Search Results: "The Science Office"


BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 20, 2011

"Apprentice work at best, definitely not ready for prime time. (iPad informational app. 6-8)"
Amateur production design and underwhelming interactive features only underscore the unusual superficiality of this planetary once-over. 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 Littlest Beach and The Great Coral Reef by Grandma Science
Released: Sept. 28, 2013

"A delightful debut that will likely leave kids anxiously awaiting Grandma Science's next adventure."
Readers explore a tropical beach and learn about the inhabitants of coral reefs in Grandma Science's (Synergized Middle School Chemistry: Matter's Phases and Properties, 2011) lyrical children's picture book. Read full book review >

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SPORTWORKS by Ontario Science Centre
Released: April 18, 1989

As accurately described in the subtitle, More Than 50 Fun Games & Activities That Explore the Science of Sports—a delightful blend—physics, physiology, hands-on experiments, games, activities, and sports trivia—in a readable, appealing package. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE ONION BOOK OF KNOWN KNOWLEDGE by The Onion
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: Oct. 23, 2012

"A grab bag well worth dipping into and a testament to the still-thriving art of book design."
The irreverent crew from the long-running satirical newspaper and website present a compendium of mock encyclopedia entries, lavishly illustrated. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 29, 2008

"A heartfelt, irreverent look at the underbelly of fine dining."
A popular blogger offers behind-the-scenes tales about working the front of the house. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: March 1, 2011

"Delightfully absurd musings on both everyday life and fantasy from an unusually creative mind."
Quirky, irreverent comic strips loaded with interesting and eclectic observations about the today's society. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE ANIMALS OF MOSSY FOREST by Alexandra Ball
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 21, 2013

"A serene and enjoyable way to hone fine-motor and observation skills. (Requires iPad 2 and above.) (iPad storybook app. 1-5)"
A simple yet solid seek-and-find for toddlers and preschoolers. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE FIRST MURDER by The Medieval Murderers
Released: Jan. 1, 2013

"The eighth annual round robin co-authored by well-known historical mystery writers Susanna Gregory, Bernard Knight, Karen Maitland, Ian Morson and Philip Gooden. Like the others (Hill of Bones, 2011, etc.), it's uneven but generally entertaining."
A play written in 1154 in hope of winning greater glory for Oseney Priory brings disaster in its long, long wake. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 18, 2012

"Humanitarian activists and opponents of those settlements will find much ammunition in these pages."
A soldier's-eye view of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Read full book review >