Search Results: "Tom Knight"


BOOK REVIEW

LITTLE RED RIDING HOOD by Bernette Ford
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 2, 2013

"A splendid starter tale that will prepare children for the many more-complex versions that await. (Picture book/fairy tale. 3-6)"
A solid retelling of the familiar fairy tale geared for younger children. Read full book review >

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GIDDY-UP BUCKAROOS! by Shanda Trent
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2016

"Outdoor and indoor fun and games with a Southwestern flavor. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Two vaqueros are up with the sun for a full day of adventure. Read full book review >

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ROSA AND THE WATER PONY by Katy  Kit
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 2011

"An alternative for those fairy-loving transitioning readers who are looking for a new magical adventure. (Fantasy. 6-8)"
A new chapter-book series introduces a set of mermaid friends. Read full book review >

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FROGOSAURUS VS. THE BOG MONSTER by Paul  Harrison
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 2013

"Younger reluctant readers and recent early-reader grads alike will glory in this unlikely romp's broad menu of creature-feature clichés. (Fantasy. 7-9)"
Twins Sammy and Tammy save their town from not one, but two monsters loosed by a villainous land developer in this eco-themed muckfest. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

UGLY CAT & PABLO by Isabel Quintero
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 25, 2017

"Both chapter-book and reluctant readers will go for this one like cats to paletas. (recipe) (Fantasy. 7-10)"
Ugly Cat and Pablo are two tough dudes with hearts of gold and a penchant for miscommunication and (mis)adventure. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

EMBERS & ECHOES by Karsten Knight
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Aug. 28, 2012

"Lust and violence make for a fast and entertaining read, but this could have been so much more. (Urban fantasy. 14 & up)"
Frenzied action and steamy romance aren't enough to ignite this overwrought sequel to Wildefire (2011). Read full book review >

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WILDEFIRE by Karsten Knight
FAIRY TALES, FOLKTALES AND MYTHS
Released: July 26, 2011

"The Mighty Morphin Power Ranger ambiance and frenetically paced action scenes might have worked well in a graphic novel, but without art to supply missing emotion and nuance, the shallow, flat-footed prose, fueled by escalating violence, fails to engage. (Fantasy. 14 & up)"
Perhaps inspired by Rick Riordan's phenomenal success, debut author Knight takes a more-must-be-better approach for this multiple-mythology mashup. Read full book review >

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THE SIERRA CLUB BOOK OF SMALL MAMMALS by Linsay Knight
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 1993

"How Scientists Group Mammals''; index. (Nonfiction. 9+)"
Like The Sierra Club Book of Great Mammals (1992), this falls somewhere between a reference and a browsing book, with dozens of meticulous color drawings and appealing photos of animals, informally grouped by family or characteristics—small marsupials, canids, rodents, etc.—and accompanied with brief technical descriptions of the classification of each, and short paragraphs on some representative species. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Dec. 5, 2005

"For the time being, the definitive life of Nelson, though certain not to be the last word."
Even-keeled life of the British naval hero, who was famous in his time for two things: victory at sea, and a long-running affair with Lady Emma Hamilton, the wife of a British diplomat. Read full book review >

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SPIES WITHOUT CLOAKS by Amy Knight
NON-FICTION
Released: June 1, 1996

"Knight cannot avoid the difficulty inherent in her subject of having to draw conclusions from scanty evidence, but this is the most scholarly and dispassionate assessment yet available of a question critical to the future of Russia."
Persuasive evidence that Boris Yeltsin, since becoming president of Russia, may have found the KGB far too useful an organization to have tried seriously to constrain it. Read full book review >