Books by Higgins Bond

A PLACE FOR BIRDS by Melissa Stewart
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 2009

"Put this one in the hands of budding scientists, environmentalists and nature lovers. (selected bibliography) (Informational picture book. 6-10)"
An accessible introduction to environmental issues, this title focuses on the effects, good and bad, that human behavior has on birds, highlighting the progress that we've made toward living in harmony with our winged friends and acknowledging problems still not solved. Read full book review >
PLEASE DON’T WAKE THE ANIMALS by Mary Batten
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 2008

"Both bedtime book and informational text, this appealing title ends with a short list of books and websites for further research. (Picture book/nonfiction. 4-7)"
Beginning and ending with images of human children in bed, this gentle story describes where, when, how often and how long different animals sleep. Read full book review >
A PLACE FOR BUTTERFLIES by Melissa Stewart
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 2006

"While the artwork is worth a look, it does not make up for the heavy-handed conservation message and lack of general information that plagues this text. (bibliography) (Nonfiction. 5-8)"
Stewart's latest introduces readers to the habitats of several butterflies found in the U.S., and how people can have a negative impact on them. Read full book review >
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 13, 2005

"In light of Hurricane Katrina, the uncritical admiration for modern engineering feats seems misguided, but should not deter purchasers who will welcome this engaging and informative presentation. (glossary) (Nonfiction. 7-11)"
Aptly titled, but sadly overtaken by events, this beautiful picture book for older readers is a clever blending of a chronological history with images of a trip downriver from Lake Itasca to the Gulf. Read full book review >
WHO HAS A BELLY BUTTON? by Mary Batten
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 2004

"An especially wonderful book to share with youngsters awaiting the birth of a sibling, and a great addition to the nonfiction library collection. (Picture book/nonfiction. 4-10)"
Batten introduces the characteristics that set mammals apart from other animals. Read full book review >
THE SEVEN SEAS by Linda Vieira
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2003

"Titles with a narrower focus, such as G. Brian Karas's Atlantic (2002) convey a clearer sense of the oceans' size, diverse biota, and importance. (glossary, maps) (Picture book/nonfiction. 7-9)"
The illustrations in this sweeping tour of the world's oceans provide more atmosphere than information, and so does the text. Read full book review >
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 2000

"With the glowing red volcano on the cover, clear white spaces, snappy question-and-answer format, and brief index, this title will have wide appeal for science readers and browsers. (Nonfiction. 8-12)"
The Bergers present another solid and readable title in the Question and Answer Series, giving brief answers to tough questions about volcanoes and earthquakes: Where do they occur? Read full book review >