Search Results: "Nate Ball"


BOOK REVIEW

BLAST OFF! by Nate Ball
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 21, 2014

"A pleasing combination of fact and fancy, the Alien in My Pocket series will be welcomed by science-minded middle-grade readers. (Science fiction. 7-11)"
Fourth-grader Zack McGee's plans for his new school year change drastically when a 4-inch-tall blue alien crashes into his bedroom and asks for help to return to his home world. Read full book review >

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THE WATER CYCLE by Nate Ball
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2017

"A solid start to a new science series. (Informational picture book. 5-10)"
Ms. Frizzle and her magical bus have some competition. Read full book review >

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CIVIL RIGHTS THEN AND NOW
by Leila Roy

In celebration and honor of this weekend’s Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, let’s take a look at some of the recent and upcoming books about the Civil Rights Movement!

While they are certainly not the most recent books on the list, John Lewis’ March: Book One, Two, and Three are most immediately on my mind—partly because Lewis is the last ...


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BOOK REVIEW

THE HUMMINGBIRD HOUSE by Donna Ball
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 9, 2013

"An amusing, undemanding tale likely to warm readers' hearts."
The grand opening of a Virginia bed-and-breakfast is the setting for Ball's (High in Trial, 2013, etc.) latest novel full of comedy and sentiment. Read full book review >

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Released: Jan. 6, 2004

"Though copious with historical information—surprisingly relevant in light of current history—Ball (China Run, 2002, etc.) anchors it all in character. A winning combination."
Sweeping historical adventure culminates in the 16th-century Battle of Malta. Read full book review >

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'66 FRAMES by Gordon Ball
Released: April 1, 1999

'66 FRAMESA MemoirBall, Gordon Read full book review >

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SERVING THE REICH by Philip Ball
NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 22, 2014

"How much did Nazism compromise its scientists? In this polished account, Ball finds that the jury is still out, even as the evidence mounts and the pursuit of firsthand records and documentary testimony continues."
An examination of the response of German scientists to the rise of the Third Reich and its interference with their work. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 18, 2006

"Often slow going, but worth the effort."
The life and times of Philip Theophrastus Bombast von Hohenheim, aka Paracelsus, the "father of modern medicine." Read full book review >

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SURVIVE by Nate Hardcastle
NON-FICTION
Released: March 1, 2001

"Rattling stories that repel and attract the reader like natural forces, dreadful and irresistible."
A discomforting collection of stories of people in extremely straitened circumstances, stranded and often with nothing to eat but their deceased comrades, assembled by Hardcastle (Deep Blue, not reviewed). Read full book review >

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BLOODSTONE by Nate Kenyon
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Jan. 30, 2006

"Ghostly cackles that will raise few hackles."
A debut horror novel saddled with by-the-numbers spooks. Read full book review >

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DAY ONE by Nate Kenyon
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 2013

"Occasionally thrilling but not very credible and full of blunders."
Malevolent computer intelligence aims to take down humanity in this apocalyptic thriller set in New York City, from the author of Diablo III: The Order (2012, etc.). Read full book review >