Search Results: "Philip Plait"


BOOK REVIEW

DEATH FROM THE SKIES! by Philip Plait
NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 20, 2008

"Eminently readable basic science with an irresistible hook."
A surprisingly upbeat look at all the ways the universe can destroy us. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SHAPES by Philip Giordano
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 4, 2017

"A winner. (Board book. 1-3)"
Lifting flaps reveal the simple geometry underlying the world around us. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ROSIE AND THE NIGHTMARES by Philip Waechter
BEDTIME BOOK
Released: Nov. 1, 2005

"Similarly, the seemingly random arrangement of illustration types (full bleed, spot, cropped and more) is redeemed by the constant presence of the small, determined heroine, whose outlook seems rosy indeed. (Picture book. 3-7)"
In this amusing paean to overcoming monster-sized fears, Rosie wakes shaking from yet another nightmare. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BLOOD BROTHERS IN LOUISBOURG by Philip Roy
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Sept. 1, 2012

"This rather dry offering may find a place in a history classroom; however, the lack of an absorbing story and truly compelling characters will cause most casual readers to soon abandon the tale, if they pick it up in the first place. (Historical fiction. 12-17)"
In 1744, two brothers, unbeknownst to each other, arrive at the French fortress of Louisbourg in what is now Nova Scotia and find themselves swept up in what is destined to be an important battle between the French and English. Read full book review >

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NO SUCH THING AS DRAGONS by Philip Reeve
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2010

"A gem, much like those rumored to rest in a dragon's hoard. (Fantasy. 9-12)"
Dragon-slaying is the perfect medieval con, until it turns out dragons aren't so imaginary after all. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

TURN TO STONE by Philip Gross
FICTION
Released: April 1, 2005

"Good bedside reading, Bwahahaha. (Fiction. YA)"
A teenaged runaway falls in with a cult that's run by two sinister figures in this unsettling import. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MORTAL ENGINES by Philip Reeve
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Nov. 1, 2003

"First of a projected trilogy. (Fiction. 12-15)"
Reeve thinks big in this British prizewinner, envisioning a distant future in which immense mobile cities roar over continent-sized wastelands, preying on each other. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

PATRIMONY by Philip Roth
Released: Feb. 11, 1990

Roth has used the relationship between his life and art in a gimmicky way in his fiction, and even his brutal memoir The Facts (1988) was not free of this defect. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE TIN PRINCESS by Philip Pullman
ADVENTURE
Released: April 1, 1994

"A mesmerizing yarn that delivers on its promises. (Fiction. 11+)"
Pullman sets some of the younger characters from The Ruby and the Smoke (1987) and the other Sally Lockhart books center stage for another taut adventure. Read full book review >