Search Results: "YES! Magazine"


BOOK REVIEW

HOAXED! by YES! Magazine
by YES! Magazine, illustrated by Howie Woo
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2009

"A short glossary and index complete the appealing package. (Nonfiction. 9-12)"
Piltdown man, Richard Meinertzhagen the light-fingered bird collector, "Stone Age" Tasaday in the Philippines, crop circles in England, cold fusion energy and UFOs in Roswell, N.M., are the fakes and mistakes described in this lively introduction to fraud in science. Read full book review >

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THE AMAZING INTERNATIONAL SPACE STATION by Eds. of YES Magazine
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2003

Lumping space travelers of the 16 participating nations together as "'nauts," the editors of Yes magazine take young readers on a tour of the International Space Station and introduce the three members of its first crew, while providing glimpses of daily routines and ongoing scientific work. Read full book review >

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TUPAC SHAKUR by Vibe Magazine
NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 27, 1997

"Shakur's fans will find the book a useful overview of a short, intensely controversial, and ultimately self-destructive life and career. (100 color photos, not seen)"
Shakur, who died in a drive-by shooting at the age of 25, was one of rap music's most controversial and influential performers, as evidenced by this collection of heavily illustrated articles from VIBE magazine, including interviews, features on the singer, and reports on the increasingly heated conflicts within rap music that may, it has been suggested, have played a part in Shakur's death. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 1, 1997

A collection of brief, rather shallow, sentiment-tinged essays and memoirs from some noted writers. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: March 15, 2011

"Eye-pleasing, well-balanced compilation of accessible recipes and cooking guidelines for on-the-go home chefs."
A popular cooking channel unveils an eclectic collection of quick and simple meals. Read full book review >

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FANTASTIC FEATS AND FAILURES by Eds. of YES Mag
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2004

"Thickly illustrated with bright color photos and lucid diagrams, this will be popular with casual browsers and all fans of large-scale human endeavor. (index) (Nonfiction. 8-10)"
Paying tribute to the feats, and flops, of construction engineers, the editors of YES Magazine skim-profile more than 20 modern, large scale projects and disasters. Read full book review >

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HIGHBROW, LOWBROW, BRILLIANT, DESPICABLE by Editors of New York Magazine
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: Nov. 7, 2017

"History, local and global, unfolds in this fine gathering that represents a half-century and more than 2,300 issues."
A great magazine is commemorated with an equally top-flight anthology. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Dec. 1, 2005

"The best works of the year, cherry-picked and suitably delicious. The only quibble: Of 17 writers featured, only three are female."
Uniformly excellent collection of the winners and finalists of this year's National Magazine Awards. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Dec. 1, 2007

"A brilliant compilation."
Another year, another exemplary collection of the finest magazine writing in the United States. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2006

"Including enough specific detail to keep young detectives engaged, and illustrated with a mix of photos and (largely decorative) cartoon artwork, these tales of science in action nicely complement Donna Jackson's Bone Detectives (1996) with new material. (index) (Nonfiction. 9-11)"
Slipping in a few extra entries and several doable science activities on the side, the editors of Canada's Yes Mag present a half-dozen modern mysteries solved by forensic science. Read full book review >

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ROBOTS by Editors of YES Mag
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2008

"With breezy text, Woo's cartoon-like drawings interspersed with color photographs, plentiful text boxes and a new topic on nearly every two-page spread, this is sure to attract browsers as well as those with a more sustained curiosity about this engaging topic. (glossary, index) (Nonfiction. 8-12)"
This appealing introduction to the rapidly changing world of robots for middle-grade readers describes simply what they do, how they work, current uses and future prospects. Read full book review >

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ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 2003

"For lap-sit partners who aren't yet up to meatier collections, such as Mary Ann Hoberman's You Read to Me, I'll Read to You (2001), this makes a perfect way to promote reading as a participatory, social act. (Collection. 4-6)"
Aimed at parents with children who are just toddling into literacy, this collection of reprints from Nick Jr. offers 11 short poems or domestic episodes that lend themselves to shared reading. Read full book review >