Search Results: "Peter H. Wood"


BOOK REVIEW

STRANGE NEW LAND by Peter H. Wood
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 1996

"An obscure chapter in American history, rendered vividly. (chronology, bibliography, index) (Nonfiction. 10-12)"
In The Young Oxford History of African Americans series, a thoroughly researched, thoughtfully written history starting with the first Africans on the continent to American blacks during the Revolution. 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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5 MORE SCIENCE FICTION BOOKS JUMPING ON THE HOLLYWOOD ADAPTATION TRAIN
by John DeNardo

One of the great thrills of being a book lover is seeing your favorite book getting adapted for television and film. Hollywood routinely mines the pages of books for story ideas with increasing frequency. As well they should! The pages of science fiction books contain some of the most well-thought-out ideas of storytelling. Check out these books, which might be ...


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NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 3, 1998

"Complete with an appendix well-stocked with resources for high school restructuring, this is a somewhat utopian blueprint, but still one packed with common sense."
A passionate plea for educational reform by a teacher who changed the course of a poor rural high school. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: April 17, 1992

"Not new (and for a more perceptive report, see Edward B. Fiske's Smart Schools, Smart Kids, 1991), and repetitious at times, but, still, an upbeat, child-centered view of bright spots in American education."
Wood (Education/Ohio Univ.) visits schools and classrooms that are concerned with teaching children, not with satisfying bureaucrats. Read full book review >

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ROSE’S GARDEN by Peter H. Reynolds
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 2009

"This particular fable may well be too self-consciously fabulous for its own good. (Picture book. 5-7)"
Sepia washes give way as pages turn to spots of color and at last a floral carpet of saturated hues in a small, brief tale of a young wanderer named Rose who plants seeds in an empty urban space. Read full book review >

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ISH by Peter H. Reynolds
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2004

"Told in spare prose with Reynolds's signature line drawings in watercolor, ink, and tea, Ish will encourage other little artists. (Picture book. 4-6)"
A lovely tale about the trials of a budding artist brought to us by the author/illustrator of Dot (2003). Read full book review >

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THE SMALLEST GIFT OF CHRISTMAS by Peter H. Reynolds
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 24, 2013

"A warmhearted, whimsical story with a folkloric feel and a theme that is anything but small. (Picture book. 4-10)"
Roland is disappointed by the size of his tiny, red package on Christmas morning, but he learns that bigger is not always better. Read full book review >

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SYDNEY’S STAR by Peter H. Reynolds
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 2001

"Off the wall, sure, but the larger point of never knowing what the fruits of creativity might yield is nicely packaged in the folderol, and it's a refreshing shift to have females in non-traditional roles. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Young Sydney discovers that the world works in mysterious ways, cockamamie too, in this loopy item with a message. Read full book review >

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SO FEW OF ME by Peter H. Reynolds
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2006

"While there's an adult sensibility at work, the gentle humor and counting element tip the scales towards a child audience. (Picture book. 5-8)"
Mop-topped man-boy Leo has so much to do that even making a list doesn't help. Read full book review >

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THE DOT by Peter H. Reynolds
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2003

"This isn't going to create interest where there is none, but it may speak to formerly artistic young readers who are selling their own abilities short. (Picture book. 6-9)"
Driven by the observation that most children lose their enthusiasm for making art as they get older, Reynolds prods a reluctant child into an eye-opening whirl of creativity. Read full book review >

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PLAYING FROM THE HEART by Peter H. Reynolds
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 12, 2016

"A reminder (perhaps more to adults than children) not to stifle creativity but to let it flow from within. (Picture book. 5-9)"
Raj grows up with his father and a quiet piano. One day, when he is still young, he sits down and begins plunking away at the keys. Read full book review >