Books by Heather Collins

ADVENTURE
Released: Sept. 1, 2001

"A fascinating read. (Fiction. 8-12)"
Greenwood (A Pioneer Thanksgiving, 1999, etc.) successfully uses several different techniques for telling the story of the Klondike gold rush. Read full book review >
STARTING WITH NATURE: PLANT BOOK by Pamela Hickman
NATURE
Released: April 1, 2000

"Also new to the Starting With Nature Series is Bird Book. (Index) (Nonfiction. 812)"
Meet a plant: What are its parts? Read full book review >
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 1, 1998

"While no more dramatic or emotional than entries in the American Girls series, the book authentically examines the people and logistics of the Underground Railroad in an accessible and unusual way. (glossary, bibliography) (Fiction. 8-12)"
In short chapters, the story of fictional escaped slave Eliza Jackson and her family unfold, paralleling the effect on and courage of Canadian Johanna Reid and her family, who hide Eliza and her brother Ben until they can safely reunite with their mother. Read full book review >
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 1997

"It's been done before in many other books, but this version, with its lush illustrations of a bountiful garden, is a summertime treat. (Picture book. 3-9)"
Seeds and kids start out small and grow wondrously, which may explain some of children's fascination with planting, growing, and, subsequently, exploring their environments. Read full book review >
THE KIDS' SUMMER HANDBOOK by Jane Drake
ADVENTURE
Released: May 1, 1994

"Index. (Nonfiction. 10-12)"
Drawing on memories of a childhood when kids summered at the shore or in the woods, the authors describe crafts, games, nature studies, and camping activities in a book published in Canada as The Kids Cottage Book (1993). Read full book review >