Search Results: "Robin McKie"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 1, 1995

"Possibly the best popular treatment to date of the most glamorous and least understood of the biological sciences."
A lively and wide-ranging book about the accomplishments and aspirations of genetics and those who study it. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: July 1, 1997

"In sum, the authors provide a good answer to multiregionalism but kindle even more fires to spark future debates on who, what, and why we are. (55 illustrations)"
As surely as night follows day, one could expect a retort to the multiregional evolution of Homo sapiens as expounded by Milford Wolpoff et al. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

LUNCHTIME FOR A PURPLE SNAKE by Harriet Ziefert
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 24, 2003

"An artist is born. (Picture book. 3-5)"
Ziefert and McKie (Egad Alligator!, 2002, etc.) team up again with a story about the creative process. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

EGAD ALLIGATOR! by Harriet Ziefert
ANIMALS
Released: March 25, 2002

"A wonderful addition to any collection. (Picture book. 2-5)"
Little Gator doesn't feel tired, so he decides to go exploring instead of taking a nap. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ROCKHEADS by Harriet Ziefert
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 26, 2004

"Beware: may cause rock-crafting urges in older siblings. (illustrator note) (Picture book. 2-4)"
Rocks with smaller-rock noses and painted-on eyes and mouths are nicely photographed and placed atop simply drawn bodies in this read-aloud for the nursery set. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FIRST HE MADE THE SUN by Harriet Ziefert
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2000

"Children will enjoy poring over the illustrations of all the critters in this gentle and unique introduction to the creation story. (Picture book. 3-5)"
Ziefert (Hats Off for the Fourth of July!, see below, etc.) draws from a traditional African-American folktale by the same title to invoke the creation story from Genesis. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE WORLD WITHOUT US by Robin Stevenson
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Feb. 15, 2015

"Dialogue bobbles aside, commendably on topic. (Fiction. 12-16)"
Jeremy is trying to talk Melody into jumping off the Sunshine Skyway Bridge in Florida at the opening of this look at both what motivates someone to suicide and how people cope with the aftermath of a failed attempt. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE SECRETS OF ATTRACTION by Robin Constantine
YOUNG ADULT
Released: April 28, 2015

"Romantic school dances, crooning live bands and plenty of cozy cafe time await those readers who crave easy familiarity. (Romance. 15-18)"
When relationships get complicated, Madison faces two choices: keep everything the same or risk everything for a chance at greater happiness. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE SUMMER WE SAVED THE BEES by Robin Stevenson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 8, 2015

"Although Stevenson leaves the family's future up in the air, she gives Wolf a victory that will resonate with readers. (Fiction. 10-14)"
Convinced that doom is imminent, Wolf's free-spirit mom uproots the family for a quixotic cross-country consciousness-raising campaign to save the honeybees. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

GOING ROGUE by Robin Benway
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Jan. 14, 2014

"A fluffy romp with authentic teen dialogue, cardboard characters and a plot gone rogue. (Thriller. 14 & up)"
As a key member of a spy family, 17-year-old Maggie Silver discovers that allowing BFF Roux and boyfriend Jesse to get swept up in her exciting lifestyle has unforeseen consequences, including getting her friends into some seriously dangerous situations. Read full book review >

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THE CORNER OF BITTER AND SWEET by Robin Palmer
YOUNG ADULT
Released: June 27, 2013

"Anyone who's ever struggled with a family member's alcoholism will find a welcome and familiar friend in Annabelle. (Fiction. 12 & up)"
A teenage girl and her showbiz mom are forced to re-evaluate their relationship after rehab in this lightweight recovery story by the author of Geek Charming (2009). Read full book review >