Search Results: "Peter Moore"


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V IS FOR VILLAIN by Peter Moore
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: May 20, 2014

"This is superhero fiction done right. (Fantasy. 12 & up)"
Being the nonpowered brother of a superhero could turn any good kid bad. Read full book review >

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RAVELING by Peter Moore Smith
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 1, 2000

"Stylish, substantive, and savvy."
A classy suspense debut pitting two men against each other in that struggle between brothers that's as old as the Bible. Read full book review >

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THE WEATHER EXPERIMENT by Peter Moore
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 2, 2015

"Detailed and insightful, this book is as relevant as ever in this era of rapid climate change."
In 1800, no one had a clue about what controlled "the heavens," which made the unlikely science of meteorology one of the most remarkable accomplishments of the 19th century. Read full book review >

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LOS ANGELES by Peter Moore Smith
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 5, 2005

"The prose is elegant, even lyrical at times. But fragile, self-loathing Angel generates too little empathy to hold the stage successfully."
A near-miss second thriller from Smith (Raveling, 2000), this about a young man's search for a lost love who may not be lost—and may not be real. Read full book review >

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CAUGHT IN THE ACT by Peter Moore
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: April 1, 2005

"Physical danger lurks beneath the layers of psychological suspense in a satisfyingly logical, killer conclusion. (Fiction. YA)"
Newcomer Lydia knows how to get power and how to use it, as Ethan explains in this narrative detailing his gradual submission to her. Read full book review >

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BLIND SIGHTED by Peter Moore
FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 2002

"Unexpectedly engaging. (Fiction. YA)"
Smaller than most seventh graders, not cool, not interested and not achieving, Kirk is a junior who writes poetry during class and heads for the library to work at shelving books after school. 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

OH, LITTLE JACK by Inga Moore
ANIMALS
Released: May 1, 1992

"These soft, warm drawings are precious, in the best sense. (Picture book. 2-4)"
A simple, predictable story about a little rabbit who's too small to help his parents or join the play of his older siblings; fortunately, the tricycle Granpa has fixed for him is just the right size, as is Granpa's lap when they share a book later that evening. Read full book review >

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A BIG DAY FOR LITTLE JACK by Inga Moore
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 1994

"Only someone with a heart of stone wouldn't love the winsome Rabbit family and this charming, undidactic approach to fears of the unknown. (Fiction/Picture book. 3+)"
When the youngest of the Rabbit clan (Oh, Little Jack, 1992, etc.) is invited to his first party, the rest of the family helps him get ready. Read full book review >

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ANGELS ON THE ROOF by Martha Moore
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Oct. 1, 1997

"A strong story, whose outwardly fragile protagonists possess reserves of steel to carry them through to the end. (Fiction. 12+)"
From Shelby's point of view, her mother Zoe is impossible: She's uprooted them so many times Shelby has lost count, and develops temporary obsessions, like decorating the living room with pages from a Georgia O'Keeffe calendar. Read full book review >

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NATIVE ARTISTS OF NORTH AMERICA by Reavis Moore
BIOGRAPHY
Released: June 1, 1993

"An eclectic approach that may well stimulate other young fingers and feet. (Nonfiction. 8-14)"
First in the ``Rainbow Warrior Artists'' series, which will depict artists around the world: glimpses into the lives and cultures of five members of tribes in the US and Mexico verify their modern, unabashed attitudes toward their various native arts. Read full book review >

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TRIPLE TAKE by Yanier Moore
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 18, 2003

"Gritty street talk carefully rendered. But the story? Just plain over the top."
Ex-con gets revenge in a first from Moore, a social worker and former gang member. Read full book review >