Search Results: "Valerie Wyatt"


BOOK REVIEW

EARTHLINGS INSIDE AND OUT by Valerie Wyatt
Released: April 1, 1999

"While the concept is attention-getting, and often humorous, the actual information is often overwhelmed by distracting asides, experiments, and reports filed to Danoid's commander; this compendium may be more worthwhile for browsers than researchers. (diagrams, index) (Nonfiction. 8-11)"
Wyatt (The Science Book for Girls, 1997, etc.) adopts an alien's-eye-view of earthlings, comparing the human body with that of a friendly lifeform from outer space. Read full book review >

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BOY MEETS DOG by Valerie Wyatt
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2013

"Now: good to book. Just three rungs up (good, goon, boon, book) and well-worth the climb. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Wyatt introduces kids to word ladders, in which a starting word leads step by step, by the substitution of one letter at a time, to a final word. Read full book review >

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WHO DISCOVERED AMERICA?  by Valerie Wyatt
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2008

"Fascinating fare for the historically curious. (timeline, index) (Nonfiction. 8-12)"
Designed to appeal to middle-grade readers, this overview of the many theories and archeological discoveries relating to human presence in the Americas goes backward in time, from Columbus in 1492 to the possible footprints in Toluquilla Quarry near Mexico City from 40,000 years ago, or earlier. Read full book review >

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FAQ WEATHER by Valerie Wyatt
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2000

"Colorful and clever, but hard to understand. (glossary, cloud chart, extreme weather guide, snow chart, index) (Nonfiction. 8-10)"
Frequently asked questions about the weather are answered by the author who created Earthlings: Inside and Out (1999). Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY
Released: Sept. 1, 1997

"Skeptics who question the notion of a gender-specific science book may find Wyatt's afterword useful, but with so many non-gender-specific activity and experiment books available, this one seems appropriate only for the most desperately timid. (diagrams, charts, index) (Nonfiction. 8-12)"
A well-intentioned collection of experiments, puzzles, tricks, and tips meant to make science concepts and careers approachable to girls. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

LISTENING TO MOZART by Charles Wyatt
Released: Oct. 27, 1995

"Stories, in all, then, that play the range of excellence from high to low: not always captivating, sometimes quite lovely."
This year's winner of the John Simmons Award for short fiction tracks a small groupmusicians, mainly, one an artistwho come to maturity in the late '60s and try to hold life on an even keel in the decades after. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: June 1, 1997

"Wyatt has much to relate, and he does so exceptionally well, yielding a happy (and rare) instance when the reader emerges wishing that a longish book would go on just a bit longer. (b&w photos, not seen)"
A big-picture view of California's history, told with verve and considerable learning. Read full book review >

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BEYOND THE SAND CREEK BRIDGE by Scott Wyatt
Released: Nov. 30, 2012

"An enjoyable, informative historical drama."
An entertaining debut historical novel about Chinese immigrants fighting for love and equality in the old West. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FUNNY HOW THINGS CHANGE by Melissa Wyatt
FICTION
Released: April 27, 2009

"What Remy seeks, his terra incognita, lies not in some distant place, but beneath his feet and all around him, the achingly beautiful, vulnerable landscape of home. (Fiction. 12 & up)"
Remy Walker is torn. Read full book review >

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Murder by Masquerade by Camden Wyatt
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Jan. 2, 2014

"A wild one that could set the screen ablaze."
A movie superstar's shocking on-set death gets the wheels rolling in this increasingly bizarre Hollywood thriller. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 22, 2014

"A thriller that ably rakes through werewolf tropes in search of new territory."
From the author of The Whaler Fortune (2014) comes a Victorian supernatural thriller about a good man coping with a science-born curse.Read full book review >