Search Results: "Sean Callery"


BOOK REVIEW

POLAR LANDS by Sean Callery
ANIMALS
Released: Nov. 1, 2011

"A great beginning look at the lifecycles of some fascinating animals and a solid tool for learning about food chains…just skip the introductions. (contents, glossary, index) (Nonfiction. 5-8)"
The fourth in the Life Cycles series (following River, Ocean and Forest), this focuses on 11 Arctic and Antarctic animals, exploring their life cycles and the ways in which they are interconnected by a food chain. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2010

"The historical information is easily available elsewhere, and though the downloadable typeface on the embedded CD will make the creation of new messages much less tedious than having to draw hieroglyphics by hand, even dedicated fans of codes and ciphers aren't likely to give this more than a quick once-over. (Fact/fiction blend. 11-13)"
A blend of fact and fiction in both text and pictures add up to a resistible invitation to create coded messages by substituting Egyptian hieroglyphics for plain language. Read full book review >

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A WOODPECKER'S TALE by Sean Cassidy
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2014

"Skip. (Picture book. 4-7)"
On his first solo expedition to find food, a woodpecker named Pierce figures out how to evict a skunk from a log full of juicy bugs. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2015

"An uneven but very workable guide. (resources, glossary) (Nonfiction. 8-13)"
A tutorial lesson book on programming in Scratch, along with a Web-design primer. Read full book review >

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WISE YOUNG FOOL by Sean Beaudoin
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Aug. 6, 2013

"Hit-and-miss humor, but worth a read for budding rock stars. (Fiction. 14-18)"
Smart-mouthed rock guitarist Ritchie Sudden forms a band and spends time in a juvenile-detention facility. Read full book review >

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A WASTE OF GOOD PAPER by Sean Taylor
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 15, 2013

"A moving story about hurt children, brave teachers and the poetry within. (author's note) (Fiction. 11-16)"
Through the journal he keeps, Jason Dooley offers readers a window into his life at Heronford, a British school for kids with behavioral and emotional difficulties. Read full book review >

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RESURRECTION MAN by Sean Stewart
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: July 1, 1995

"Volatile and sometimes overwrought, but nonetheless absorbing and distinctive."
A peculiar yet fairly persuasive fantasy from the Canadian author of Passion Play (a 1993 paperback) whose premise is that magic started to seep back into the world after WW II. Read full book review >

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THE ONE KINGDOM by Sean Russell
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Feb. 1, 2001

"Often splendid, but it's just the first chunk of an interminable array: over to you."
First installment of a fantasy series from the author of The Compass of the Soul (1998). Read full book review >

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HERE AFTER by Sean Costello
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 15, 2014

"An uneven but often effective missing-child story with a twist."
In Costello's (Squall, 2014, etc.) latest horror novel, a father grieving his son gets clues from beyond the grave about the abduction of another child. Read full book review >

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COME HERE OFTEN? by Sean Manning
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: Oct. 14, 2014

"A delightful collection that will surely inspire many bar-hopping tours."
Writers share anecdotes and reminiscences about their favorite bars from around the world. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 3, 2012

"Required reading for electoral handicappers, polling bookies and other political junkies."
American politics is nasty, ugly, messy and divisive—and that's just the way it should be. Read full book review >