Search Results: "Steven L. McKenzie"


BOOK REVIEW

KING DAVID by Steven L. McKenzie
NON-FICTION
Released: April 1, 2000

"He should be credited for providing an imaginative work in the conspiracy school of Biblical criticism."
A strenuously speculative biography of a cherished Biblical figure, equated here to Saddam Hussein. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Feb. 16, 2012

"Readers will be drawn into Rencher's story, invited to imagine the Book of Revelation materialized and to ponder with the characters whether they are ready to die.

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A family struggles to survive the week after a giant asteroid crashes into the sea off the coast of New Jersey. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Nov. 1, 2011

"Zeichner delivers a classic mystery that makes up for its conventional plot with a pair of engaging protagonists."
In Zeichner's debut novel for young readers, the Jinson twins must use science to solve a mystery involving buried treasure after they take a summer job. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THIS SIDE OF PARADISE by Steven L. Layne
FICTION
Released: Nov. 1, 2001

"Good fun. (Fiction. 12-15)"
Paradise comes at a price in this taut SF thriller by newcomer Layne. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: March 1, 1997

"For the shelf well-stocked with other perspectives."
An ambitious and confoundingly uneven exploration of psychobiological interdependence. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

COME BACK, CAT by Joan L.  Nødset
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2008

"Those who still own the previous edition will want this updated version. (Picture book. 3-6)"
A larger format and full-color, revised illustrations bring new life to an old story almost every child (and cat) can relate to. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

I WANNA BE A GREAT BIG DINOSAUR by Heath McKenzie
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 17, 2016

"Something like a gender-switched companion to the author's My Rules for Being a Pretty Princess (2015), but with more give and take between the roles. (Picture book. 6-8)"
A little boy finds out what dinosaurs do…and vice versa. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

IN A SPLIT SECOND by Sophie McKenzie
YOUNG ADULT
Released: March 10, 2015

"Lucky U.K. readers get cliffhangers and toothsome prose, but at least Americans still get the thrills of the shooting practice and bombing plots. (Thriller. 13-15)"
In a very near future, two teenagers in a scarcely functional London are caught up in terrorist plots. Read full book review >