Search Results: "Peter Macinnis"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: May 12, 2005

"Never quite jells into a coherent work, but its many individual parts are great fun to read."
An entertaining potpourri about poison: anecdotes, history, lore, science and trivia. Read full book review >

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BITTERSWEET by Peter Macinnis
NON-FICTION
Released: May 1, 2003

"Lively and entertaining: a splendid saga for the general reader. (6 maps)"
From Australian science writer and broadcaster Macinnis, an informative and readable history of the simple substance that changed the world and often brought out the worst in people. Read full book review >

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SOUL ENCHILADA by David Macinnis Gill
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: April 1, 2009

"All readers can do is buckle their seatbelts, close their eyes and take the plunge. (Fantasy. YA)"
Broke-down pizza-delivery heroine Eunice "Bug" Smoot's snake of a granddad sold his soul to the devil for a 1958 Cadillac Biarritz. Read full book review >

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UNCANNY by David Macinnis Gill
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Sept. 5, 2017

"A bloated, sloppy mess. (Paranormal romance. 12-adult)"
Willow Jane's power awakens—as does an ancient enemy. Read full book review >

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SHADOW ON THE SUN by David Macinnis Gill
YOUNG ADULT
Released: March 26, 2013

"A refreshingly nondystopic sci-fi adventure. (Science fiction. 12 & up)"
In this fast-paced sequel (Invisible Sun, 2012, etc.), ex-Regulators Durango and Vienne are at it again in a race against time on a dangerous Martian landscape. Read full book review >

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INVISIBLE SUN by David Macinnis Gill
Released: April 1, 2012

"A weirdly tepid, stop-and-start mess of a sci-fi thriller. (Science fiction. 13 & up)"
Danger! Romance! Library ambushes! Read full book review >

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BLACK HOLE SUN by David Macinnis Gill
FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 2010

"Fans of science fiction and the strange will eat this up. (Science fiction. 12 & up)"
Intrepid teen regulator Jake Durango leads a daring pack of fearless freedom fighters in a dystopian future where humans rage against ferocious, porcine creatures called Drau, who prey upon human flesh. 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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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 >

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JEREMY DRAWS A MONSTER by Peter McCarty
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2009

"Neat and unassuming. (Picture book. 3-6)"
With simplicity and quiet depth, a boy creates a challenge and meets it. Read full book review >