF Charm: Let Me Love You
Swoonworthy Scale: 8
Talky Talk: Heavy, Yet Hopeful
Anti-Bonus Factor: Suicide
Relationship Status: Here For You

Trigger Warning: Teach Me to Forget deals with attempted suicide, suicidal thoughts, cutting, severe depression, how suicide affects the people who are ...


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