Search Results: "H.G. Wells"


BOOK REVIEW

THE WAR OF THE WORLDS by H.G. Wells
IPAD BOOK APPS
Released: June 14, 2012

"It's as if Orson Welles had gotten hold of an iPad. Though some fixes remain to be done, a top-notch production."
The tale that scared America silly in 1938, courtesy of Orson Welles, returns in a well-made app that would do a Martian invader proud. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: June 26, 2008

"American history buffs and nautical scholars will revel in this professorial ode to shipbuilding's evolution."
A dense, challenging yet thoroughly informed history of edge tools, the 18th- and 19th-century devices used by New England craftsmen to build a maritime economy and ultimately a nation. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: May 31, 2011

"Powerful and indispensable—a serious antidote to the recent feel-good murmurings voiced on nuclear power's behalf."
Nuclear-power researcher Brack presents an enlightening survey of the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear crisis and its context within recent nuclear-power disasters and snafus. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

A JUSTIFIED BITCH by H.G. McKinnis
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 8, 2017

"Fast-paced, funny, and gritty—the perfect read for lounging by a casino pool."
When a mentally ill woman is the only witness to a murder, her family rallies around her even though it means running all over Las Vegas in this hard-hitting but affectionate debut. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Dec. 12, 2015

"A fervent warning about environmental dangers accompanied by a thorough list of resources."
A comprehensive collection of information about nanoparticles and their impact on the environment. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE WALL by H.G. Adler
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 2, 2014

"An eloquent record of suffering—and perhaps of redemption as well."
Pensive portrait of a man struggling to find a place in the world after enduring transformative calamity. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

USE YOUR WORDS, SOPHIE! by Rosemary Wells
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 17, 2015

"Absolutely enchanting—a must-have for the new-sibling shelf. (Picture book. 2-6)"
Sophie, the spirited mouse toddler, is back—navigating sisterhood with mischief and delight. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FELIX STANDS TALL by Rosemary Wells
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 8, 2015

"Concise and kid-appropriate language combines with darling drawings (who can resist cute little guinea pigs?) for another feather in Wells' literary cap. (Picture book. 5-8)"
A sweet little story about the power of friendship and learning to stand up—to anyone! Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MAX & RUBY AT THE WARTHOGS' WEDDING by Rosemary Wells
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 2, 2014

"The winning illustrations and lighthearted storytelling that made Max and Ruby such a hit are on display; unfortunately, the gimmick distracts from them. (Picture book. 3-5)"
When Max accidentally loses the Warthogs' wedding ring, a treasure hunt ensues, with Ruby leading the way. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

TIME-OUT FOR SOPHIE by Rosemary Wells
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 24, 2013

"Readers will clamor for more of the irrepressible Sophie, while parents will secretly smile—sheer delight. (Picture book. 2-5)"
Little Sophie gleefully makes mischief until Granny cleverly responds in this soon-to-be favorite about the joys of raising (and being) a toddler. Read full book review >