Search Results: "James Shreeve"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 15, 1995

"As such, one can pick and choose among the arguments Shreeve fully and fairly presentsor come up with a view of one's own."
``Enigma Variations'' might be a better title to this compendium of conjectures on the where, when, and why of human origins. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 5, 2004

"The definitive account of one of the most memorable events in medical history."
A chronicle of the race to map and sequence the human genome that pitted the government against private industry, no holds barred. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

HECTOR SPRINGS LOOSE by Elizabeth Shreeve
ANIMALS
Released: Jan. 1, 2004

"Lighthearted, slightly challenging fare for easy reader graduates. (Fiction. 7-9)"
Shreeve opens a Ready for Chapters series with this engaging tale of a bug forced into a horizon-expanding odyssey when his cozy burrow is taken over by a flea circus. Read full book review >

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CAPTAIN FREDDY COUNTS DOWN TO SCHOOL by Elizabeth Shreeve
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 12, 2016

"While not as strong as Sue Ganz-Schmitt and Shane Prigmore's Planet Kindergarten (2014), it's a great choice for space fans and a good way to introduce kids to distraction as a coping technique. (bibliography, further reading) (Picture book. 4-8)"
A boy anxious about his first day of school settles his nerves with some pretend play. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

OLIVER AT THE WINDOW by Elizabeth Shreeve
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2009

"An honest and heartfelt rendering of a serious topic. (Picture book. 4-6)"
In this seemingly simple story, Shreeve tackles an emotionally complex topic with sensitivity. Read full book review >

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SOME THOUGHTS ON LOVE
by Bobbi Dumas

Hi friends!

So many people make New Year’s Resolutions to start the year, but for the second January in a row, I’ll be contemplating memories and saying good-byes.

My husband lost his father this week.

There’s a lot of emotion to visit, of course, though he suffered from memory issues and so, in many ways, his family has said their ...


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SPRINGING INTO MUST-READ CONTEMPORARY & SUSPENSE
by Bobbi Dumas

April is here, though you wouldn’t know it from my window view - snow is falling! (sigh) Thankfully it’s not sticking, and according to the forecast, it will be seventy degrees by the weekend. Mother Nature seems to be slightly confused in the Midwest this spring, and the national news can make my heart feel cold, but I’m glad we can ...


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PLANES, TRAINS, AND AUTOMOBILES
by Julie Danielson

Well, maybe not exactly planes, trains, and automobiles. But you know those children who get really fired up reading books about things that go vroom? There’s a reason you can throw a rock and hit a children’s book about transportation: they are loved by many a child. Today, I’ve got three new ones worth your time, one an arrival from ...


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BOOK REVIEW

THE GLORKIAN WARRIOR EATS ADVENTURE PIE by James Kochalka
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 17, 2015

"Kooky, bubble-gum fun. (Graphic science fiction/humor. 5-10)"
Silliness reigns supreme as the Glorkian Warrior finds himself on another goofy illustrated adventure that revolves around food and fart jokes. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DEAR YETI by James Kwan
by James Kwan, illustrated by James Kwan
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 3, 2015

"A picture-book debut of promise. (Picture book. 3-7)"
On a quest to find Yeti, two hikers write him letters, asking for his help. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WADDLE! WADDLE! by James Proimos
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 29, 2015

"Friendship on the ice: fraught with danger but funny and fulfilling in the end. (Picture book. 3-6)"
It's a face-off on the ice for a trio of performing penguins and a large, hungry, white seal. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

LEAVING CHINA by James McMullan
YOUNG ADULT
Released: March 11, 2014

"A poignant glimpse into an artist in the making. (Memoir. 12-16)"
Internationally acclaimed illustrator McMullan (I'm Fast, 2012), best known for Lincoln Center Theater posters and picture books with his wife, reflects on his childhood in China and wartime journeys in search of home. Read full book review >