Books by Peter Kent

PETER KENT’S CITY ACROSS TIME by Peter Kent
NONFICTION
Released: May 1, 2010

"An annotated list of archeology websites extends the experience. (Informational picture book. 9-11)"
In minutely detailed cross-sections, Kent traces the history of a generic European settlement from prehistoric times through the 21st century and beyond, to a speculative, pastoral distant future. Read full book review >
NONFICTION
Released: Nov. 1, 1998

"There are plenty of students wondering how to put their mouse, joystick, and keyboard skills to work—this volume will help them begin to sort out and plan for their futures. (b&w illustrations, photos, index) (Nonfiction. 13-16)"
paper 0-8160-3688-8 A helpful entry in the Career Ideas for Kids series, this will aid students in narrowing their choices among the many computer-related professions, for research or real life. Read full book review >
HIDDEN UNDER THE GROUND by Peter Kent
NATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 1998

"Although the sewers and dungeons depicted are suspiciously clean and well-lighted, children who find the art of Stephen Biesty too busy to follow will enjoy these more orderly visual excursions. (Picture book. 7-9)"
This quick tour of subterranean spaces—caves to badger setts, sewers to subways—features simplified cross-sections scattered with rocks, tree roots, bones, rubbish, small cartoon figures, and captions of one or two sentences. Read full book review >
GO TO JAIL! by Peter Kent
NONFICTION
Released: March 1, 1998

"It's odd and fascinating material, if a bit antiseptic. (Picture book. 8-12)"
Kent's handsomely drawn book introduces prisons of every crank and radius: prisons without walls (Devil's Island, Siberia); prisons little but walls (the Bastille, the Tower of London); prisons for the most notorious criminals (Alcatraz); prisons for folks who had committed no crime, other than being on the wrong side (prisoner-of-war camps, e.g., Stalag Luft III); and oddball prisons (a hole in the ground, a hollow tree). Read full book review >