Search Results: "Rob Laidlaw"


BOOK REVIEW

5 ELEPHANTS by Rob Laidlaw
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2014

"A worthy book that encourages ethical thinking about elephants. (resources, glossary, bibliography, index, image credits) (Nonfiction. 8-14)"
A primer on elephants and a plea to help them. Read full book review >

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CAT CHAMPIONS by Rob Laidlaw
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2014

"The straightforward message, good examples and plentiful resources may well combine to inspire new advocates. (Nonfiction. 9-12)"
As he did in No Shelter Here (2012), Laidlaw offers a brief history and basic details about a particular kind of companion animal (in this case, cats) and recognizes individuals and organizations who advocate and care for them. Read full book review >

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WILD ANIMALS IN CAPTIVITY by Rob Laidlaw
ANIMALS
Released: Aug. 9, 2008

"This eye-opening look at zoo issues will strike a chord with readers and would be a useful addition to most collections. (glossary, index, list of animal-welfare organizations) (Nonfiction. 9 & up)"
A caged lion pacing back and forth on a worn path and dolphins swimming in unending circles are captive animals exhibiting "stereotypies," or repetitive abnormal behaviors. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: March 15, 2012

"A worthy overview that may well inspire readers to become 'Dog Champions.' (glossary, index) (Nonfiction. 9-12)"
An informative and visually varied introduction to problems affecting dogs worldwide. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ROB DELANEY by Rob Delaney
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 5, 2013

"Candid and conversational, this memoir shows there's more to Delaney than pithy tweets."
A comedian best known for his lively Twitter feed chronicles his rocky path to sobriety. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ROB&SARA.COM by P.J. Peterson
FICTION
Released: Oct. 12, 2004

"The e-mail format may attract plugged-in young readers. (Fiction. YA)"
Sara, a sheltered 16-year-old, becomes involved in an e-mail relationship with "Rob," a disturbed boy who says he's an inmate in a private school for wealthy juvenile offenders. Read full book review >

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ELEPHANT JOURNEY by Rob Laidlaw
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2016

"Art and text create a moving tale. (index) (Informational picture book. 6-10)"
Three elephants from the Toronto Zoo are moved to a sanctuary in California. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ROB THE VATICAN by Robert Gallant
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 14, 2007

"A thriller that delivers real excitement but glosses many gripping plot points."
Politics, romance, and murder descend on the Vatican as a jewel thief works to pull off the biggest heist in history. Read full book review >

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ROB THY NEIGHBOR by David  Thurlo
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 16, 2016

"A little mystery and a lot of mayhem keep the pot boiling in another wild tale of former military men putting their skills to good use in civilian life."
Albuquerque is as dangerous as Afghanistan for two Army buddies. Read full book review >

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BOB AND ROB by Sue Pickford
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 18, 2014

"Remember—nice dogs find a good home and bumbling burglars find the big house. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Bob, a dog looking for a life on the straight and narrow, stumbles on a solution without being unfaithful to his no-good burglar of an owner. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: May 5, 2015

"Opportunistic, to be sure, but the authors provide plenty to revel in if you haven't been keeping up with 10 years of freaky blog posts."
The Freakonomics guys return with another kooky and counterintuitive compilation of economic analysis that might appear wildly offbeat but just might be surprisingly spot-on.Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

HOW TO ROB AN ARMORED CAR by Iain Levison
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 2009

"A lean crime story and a stark alternative to glossier capers."
After boosting a TV, three blue-collar dropouts think they're smart enough to try a far more dangerous heist. Read full book review >