Search Results: "Ranida T. McKneally"


BOOK REVIEW

OUR SEASONS by Grace Lin
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 2006

"If the haikus aren't quite to the level of Jack Prelutsky's If Not For the Cat (2004) or George Shannon's Spring (1996), that's a small quibble given that this has the potential to interest children in both poetry and science. (Picture book/poetry/nonfiction. 5-10)"
In this intriguing combination of poetry and nonfiction, each season is given three double-spreads, containing a haiku and a science question-and-answer. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

OUR FOOD by Grace Lin
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 14, 2016

"Playful poetry and palatable prose provide a useful, kid-friendly introduction to nutrition. (glossary) (Informational picture book. 5-8)"
This scientifically based exploration of the five food groups showcases their components and nutritional relevance by posing and responding to questions kids frequently ask. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE CONSERVANCY by T. T.  Escurel
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 11, 2013

"Suspenseful, efficiently written YA."
Entertaining, plot-driven YA sci-fi that blends time travel with ethics and humor. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WINE AND WORK by T. Mullen
NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 10, 2012

"A fine, maverick company of winemakers hold court about the thing they love best: communing with the world of the grape."
From a global cast of winemakers come intimate, revealing comments about their art, which swing between invigorating to mellow. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

UNDRESSING THE MOON by T. Greenwood
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 1, 2001

"Victimhood in all its glory."
A 30-year-old woman, near death, comes to grips with her mother's abandonment of the family 15 years earlier. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

GODS DON'T SLEEP by T. Thompson

"A genre-busting, surprisingly thoughtful novel, though inconclusive."
A teenager turns into a vampire—but that's not the weird part of this paranormal YA novel. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FREYA ON THE WALL by T. Degens
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: March 1, 1997

"While it is not a page-turner, this novel is studded with subtle connections and concepts. (Fiction. 12+)"
From Degens (On the Third Ward, 1990), an intricate, cerebral picture of life in East Germany just before the Berlin Wall's destruction, as seen through the eyes of a teenager with family on both sides of the Iron Curtain. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Let Your Light So Shine by T. Fields
NON-FICTION
Released: May 6, 2011

"A passionate sermon on the pervasiveness of love in Christian teaching and its overwhelming importance in Christian life."
A short manual about the theory and practice of Christian love. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

REAL MAN ADVENTURES by T Cooper
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 20, 2012

"A memoir infused with personality and the ballsy honesty of someone for whom becoming a man was 'the most natural thing in the world.' "
Sublime confidence and spirit distinguishes this unorthodox memoir of gender and identity. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE HUNGRY SEASON by T. Greenwood
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 1, 2010

"Maudlin, melodramatic and predictable, but the author knows how to make her characters' suffering wrench readers' hearts."
Family-damage specialist Greenwood (Two Rivers, 2009, etc.) tackles a really big trauma—coping with a loved one's death from anorexia. Read full book review >