Search Results: "Rebecca Johnson"


BOOK REVIEW

I’JAAM by Sinan Antoon
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 15, 2007

"Evocative but incomplete."
A manuscript found in Baghdad's Directorate of General Security recalls life under Saddam Hussein's regime. Read full book review >

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AND SOMETIMES WHY by Rebecca Johnson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 14, 2008

"Unremarkable, though fans of Ann Packer and Jodi Picoult may appreciate Johnson's careful foray into post-crisis fiction."
Well-written but formulaic debut explores a family's grief after a tragic accident. Read full book review >

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WHEN LUNCH FIGHTS BACK by Rebecca L. Johnson
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 15, 2014

"Thrilling reading for budding biologists. (source notes, multimedia resource lists) (Nonfiction. 9-11)"
Here's blood in your eye. Read full book review >

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CHERNOBYL'S WILD KINGDOM by Rebecca L. Johnson
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Nov. 1, 2014

"An important story clearly and engagingly told by an experienced science writer. (author's note, glossary, source notes, bibliography, further resources, index) (Nonfiction.12-16)"
To the surprise of many, some wildlife flourishes in Chernobyl, Ukraine, more than 25 years after the explosion at the nuclear power plant there. Read full book review >

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GOING UNDERGROUND
by Jennie K.

BOOK REPORT for The Shadow Cabinet (The Shades of London #3) by Maureen Johnson

Cover Story: Smoke and Mirrors

BFF Charm: Yay

Swoonworthy Scale: 6

Talky Talk: Straight Up With A Sense of Humor

Bonus Factors: Cults, Underground London

Relationship Status: Where Do You Think You’re Going?

 

Cover Story: Smoke and Mirrors

The first time I saw the new ...


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QUEERIES: REBECCA PODOS, AUTHOR OF LIKE WATER
by Karen Schechner, Vice President of Kirkus Indie, Kirkus Reviews

Rebecca Podos’ second YA book, Like Water, stars Vanni Espinoza, a New Mexican high schooler who waits tables at her parents’ restaurant and falls for Leigh, a genderqueer mischief-maker. As they try to figure out their futures, their relationship will have to move beyond breaking and entering and smoking weed if it’s going to last. Our reviewer called Like Water ...


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BOOK REVIEW

ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 2010

"Rich, revealing and rewarding. (glossary, source notes, selected bibliography, suggestions for further learning, index, acknowledgements) (Nonfiction. 8-14)"
This strikingly illustrated book takes its readers on a series of research voyages exploring the ocean from its shallow edges to unfathomable depths during the recently completed ten-year International Census of Marine Life. Read full book review >

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NANOTECHNOLOGY by Rebecca L. Johnson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 1, 2005

"Nevertheless, like Dianne Maddox's Nanotechnology (not reviewed), this latest entry in the 'Cool Science' series may fire up some interest in this trendy topic and impel readers to check out the websites and other resources listed at the end. (Nonfiction. 8-10)"
From clear sunscreen to space elevators, nanotechnology promises big changes in our daily lives. Read full book review >

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MASTERS OF DISGUISE by Rebecca L. Johnson
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2016

"From an assassin bug's 'Coat of Many Corpses' on, a truly astonishing look at some of nature's most ingenious predatory or survival strategies. (index) (Nonfiction. 10-13)"
Disguises are common in nature, but here, Johnson puts the spotlight on nine creatures who take mimicry or camouflage to a whole different level. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ADVENTURE
Released: Jan. 29, 1997

"Despite the -100¯F temperatures and dangerous conditions in Antarctica, readers will sense the pioneering spirit of all those attracted to this frozen white wilderness. (map, further reading, index) (Nonfiction. 10+)"
In this astute look at female grit in ``one of the most unspoiled and challenging environments on earth,'' Johnson (Investigating the Ozone Hole, 1994, etc.) recounts how, for 150 years after men first set foot on it, Antarctica remained something of a ``man's world.'' That changed in 1969, when the first female participants in the US Antarctic Program arrived on the continent. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2012

"Science writing at its grossest and best, though as the title (not to mention the blood-spattered pages) warns, not for the squeamish. (author's note, glossary, notes, bibliography, further reading, index) (Nonfiction. 10-13)"
Solid (sometimes writhing) proof that the scariest zombie flicks have nothing on Nature. Read full book review >

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INVESTIGATING THE OZONE HOLE by Rebecca L. Johnson
NATURE
Released: Jan. 17, 1994

"Glossary; index. (Nonfiction. 12+)"
Since the author, a journalist and museum curator, has spent time in Antarctica with research teams investigating the ozone loss above the South Pole, her account of the problem includes some entertaining first-hand vignettes of life at 40 degrees below zero. Read full book review >