BOOK REVIEWS

Note: this index does not include reviews of comics or art books that are simply a collection of pictures. It does cover art books that include biographical and analytical text. Most of these are books I enjoyed and would recommend, some more than others, of course. Books I didn’t like enough to finish are not here.

Adams, Douglas and Mark Carwardine

Last Chance to See

Aiken, Joan

The Cockatrice Boys

Cold Shoulder Road

The Stolen Lake

Akers, Dwight

The King’s Mule

Alder, Elizabeth

The King’s Shadow

Alexander, Lloyd

The Arkadians

The El Dorado Adventure

The Marvelous Misadventures of Sebastian

The Rope Trick

Time Cat

Allende, Isabel

City of the Beasts

Kingdom of the Golden Dragon

Forest of the Pygmies

Andrae, Thomas and Carson Laqua

Walt Kelly: The Life and Art of the Creator of Pogo

Asimov, Isaac

David Starr, Space Ranger (writing as Paul French)

The End of Eternity

Atkinson, M.E.

Challenge to Adventure

Avi

Crispin, The Cross of Lead

Midnight Magic

Bacon, Thorn

Race for the Gold

Baker, Bill

Alan Moore’s Exit Interview

Balliett, Blue

Chasing Vermeer

Baron, Mike

Skorpio

Bartlett, Allison Hoover

The Man Who Loved Books Too Much

Beagle, Peter S.

A Fine and Private Place

I See By My Outfit, A Cross-Country Adventure

Slight of Hand

Summerlong

We Never Talk About My Brother

Bell, Blake and Dr. Michael Vassallo

The Secret History of Marvel Comics

Birdsall, Jeanne

The Penderwicks

The Penderwicks on Gardam Street

The Penderwicks at Point Mouette

Blackwood, Gary

Shakespeare’s Scribe

Blakemore, Megan Frazer

The Water Castle

Boston, L.M.

The Children of Green Knowe

Curfew & Other Eerie Tales

Briggs, K.M.

Hobberdy Dick

Brin, David

Sundiver

The Uplift War

Brinley, Bertrand R.

The New Adventures of the Mad Scientists’ Club

The Big Chunk of Ice

The Big Kerplop!

Brooks, Walter R.

Ernestine Takes Over

Buckley-Archer, Linda

The Time Travelers

The Time Thief

The Time Quake

Burroughs, Edgar Rice

A Princess of Mars

The Gods of Mars & The  Warlord of Mars

The Mucker, The Return of the Mucker

Cameron, Eleanor

The Mysterious Christmas Shell

Campbell, Hayley

The Art of Neil Gaiman

Card, Orson Scott

The Lost Gate

Ruins

Pathfinder

Carey, M. V.

The Secret of the Haunted Mirror

Chabon, Michael

Gentlemen of the Road

The Yiddish Policemen’s Union

Chance, Stephen (Philip Turner)

Septimus and the Minster Ghost

Clarke, Pauline

The Twelve and the Genii / The Return of the Twelves

Clarke, Susanna

The Ladies of Grace Adieu and other stories

Colfer, Eoin

Half-Moon Investigations

Collins, Susan

Gregor the Overlander

Gregor and the Prophecy of Bane

Gregor and the Curse of the Warmbloods

Cooper, Susan

Ghost Hawk

Victory

Couch, N.C. Christopher

Jerry Robinson: Ambassador of Comics

Coville, Bruce

The Skull of Truth

Creech, Sharon

Castle Corona

Crossley-Holland, Kevin

Arthur: The Seeing Stone

Curry, Jane Louise

The Big Smith Snatch

The Great Smith House Hustle

Me. Myself and I

Parsley, Sage, Rosemary and Time, The Magical Cupboard

The Wolves of Aam, Shadow Dancers

Cushman, Karen

Alchemy and Meggy Swann

De Camp, L. Sprague

The Purple Pterodactyls

Delany, Samuel R.

The Einstein Intersection

De Lint, Charles

The Cats of Tanglewood Forest

Dickens, Charles

A Christmas Carol

Di Filippo, Paul

Lost Among the Stars

Di Liddo, Annalisa

Alan Moore, Comics as Performance, Fiction as Scalpel

Dickinson, Peter

Healer

Doyle, A. Conan

A Study in Scarlet

The Sign of Four

The Hound of the Baskervilles

The Valley of Fear

The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes

The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes

The Return of Sherlock Holmes

His Last Bow

The Lost World

The Poison Belt

The Land of Mists

When The World Screamed

Duane, Diane

Deep Wizardry

High Wizardry

A Wizard Abroad

A Wizard Alone

Dunne, Pete

Arctic Autumn

Bayshore Summer

Prairie Spring

Enright, Elizabeth

The Melendy Family

Spiderweb For Two, A Melendy Maze

Evanier, Mark

Kirby, King of Comics

Farmer, Nancy

The Sea of Trolls

The Land of the Silver Apples

Farmer, Philip José

The Fabulous Riverboat

Farmer, Wendell (Lavinia R. Davis)

Bicycle Detectives

The Surprise Mystery

Fenner, Arnie & Cathy

Brush With Passion: The Art & Life of Dave Stevens

Fraser. George MacDonald

Flashman

Friesner, Esther M.

Wishing Season

Fry, Rosalie K.

Snowed Up

Funke, Cornelia

Ghost Knight

Inkdeath

Reckless

Gaiman, Neil

American Gods

Blueberry Girl (with Charles Vess)

The Graveyard Book

Interworld (with Michael Reaves)

Neverwhere

Norse Mythology

The Ocean at The End of the Lane

Odd and the Frost Giants

Stardust (with Charles Vess)

The View From The Cheap Seats

Trigger Warning

Two Gaiman Rarities

A Walking Tour of the Shambles (with Gene Wolfe)

Gallico, Paul

The Small Miracle

George, Jean Craighead

Dipper of Copper Creek (with John George)

Gianni, Gary

The Prince Valiant Page

Gopnik, Adam

The King in the Window

Gordon, Roderick and Brian Williams

Tunnels

Graham, Harriet

A Boy and his Bear

Grahame, Kenneth with Annie Gauger

The Annotated Wind in the Willows

Graves, Robert

An Ancient Castle

Gregory, Robin

The Improbable Wonders of Moojie Littleman

Guinan, Paul and Anina Bennett

Boilerplate: History’s Mechanical Marvel

Frank Reade: Adventures in the Age of Invention

Haahr, Berit

The Minstrel’s Tale

Haig, Matt

Samuel Blink and the Forbidden Forest

Hajdu, David

Positively 4th Street

Heinlein, Robert A.

Double Star

Farnham’s Freehold

Glory Road

I Will Fear No Evil

The Moon is a Harsh Mistress

Sixth Column

Starship Troopers

Three by Heinlein

Time for the Stars

Helprin, Mark

A City in Winter

Hesse, Karen

Stowaway

Hobbs, Will

Bearstone

The Big Wander

Far North

Jason’s Gold

The Maze

Holdstock, Robert

Mythago Wood

Lavondyss

The Bone Forest

Ibbotson, Eva

The Haunting of Granite Falls

The Secret of Platform 13

Jacques, Brian

Mossflower

Mattimeo

Mariel of Redwall

Salamandastron

Outcast of Redwall

Jansson, Tove

The Book About Moomin, Mymble and Little My

Who Will Comfort Toffle?

Jones, Diana Wynne

Enchanted Glass

The Game

House of Many Ways

The Islands of Chaldea (with Ursula Jones)

The Pinhoe Egg

Jones, Julia

The Salt-Stained Book

A Ravelled Flag

Ghosting Home

The Lion of Sole Bay

Jones, Raymond F.

This Island Earth

Kanefield, Teri

Knights of the Square Table

Knights of the Square Table 2

Knights of the Square Table 3

Kay, Guy Gavriel

A Song for Arbonne

Tigana

Kelly, Eric P.

The Trumpeter of Krakow

Kelly, Jacqueline

The Evolution of Calpurnia Tate

Kelly, Kevin

Cool Tools

Kerr, Jake

Tommy Black and the Staff of Light

Kerr, P. B.

Children of the Lamp: The Akhenaten Adventure

Children of the Lamp: The Day of the Djinn Warriors

Khoury, George

The Extraordinary Works of Alan Moore

Image Comics: The Road to Independence

Kipling, Rudyard

Stalky & Co.

Kjelgaard, Jim

The Lost Wagon

Kluger, Jeffrey

Nacky Patcher and the Curse of the Dry-Land Boats

Knapp, J. Richard

 

Book of Codes

Knight, Kathryn Lasky

Atlantic Circle

Konigsburg, E. L.

The Mysterious Edge of the Heroic World

The Outcasts of 19 Schuyler Place

Kooiker, Leonie

The Magic Stone

Korshak, Stephen D.

From the Pen of Paul: The Fantastic Images of Frank R. Paul

Langton, Jane

Her Majesty, Grace Jones

Lawson, Robert

The Great Wheel

The Tough Winter

Lebbon, Tim

Hellboy: The Fire Wolves

Le Guin, Ursula K.

Gifts

Voices

Powers

Lavinia

Eye of the Heron

Lenz, Rick

The Alexandrite

Levitz, Paul

The Silver Age of DC Comics

The Bronze Age of DC Comics

Lewis, C. S.

The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe

Link, Kelly

Magic for Beginners

Lofting, Hugh

The Story of Doctor Dolittle

Doctor Dolittle’s Post Office

Doctor Dolittle’s Circus

The Voyages of Doctor Dolittle

Lowry, Lois

The Willoughbys

MacDonald, George

The Princess and the Goblin, The Princess and Curdie

Mahy, Margaret

Maddigan’s Fantasia

The Magician of Hoad

Maltin, Leonard

Leonard Maltin’s Movie Crazy

Martin, George R. R.

A Dance With Dragons

A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms

Martin, Rafe

Birdwing

McKinley, Robin

The Blue Sword

Meader, Stephen W.

Phantom of the Blockade

T-Model Tommy

Meigs, Cornelia

Swift Rivers

Meloy, Colin

Wildwood

Under Wildwood

Milford, Kate

The Boneshaker

Miller Jr., Walter M.

A Canticle for Leibowitz

Moorcock, Michael

The War Hound and the World’s Pain

The City in the Autumn Stars

Von Bek

The Jewel in the Skull

The Mad God’s Amulet

Hawkmoon: The Runestaff

Murkerji, Dhan Gopal

Gay-Neck, The Story of a Pigeon

Myron, Vicki

Dewey, the Small-Town Library Cat Who Touched the World

Nesbit, E

The Enchanted Castle

Five Children and It

The Phoenix and the Carpet

The Story of the Amulet

Harding’s Luck

Niven, Larry

Ringworld

The Ringworld Engineers

Nolen-Weathington, Eric

Modern Masters Volume 22: Mark Buckingham

Nortman, Karen Musser

The Time Travel Trailer

Norton, Andre

The Time Traders

Galactic Derelict

Star Guard

Star Rangers

Norton, Mary

Bed-knob and Broomstick

O’Brien, Stacey

Wesley the Owl

O’Dell, Scott

The Dark Canoe

Sarah Bishop

Zia

Ortiz, Luis

Arts Unknown: The Life and Art of Lee Brown Coye

Emshwiller, Infinity X Two

Palmer, Amanda and Jason Webley

Evelyn Evelyn, a Tragic Tale in Two Tomes

Paolini, Christopher

Brisingr

Inheritance

Park, Paul

A Princess of Roumania

The Tourmaline

The White Tyger

Paterson, Katherine

Preacher’s Boy

Patterson Jr., William H.

Robert A. Heinlein In Dialogue With His Century Volume 1 Part 1  Part 2  Part 3

Robert A. Heinlein In Dialogue With His Century Volume 2

Paulsen, Gary

Canyons

Pearce, Philippa

Tom’s Midnight Garden

Pepperberg, Irene M.

Alex & Me

Piccirilli, Tom

Hellboy: Emerald Hell

Platt, Kin

The Blue Man

The Blue Man Hardcover

Sinbad and Me

Pratchett, Terry

The Amazing Maurice and his Educated Rodents

The Wee Free Men: The Beginning

A Hat Full of Sky

Wintersmith

I Shall Wear Midnight

Going Postal

Small Gods

Pullman, Philip

The Firework-Maker’s Daughter

Once Upon a Time in the North

Pyle, Howard

The Garden Behind the Moon

Ransome, Arthur

Drawn At A Venture

Ringwald, Whitaker

The Secret Box

Roberson, Chris

End of the Century

Robinson, Kim Stanley

Red Mars

Green Mars

Blue Mars

Robinson, Tom

Trigger John’s Son

Rodda, Emily

The Key to Rondo

Rowling, J.K.

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hollows

Selden, George

A Cricket in Times Square

Schulman, J. Neil

The Robert Heinlein Interview

Schultz, Mark

Storms At Sea

Seidler, Tor

A Rat’s Tale

The Revenge of Randal Reese-Rat

Selznick, Brian

The Invention of Hugo Cabret

The Marvels

Severn, David

Rick Afire!

Shelley, Mary Wollstonecraft

Frankenstein (with Bernie Wrightson art)

Smith, Jeff

Little Mouse Gets Ready

Snyder, Zilpha Keatley

The Bronze Pen

The Magic Nation Thing

The Runaways

William S. and the Great Escape

Steele, William O.

The Buffalo Knife

Stewart, Trenton Lee

The Mysterious Benedict Society

The Mysterious Benedict Society and the Perilous Journey

The Mysterious Benedict Society and the Prisoner’s Dilemma

The Extraordinary Education of Nicholas Benedict

Stroud, Jonathan

Buried Fire

Lockwood & Co.: The Screaming Staircase

Sturges, Matthew

Midwinter

Talbot, Bryan

The Naked Artist: Comic Book Legends

Tolkien, J.R.R.

The Children of Hurin

Townsend, John Rowe

Noah’s Castle

Travers, P. L.

About Mary Poppins: books, movie, musical

Turner, Philip

Colonel Sheperton’s Clock

Skull Island

Ullman, James Ramsey

Banner in the Sky

Valente, Catherynne M.

The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland in a Ship of Her Own Making

Varley, John

The Persistence of Vision

Rolling Thunder

Slow Apocalypse

Verne, Jules

Dr. Ox’s Experiment

Five Weeks In A Balloon

In Search of the Castaways

Voigt, Cynthia

Building Blocks

Homecoming

Dicey’s Song

A Solitary Blue

Mister Max: The Book of Lost Things

Mister Max: The Book of Kings

The Vandemark Mummy

Wagner, Hank with Christopher Golden & Stephen R. Bissette

Prince of Stories: The Many Worlds of Neil Gaiman

Ward, Patricia

The Secret Pencil

Waugh, Sylvia

The Mennyms

Mennyms in the Wilderness

Space Race

Westall, Robert

The Cats of Seroster

Willans, Geoffrey

Down With Skool!

Williams, Tad and Debora Beale

The Dragons of Ordinary Farm

Willingham, Bill

Down the Mysterly River

Peter & Max

Willis, Connie

The Doomsday Book

Blackout

All Clear

Miracle and Other Christmas Stories

Wooding, Chris

Storm Thief

Woodruff, Elvira

The Ravenmaster’s Secret

Wylie, Philip

Gladiator

Zelazny, Roger

A Dark Traveling

The Dead Man’s Brother

Lord of Light