Search Results: "Peter Britton"


BOOK REVIEW

THE BLACK DEATH by Peter Britton
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 8, 2013

"A dispensable supplement to the nondigital likes of James Cross Giblin's When Plague Strikes (1995), superficial of content and, by current standards, feature-poor. (iPad informational app. 9-11)"
A mobile version of a much more expensive online visual aid that maps the spread of the 14th-century pandemic. Read full book review >

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THE OPERATIVE by Andrew Britton
Released: July 1, 2012

"Don't worry about the American democratic system. As Bishop sneers to the archvillain at bay, 'it always self-corrects. It was designed to do that.'"
Ex-CIA agent Ryan Kealey (The American, 2006, etc.) returns to save the world again, this time from a bunch of terrorists armed with two nuclear weapons. Read full book review >

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THE AMERICAN by Andrew Britton
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: March 7, 2006

"Plot and cast have that derivative feel, and while the 24-year-old debut novelist can serve up an arresting action scene, that isn't enough to counter the pervasive pall of déjà vu."
A debut thriller about a vengeful terrorist who proposes to destroy the United States. Read full book review >

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THE TREEKEEPERS by Susan McGee Britton
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2003

"Not as bad as some. (Fantasy/fiction. 10-13)"
First novelist Britton has chosen her themes from a dizzying array of fantasy staples. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Character Strengths Matter by Shannon Polly
NON-FICTION
Released: June 7, 2015

"Well-researched and skimmable but sometimes light on actionable strategy."
Editors Polly and Britton expand upon the work begun by the late University of Michigan psychology professor Christopher Peterson and former American Psychological Association president Marty Seligman in this guide to the 24 character strengths. Read full book review >

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PETER WATSON
by Gregory McNamee

Five hundred-odd years ago, in the time of Leonardo da Vinci, a scientist—a term then unknown—was a person of many parts, someone who might work in fields ranging from chemistry to botany, astronomy to metallurgy, to divine the hidden order of the universe.

Even as recently as the early Victorian idea, writes British science historian Peter Watson in his new ...


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BOOK REVIEW

THE NEWBIES by Peter Catalanotto
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 14, 2015

"Comforting and reassuring. (Picture book. 4-8)"
There's a new baby coming, and Luke worries about his place in the family's changing configuration. Read full book review >

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MORE OF MONKEY & ROBOT by Peter Catalanotto
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 18, 2014

"A strong second outing in this new series for new readers. (Early reader. 6-8)"
Odd-couple friends find the best in each another. Read full book review >

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MY TEACHER IS A MONSTER! (NO, I AM NOT.) by Peter Brown
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 2014

"Here's hoping readers who are similarly challenged in the behavior department will get both messages: Teachers are people, and they give back what they get. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A behaviorally challenged little boy for whom paper airplanes are a particular weakness learns to see his teacher as a person when he meets her outside the classroom. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 7, 2012

"Grown-ups beware. Youngsters might have their own questions and answers after this romp. (Picture book. 4-8)"
An irresistible force meets an immovable object with hilarious results. Read full book review >

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I'M HERE by Peter Reynolds
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 16, 2011

"Overall, an excellent selection, replete with warmth, originality and the promise of good things to come. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Eloquent, fanciful text and illustrations that sparkle with clarity combine to perfectly portray a solitary boy's flight of imagination. Read full book review >

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THE FABULOUS BOUNCING CHOWDER by Peter Brown
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2007

"Chowder's oddly endearing attempts to connect with others of his own kind have a certain appeal for those who love an underdog. (Picture book. 4-8)"
That wacky but winsome bulldog named Chowder is back for another attempt to connect with other canines, this time at the Fabu Pooch Boot Camp, a sleep-away camp for pampered pooches who are already beautiful and well-behaved but still working on improving their "fabulousness." Read full book review >