Books by Martha Newbigging

CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2009

"The annotated list of recommended further reading, though far from exhaustive, includes both fiction and nonfiction choices. (index) (Nonfiction. 8-11)"
"If you cry easily and enjoy causing a scene, you might like being a [hired] mourner." Read full book review >
THE DIRT ON DIRT by Paulette Bourgeois
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2008

"Casual browsers or younger readers of April Pulley Sayre's Stars Beneath Your Bed: The Surprising Story of Dust (2005), illustrated by Ann Jonas, may sweep it up, though. (index) (Nonfiction. 7-9)"
Illustrated with a mix of color photos and lighthearted cartoon art, Bourgeois's latest outing lays a thin layer of inquiry over a wide variety of dirt-related topics—from mud, stains and sand to archaeology, gardening and plate tectonics. Read full book review >
CYBERSURFER by Nyla Ahmad
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 1996

"The lively, appealing format compensates for too few screen shots, and that annotated directory of Web sites is particularly useful. (disk, not seen, glossary, index) (Nonfiction. 8-13)"
Subtitled ``The Owl Internet Guide for Kids,'' this heavily illustrated book surveys the major parts of the Net, including e-mail and the World Wide Web, offering tidbits of history, anecdotes, vocabulary, safety tips, and more. Read full book review >