Search Results: "Stephen V. Masse"


BOOK REVIEW

THE TASTE OF SNOW by Stephen V. Masse
FICTION
Released: Oct. 15, 2011

"A fresh Christmas story interspersed with joyful, age-old holiday traditions."
Through trials and small miracles, a young girl gains a true appreciation for the magic of the holiday season in Masse's children's novel. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: July 1, 2008

"A well-constructed, readable account of a minor Civil War action that may or may not have had major consequences."
Another inspiring history of black Civil War soldiers. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 15, 2013

"Well-written, riveting and bound to attract many readers."
Meticulous account of a long-overlooked racial clash during Reconstruction. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: July 2, 2012

"Readers with a good introduction to the subject under their belt—e.g., Ian Tattersall's Masters of the Planet (2012)—will be best prepared to absorb this rich but often dense flood of geologic, geographic, anthropologic and philosophical analyses of recent evolution."
Lasting from about 3 million to 10,000 years ago, the Pleistocene is both a geological epoch and an idea, write science historians Stephen Pyne (Voyager: Exploration, Space, and the Third Great Age of Discovery, 2011, etc.) and his daughter Lydia, who proceed to deliver a perceptive account of both. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE CARE & KEEPING OF US by Cara Natterson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 27, 2015

"For a preteen who enjoys writing her thoughts and a mom whose relationship with her daughter is already good, this well-meant offering might help ease the pair through a difficult time. (Nonfiction. 9-12)"
A "How-to-Say-It" package about preteen physical, emotional, and social concerns for mothers and their daughters. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FROG AND FRIENDS CELEBRATE THANKSGIVING, CHRISTMAS, AND NEW YEAR'S EVE by Eve Bunting
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2015

"Frog and friends are a delightful group—entertaining, charming, and funny. Just the sort of friends anyone is glad to have. (Early reader. 5-7) "
Frog and his animal pals celebrate the winter holidays in this latest in Bunting's early-reader series. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FOLLOW FOLLOW by Marilyn Singer
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 7, 2013

"Read alongside the traditional tales it plays off of or enjoyed on its own, this volume is one to savor. (about reversos, about the tales) (Picture book/poetry. 8-12)"
A companion piece to the acclaimed Mirror, Mirror (2010), this offering presents more delightful "reverso" poems to treasure. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE CARE & KEEPING OF YOU 2 by Cara Natterson
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2013

"Sure to be welcomed, and especially useful for families and collections where the more explicit It's So Amazing, by Robie Harris and illustrated by Michael Emberley (1999) would be unacceptable. (Nonfiction. 9-12)"
A straightforward explanation of growth and changes in puberty aimed at girls approaching their teens. Read full book review >

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 BEST SUMMER EVER by Eve Bunting
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2012

"There are good lessons here, but here's hoping Bunting will deliver the next ones with a healthier helping of humor. (Early reader. 6-8)"
Frog and his friends are back (Frog and Friends, 2011) in another trio of early-reader tales, but this time they focus less on humor and problem solving and more on life lessons and manners. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MIRROR MIRROR by Marilyn Singer
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2010

"A mesmerizing and seamless celebration of language, imagery and perspective. (note on the form) (Poetry. 8-12)"
A collection of masterful fairy-tale-inspired reversos—a poetic form invented by the author, in which each poem is presented forward and backward. Read full book review >

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ECHO ECHO by Marilyn Singer
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 16, 2016

"In all, though, a visual and interpretive feast bringing timeless tales to a young audience. (Picture book/poetry. 8-12)"
Poetic portraits of well-known figures from Greek mythology. Read full book review >

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THUNDER UNDERGROUND by Jane Yolen
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 28, 2017

"A thoughtful exploration of nature expressed in poetry that should open the eyes of children to unseen worlds. (Picture book/poetry. 6-10)"
Twenty-one poems that center on the uncommon idea of things "underground." Read full book review >