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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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

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 >

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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THE VESPERTINE by Saundra Mitchell
FICTION
Released: March 7, 2011

"A nifty surprise ending ices the cake. (Paranormal romance. 12 & up)"
Sixteen-year-old Amelia travels from Maine to Baltimore to find a husband in 1889, never expecting to end up by destroying her own friends in this historical supernatural romance. Read full book review >

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50 IMPRESSIVE KIDS AND THEIR AMAZING (AND TRUE!) STORIES by Saundra Mitchell
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 10, 2016

"A breezy, bustling bucketful of courageous acts and eye-popping feats. (finished illustrations not seen) (Collective biography. 10-13)"
Why should grown-ups get all the historical, scientific, athletic, cinematic, and artistic glory? Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: March 4, 2008

"A lucid chronology of error, worthy of shelving alongside the best of the Iraq books to date."
As Keith Olbermann reminds us every weeknight, it's been some 1,750 days and counting since George Bush crowed, "Mission accomplished!" Editor & Publisher editor Mitchell further rubs Bush's nose in it, and commemorates other erroneous nabobs as well. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DEAD DOCKET by Mitchell Graham
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 1, 2009

"An edgy Spenseresque thriller that's hard to put down."
Two lawyers take on an estate case that leads to a dangerous game of cat and mouse. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 1, 1998

"It is dispiriting, though, that so vibrant a meta-analysis'such provocative fun and polished wit—finds that 'the time when dinosaurs ruled the earth is now, and their rule is synonymous with the global dominance of American culture.' (illustrations)"
A cultural-historical reading of the dinosaur's image from its discovery in the 1840s to its current media superstar status as popular icon, from Mitchell (Engish and Art/Univ. of Chicago). Read full book review >