Search Results: "Nic Danielson"


BOOK REVIEW

RILEY AND THE MAGICAL LAUNDRY BASKET by Chris Danielson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 22, 2011

"Riley's story isn't too bewitching, but the colorful characters along the way are worth a look. (iPad storybook app. 3-6)"
Plump with clever visuals but never really reaching great heights in any other areas, this trip to a fantasy land isn't as magical as the title suggests. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BACKYARD DETECTIVE by Nic Bishop
ANIMALS
Released: Aug. 1, 2002

"With four kinds of spiders, five kinds of ants, and seven different butterflies, there is plenty here to keep young and adult viewers engaged and challenged. (Nonfiction. 5-11)"
The talented photo-illustrator (Digging for Bird Dinosaurs, 2000, etc.) examines 125 backyard creatures, mostly insects, photographed life-sized and described in a detailed text. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

PENGUIN DAY by Nic Bishop
by Nic Bishop, photographed by Nic Bishop
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 28, 2017

"The family dynamic may seem familiar to many young readers and listeners—and the regurgitation bit should stimulate some lively audience response. (Informational picture book. 3-6)"
Close-up color photos invite viewers to join a family of rockhopper penguins on its daily round. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

GIRLS by Nic Kelman
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 2003

"Troublesome erotica much less meaningful than it makes itself out to be."
Power-mad men explain why they thank heaven for little girls. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DEAR MARTIN by Nic Stone
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Oct. 17, 2017

"Though constrained, the work nevertheless stands apart in a literature that too often finds it hard to look hard truths in the face. Take interest and ask questions. (Fiction. 14-18)"
In this roller-coaster ride of a debut, the author summons the popular legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. to respond to the recent tragic violence befalling unarmed black men and boys. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE SECRETS OF ANIMAL FLIGHT by Nic Bishop
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 1997

"This is an excellent book that makes a difficult topic accessible. (further reading) (Picture book/nonfiction. 8-12)"
A lively text and outstanding stop-action photography make this an inviting look at how animals fly. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

HEALTH
Released: Feb. 5, 2008

"A raw, directionless search for the truth. (For his father's side of the story, see Beautiful Boy, 2007) (Nonfiction. YA)"
In the publisher's second (and lesser) recent drug memoir, golden-boy-to-be Sheff recounts his descent from casual drinking and pot smoking as a teenager to heroin, cocaine and crystal-meth abuse in his early 20s. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ANIMALS
Released: Feb. 1, 2004

"A visual treat, whether you live near a temperate forest or are an armchair investigator. (Nonfiction. 5-12)"
Awesome double-paged photographs of temperate forest creatures and detailed observations by an experienced naturalist will make this title a hit with nature lovers and a worthy companion to the author's Backyard Detective: Critters Up Close (2002). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE LAST DAY OF EMILY LINDSEY by Nic Joseph
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 3, 2017

"Joseph (Boy, 9, Missing, 2016) employs a lot of twists to get to her denouement, watering down some of its impact, and while the story requires some suspension of disbelief, Joseph's prose is smooth enough to keep the pages turning."
Lots of blood but no body kicks off a thriller in which nothing is what it seems. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

GALVESTON by Nic Pizzolatto
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 1, 2010

"An unsatisfying split-personality novel redeemed by some terrific dialogue."
For a mob enforcer and a teenage whore on the run, there's no escaping the violent past; this first novel follows a story collection (Between Here and the Yellow Sea, 2006). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHAMELEON, CHAMELEON by Joy Cowley
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 2005

"The book's real success, as with its predecessor's, lies in the way words and pictures come together to deliver a satisfying nonfiction adventure for very young children. (Picture book/nonfiction. 3-7)"
In a lush companion to Red-Eyed Tree Frog (1999), a brilliant blue-and-green panther chameleon runs out of food in his tree and descends to the forest floor in search of a more populated hunting ground. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 1, 2006

"<\b>An illuminating picture of the intellectual and cultural life of Germany as the new science made its impact."
A biography of the man who acted as midwife for Copernicus' Revolutions, the book that transformed astronomy. Read full book review >