Search Results: "Peter Nelson"


BOOK REVIEW

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >

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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 >

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 >

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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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

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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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BABY BEAR by Kadir Nelson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 7, 2014

"Resonant. (Picture book. 4-7)"
The award-winning Nelson turns from nuanced treatments of historical subjects to this exploration of a classic preschool trope: a lost animal's search for home. Read full book review >

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COYOTE CHRISTMAS by S.D. Nelson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 1, 2007

"An informative, well-written author's note details the history of the Coyote character in Native-American legends. (Picture book. 5-9)"
Nelson, a member of the Standing Rock Sioux tribe, uses the traditional Coyote trickster character as the focus of his contemporary holiday story, set on the Standing Rock Indian Reservation in the Dakotas. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHANGE HAS COME by Kadir Nelson
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Jan. 13, 2009

"The unabashed feeling conveyed in every loose line helps to make this a lovely memento, just in time for Inaguration Day. (Picture book. All ages)"
Two-time Caldecott Honor winner Nelson here gives up his studied compositions and meticulous applications of color in favor of quick, emotion-laden graphite sketches that commemorate Barack Obama's groundbreaking campaign and victory. Read full book review >