Books by Heather Alexander

LIFE ON EARTH: SPACE by Heather Alexander
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 22, 2018

"Broad of scope and easy on the eyes—but marred by too many errors and oversimplifications. (Informational novelty. 6-9)"
From the Big Bang to space toilets, an outer-space Q-and-A with most of the answers hidden beneath multitudinous flaps. Read full book review >
LIFE ON EARTH: OCEAN by Heather Alexander
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 22, 2018

"A broad, if ankle-deep, wade into the ocean. (Informational novelty. 6-9)"
Questions and answers about our planet's saltwater flora, fauna, and habitats. Read full book review >
LIFE ON EARTH: DINOSAURS by Heather Alexander
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 15, 2017

"A little technical for very first encounters, but both the content and the interactive presentation will absorb younger fans of dinosaurs or natural science in general. (Informational novelty. 4-7)"
Cartoon portraits of ancient creatures and the modern scientists who study them illustrate a lift-the-flap dino Q-and-A. Read full book review >
WALLACE AND GRACE TAKE THE CASE by Heather Alexander
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 23, 2017

"Nick and Nora they're not, but Wallace and Grace are a good team for the younger set. (Mystery. 6-8)"
A new chapter-book series for young mystery fans kicks off. Read full book review >
WALLACE AND GRACE AND THE CUPCAKE CAPER by Heather Alexander
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 23, 2017

"With a little humor and its resourceful boy and girl owl friends, this provides a comfortable experience for newly independent readers. (Mystery. 6-8)"
This cupcake mystery should make readers hungry for Wallace and Grace's newest case. Read full book review >
HUMAN BODY by Heather Alexander
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 15, 2017

"A basic study of the human body for an uncertain audience. (Nonfiction. 5-8)"
A lift-the-flap book explores the human body. Read full book review >
BE A STAR! by Heather Alexander
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 28, 2015

"Girls who love sparkles could do far worse than to spend time with these appealing performers. (Fiction. 6-9)"
The Stardust Girls return for a second circus-friendship tale. Read full book review >
STEP INTO THE SPOTLIGHT by Heather Alexander
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 24, 2015

"The lure of the big top will bring sparkle-loving girls back to see how Marlo's life with the circus progresses. (Fiction. 6-8)"
When Marlo's mom gets a job with the circus in this chapter-book series opener, the 8-year-old's life changes for the sparklier. Read full book review >
A CHILD'S INTRODUCTION TO ART by Heather Alexander
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 20, 2014

"Limited scope notwithstanding, this is terrific for browsing, thinking, dreaming and art-making. (index, timeline, removable coloring sheets) (Nonfiction. 9-14)"
An all-too-brief introduction to art for the younger set. Read full book review >
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2010

"This oversimplified approach may work in other books in the A Child's Introduction to… series, but in this subject area, The National Geographic World Atlas for Young Explorers (2007) is a better choice for home, schools and public libraries. (bibliography, index) (Nonfiction. 9-11)"
Globalization is integral to today's society, and everyone, children and adults, needs a better sense of geography, but this atlas with old-fashioned watercolor illustrations and painted maps that are difficult to read is not the best way for kids to learn. Read full book review >