Search Results: "Peter Nelson"


BOOK REVIEW

CREATURE KEEPERS AND THE SWINDLED SOIL-SOLES by Peter Nelson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 15, 2015

"An appealing if sometimes structurally shaky celebration of the explorer's spirit. (Fantasy. 8-12)"
The Creature Keepers return to wrangle the mighty Sasquatch (Creature Keepers and the Hijacked Hydro-Hide, 2014). Read full book review >

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CREATURE KEEPERS AND THE HIJACKED HYDRO-HIDE by Peter Nelson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 16, 2014

"Steer legendary-monster fans to the Imaginary Veterinary or Cryptid Hunters series for cryptozoological fixes. (Fantasy. 8-12)"
Can the Creature Keepers keep the cryptids safe? Read full book review >

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AEROSTAR AND THE 3 1/2-POINT PLAN OF VENGEANCE by Peter Nelson
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 14, 2013

"The farce is frantic to the point of being labored, but there's still plenty of room in the Captain's Underpants for this gang of fellow travelers. (Science fiction. 10-12)"
New threats to their small town, both in the present and the future, again send squabbling frenemies Alex, Herbert and Sammi—aka the intrepid AlienSlayers—through the wormhole in Alex's backyard. Read full book review >

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THE RISE AND FALL OF EL SOLO LIBRE by Peter Nelson
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 17, 2012

"More lightweight farce, with a good chance of further sequels. (Science fiction. 7-11)"
The three squabbling young time travelers introduced in Herbert's Wormhole (2009) again save their future hometown from alien invaders. Real ones, this time. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

HERBERT'S WORMHOLE by Peter Nelson
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2009

"While it's not as funny as it thinks it is, it could function as a next step after Scieszka's series. (Science fiction. 7-11)"
When ten-year-old Alex Filby zaps the last alien in his Alien Slayer 2 game, his parents celebrate—not because he won, but because Alex promised to play outside for the rest of the summer if he finished the game. 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

NON-FICTION
Released: May 18, 2009

"A valuable addition to World War I and civil-rights scholarship on a subject too frequently overlooked."
The story of the Harlem Hellfighters, an all-black regiment who fought against the Germans in World War I and against racism at home. Read full book review >

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SITTING BULL by S.D. Nelson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 3, 2015

"Solidly historical and far more heartfelt than those on the overcrowded shelf of assignment-fodder profiles. (endnotes, bibliography, index) (Historical fiction. 10-13)"
A reverent tribute to the great Hunkpapa chief and holy man, cast as a memoir with a rich array of new and contemporary illustrations. Read full book review >

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DIGGING A HOLE TO HEAVEN by S.D. Nelson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 2, 2014

"A useful and thorough piece of work combining fiction and nonfiction, with an extensive author's note detailing the history of coal mining. (timeline, notes, bibliography, index) (Fiction/nonfiction hybrid. 8-12) "
Nelson departs from his usual Native American stories in this informative look at child coal miners. Read full book review >

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BUFFALO BIRD GIRL by S.D. Nelson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2012

"Pair with Nelson's Gift Horse (1999) for a broad vision of Plains Indian childhood. (notes, bibliography, index) (Informational picture book. 7-12)"
A noted Native American artist interprets the early life of Buffalo Bird Woman, Waheenee-wea, one of the last of the Hidatsa to live according to old traditions. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WE ARE THE SHIP by Kadir Nelson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 8, 2008

"Along with being absolutely riveted by the art, readers will come away with a good picture of the Negro Leaguers' distinctive style of play, as well as an idea of how their excellence challenged the racial attitudes of both their sport and their times. (bibliography, index) (Nonfiction. 10-13)"
Nelson continues to top himself with each new book. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

HISTORY
Released: Sept. 27, 2011

"This intimate narrative makes the stories accessible to young readers and powerfully conveys how personal this history feels for many African-Americans. (Nonfiction. 10 & up)"
In an undertaking even more ambitious than the multiple-award-winning We Are the Ship (2008), Nelson tells the story of African-Americans and their often central place in American history. Read full book review >