Search Results: "M. Night Shyamalan"


BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 10, 2013

"A lively, provocative contribution from an outsider with his own way of addressing the problem."
Filmmaker Shyamalan makes his nonfiction debut with this engaging presentation of the results of his research into methods for closing America's education gap. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

REHAB YOUR OWN SPINAL STENOSIS by Terri Night
NON-FICTION
Released: March 18, 2017

"A thorough beginners' guide to addressing spinal pain."
A seasoned physical therapist draws on her 25-plus years of knowledge about the causes and treatment options for spinal stenosis, a narrowing of the spinal canal. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE CROWNS OF CROSWALD by D.E. Night
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 21, 2017

"Harry Potter-like threads spun into a fresh, enjoyable mix of magic and mystery."
A teenage orphan enters a curious school and encounters mysteries and dangerous secrets in this first installment of a debut YA fantasy series. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DAYS OF THE DEAD by Kathryn Lasky
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 28, 1994

"A revealing, thoughtful exercise in multiculturalism. (Glossary) (Nonfiction. 8-12)"
An unforgettable photo-essay of a farm family in rural Mexico by Lasky (The Librarian Who Measured the Earth, p. 1131, etc.; Beyond the Burning Time, see p. 1410) and Knight, the husband-and- wife team that most recently produced Surtsey: The Newest Place on Earth (1993, ALA Notable Book). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

RICHARD SCARRY'S BUSYTOWN by Night & Day Studios
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 22, 2011

"Simple, rewarding and fun, this print essential for youngsters grows even more rewarding with repeated exploration in this digital upgrade. (iPad storybook app. 2-5)"
Based on Richard Scarry's book by the same name, the app is less a story than an interactive game designed to teach children new words while exploring the world around them. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MONARCHS by Kathryn Lasky
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 1993

"Excellent color photos throughout enhance a book that truly captures the wonder of these intrepid creatures. (Nonfiction. 7+)"
A splendid depiction of one the few true migratory butterflies, which journey from the coast of Maine to the forests of El Rosario, Mexico, and Pacific Grove, California, where they gather by the millions to winter. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY
Released: Oct. 29, 1993

"Readers with more than a cursory interest in the subject will prefer William Anderson's Laura Ingalls Wilder Country (1990). (Nonfiction/Picture book. 7-10)"
The summer following third grade, Meribah Knight and her noted author-photographer parents (Dinosaur Dig, 1990) made a pilgrimage to some of the sites in Wisconsin, Minnesota, and South Dakota that she had read about in the ``Little House'' books. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

The Meaning(s) of Life by M
NON-FICTION
Released: April 19, 2014

"A highly relatable, accessible popular-science book."
A sharp, highly scientific book about the intersection of evolutionary biology and the meaning of life. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CAT DOORMAN'S LITTLE RED WAGON by Julianna  Bright
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 23, 2013

"Music lovers will enjoy this melodic story, which is a good thing, since they'll likely not forget the tune anytime soon. (iPad storybook app. 2-6)"
Sing along with the classic children's tune as a giggly girl gathers provisions for a picnic with her friends. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

GO AWAY, BIG GREEN MONSTER! by Ed Emberley
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 8, 2011

"A natural and seamlessly designed extension of a modern classic, certain to be more durable in this form than the easily destroyed paper original to boot. (iPad storybook app. 3-6)"
Understated but effective animations and interactive effects boost a long-standing favorite into the storytime stratosphere. Read full book review >

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JOHN NEWMAN
by Rhett Morgan

In 1992, John Newman prepared to celebrate finishing his Ph.D., securing a book deal with Warner Books for the release of his dissertation, JFK and Vietnam, and having worked directly with Oliver Stone as consultant on the film JFK. But a brief call from the National Security Agency put all of that in jeopardy. Newman was warned that his ...


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