Search Results: "Tom Adams"


BOOK REVIEW

MATTER MATTERS! by Tom Adams
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 14, 2012

"Younger flapoholics are unlikely to absorb much of the content, and older lab rats will do better with more systematic surveys. (Informational novelty. 7-10)"
Lots of flaps and the occasional pull-tab or pop-up don't make these swift passes at chemistry any less superficial. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

A DAY AT THE DINOSAUR MUSEUM by Tom Adams
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 26, 2017

"It's got a few quirky bits, but it's lackluster overall. (Informational pop-up picture book. 7-9)"
Pop-up dinosaurs, both fossilized and fully fleshed out, join Mesozoic contemporaries in a series of museum displays. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ALL ABOARD THE DISCOVERY EXPRESS by Emily Hawkins
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2017

"A smooth ride, with a few stops that are off the well-beaten path. (Informational novelty. 3-5)"
A train takes young travelers through time and space to witness highlights in the history of transportation. Read full book review >

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by Gregory McNamee

“Men are often taken, like rabbits, by the ears,” observed the British literary critic F.L. Lucas. He added, “And though the tongue has no bones, it can break millions of them.” Yes, it can: we live in an age of broken bones, one in which the power-hungry are grabbing at—well, ears, if nothing else, by which we ...


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BOOK REVIEW

GARY AND RAY by Sarah Adams
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2010

"Lovely. (Picture book. 3-8)"
All the other animals seem to have family or friends with whom to interact, but Gary the gorilla has no one. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

GOING FOR OYSTERS by Jeanie Adams
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 1993

"To include a glossary. (Picture book. 5-10)"
An affectionate picture of Australia's aboriginal people on a traditional outing. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DAVE AND VIOLET by Sarah Adams
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 2011

"A fitting fable for the very young about friendship and diversity. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Violet's best friend Dave has a hard time fitting in. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FAR APPALACHIA by Noah Adams
NON-FICTION
Released: April 17, 2001

"Any river-lover would envy Adams's project, but following his route would surely be more satisfying than reading his work."
Impressionistic essays about the New River, its history, and the people who make their lives around its course. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Dec. 1, 1992

"The results are mixed."
Well-known novelist and short-story writer Adams (also this year's Best American Short Stories editor—see above) reflects on a lifetime of vacationing in Mexico. Read full book review >