Search Results: "Mark Kelly"


BOOK REVIEW

ASTROTWINS—PROJECT BLASTOFF by Mark Kelly
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 24, 2015

"Intriguing subject matter and rock-solid pacing combine for a nifty adventure—one that may well spark a new generation of astronauts. (further reading) (Historical fiction. 8-12)"
With co-author Freeman, Kelly takes readers back to 1975, when long-distance telephone calls cost money, calculators were expensive luxuries, and Americans fizzed with excitement about the U.S. space program. Read full book review >

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PROJECT RESCUE by Mark Kelly
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 15, 2016

"From blastoff to landing, another nifty ride. (author's note, glossary, sources) (Historical fiction. 8-12)"
Following their successful rocket launch in Astrotwins—Project Blastoff (2015), Scott and Mark Kelly are back for another unlikely outer-space adventure.Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 15, 2011

"A welcome and heartfelt effort. We eagerly await the day when Giffords herself can more fully flesh out her story."
Moving, sometimes belabored memoir, mostly by astronaut Kelly, of Giffords' miraculous recovery after narrowly surviving an assassination attempt. Read full book review >

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ENOUGH by Gabrielle Giffords
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 30, 2014

"A personal, straightforward appeal for action on gun violence that the NRA will certainly shoot down."
Former Congresswoman Giffords, who survived a mass shooting in 2011, and her husband, former astronaut Kelly (Gabby: A Story of Courage and Hope, 2011), argue forcefully that gun owners and gun control advocates alike can work toward common-sense policies that address gun violence in this country. Read full book review >

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MOUSETRONAUT GOES TO MARS by Mark Kelly
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2013

"Rodent or no, Meteor sure is one heck of a space ambassador. (Picture book. 4-8)"
When NASA announces the crew of the upcoming Mars mission, Meteor the Mousetronaut is, shockingly, not on the list. Read full book review >

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MOUSETRONAUT by Mark Kelly
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 9, 2012

"This little mouse may well inspire some big dreams. (afterword, further reading) (Picture book. 3-6)"
Diminutive size proves to be an advantage on a shuttle mission. Read full book review >

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BEHIND THE BOOKCASE by Mark  Steensland
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 9, 2012

"Though the title and cover are promising, the writing is muddled with too many conveniently trumped-up figures. Stick with any of John Bellairs' books for a skillful gothic tale. (Fantasy. 8-12)"
What is behind the bookcase? A black tunnel that is a secret portal to an adventure for a girl and her younger brother. Read full book review >

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MARK SUNDEEN
by Megan Labrise

Writing about the simple life proved anything but for immersive journalist Mark Sundeen.

His original manuscript—an unadorned account of three couples who, in varying ways, have opted out of everyday American consumerism—was accepted and revised when he withdrew it from publisher Riverhead Books.

“I had a close friend read it, call me, and say, I stopped reading at page 175 ...


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BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 13, 2007

"An incisive, information-packed update on man and nature in our greatest rainforest."
An overview of the vast and much-transformed region where more than 20 million people now live: an opportunity-filled frontier akin to the American West. Read full book review >

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THE FENWAY FOUL-UP by David A.  Kelly
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 22, 2011

"22, 2011. (historical notes) (Mystery. 6-9)"
A new series for emerging chapter-book readers combines the allure of baseball parks with the challenge of solving a mystery. Read full book review >

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WILD HORSES by Kelly Milner Halls
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2008

"A thorough and useful volume. (bibliography, index) (Nonfiction. 10 & up)"

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IT’S A BUTTERFLY’S LIFE by Irene Kelly
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 2007

"A book that proves science nonfiction can be accurate, factual and completely engrossing, this is a must for libraries and any curious nature lovers. (Picture book/nonfiction. 4-10)"
Almost any five-year-old can tell you the basics of a butterfly's life. Read full book review >