Search Results: "Rose Cowles"


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 >

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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 >

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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 >

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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 >

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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 >

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SHE MADE FRIENDS AND KEPT THEM by Fleur Cowles
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 23, 1996

"Trivial notes on the powerful and the famous. (16 pages b&w photos, not seen)"
Cameos from the lives of almost 200 of the rich and famous are the excuse for another shameless display of self-absorption (after Friends and Memories, 1977) by a woman astonishingly oblivious to how (or even that) the other half lives. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 1, 1997

"File this TV-movie-of-the-week saga under Inspiration. (First printing of 30,000; $50,000 ad/promo)"
A devout couple share their conviction that the husband's recovery from a deadly infection—one that recently gained considerable media notoriety—was a miraculous event brought about through the power of prayer. Read full book review >

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ZOE'S SHEEP by Rose Bursik
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 1994

"A charming, carefully wrought book with plenty of details to discover with each rereading. (Picture book. 2-7)"
``Try counting sheep,'' Dad suggests when Zoâ claims she's not tired—but the sheep that leap through her window are anything but soporific: ``...number one liked to dance, number two was fond of plants'' (and munches at Zoâ's until the flowerpots are empty and the greedy sheep is full), while others follow to toot a horn, dress in the little girl's clothes, and paint on the wall. Read full book review >

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AMELIA'S FANTASTIC FLIGHT by Rose Bursik
ADVENTURE
Released: March 1, 1992

"A map highlighting countries along the route rounds out the story. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Amelia, first seen reading a book about planes, builds a one-seater just her size, modeled on her simple red toy. Read full book review >

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BENEATH WANDERING STARS by Ashlee Cowles
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Aug. 1, 2016

"Though a bit oversimplified at times, the story will open a portal to families with injured soldiers and propel conversations about war, identity, philosophy, and hardship. (Fiction. 14-18)"
After her older brother, Lucas, is wounded in action and rendered comatose, 17-year-old Gabriela Santiago decides to honor a promise to her brother by walking the Camino de Santiago alongside Seth Russo, the unlikeliest of companions. Read full book review >

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AVALON RISING by Kathryn Rose
YOUNG ADULT
Released: May 8, 2015

"An incongruous blend of medieval mythology and steampunk action; only for fans of the first book. (Fantasy. 14-18)"
Steampunk mechanic and former handmaiden Vivienne seeks the Holy Grail and her true love, Marcus, in this sequel to Camelot Burning (2014). Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 11, 2011

"Sofia's experiences, recorded in faux-hand printing on lined paper, and the many hilarious sketches scattered throughout the journal will garner groans and laughs from readers. (Fiction. 9-13)"
Aspiring blogger Sofia longs to make it big within her school's blogosphere, thereby improving her "popularity meter" rating. Read full book review >