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 ...
Epic in scope, Arundhati Roy’s new novel, The Ministry of Utmost Happiness opens with an arresting vignette, one in which the skies over Delhi, India, are suddenly absent of vultures, long the city’s characteristic birds. The vultures are gone owing to a poison called diclofenac, given to dairy cows as a muscle relaxant to “ease pain and increase the ...
Five hundred-odd years ago, in the time of Leonardo da Vinci, a scientist—a term then unknown—was a person of many parts, someone who might work in fields ranging from chemistry to botany, astronomy to metallurgy, to divine the hidden order of the universe.
Even as recently as the early Victorian idea, writes British science historian Peter Watson in his new ...
BOOK REPORT for Nightfall by Jake Halpern and Peter Kujawinski
Cover Story: Are We Out of the Woods Yet?
BFF Charm: Bertie Bott's Every Flavor
Swoonworthy Scale: 0
Talky Talk: Descriptive
Bonus Factor: LEGO Batman
Ambivalent Factor: World Building
Relationship Status: It's Not You, It's Me
Cover Story: Are We Out of the Woods ...