Search Results: "Phil Wilson"


BOOK REVIEW

PTERANODON by Ruth Ashby
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2005

"Concludes with a map of the Late Cretaceous, glossary, bibliography and notes. (Nonfiction. 7-10)"
Imagine a furry, flying dinosaur with a 28-foot wing span, soaring on leathery wings, catching a fishy supper and avoiding fatal battles with T. rex, Elasmosaurus, Tylosaurus and an unnamed raptor. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE DAY THE DINOSAURS DIED by Charlotte Lewis Brown
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2006

"Sure to find its audience. (author's note, pronunciation guide) (Easy reader/nonfiction. 6-9)"
Paleontologist Brown presents developing readers with a vividly imagined recreation of an asteroid impact and its immediate and subsequent effects on the dinosaurs. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2006

"In a series aimed at offering high-interest stories, this more than fills the bill, and is a welcome accompaniment to The Day the Dinosaurs Died (May 2006) by the same team. (Nonfiction. 6-8)"
From the woolly mammoth to the Indricotherium, the largest land mammal ever, paleontologist Brown describes ten extraordinary, but now extinct, mammals, plus the surviving Homo sapien [sic]. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2007

"Closing with a simple explanation of fossilization, this 'Level 2' addition to the dinosaur shelves should soar off with the ease of a leather-winged Pteranodon. (Easy reader/nonfiction. 6-8)"
Giving younger dinophiles a chance to wrap their tongues around monikers like Deinosuchus, Pterodaustro and Archaeopteryx, this gallery of monsters that aren't classified as dinosaurs but lived during the same time period presents 11 toothy creatures—generally seen, in the melodramatic illustrations, lunging at prey or gliding sinuously through air or water. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Baby Santa and the Gift of Giving by M. Maitland DeLand
Released: Sept. 30, 2014

"A reminder that the best part of the holiday season isn't getting, but giving."
A philanthropic family visits New York City and helps many local residents in DeLand's (Baby Santa and the Missing Reindeer, 2013, etc.) latest children's-book installment. Read full book review >

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MARTIN WILSON
by Megan Labrise

YA author Martin Wilson’s sophomore novel has a gut-punch premise: One hot day in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, an 11-year-old boy takes off on his bike and vanishes. Three years later, he returns, gravely changed.

“I’m trying to write stories that are honest and emotionally powerful,” says Wilson, author of We Now Return to Regular Life, based on a true story ...


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BOOK REVIEW

SNOW BEAST COMES TO PLAY by Phil Gosier
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 7, 2017

"The lack of adventure and the pat, pedestrian resolution makes this an ineffective if well-intentioned appeal to get past the unreliability of first impressions. (Picture book. 4-6)"
Unfortunately for one disgruntled snow beast, there isn't a whole lot to do on the mountain aside from snoring or comparing relative foot size (big, bigger, biggest). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MUST BE RELEVANT TO MAKE SOME MONEY by Phil Copeland
NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 24, 2016

"Extremely well organized and written with a keen observational eye; makes a strong case for business leaders to increase their awareness of key strategic areas and hone skills that can make their companies significant and profitable."
A debut book addresses specific fundamentals of achieving business relevancy. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

RAINBOW by Phil Pearson
Released: Sept. 6, 2013

"An imaginative and strange tale that could use a bit more plot development."
A schoolboy goes on a dangerous adventure to the Brazilian jungle to save a magical plant in this debut children's tale. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: July 1, 1995

"This account of man's romance with flight doesn't break any new ground but offers a good grounding in the field as well as thoughts to ponder about the impact of aviation on modern life."
Flying in the face of redundancy, aviation journalist and pilot Scott concisely chronicles the history of manned flight from its faltering first steps to its later deadly application above the WW I battlefield. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CURFEW by Phil Rickman
Released: July 7, 1993

"Old stuff made to dance anew with smart writing, classy passages."
Horror myth meets New Age psychology on the ghost-riddled border of England and Wales. Read full book review >