Books by Peggy Thomson

TAKE ME OUT TO THE BAT AND BALL FACTORY by Peggy Thomson
SPORTS
Released: April 1, 1998

"The pictures, though a bit wooden, are perfectly serviceable and clear, rounding out this pleasant survey of an interesting subject. (Picture book/nonfiction. 7-11)"
In a format that echoes that of the Magic Schoolbus titles, Thomson (City Kids in China, 1991, etc.) takes readers behind the scenes at the manufacturer of baseball bats and balls. Read full book review >
THE NINE-TON CAT by Peggy Thomson
Released: March 1, 1997

"The vivid full-color photographs of the collections and personnel at work both enhance the story and draw readers into the timeline of events; they will never again visit an art museum without an awareness of the complex preparations for the treasures on display. (Nonfiction. 9+)"
 Other than the confusing title (which goes without explanation until well into the book), this is an exciting, well-written, and informative account of all the planning and coordination necessary to keep the National Gallery of Art in Washington ready for its 17,000 daily visitors. Read full book review >
CITY KIDS IN CHINA by Peggy Thomson
NONFICTION
Released: April 15, 1991

"A good book that could have been excellent. (Nonfiction. 8-12)"
 The team responsible for the well-reviewed Keepers and Creatures at the National Zoo (1988) here presents a less successful book based on their visit to China. Read full book review >