Search Results: "Russell Muirhead"


BOOK REVIEW

THE PROMISE OF PARTY IN A POLARIZED AGE by Russell Muirhead
NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 4, 2014

"A useful introduction to a new brand of electoral politics."
A professor who studies political parties makes the case for the value of partisanship in American politics. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MABEL, ONE AND ONLY by Margaret Muirhead
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 2009

"Avril's lively illustrations, especially of the imaginary outer-space scenes, add pizzazz to Mabel's story, and the page-turn into blast-off mode shows the power of a child's imagination to turn a few mundane supplies into a creative adventure. (Picture book. 3-5)"
Little Mabel is an only (and lonely) child, with just her large, rambunctious and very hairy dog, Jack, for companionship due to a lack of children in their urban neighborhood. Read full book review >

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WHAT'S YOUR SIGN?
by Mandy Wan

 

BOOK REPORT for Zodiac (Book 1) by Romina Russell

Cover Story: Cosmos-esque
BFF Charm: Meh
Swoonworthy Scale:
 3
Talky Talk: Exposition Overload
Bonus Factor:
 Zodiac
Bonus/Anti-Bonus Factor: Houses
Relationship Status: First Date Fizzle

 

Cover Story: Cosmos-esque

This reminds me of the artwork for many a scientific docu-series: neat to look at, but ...


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BOOK REVIEW

The Tale of Old Man Fischer by Russell
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 16, 2014

"A capably written, genre-bending story filled with creepy-crawlies and refreshingly curious humans."
Neighborhood lore becomes a frightening reality for a young boy who dares to trespass on the property of Old Man Fischer in this debut mystery. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WANDERING STAR by Romina Russell
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Dec. 8, 2015

"A thematically powerful ride. (Science fiction. 14 & up)"
While threats still loom after Zodiac (2014), vilified Rho must pick up the pieces.Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BECAUSE THEY MARCHED by Russell Freedman
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Oct. 1, 2014

"Richly illustrated, this deserves a place alongside other important depictions of this story. (timeline, bibliography, photo credits, source notes, index) (Nonfiction. 12-16)"
One of the most decorated nonfiction writers in the field brings his style to a well-told story of the struggle for voting rights in the American South. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

HUNTED by Christopher Russell
ANIMALS
Released: May 1, 2007

"Set against the scrim of plague, the story, replete with intricate plotting, unlikely heroes, base villains and unrelenting action, makes for riveting historical fiction. (Historical fiction. 10-14)"
This 14th-century tale of plague, greed and religious zealotry compels from start to satisfying finish. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

HISTORY
Released: Aug. 1, 2010

"Carefully documented in appended chapter notes, the text is illustrated throughout with maps and stunning photographs. (Nonfiction. 12 & up)"
Freedman once again demonstrates his incomparable mastery of presenting complex, sweeping historical subjects in an engaging, dynamic narrative. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WASHINGTON AT VALLEY FORGE by Russell Freedman
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Nov. 15, 2008

"EWSLUGp2000. (Nonfiction. 8-12)"
The turning point of the American War of Independence came when the Continental Army emerged from the "starving winter" at Valley Forge as a "tested and toughened" fighting force. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY
Released: Aug. 15, 1993

"Freedman at his best: a splendid achievement. (Biography. 10+)"
A timid child from a dysfunctional family, Eleanor Roosevelt became a courageous woman whose career was propelled by a series of devastating events: FDR's polio, his relationship with Lucy Mercer, his election to offices that doomed his wife to supportive roles, his death; each time, with energy, determination, and an eye for the essential, Eleanor found new outlets and broke new ground with her accomplishments. Read full book review >