Search Results: "Gail Carriger"


BOOK REVIEW

ETIQUETTE & ESPIONAGE by Gail Carriger
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 5, 2013

"As Dimity says, 'Who doesn't want an exploding wicker chicken?' (Steampunk. 11-15)"
Finishing school is ever so interesting when you're learning how to poison your dinner guests with the mutton chops. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

The Gail Force by Robert Lane
FICTION & LITERATURE

"A consistently entertaining and self-assured crime thriller."
A private investigator attempts to infiltrate a blackmail ring, with the assistance of the FBI. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

IT'S SNOWING! by Gail Gibbons
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 15, 2011

"Though it lacks the flair and depth of others, the breadth and ease of the text make this a good introduction. (Informational picture book. 4-8)"
The prolific Gibbons' latest is a utilitarian, beginner's look at snow. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

HORSES! by Gail Gibbons
by Gail Gibbons, illustrated by Gail Gibbons
ANIMALS
Released: Nov. 15, 2003

"For interesting horse books, look anywhere else. (Nonfiction. 5-8)"
This latest from the overly prolific Gibbons reads like an encyclopedia article but looks even worse due to shockingly abysmal artwork. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

COUNTRY FAIR by Gail Gibbons
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 1994

"But since there are more than 2,000 annual fairs in the United States, the best introduction is to go and visit one. (Nonfiction/Picture book. 4-8)"
Gibbons (Spiders, 1993, etc.) cobbles together a host of country fairs—fun fairs and harvest fairs, art fairs and antique fairs—into one great megafair in this introduction to the countryside's most enduring, good-time institution. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SUSPICION OF MALICE by Barbara Parker
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 1, 2000

"Sadly, the killer's revealed just as the lovers have resolved their differences. The last thirty pages might as well be blank."
Miami lawyer Gail Connor squares off against her ex-fiancé Anthony Quintana in the fifth volume of this interchangeably titled series (Suspicion of Betrayal, 1999, etc.). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SNAKES by Gail Gibbons
by Gail Gibbons, illustrated by Gail Gibbons
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 2008

"Strictly for fans. (Nonfiction. 4-8)"
Typical Gibbons—straightforward, poorly organized, with lots of information and lots and lots of basic watercolor illustrations. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CORAL REEFS by Gail Gibbons
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 2007

"Most useful as an additional purchase where her other books have been popular or as a companion to one of the many titles about reefs illustrated with color photographs. (Nonfiction. 4-8)"
The author of well over a hundred information books for children turns her attention to coral reefs in this introduction to that beautiful underwater world. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

GALAXIES, GALAXIES! by Gail Gibbons
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 15, 2006

"Wait for a more accurate report for your youngest sky watchers. (Picture book/nonfiction. 5-9)"
A topic-book veteran takes on the universe in this engagingly illustrated introduction to the collections of stars, gas clouds and dust called galaxies. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

OWLS by Gail Gibbons
by Gail Gibbons, illustrated by Gail Gibbons
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 2005

"Schools and libraries have many better options (Jim Arnosky's All About Owls (1995), for instance) for this topic. (Picture book/nonfiction. 4-8)"
Gibbons cranks out yet another serviceable but barely interesting volume and this time she's chosen a topic that could be quite fascinating. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

GRIZZLY BEARS by Gail Gibbons
ANIMALS
Released: Dec. 15, 2003

"Even Gibbons's staunchest fans should find this bear-ly marginal offering a disappointment. (Picture book/nonfiction. 6-8)"
Sloppy, careless work from this normally reliable nonfiction stalwart. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BEHOLD...THE UNICORNS! by Gail Gibbons
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 1, 2001

"Children who enjoy skating the edges of their own imaginations but aren't quite ready to tackle Giblin's The Truth About Unicorns (1991) will pore over this primer. (Picture book/nonfiction. 7-9)"
Gibbons follows up Behold . . . the Dragons! (1999) with this look at another class of creatures that "live around the edges of our imagination and in our legends." Read full book review >