Category Archives: Mini-reviews

Science Christmas Gifts: Science magazines for kids

<A HREF=”http://ws.amazon.com/widgets/q?ServiceVersion=20070822&#038;MarketPlace=US&#038;ID=V20070822%2FUS%2Fthrille-20%2F8010%2F09e01ba0-51fa-49fe-9c7b-8609134225fc&#038;Operation=NoScript”>Amazon.com Widgets</A>Magazines make a great holiday gift for kids. They’re relatively inexpensive, encourage reading, require no wrapping or shipping, and keep giving pleasure all year long. This year, consider giving your young people a magazine to foster their natural … Continue reading

Posted in Mini-reviews, Science Education, Science gifts | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Book Buzz: THE DINNER by Herman Koch

At ScienceThrillers.com, I specialize in books that have scientific or medical content (see my post on how this is different from science fiction). But sometimes I come across a book that simply is too good not to share, even if … Continue reading

Posted in Book Buzz, Mini-reviews | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

LOVE IS MURDER delivers sizzle with thrills

Have you pre-ordered yet your copy of Love Is Murder, edited by Sandra Brown?  This is the most recent in International Thriller Writers’ acclaimed series of thriller anthologies which includes Thriller: Stories To Keep You Up All Night and Thriller 2: … Continue reading

Posted in Books, Mini-reviews | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

LOVE IS MURDER: new anthology of today’s best romantic suspense

Today on behalf of International Thriller Writers, the organization for authors who are serious about writing quality page-turners, I’m promoting a new short story anthology.  Edited by Sandra Brown, Love Is Murder is a collection of pieces by thirty of the … Continue reading

Posted in Books, Mini-reviews | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Science poetry books for kids

These books were suggested by AAAS (American Association for the Advancement of Science) “to help celebrate National Poetry Month.” Visit their website for details on why they chose these books “that use poetry to engage kids with science and nature.” &amp;lt;A HREF=”http://ws.amazon.com/widgets/q?rt=tf_cw&amp;amp;ServiceVersion=20070822&amp;amp;MarketPlace=US&amp;amp;ID=V20070822%2FUS%2Fthrille-20%2F8010%2Fcf170438-cd17-471b-ab53-fa990c566945&amp;amp;Operation=NoScript”&amp;gt;Amazon.com … Continue reading

Posted in Books, Mini-reviews, Science & the Arts, Science Education | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Germ Proof Your Kids

This book isn’t new but it’s new to me and I want to recommend it to parents and health care providers who work with parents.  Author Harley Rotbart provides data-supported answers to daily questions that worry parents about their children’s … Continue reading

Posted in Books, Mini-reviews, Science Education | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

AAAS 2012 Best Science Books for kids Awards

Announced earlier this month, the American Association for the Advancement of Science has chosen books & films that encourae an understanding and appreciation of science. If you have access to Science magazine, you can read the whole list here. If … Continue reading

Posted in Books, Mini-reviews, Science & the Arts, Science Education | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

ScienceThrillers author Steve Alten: be a character in his sequel to THE LOCH!

Science thriller author Steve Alten, famed for his prehistoric monster shark series MEG, is writing a sequel to The Loch, “the first true Loch Ness monster thriller praised by biologists and cryptozoologists alike.” Here I’m happy to share Steve’s newest … Continue reading

Posted in Books, Contests & Giveaways, Featured authors, Mini-reviews | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment