Search Results: "Peter Fiore"


BOOK REVIEW

HENRY DAVID’S HOUSE by Henry David Thoreau
BIOGRAPHY
Released: March 1, 2001

"An editor's note following the text gives more information about Thoreau's life and work. (Picture book. 6-10)"
These excerpts from Thoreau's own journal piece together the events that formed the basis for Walden. Read full book review >

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I SEE THE MOON AND THE MOON SEES ME by Jonathan London
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 1996

"Nevertheless, a lovely mood piece for sharing. (Picture book. 5-8)"
London (Where's Home?, p. 858, etc.) has charmingly adapted a nursery favorite. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY
Released: Sept. 1, 2003

"While the format looks like an early reader, the length and language make this more appropriate for middle readers. (Nonfiction. 8-11)"
Another unusual approach to the celebration of the Wright brothers' achievement, this one focuses on their historic flights in 1909 in New York City and Germany. Read full book review >

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WAR AND PEACE IN THE GLOBAL VILLAGE by Quentin Fiore
Released: Sept. 3, 1968

Actually, Mr. McLuhan is quite old-fashioned. Read full book review >

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JUST LIKE THE MOVIES by Kelly Fiore
YOUNG ADULT
Released: July 22, 2014

"A sugary romance light on depth but big on charm, Fiore's sophomore novel is a solid entry in the genre it clearly loves. (Romance. 13-17)"
When Marijke the jock and Lily the nerd join forces to fix their love lives, Fiore lets her fangirl flag fly. Read full book review >

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KEEPER FOR THE SEA by Kimberley Smith Brady
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 1996

"An intimate scene as the two prepare the fishing rod is painted against a vast starry sky, while one particularly masterful spread—of the upturned faces of the fisher folk as they watch the sky—builds anticipation. (Picture book. 5-8)"
Brady's first children's book is a low-key story of a fishing adventure shared by a girl and her grandfather that effectively conveys the moods of their outing, from the excitement of the catch to their awe for the natural world. 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

TASTE TEST by Kelly Fiore
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Aug. 20, 2013

"Contestants may lose, but readers won't. (recipes) (Fiction. 12 & up)"
This debut about a reality show for young chefs has enough spice to keep readers feasting all the way through. Read full book review >

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ELEPHANT MAN by Mariangela Di Fiore
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2015

"This compassionate summary of Joseph Merrick's life shows young readers that people can be 'measured by the soul' rather than appearances. (bibliography) (Historical fiction. 8-10)"
Di Fiore colors history with imagined scenes to humanize a man the world knew as the Elephant Man. Read full book review >

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JESSICA'S BOX by Peter Carnavas
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2015

"The message is clear: Just be yourself, and friends will come. (Picture book. 4-7)"
A little girl who is new to school uses a cardboard box to make friends. Read full book review >

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THE HUNGRIEST MOUTH IN THE SEA by Peter Walters
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 10, 2015

"An excellent addition to classroom, library, or personal nature collections. (Informational picture book. 4-8)"
Who knew the food chain would make for such a jaunty rhyme? Read full book review >

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THE CHILDREN WHO LOVED BOOKS by Peter Carnavas
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2013

"The catchy cover of this Australian import nicely sets up the warm and loving story within. (Picture book. 4-7)"
The phrase "there's no such thing as too many books" sums up this whimsical story. Read full book review >