Books by Richard Walker

UTTERLY AMAZING HUMAN BODY by Richard Walker
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 6, 2015

"Perfunctory to simplistic in content and anemic in special features, this effort is 'roughly the size' of an also-ran in a field crowded with better surveys. (Pop-up nonfiction. 8-10)"
A flurry of quick facts about human anatomy and development is given interactive enhancements. Read full book review >
WHO AM I?  by Richard Walker
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 19, 2012

"A close look at the human animal—informative despite a severe lack of overall context. (review questions, personality test, multimedia resource list) (Nonfiction. 11-14)"
A broad overview of what makes us tick and, more superficially, what makes us human. Read full book review >
THE WAY WE WORK by David Macaulay
HEALTH
Released: Oct. 7, 2008

"Though it's an unlikely choice for a little light reading, the accuracy, detail and depth of information make this an essential addition to most collections. (Nonfiction. 12 & up)"
In the same style as The Way Things Work (1988), lively, vivid colored-pencil illustrations accompany a very detailed text explaining the design and function of the human body. Read full book review >
JACK AND THE BEANSTALK by Richard Walker
Released: Oct. 1, 1999

"Thus beveled and streamlined, the tale has lost some of its pungency, but, with artwork that has the color quality of old frescoes, and characters full of personality (even with dots for eyes), this remains a rousing adventure. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Walker's modernized retelling of Jack's adventure up the beanstalk makes a fine counterpoint to the Beneduce/Spirin collaboration (see review, above); it's been tamed and trimmed to a jaunty pace and filled with lively humor. Read full book review >