Search Results: "Ian Graham"


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FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 1, 1992

"The women here are no better."
A British writer's first collection of stories, set in a newly independent India, contemporary England, and the American South. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 2012

"A rangy and exuberant, if skimming, introduction to giant, man-made structures. (Nonfiction. 7-10) "
Graham explores the building of "megastructures," from skyscrapers to stadiums, bridges to dams, opera houses, tunnels and oil-drilling platforms. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 1, 2009

"Both glossary and index are extensive; the youngest grease monkeys will feel completely fulfilled by the heft and breadth of this tome. (Nonfiction. 3-8)"
A vehicle-lover's dream come true, this meaty volume focuses on cars, bikes, trains, tractors, rescue vehicles, construction trucks and monster trucks. Read full book review >

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TRAINS by Ian Graham
by Ian Graham, illustrated by Stephen Biesty
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 17, 2017

"A small but choice set of technological marvels for budding trainiacs. (Informational novelty. 6-8)"
A parade of locomotives, from the sprightly Patentee of 1833 to the next generation of maglev speedsters. Read full book review >

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BUILDING MACHINES by Ian Graham
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 5, 2016

"A hands-on alternative to Sally Sutton and Brian Lovelock's Construction (2014) and the plethora of like building-site visits. (Picture book/kit. 6-8)"
Nine construction vehicles assembled on a pegboard with heavy cardboard pieces provide early practice for budding builders and engineers. Read full book review >

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ROBINSON CRUSOE by Daniel Defoe
by Daniel Defoe, illustrated by Penko Gelev, retold by Ian Graham
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2011

"At best, a poor substitute for Cliffs Notes and like slacker fare. (Graphic novel. 11-14)"
A labored retelling of the classic survival tale in graphic format, heavily glossed and capped with multiple value-added mini-essays. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2017

"An underpowered survey. (timeline, list of records, index) (Reference. 10-13)"
A visual history of transportation technology, from early wheels to the rover Curiosity. Read full book review >

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QUEERIES
by Karen Schechner, Vice President of Kirkus Indie, Kirkus Reviews

Set in the early 1980s, London Skin & Bones: The Finsbury Park Stories celebrates the residents of the Finsbury Park neighborhood in northern London. Ian Young’s collection of stories reveals a generous community of all sorts—launderettes, working-class gay lads, punks, stoners, stamp collectors, scavengers, revolutionaries in exile, and criminals. Our reviewer said Young creates “an impressive and tactile sense of ...


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FIELD NOTES
by Megan Labrise

“I call this...a turducken of a novel. It’s like a political thriller that’s wrapped up in a historical novel that’s really a love story that ends up being an allegory.” —Nathan Englander, whose latest novel, Dinner at the Center of the Earth,is set amid the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, on NPR

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“These people have no time for despair—the poetry ...


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AS RIGHT AS RAIN
by Julie Danielson

This week, I read two brand-new picture books I really like, both from authors and illustrators overseas (Wales, England, and Australia) – Bob Graham’s Home in the Rain and Nicola Davies’ King of the Sky, illustrated by Laura Carlin. “It rained and rained and rained,” begins one. “Didn’t it rain!” begins the other. A steady rain even hit ...


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CUB’S JOURNEY HOME by Georgia Graham
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2015

"An informative book for young nature enthusiasts. (Picture book. 4-9)"
Follow a mother black bear and her newborn cub into the wild. Read full book review >

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FIVE LITTLE FIREFIGHTERS by Tom Graham
ADVENTURE
Released: Sept. 1, 2008

"A small trim size, minimal text, speech bubbles, onomatopoeia and the presence of the station Dalmatian make this a sweetly intimate choice for introducing firefighting and fire safety to preschoolers. (Picture book. 2-5)"
Their dinner interrupted by the fire alarm, five firefighters (including a woman and representing four different races) get dressed while dashing to the fire engine. Read full book review >