Search Results: "Victoria Bruce"


BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 6, 2017

"An instructive tale of one man's 'burning mission to bring back manufacturing and innovation to America.'"
An award-winning science journalist charges that the United States is ceding first place to the Chinese in the development of technologies invented by American scientists. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 12, 2010

"Of gang after gang that can't shoot straight, but still find ample market for their wares in an ever-hungry Norte—fuel for the fires of the legalization movement."
A pointed case study in unintended consequences—in this case, of the war against drugs spilling out into civil war, and vice versa. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: April 2, 2001

"Solid research underlies a tragic story with explosive implications. (8 pages b&w photographs, not seen)"
A Portland Oregonian science reporter investigates two recent volcanic eruptions in Colombia and skewers a scientist/survivor of the latter tragedy for misrepresenting his role and taking credit for the discoveries of others. Read full book review >

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PRIMED AND READY
by Mandy Curtis

BOOK REPORT for Violet Grenade by Victoria Scott

Cover Story: Pretty Deadly
BFF Charm: Caution!
Swoonworthy Scale: 6
Talky Talk: Unreliable Narrator
Bonus Factor: Mysterious Loner Dude
Anti-Bonus Factor: Awful Grownups
Relationship Status: Friends?

Trigger Warning: Violet Grenade features scenes of attempted assault, abuse, and bullying, and touches on very dark themes of death and murder. Some situations might be ...


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HEED THE OPENING NOTES
by Mandy Curtis

BOOK REPORT for This Savage Song (The Monsters of Verity #1) by Victoria Schwab

Cover Story: Deceptive

BFF Charm: Maybe x 2

Swoonworthy Scale: 3

Talky Talk: She Thought, He Thought

Bonus Factors: Paranormal Creatures

Anti-Bonus Factor: Lack of Backstory

Factor: Duology Starter

Relationship Status: Looking Forward to a Second Date

Cover Story: Deceptive

This cover is pretty, and ...


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BOOK REVIEW

THE SEA TIGER by Victoria Turnbull
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 13, 2015

"A sweetly imaginative story about friendship whose message will linger. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Turnbull's debut plumbs the depths of a friendship between a confident Sea Tiger and a quiet merboy. Read full book review >

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PINKALICIOUS 123 by Victoria Kann
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 24, 2016

"Children learn gender stereotypes soon enough. No need to rush the process. (Board book. 2-4)"
Pinkalicious spreads her message to the board-book set. Read full book review >

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THE GREAT PET ESCAPE by Victoria Jamieson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 16, 2016

"Guaranteed fun for young readers, who will eye their classroom pets with some suspicion in the future. (Graphic fantasy. 6-10)"
Classroom pets have a wild night in the halls of Daisy P. Flugelhorn Elementary. Read full book review >

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ROLLING WITH VICTORIA JAMIESON
by Julie Danielson

Author-illustrator Victoria Jamieson is new to graphic novels, but she proves with Roller Girl, on shelves next week, that she’s got this, thanks very much. “Full of charm and moxie,” says the Kirkus review of this book, which tells the story of two best friends, whose close friendship comes to an end one eventful summer. Astrid falls hard for ...


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ROLLER GIRL by Victoria Jamieson
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 10, 2015

"Full of charm and moxie—don't let this one roll past. (Graphic fiction. 9-13)"
One summer changes everything for two 12-year-old girls whose friendship is tested when their interests—and attitudes—diverge. Read full book review >

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THE COSTUME PARTY by Victoria Chess
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2005

"Not a bad way to while away some stuck-indoors time. (Picture book. 6-8)"
After a long rainy spell sets her five bull terriers to tearing up the house, Madame Coco decides to divert them with a costume party. Read full book review >

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KINGS OF THE CASTLE by Victoria Turnbull
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 25, 2017

"A marvelous journey worth taking. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Two creatures build a fantastical world together, forging a lifelong friendship. Read full book review >