Search Results: "Nathan Bransford"


BOOK REVIEW

JACOB WONDERBAR AND THE INTERSTELLAR TIME WARP by Nathan Bransford
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 7, 2013

"Steer newbies to the first in the series so they can experience the whole goofy tale. (Humorous science fiction. 8-12)"
Space is huge, but Jacob and his friends are about to find out that time is even huger. Read full book review >

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JACOB WONDERBAR FOR PRESIDENT OF THE UNIVERSE by Nathan Bransford
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 12, 2012

"The final pages definitely set up volume three, so a sequel can't be far... far away. (Science fiction/humor. 8-12)"
What do you do after nearly breaking the universe? Run for president! Read full book review >

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JACOB WONDERBAR AND THE COSMIC SPACE KAPOW by Nathan Bransford
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2011

"There's plenty of set-up for future volumes; fans will hope they won't have to wait long. (Science fiction/humor. 9-12)"
Bransford's debut and the first of a series is an outer-space comedy of errors. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DRIVE by Nathan Clement
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 2008

"Indeed, in its strong, steady lines and depiction of a deeply pastoral Midwest, this offering could well be seen as the Great American Truck Book. (Picture book. 2-6)"
Striking graphics accompany a child's narration of a truck-driving dad's day at work, from his departure before dawn to his arrival home at the end of the day. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NATURE
Released: Aug. 1, 1994

"Includes source notes, bibliography, index, illustrations not seen. (Nonfiction. 12+)"
Unlike doomsayers who paint a stark picture of no-win choices between eating and breathing, Aaseng carefully teases out facts and trends to answer his subtitle's question in the affirmative. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: March 20, 2013

"A random digest of recondite terms that may be inaccessible to most."
Coppedge (The Dimensional Philosopher's Toolkit, 2013) explores obscure notions of psychology in this collection of ruminations. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 6, 2005

"Complementing Donna Rosenthal's iconoclastic study The Israelis (2003), Nathan's book offers an optimistic—if unlikely—vision of a multiethnic nation without divides."
A record of life in the "other Israel," a place not found in travel brochures nor, usually, in headlines. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: July 10, 2011

"A dense, somewhat unfocused historical tale that boasts compelling characters and a plot that ultimately packs a wallop."
Allen explores an early, largely uncelebrated patriot who helped bring about American independence. Read full book review >

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THE DEWEY DECIMAL SYSTEM by Nathan Larson
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 1, 2011

"When it comes to plotting, film composer Larson is content to follow Raymond Chandler's dictum, 'When in doubt, have a man come through a door with a gun.' But his dystopia is bound to win fans with strong stomachs."
A nameless investigator dogs New York streets made even meaner by a series of near-future calamities. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Dec. 1, 2006

"A winner. (Nonfiction. 6-12)"
Perfectly pitched to its target elementary audience, this tells the story of Sarah Keys Evans, a young woman who refused to give up her seat on a bus three years before Rosa Parks did the same. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

STAR-SPANGLED MEN by Nathan Miller
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 1, 1998

"Fortunately, even the worst American presidents haven't destroyed the country, making it possible to enjoy this survey of their follies."
A humorous look at the less distinguished former presidents. Read full book review >