Search Results: "Tracie McMillan"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 21, 2012

"Attentive foodies may already know much of the information, but on the whole, McMillan provides an eye-opening account of the route much of American food takes from the field to the restaurant table."
An exposé on the production and consumption of food in America. Read full book review >

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THE TRACK TRAINING DIARY OF A NOT-SO-FAST SKINNY KID by Tracie Choates
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 12, 2016

"A promising YA debut, despite a few weak spots in characterization."
In Choates' (Playing the Game as a Man!, 2007) first YA novel, a young man barely survives middle school challenges on and off the track while learning life lessons.Read full book review >

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MOUSE VIEWS by Bruce McMillan
ANIMALS
Released: April 15, 1993

"Note on production and participants. (Nonfiction/Picture book. 4-8)"
``Chase,'' a brown mouse, explores Maine's Margaret Chase Smith School while McMillan snaps a dozen familiar objects and places from the pet's closeup point of view; then, overleaf, he backs off to show the appealing little creature investigating the same, now-captioned, setting. Read full book review >

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SCOUT by Gordon McMillan
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2012

"An enthusiastic effort, but with lackluster results. (Picture book. 3-5)"
A dog searches for his lost ball and finds friends in this pedestrian tale. Read full book review >

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PENGUINS AT HOME by Bruce McMillan
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 1993

"Map; brief bibliography; index. (Nonfiction. 5-12)"
A close look at the Southern Gentoos, largest of the penguins on the Antarctic peninsula. Read full book review >

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THE WEATHER SKY by Bruce McMillan
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 15, 1991

"Glossary; brief index. (Nonfiction. 10-12)"
The effects of the simplest weather fronts and the clouds associated with them throughout the year. Read full book review >

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DAY OF THE DUCKLINGS by Bruce McMillan
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2001

"Still, the concept is intriguing and should lead to further exploration. (author's note, short bibliography) (Nonfiction. 6-8)"
In order to help endangered eider ducks and to restore an island to its natural state, the Icelandic government has given a family permission to collect eggs of wild birds and raise them for release. Read full book review >

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A BEACH FOR THE BIRDS by Bruce McMillan
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 1993

"Least Tern Facts'' sums up statistics, range, etc.; glossary; bibliography; index. (Nonfiction. 5+)"
In Kennebunk, Maine, endangered least terns find sanctuary on a beach where they can nest undisturbed by nearby vacationers. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 1994

"An attractive, well-constructed concept book. (Note; map; aerial photo) (Nonfiction/Picture book. 3-7)"
Despite the clever title, there's not a great deal of suspense here—no more than is afforded by turning a page to discover the identity of artfully composed close-ups. Read full book review >

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THE BABY ZOO by Bruce McMillan
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 1992

"Young children will enjoy the outstanding photos; older ones will also be intrigued by the brief facts. (Nonfiction. 5-10)"
Appealing color photos of 17 rare and unusual zoo babies are presented here, including the European mouflon, Bawean deer, and fishing cat as well as the more familiar giraffe and zebra. Read full book review >

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PLAY DAY by Bruce McMillan
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 15, 1991

A companion to One Sun (ALA Notable, 1990), with slightly less inspired monosyllabic pairings involving toddlers and their interests (``brown crown,'' ``fun run,'' ``shirt dirt,'' etc.). Read full book review >

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EATING FRACTIONS by Bruce McMillan
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 1991

Two winsome boys (one black, one white) share some yummy- looking food: a halved banana, a roll that breaks into thirds and thus can't be shared evenly, a quartered pizza. Read full book review >