Search Results: "Rose Cowles"


BOOK REVIEW

PUPPIES ON BOARD by Sarah N. Harvey
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 15, 2005

"Still, puppy-crazy kids may find this appealing, if all the other puppy stories are checked out. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A bevy of literarily named puppies threatens to overwhelm Mollie's houseboat, until she figures out a solution that spreads the wealth around. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2004

"Cowles's cartoon illustrations and diagrams provide more decoration than additional information. (index) (Nonfiction. 7-9)"
Probably not the most interesting, but Romanek not only explains, in very brief ways, how our traditional five senses work, both individually and in concert, she introduces two others (plus some animal senses), mentions some surprising research results, and adds a set of revealing, low-tech "You Try It" activities for hands-on readers. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ROSE by Holly Webb
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 3, 2013

"Character and the day-to-day workings of a wealthy household overshadow magic and plot in this engaging tale of an orphan servant-girl. (Fantasy. 9-12)"
In this orphan-makes-good mystery/thriller with a magical twist, Rose and her compatriots—an apprentice magician, a spoiled 7-year-old and a shape-shifting talking cat—work together to figure out who has been kidnapping local children and come up with a plan to rescue them. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ROSE by Martin Cruz Smith
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 1996

"The crimes here are unremarkable, but the world evoked is memorable, glowing with life. (Author tour)"
Smith (Red Square, 1992, etc.) not only sets his exuberant, sly new novel in Victorian England but goes Victorian novelists one better, conjuring up a plot device at the heart of this mystery that Dickens would envy. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2001

"In addition, she expertly sets the stage for upcoming developments in the already-begun genetic revolution. (index, glossary) (Nonfiction. 7-10)"
Her subtitle's bold claim notwithstanding, Nicolson does maintain a steady balance between breadth and depth in this primer on genetic mechanisms and issues. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ROSE AND THE LOST PRINCESS by Holly Webb
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2014

"Enjoyable magical adventure enlivened by an engaging group of secondary characters from all backgrounds and realms. (Fantasy. 8-12)"
Rose, an orphan who works as a housemaid while studying magic, helps save a princess from an evil magician. Read full book review >

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ROSE by Rose Boyt
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 1, 1992

"Unsatisfying as a sexual history, and in the end one wishes Boyt could imagine a novel that has to do with something besides sex—like character and plot for starters."
An occasionally interesting but out-of-focus story about a girl-child named Rose (make what you will of the fact that the protagonist and author share a moniker), written by Sigmund Freud's great-granddaughter. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2006

"Including enough specific detail to keep young detectives engaged, and illustrated with a mix of photos and (largely decorative) cartoon artwork, these tales of science in action nicely complement Donna Jackson's Bone Detectives (1996) with new material. (index) (Nonfiction. 9-11)"
Slipping in a few extra entries and several doable science activities on the side, the editors of Canada's Yes Mag present a half-dozen modern mysteries solved by forensic science. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE AMAZING INTERNATIONAL SPACE STATION by Eds. of YES Magazine
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2003

Lumping space travelers of the 16 participating nations together as "'nauts," the editors of Yes magazine take young readers on a tour of the International Space Station and introduce the three members of its first crew, while providing glimpses of daily routines and ongoing scientific work. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

RUBY ROSE by Rob Sanders
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 21, 2016

"Artistic expression clashes with classroom discipline, and neither is the winner. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Dance should be a 24/7 activity—or so believes one young fan. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ROSE GOLD by Walter Mosley
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 23, 2014

"Along the way to the untidy resolution, the most quotable of all contemporary detectives ('I knew I was in trouble because I was being told a fairy tale by a cop') stirs up enough trouble for scene after memorable scene. Mosley may not write great endings, but it's hard to top his middles."
Easy Rawlins, who once spanned years between volumes, takes his third case of 1967. Or rather, his third batch of cases. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DIVALI ROSE by Vashanti Rahaman
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2008

"Better for more mature picture-book audiences. (Picture book. 6-10)"
Set in Trinidad, this tale about cultural identity and the dangers of prejudice gently, though a bit clumsily, makes its way through some tricky subject matter. Read full book review >