Search Results: "Loree Griffin Burns"


BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: March 26, 2007

"Endmatter includes an inviting list of books and websites to explore. (glossary, bibliographic notes, index) (Nonfiction. 11-16)"
This entry in the exemplary Scientists in the Field series uses the work of Dr. Curt Ebbesmeyer and others tracking trash circulating through the Pacific Ocean to introduce readers to the science of ocean motion. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

LIFE ON SURTSEY by Loree Griffin Burns
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 14, 2017

"An amazing science adventure well worth the trip. (glossary, further information resources, source notes, bibliography, acknowledgements, photo credits, index) (Nonfiction. 10-16)"
Visit a nearly pristine world with an entomologist who's studied this new island almost since its birth in 1963. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

HANDLE WITH CARE by Loree Griffin Burns
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2014

"Despite this miscalculation, an otherwise valuable addition to any classroom library. (bibliography, index) (Informational picture book. 6-10)"
Beautiful butterflies on view in museums and gardens across North America begin life on farms in Costa Rica. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ANIMALS
Released: May 1, 2010

"Readers may be left wanting more but will be well served by this example of a scientific mystery still unsolved. (glossary, materials to study, acknowledgments, selected references, index) (Nonfiction. 12-16)"
Not long after beekeepers encountered a devastating new problem in their hives in 2006, a team of bee scientists began working to discover the causes of colony collapse disorder (CCD), now attributed to a combination of factors possibly including pesticides, nutrition, mites and viruses. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BEETLE BUSTERS by Loree Griffin Burns
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Oct. 7, 2014

"A splendid example of science controversy in everyday life. (author's note, resources, glossary, bibliography and acknowledgements, index) (Nonfiction. 12-16)"
Will chopping down 33,000 trees in Worcester, Massachusetts, save other forests from the destructive Asian longhorned beetle? Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 14, 2012

"For curious children and teachers alike, this is an ideal introduction to science activities that leave no child inside. (bibliography, glossary, index) (Nonfiction. 8-14) "
Citizen-science projects involving butterflies, birds, frogs and ladybugs span the seasons and involve people of all ages in meaningful observation of the world around us. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BURNS by James Mackay
NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 1, 1993

In this hefty, definitive, and humorless life of Scottish poet Robert Burns (1759-96), Mackay, acknowledged ruler of Burns country—editor of The Burns Chronicle, the complete works (1986), the letters (1987), and the concordance (1989)—leads revisionary forces in rescuing Burns from what he believes is an undeserved reputation for lust and debauchery. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ALL THAT BURNS by Ryan Graudin
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Feb. 10, 2015

"Fluffier than the series opener but still appealing for fans. (Fantasy. 12-18)"
Magic and monarchy collide in this romantic fantasy, a sequel to All that Glows (2014).Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ARCADIA BURNS by Kai Meyer
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Feb. 12, 2013

"Mafiosa Rosa is rarely likable, but this tough survivor takes control of her own life, determined not to be controlled, assaulted, lied to or—quite literally—devoured. (Paranormal romance. 14-16)"
A shape-shifting Mafia capo insists on romance amid dark family mysteries. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DIE GRIEF (THE GRIFFIN) by Richard Hirschhorn
MYSTERY THRILLER

"An often audacious Nazi mystery with plenty of well-placed plot twists."
Hirshhorn (A Pride of Healers, 1983, etc.) offers an animated chase through Boston and Europe as his characters unravel a mystery involving six pairs of identical Jewish twins saved from a German concentration camp.Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MONEY BURNS by A.E. Maxwell
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 2, 1991

"Top-drawer Maxwell."
What looks like a simple job urged on reluctant California p.i. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

LOVE BURNS by Edna Mazya
Kirkus Star
by Edna Mazya, translated by Dalya Bilu
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 15, 2006

"The cleverness and vitality of this narrative made it a bestseller in Israel, as it should be here. Mazya describes one brilliant character as 'original without being eccentric.' It's praise she deserves herself."
This darkly funny first novel by Israeli playwright Mazya combines the suspense of a murder mystery with the absurdity of a Woody Allen movie. Read full book review >