Books by Lee Christiansen

LOOKING FOR JAGUAR by Susan Katz
POETRY
Released: March 1, 2005

"Though she casts an occasional glance elsewhere, Katz generally stays in the South and Central American rain forests: Still, capped by specific notes and a tour of rain forests worldwide, her insights make essential reading for every child. (Picture book/nonfiction. 7-11)"
In the most compelling tour for younger children since Jane Yolen's Welcome to the Green House (1993), Katz presents 19 wonderfully evocative glimpses, mostly in rhyme, of rain-forest flora and fauna. Read full book review >
ON THIS SPOT by Susan Goodman
HISTORY
Released: April 1, 2004

"With several points of access, this is not only illuminating but intriguing. (timeline, acknowledgements) (Picture book/nonfiction. 5-8)"
Goodman follows the midtown area of New York City from the present day backwards, in irregular increments, to the Paleozoic era, providing "snapshots" of evolution along the timeline. Read full book review >
WATER HOLE WAITING by Jane Kurtz
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 2002

"An author's note explains watering-hole protocol and the signaling system of the vervet monkeys portrayed in the story. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A baby monkey awakens on the African savanna, eager for a trip to the watering hole. Read full book review >
TURTLE, TURTLE, WATCH OUT! by April Pulley Sayre
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2000

"The afterword includes a conservation organization's address and information about how ordinary citizens are helping sea turtles survive. (Picture book. 6-8)"
Considering the dangers a sea turtle faces, its life would be a "short story, or no story at all" without helping hands, according to this compelling narrative. Read full book review >