Search Results: "Jamie H. Cockfield"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: March 30, 1998

"A sad and generally engrossing study."
A little-known story, largely overlooked by historians, about the fate of two brigades of Russian soldiers sent to fight on the western front in 1916. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MISS MINGO WEATHERS THE STORM by Jamie Harper
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2012

"The appealing story and wide array of weather facts make this a breath of fresh air to round out and add interest to weather units that are heavy in nonfiction titles. (Picture book. 4-7)"
A class hike to the weather observatory turns out to be more educational than anticipated for Miss Mingo and her eclectic group of students. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BELLA'S BEST OF ALL by Jamie Harper
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 5, 2016

"Cute, but a miss nevertheless. (Picture book. 2-4)"
A little mouse compares her things to her mother's, and all but one come up short. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MILES TO GO by Jamie Harper
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2010

"Here's hoping there are more roadtrips in his future. (Picture book. 3-6)"
This book proves that good things come in small packages. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BUNNY VS. MONKEY by Jamie Smart
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 26, 2016

"More fun—and silliness—than a barrel of monkeys. (Graphic fantasy. 6-10)"
A gentle rabbit and his forest friends are thrown into upheaval when a mischievous monkey moves into their home. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

KISS MY BOOK by Jamie Michaels
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 11, 2007

"Michaels refers to many superb books and sonnets, making this a veritable primer of must-reads—sort of a reading revolution version of Flashdance. (Fiction. 11-14)"
Fifteen-year-old Ruby is a celebrity author with a bestselling book; she only revels in her success briefly, as she's accused of plagiarism on national television. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

HOPE BLOOMS by Jamie Pope
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 28, 2017

"An intensely emotional read with flawed characters who share a complicated history but desperately need each other to survive. Ultimately hopeful and romantic."
A teacher finds healing and hope in the aftermath of a school shooting that took the life of her husband and unborn child. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: April 1, 1993

"Doubtless, experts will accuse the author of overstatement and will find exceptions and countercurrents; but, overall, his discussion is lively and stimulating."
Music in relation to science is a theme that James has explored in popular articles (Discover, etc.). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE DEPTHS OF THE SEA by Jamie Metzl
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 24, 2004

"Cheerless, to be sure, but with the core thriller elements of plot and pace managed well enough to make for a promising start."
Bleak debut thriller by Metzl, a former UN Human Rights Officer in Cambodia, about the inhumanity endemic to that troubled place. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

RED HILL by Jamie McGuire
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 2013

"By the time the novel lurches to the end, readers may find themselves pulling for the zombies."
Far-fetched coincidences, encounters with reanimated cadavers and a smorgasbord of emotions, including—what else?—love, connect a group of people who flee a zombie apocalypse in McGuire's (Walking Disaster, 2013, etc.) novel. Read full book review >