Search Results: "Space Dog Books"


BOOK REVIEW

TREASURE ISLAND by Robert Louis Stevenson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 15, 2011

"Though not the only seaworthy adaptation around, still a hearty swig of pirate adventure—just the ticket to entice young lubbers aboard. (iPad storybook app. 11-13)"
Atmospheric sound effects and robust illustrations give this lightly abridged version of the classic all the extra swash it can buckle. Read full book review >

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DOG LOVES BOOKS by Louise Yates
ANIMALS
Released: July 27, 2010

"This is the true, exact depth of purpose any avid reader, even the doggy ones, wishes—sharing the joy. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Yates uses words and illustration sparingly to set the pace for this jaunty tale book lovers will lap right up. Read full book review >

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LUDWIG THE SPACE DOG by Henning Löhlein
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2017

"The right stuff for all young would-be space explorers. (Novelty picture book. 6-9)"
3-D illustrations propel into orbit this imported tale of a dog with stars in his eyes. Read full book review >

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SPACE BOY AND HIS DOG by Dian Curtis Regan
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2015

"The themes of imaginary play and sibling rivalry provide good-natured support for a lighthearted, easy-to-read adventure. (Picture book. 4-7)"
A trip to the moon in search of a neighbor's lost cat is all in a day's work for Niko and his crew. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 2007

"Recovers for a new generation the thrill of a pioneer quest and the spirit of an age that already seems like ancient history."
A genial look at the earliest days of the space race. Read full book review >

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BOOKS by Larry McMurtry
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 1, 2008

"A pleasant amble in Bookland and a treat for the bookishly inclined, as well as for McMurtry buffs."
Having written about other aspects of his life, novelist and screenwriter McMurtry (When the Light Goes, 2007, etc.) finally gets around to his bibliomania. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 5, 2017

"Beautiful and reverent but perhaps not particularly relevant. (thumbnail bios, glossary) (Nonfiction. 8-12)"
As the subtitle indicates, young bookworms are invited to "Explore the Amazing Collection of the British Library." Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SPACE by Mike Goldsmith
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2012

"A one-trick pony, grounded by uneven production values and low octane content. (index) (Novelty nonfiction. 9-12)"
Aside from a design gimmick, there's not much worth notice in this routine, scattershot history of space flight. Read full book review >

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SPACE by James A. Michener
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 12, 1982

"Big-Book readership."
America's space program, from WW II roots to the 1980s, is the subject of Michener's new mega-faction—so those readers who relished the dynasty/historical-romance aspects of his multi-century epics (Chesapeake, The Covenant, etc.) are likely to be disappointed by the smaller scope and quieter action here. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 2006

"At best, a candidate for low-browsing orbit. (Nonfiction. 10-12)"
Content takes a back seat to production value in this glossy, oversized, superficial survey of space exploration. Read full book review >

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SPACE by Jesse Lee Kercheval
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 1, 1998

"A familiar coming-of-age story, but punctuated by the romance and thunder of rockets entering space. (Author tour)"
A sweetly honest memoir of a girl growing up amid the glare of the rocket launches from Cape Canaveral, Fla. Read full book review >

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THE BODY LANGUAGE OF VERONICA SUE by Kristen Applebee
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 19, 2011

"Not yet an app to greet with open arms, but certainly worth more than a shrug. (iPad storybook app. 5-7)"
A plump and (generally) cheery frog models sneezes and sighs, giggles, slumps, growls and other common bodily signals. Read full book review >