Search Results: "Matthew Restall"


BOOK REVIEW

SEVEN MYTHS OF THE SPANISH CONQUEST by Matthew Restall
NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 1, 2003

"For specialists, mainly, though useful to those interested in how empires—and myths—are made."
Provocative if dry essay in New World historiography, gainsaying a large body of received wisdom. Read full book review >

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EVEN ALIENS NEED SNACKS by Matthew McElligott
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 7, 2012

"Tasty fare for alien fans. (Picture book. 4-8)"
When his summer snack stand fails to attract family and neighbors, an enterprising young chef with a flair for the unusual draws some very weird customers from way out of town. Read full book review >

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INSECT-LO-PEDIA by Matthew Reinhart
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2003

"Reinhart offers no back matter, either. (Nonfiction. 9-11)"
Plainly intent on cramming the heads of budding naturalists with insect facts while communicating his own enthusiasm for the critters, Reinhart sandwiches quick looks at 26 sorts, from bristletails and cockroaches to ants and butterflies, between general comments on their common characteristics, and their medical, gustatory, and ecological relationships with us. Read full book review >

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WOLF IN THE SNOW by Matthew Cordell
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 3, 2017

"Deeply satisfying. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A near-wordless story of kindness repaid. Read full book review >

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OH MY GODDESS
by Mandy Curtis

BOOK REPORT for Freya by Matthew Laurence

Cover Story: Photo Op
BFF Charm: Natalie Imbruglia
Swoonworthy Scale: 3
Talky Talk: Modern Theology
Bonus Factor: Gods and Goddesses (+ Diversity)
Factor: Open-Ended
Relationship Status: Agnostic

Cover Story: Photo Op

Although the wings on this cover are more colorful than the DeLand Wings, everything about the image reminds me of the photos I’ve ...


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BOOK REVIEW

WISH by Matthew Cordell
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 3, 2015

"Wish fulfilled, if a tad inscrutably. (Picture book. 3-5)"
A much-wanted child arrives as fulfillment of his parents' dearest wish. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE LION’S SHARE by Matthew McElligott
ANIMALS
Released: Feb. 1, 2009

"The handsome watercolor-and-ink illustrations are as gently funny as the story, and the heavily partitioned design well suits the math lesson at hand. (Picture book. 6-8)"
Basic math is inescapable, even at dinner parties with the lion king. Read full book review >

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LEGO POP-UP by Matthew Reinhart
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 27, 2016

"Inspiring fare for paper crafters and Lego-manes alike. (Pop-up informational picture book. 7-10)"
A soaring 3-D tribute to "the world's most beloved toy." Read full book review >

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MATTHEW DOWD
by Rhett Morgan

A political analyst with ABC news, the co-author of 2006’s Applebee’s America, and the former chief strategist for the Bush-Cheney 2004 presidential campaign, Matthew Dowd has spent the last seven years ruminating on the current state of the country. Through his columns and TV appearances he sharpened his observations about leadership and what is lacking in that leadership, but it ...


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BOOK REVIEW

GNARBUNGA by Matthew Bromley
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2012

"Less exposition and more skateboarding activity (and maybe a glossary) would have been welcome, but Gnarbunga's quirky and lovable nonetheless. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Can an icky, sticky monster make friends? Read full book review >

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BEAN THIRTEEN by Matthew McElligott
ANIMALS
Released: May 1, 2007

"A must for every elementary-school library and classroom bookshelf. (Picture book. 4-8)"
The "oddness" of prime numbers is driven home in this delightful tale of two bugs and their bean dinner. Read full book review >