Search Results: "Peter Mitchell"


BOOK REVIEW

I.D. by Kate Scowen
NONFICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 2010

"A purely additional purchase for libraries looking to expand their teen self-help section. (Nonfiction. 13 & up)"
A collection of illustrated vignettes about "…the ways we accept and define ourselves throughout our lives, and how, for better or worse, they shape who we become." Read full book review >

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FREAKING OUT by Polly Wells
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2013

"Seeming more like a volume therapists might assign their patients to read than one teenagers would pick up on their own, this effort may still provide some assistance to those struggling with anxiety. (Nonfiction. 11-18)"
Thirteen young adults relate their struggles with anxiety. 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

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 1, 2002

"The discoveries that compelled their change of heart lend surprising twists to the narrative—one likely to be of great interest to students of Cold War history and true crime."
A former FBI agent and his coauthor spouse revisit a bungled, long-forgotten spy case and turn up the smoking gun. Read full book review >

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TOBY by Hazel Mitchell
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 13, 2016

"Toby is a pleasing pup, but his story doesn't stand out from the crowded pack of dog tales. (author's note) (Picture book. 4-7)"
A timid rescue dog learns to get along with his new owners, a lonely boy and his single dad. Read full book review >

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BEING AUDREY HEPBURN by Mitchell Kriegman
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 16, 2014

"Ideal for Audrey fans or anyone who wants to escape the mundane. (Fiction. 16 & up)"
A standard Cinderella tale is enhanced with a detailed sense of reality amid the wish fulfillment. Read full book review >

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THE ELEMENTALS by Saundra Mitchell
YOUNG ADULT
Released: June 4, 2013

"The least successful of the three. (Paranormal historical fantasy. 12 & up)"
The final book in Mitchell's historical trilogy with paranormal overtones (The Springsweet, 2012, etc.). Read full book review >

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THE SPRINGSWEET by Saundra Mitchell
Released: April 17, 2012

"A high-quality, absorbing drama. (Paranormal historical romance. 12 & up)"
A lovely historical romance takes readers back to the 1890 Oklahoma territory. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY
Released: May 1, 2010

"An ample selection of well-captioned photographs, maps and archival material breaks up the text and demonstrates the tremendous impact of the Ford Motor Company. (chronology, bibliography, index) (Biography. 10-14)"
This well-rounded portrait depicts Ford as a complex, contradictory figure embodying qualities that are equally admirable and loathsome. Read full book review >

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LIFTOFF by Don Mitchell
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Sept. 12, 2006

"Illustrated with plenty of large black-and-white photos and punctuated with motivational quotes, this presents a simplified but appealing alternative to the plethora of existing assignment-fodder biographies. (multimedia resource list) (Nonfiction. 10-12)"
Written with the clearly stated intent of inspiring readers to enter public service, this profile presents Glenn's achievements, both on and off the planet, as the direct results of a lifelong commitment to larger causes. Read full book review >

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SKY WOMAN FALLING by Kirk Mitchell
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 4, 2003

"An awful lot of crucial information depends on hypnosis and Turnipseed's dreams. In addition, there's numbing aeronautic detail, some grisly death sequences, and a rather touching ending to the Parker-Turnipseed romance."
Native American myth, Oneida land claims, and psychosis complicate the latest case of Indian Affairs specialists Emmett Parker and Anna Turnipseed (Ancient Ones, 2001, etc.). Read full book review >

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MOONRISE by Mitchell Smith
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: April 1, 2004

"A terrific fulfillment. Charmed fans will relish it."
Last entry in the Snowfall Trilogy featuring realistic fantasy, military-based cultures, and Smith's power of immediacy with people, sense of place, detail, and sensory presence. Read full book review >