Search Results: "Thomas Crump"


BOOK REVIEW

A BRIEF HISTORY OF SCIENCE by Thomas Crump
NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 1, 2001

"A largely satisfying highlight reel suggesting that if you slept through high-school physics, it might well have been the teacher's fault."
Ambitious work presenting crucial scientific milestones through the experimental devices that recorded, measured, or otherwise enabled them. Read full book review >

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THE VALLEY OF SECRETS by Charmian Hussey
ADVENTURE
Released: Feb. 1, 2005

"Crump contributes small, atmospheric chapter-head scenes, which don't help to plug the holes in this leaky, agenda-driven tale. (lists of species, multimedia resources) (Fiction. 11-13)"
Hussey stretches a short story's worth of ineptly developed plot over tedious rambles about the Cornish countryside, un-compelling mysteries revealed with agonizing slowness, prolonged flashbacks in the form of passages from an old diary, and whiny rants against faceless rain-forest despoilers. Read full book review >

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EVERY TIME I SPEAK, I WANT THE TRUTH TO COME OUT
by Mandy Wan

BOOK REPORT for The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas

Cover Story: Statementastic
BFF Charm: Platinum Edition
Swoonworthy Scale:
 6
Talky Talk: A Star(r) Is Born
Bonus Factors:
 Political Activism, Awesome Family, Community
Relationship Status: Head Over Heels

Cover Story: Statementastic

Simple and perfect. Although I'll give it the benefit of the doubt that Starr is, indeed, in ...


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BOOK REVIEW

THE MYSTERY OF DARWIN'S FROG by Marty Crump
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2013

"An attractively designed and informative introduction to a fascinating amphibian full of strange surprises. (glossary, bibliography, websites, index) (Nonfiction. 7-11)"
In an engaging blend of biology and history, frog scientist Crump tells the story of how we have come to know what we do about one of the world's most unusual frogs. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2010

"A portion of the sales will be donated to the Komodo Survival Program. (bibliography, further reading, glossary, websites, index, author's note) (Nonfiction. 9-11)"
Thousands of years ago, the Komodo dragon may have inspired dragon legends in China and beyond. Read full book review >

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ANGIE THOMAS
by Maya Payne Smart

It’s tempting to think of Angie Thomas’ YA novel The Hate U Give as being ripped straight from the latest headlines about an unarmed black person shot by the police. But that would miss the point that for many people, Thomas included, the news is not only news: it is lived experience—raw and achingly intimate. And the lives stolen are ...


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BOOK REVIEW

WASH-A-BYE BEAR by Thomas Docherty
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 14, 2013

"Muck and mess make good, clean fun. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A paean to filthy, sticky, beloved stuffed animals everywhere. Read full book review >

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THE EASTER BUNNY'S ASSISTANT by Jan Thomas
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 2012

"An amusing approach to a popular springtime craft, presented with a spray of not-so-subtle humor. (Picture book. 4-10)"
This super-simple story with bold, cartoon-style illustrations features just two characters, the Easter Bunny and a skunk, and one joke: The overly enthusiastic skunk can't control his excitement, leading repeatedly to unpleasantly odiferous results. Read full book review >

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BIG SCARY MONSTER by Thomas Docherty
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 2010

"Best read to younger, less-questioning, more-elastic minds; older audiences will wonder just what gives with the odd shift in perspective. (Picture book. 2-4)"
Big Scary Monster, a square of blue hair with large hands and googly eyes, lives on a mountaintop. Read full book review >

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HERE COMES THE BIG, MEAN DUST BUNNY! by Jan Thomas
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 10, 2009

"Expressive faces steal the show as the characters' thick eyebrows, protruding noses and untamed fur react to each hilarious circumstance, demonstrating that a little dust is well worth the mess. (Picture book. 3-6)"
The wacky dust bunnies return, now terrorized by an intimidating gray ball of fanged fuzz instead of the vacuum cleaner (Rhyming Dust Bunnies, 2008). Read full book review >

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WATER DANCE by Thomas Locker
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 1997

"Unlike Sky Tree, in which science facts were incorporated into the body of the text, the paintings don't illustrate the text in any true sense, but sit on the page. (Picture book/nonfiction. 4-10)"
Water in its many guises and the scientific process that commands the shape it takes—liquid, solid, and gas—are the subjects of this collection of paintings. Read full book review >