Search Results: "Roy Scranton"


BOOK REVIEW

WHAT FUTURE by Torie  Bosch
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: Nov. 7, 2017

"A mixed bag studded with insights."
A sober, no-holds-barred view of the world that lies ahead. Read full book review >

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HOW TO BE AN ELEPHANT by Katherine Roy
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 19, 2017

"Solid information for wildlife enthusiasts, enhanced by thoughtful artwork. (author's note, sources, acknowledgements) (Informational picture book. 9-12)"
Elaborate watercolor paintings and scientific diagrams accompany detailed information about African elephants. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 30, 2014

"Full of the eww factor, up-to-date facts and kid appeal, this splendid, gory introduction is not for the faint of heart! (Informational picture book. 7-10)"
Every fall, great white sharks return to feed on the seals and sea lions that migrate to the Farallon Islands just off the San Francisco coast, providing an opportunity for scientific study. Read full book review >

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THE ROMAN TWINS by Roy Gerrard
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 1998

"Told in rhyming verse, the genial book is inhabited by Gerrard's characteristically dwarfish people, living among extraordinarily detailed buildings. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Gerrard (Wagons West!, 1996, etc.) takes on Goths and the Roman Empire with a uniquely upended story of twins. Read full book review >

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WAGONS WEST! by Roy Gerrard
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 14, 1996

"Fun and familiar. (Picture book. 4-8)"
An intrepid (if squat) band of homesteaders makes the wagon train run from Missouri to Oregon in the 1850s. Read full book review >

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MAX QUIGLEY by James Roy
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 16, 2009

"Roy gives the subsequent rapprochement and genuine growth in Max's humanity a light touch and some realistic stumbling blocks, in a not unsympathetic look at bullying from the other side. (Fiction. 9-13)"
Sixth grader Max's casual torment of those around him (schoolmates, cafeteria ladies, anyone weaker) amuses him in a confident, self-centered way and is rarely challenged. Read full book review >

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INTO THE WILD WITH KATHERINE ROY
by Julie Danielson

Katherine Roy up and won a 2015 Robert F. Sibert Award Honor Book for her meticulously-researched Neighborhood Sharks (also named a Kirkus Best Children’s Book of 2014), which explored, just a few miles from San Francisco, the ocean’s largest predators. Not bad for the first book she both wrote and illustrated.

Now she’s back with How to Be an ...


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BOOK REVIEW

THE BLOOD GUARD by Carter Roy
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 4, 2014

"Though it's a little on the derivative side, this iteration of the hero's journey will have readers chuckling all the way to the satisfying cliffhanger. (Adventure. 10-14)"
Roy's first novel is the humorous and exciting start of a new trilogy. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WEREWOLF PARALLEL by Roy Gill
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 2014

"Clever, creative and fun. (Fantasy. 10-15)"
The separate worlds—and the Parallel between—face a threat that Cameron and his friends must stop in this Scottish import. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE BLAZING BRIDGE by Carter Roy
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 21, 2017

"A strong and satisfying conclusion to a wild and hilarious ride. (Adventure. 10-14)"
The final book in the Blood Guard trilogy finds Blood Guard-in-training Ronan "Don't call me Evelyn" Truelove battling the murderous Bend Sinister all over New York City. Read full book review >

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THE SHADOW BRIDE by Roy Heath
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 28, 1995

"It's hard to believe it didn't win."
The Guyanese-born Heath (the superb Armstrong Trilogy, 1994, etc.) surpasses himself with this ambitious, vividly written, psychologically rich chronicle—set in his own colorfully multiracial native country—of compromised ambition and family conflict. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

A WATERGATE TAPE by Roy Hoopes
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 1, 2001

"Still, Hoopes (When the Stars Went to War, 1995, etc.) provides a rich, incisive portrait of a specific time and a singular event that quite overshadow the uninteresting mystery."
In the wake of the 1973 Watergate scandal, Washington buzzes with speculation on the fate of Richard Nixon. Read full book review >