Search Results: "The House of Books B.V."


BOOK REVIEW

MONKEY AND MOLE AT THE RIJKSMUSEUM by Gitte Spee
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 12, 2013

"It's a pleasant-enough story, but it's not quite effective as a way to draw young readers into a museum experience. (iPad storybook app. 4-8)"
Two animal friends explore the recently renovated grand Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam. Read full book review >

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ENLIGHTEN YOUR LIFE by The Church of Terra Sanctuaria
NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 5, 2017

"A detailed, offbeat account of a spiritual leader's life-changing recommendations."
A debut guide offers tips on surviving in the modern world. Read full book review >

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MARK TWAIN'S AMERICA by Harry L. Katz
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 21, 2014

"Written with verve, Katz's history is distinguished from a trove of Twain biographies by its 300 illustrations, including photographs, cartoons and artwork, drawn from the LOC's inestimable collection."
A richly illustrated life of an American icon. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 11, 2002

"An excellent job of synthesizing the many voices made available through the newspaper to form a coherent and forceful narrative. (16 pp. b&w insert, not seen)"
The planes came out of the blue, but their intentions were long in the making as New York Times reporter Bernstein (Dictatorship of Virtue, 1994, etc.) explicates in this taut narrative of the events, personalities, and circumstances surrounding the attacks of September 11, 2001. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 21, 2010

"The legions of readers of America will know exactly what they're in for—and readers of whatever stripe, save those who are fans of McDonald's and Satan, are likely to enjoy this one."
A goofy guide to our planet, with literate ironist Stewart (America: The Book, 2004) at the helm. Read full book review >

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ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: Aug. 1, 2000

"Not a tremendously hopeful work, but Gordon's audaciousness in regarding the condemned as creative citizens is memorable and gripping."
A surprising—and frequently searing—examination of the prison experience, seen from both inside and out. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2017

"Earnest and often revealing, this collection nevertheless has an uncertain audience. (source notes, bibliography, index) (Nonfiction. 12-adult)"
The subtitle will have librarians, teachers, and reading specialists reaching for this book. Read full book review >

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ANTS by Deborah Hodge
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 2004

"Well-designed, well thought-out, these will satisfy young listeners and encourage further research in slightly older kids. (Nonfiction. 3-8)"
Straightforward, pleasing explorations of two common insects presented by and with photographs from the Denver Museum of Nature and Science. Read full book review >

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THE WORLD SPLIT OPEN by Editors of Tin House
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: Nov. 11, 2014

"With eloquence and grace, highly acclaimed authors ponder the complexities of the writer's life and art form."
Writers reflect on the reasons they write. Read full book review >