Search Results: "Vicki Cobb"


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THIS PLACE IS COLD by Vicki Cobb
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 15, 2013

"Alaska may seem like an unforgiving landscape, but set within the safety of these pages, readers can travel far and wide. (author's note) (Informational picture book. 5-8)"
Updated from the 1989 version, this reissue still has enough incredible facts and bitter cold to make readers shiver in excitement. Read full book review >

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THIS PLACE IS COLD; THIS PLACE IS DRY by Vicki Cobb
Released: March 31, 1989

Boldy decorative, full-color paintings and cheerful, informative texts introduce the adaptations necessary to cope with two diverse environments. Read full book review >

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I SEE MYSELF by Vicki Cobb
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2002

"Cobb's extensive experience in science education is reflected in this illuminating work that sheds light on some sophisticated scientific principles. (author's note) (Nonfiction. 3-6)"
The scientific principles of light and reflection are often studied in first-grade classrooms, and any first-grade teacher will tell you it's not always easy to convey such complex ideas to six-year-olds. Read full book review >

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THIS PLACE IS LONELY by Vicki Cobb
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 5, 1991

"Visually striking, but this adds little to the understanding of flora, fauna, or people. (Nonfiction. 8-10)"
Nearly a third of this addition to the ``Imagine Living Here'' series describes life in the Australian outback, where ``a mid-sized station with eight thousand sheep is two hundred square miles.'' Cobb states that ``If you lived on the outback of Australia, the only people you would see every day would be your own family''; indeed, the illustration shows a man shearing by hand with just his wife and two children assisting. Read full book review >

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FUN AND GAMES by Vicki Cobb
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 16, 1991

"Entertaining and instructive, but uneven. (Nonfiction. 8-12)"
Seventeen photos illustrate aspects of physics, medicine, ecology, etc. Several are stop action—e.g., a bouncing ball and popcorn popping. Read full book review >

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I GET WET by Vicki Cobb
by Vicki Cobb, illustrated by Julia Gorton
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2002

"Her illustrations utilize uncluttered pages, bright colors on white backgrounds, and creative type treatments that flow together into a lively, informative treatment. (author's note) (Nonfiction. 3-6)"
Kids who wonder why their fingertips get wrinkly in the bathtub will find the answer to this question and other scientific stumpers in this simple but not simplistic study of the ways of water. Read full book review >

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Falcon Down by C.H. Cobb
Released: June 13, 2013

"This first installment chronicling the adventures of Maj. Jacob Kelly turns out to be an undisputed success."
An Air Force pilot with a few skills not in his official dossier finds himself on the run in a hostile nation in the first thriller of this trilogy. Read full book review >

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DESTINY by Vicki Grove
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2000

"As Mrs. Peck tells Destiny, 'To hope is to look yourself in the eye and realize that you're capable of doing and being anything you really want to in this imperfect but fascinating world.' (Fiction.10-12)"
At 12, Destiny Louise Capperson is the most competent member of her impoverished dysfunctional family. Read full book review >

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NIGHT MARE by Vicki Kamida
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 1997

"For all but the most fanatical horse-lovers, the story lingers too long in the stables, but a flood-scene finale in which Janet turns rescuer adds excitement. (Fiction. 9-13)"
This novel will find an expert audience in girls who love horses; a ghost horse and a ranch with children who lived a hundred years ago add intrigue to a fairly standard girl-wants- horse story. Read full book review >

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IGUANA LOVE by Vicki Hendricks
Released: Oct. 27, 1999

"The novelty of those depths offers a form of satisfaction, but also this nagging question: How much hope for women's noir can there be when a story by one of its more promising proponents boils down to having sex with a dead iguana?"
Hendricks's debut novel (Miami Purity, 1995) drew favorable attention for its noirish perversity, and her second follows suit—this time with the Miami heat driving a sexy young thing hellbent on her own destruction to new heights of bestiality. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 1, 1993

"A worthy message—but likely to appeal mostly to citizens of the Age of Aquarius. (Twelve b&w photographs—not seen)"
A mother finds spiritual and personal growth in raising her Down's syndrome son. Read full book review >