Search Results: "Scott Hubbard"


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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 23, 2012

"A lucid, concentrated appreciation of the technological, political and scientific imperatives that guide the nation's approach to Mars."
NASA "Mars Czar" Hubbard (Aeronautics/Stanford Univ.) draws an intimate picture of the Mars Exploration Program, which he fully revamped starting in 2000. Read full book review >

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WANDERLOVE by Kirsten Hubbard
Released: March 13, 2012

"A thoughtful and meandering travel narrative, this will find an audience among readers willing to take the time to get to know characters whose motives they might not always understand. (Fiction. 13 & up)"
A tale of self-discovery slowly unfolds in this novel about a talented artist who falls for her travel companion as she backpacks in Central America. Read full book review >

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EVERYTHING BUT THE TRUTH by Mandy Hubbard
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Nov. 17, 2015

"Harmless wish-fulfillment for romance fans. (Romance. 12-18)"
A Cinderella story set near modern-day Seattle brings a poor girl together with a handsome, uber-rich, famous guy. Read full book review >

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TWO IS FOR DANCING by Woodleigh Hubbard
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 1991

"Still, the artist's innovative use of color and stylized forms is worth a look, and the joyous enthusiasm in each picture is pleasantly contagious. (Picture book. 3-6)"
The author/illustrator of C Is for Curious: An ABC of Feelings (1990) applies the same flamboyant style to the numbers from 1 to 12 with less success. Read full book review >

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THE FRIENDSHIP BOOK by Woodleigh Hubbard
FRIENDS AND SCHOOL
Released: Nov. 1, 1992

"Children—as well as adults—will be amused by the humor and the strength of the visual expression. (Picture book. 5+)"
In her third book, Hubbard brings the distinctive style introduced in C Is for Curious (1990), an innovative pictorial exploration of the emotions, to a dozen aphorisms: ``A friend keeps your secrets''; ``Friends don't always agree''; etc. Again, the artist's vibrantly contrasted colors and decorative animal figures—in simple, dynamic shapes that could have been inspired by Matisse's cutouts—deftly express the subtleties of emotion, whether in a fearful blue creature clinging to its insouciant, boldly yellow companion, whose delicate stance declares understanding as well as courage; or in a comfortably rounded pair with similar shapes and dissimilar but related colors, relaxing among pleasantly curvilinear forms (``Friends just need each other''). Read full book review >

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WHOA, JEALOUSY! by Woodleigh Hubbard
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2001

"Nowhere else is there credit or acknowledgement of what, or how much, role she played. (Picture book. 5-8)"
"Jealousy is a feeling that gets inside you. You invite it in, and suddenly . . . Read full book review >

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TWELVE DAYS OF CHRISTMAS by Woodleigh Hubbard
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 1996

"Included are cardboard cut-out ornaments of the drawings. (Picture book. 4-10)"
Readers have heard it a trillion times before and still can't remember the verses. Read full book review >

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AND WE STAY by Jenny Hubbard
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Jan. 7, 2014

"As graceful as a feather drifting down, this lyrical story delivers a deep journey of healing on a tragic theme. (Fiction. 14-18)"
A strong, gentle, smart and powerful book about suicide's aftermath. Read full book review >

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DANGEROUS BOY by Mandy Hubbard
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Aug. 30, 2012

"The fun here is in getting to the silly resolution, not achieving it. (Paranormal suspense. 12 & up)"
Danger threatens when Harper falls for the perfect boyfriend, maybe. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: March 1, 1998

"Unpersuasive and unsurprising. (16 b&w photos, not seen)"
A superficial glance at the presence of religion (really morality) in the lives of some prominent American athletes. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 1, 1995

"Taken individually, the pieces are invariably clear and sometimes even compelling, but the book as a whole lacks cohesion and seems to be unsure of its purpose."
A rather odd assortment of old and new thoughts by Harvard's most articulate feminist biologist. Read full book review >