Search Results: "Patrick Bishop"


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FIGHTER BOYS by Patrick Bishop
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 25, 2003

"Nicely written and rich in detail: a winner for students of aerial warfare."
A spirited account of what Winston Churchill deemed the Royal Air Force's "finest hour": the defense of English skies against the advancing Luftwaffe in the summer of 1940. Read full book review >

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THE HUNT FOR HITLER'S WARSHIP by Patrick Bishop
NON-FICTION
Released: April 9, 2013

"Armchair military historians will relish this account of bringing down the biggest prey in the German fleet."
Military historian Bishop (Battle of Britain, 2009, etc.) fashions an exciting, detail-packed account of the British obsession with dismantling Hitler's prize battleship. Read full book review >

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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 >

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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 >

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NIC BISHOP SPIDERS by Nic Bishop
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2007

"This splendid title should leap off the shelves. (index, glossary) (Picture book/nonfiction. 5-10)"
Striking close-up and highly magnified photos of a wide variety of spiders are the heart of this fascinating and versatile introduction to the order. Read full book review >

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ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 2000

"A good look at a contemporary scientist. (list of further reading, index) (Nonfiction. 9-12)"
Readers of this photographic essay join paleontologist Cathy Forster and a team of scientists hunting for bird-dinosaur fossils on the island of Madagascar, off the coast of Africa. Read full book review >

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NIC BISHOP FROGS by Nic Bishop
ANIMALS
Released: Jan. 1, 2008

"A chatty author's note gives insight into both Bishop's enthusiasm and the painstaking techniques behind the spectacular images; a glossary and index complete the superlative whole. (Nonfiction. 4-8)"
Gliding frogs, glass frogs, growling grass frogs—who knew there were so many frogs in the world? Read full book review >

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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 >

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MY SO-CALLED RUINED LIFE by Melanie Bishop
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Jan. 14, 2014

"Nevertheless, readers who warm to Tate's levelheaded independence will cheer her on as she finds her buoyancy and begins to move forward. (Fiction. 12 & up)"
Yet another tale of a plucky girl who overcomes the obstacles—but this one floats. Read full book review >

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THE DISTANCE TO HOME by Jenn Bishop
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 28, 2016

"The life-and-death themes are thought-provoking, but readers may love the book even more for its many digressions. (baseball glossary) (Fiction. 8-12)"
Baseball, both minor league and Little League, forms the throughline for this exploration of grief. Read full book review >

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LETTER TO MY DAUGHTER by George Bishop
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 1, 2010

"A gimmicky debut."
When a girl runs away from home on the eve of her 15th birthday, her mother sits down to write her a letter. Read full book review >