Books by Ryan Ann Hunter

Released: Feb. 12, 2013

"The cover shows a smiling girl in a trench coat and a fedora, about as inappropriate an image for these brave and resourceful women as can be imagined. (bibliography, end notes) (Nonfiction. 8-12)"
Updated from a 2003 edition, this catalog of female spies is depressingly sanitized and breathless. Read full book review >
ROBOTS SLITHER by Ryan Ann Hunter
Released: Oct. 1, 2004

"It hardly seems like science, but it is, as well as a salutary reminder for younger moviegoers that real robots have better things to do than turn into red-eyed, rampaging killers. (Picture book/nonfiction. 5-7)"
Robots these days not only slither—they roll, crawl, fly in space, and "flick their tails" to "dive as deep as whales"—not to mention work in factories, fight fires, bark, meow, and even recognize facial expressions: "Look at what these robots do—smile at them, they'll smile at you!" Read full book review >
DIG A TUNNEL by Ryan Ann Hunter
Released: March 15, 1999

"Younger fans of the wheeled vehicles that are visible here in profusion will want repeat readings. (Picture book/nonfiction. 5-7)"
From the tunnels of ants to the Chunnel connecting England with France, this lively tour of constructed tunnels highlights their variety as it explores their uses and manufacture. Read full book review >
INTO THE SKY by Ryan Ann Hunter
Released: Sept. 15, 1998

"Bold black steel and scaffolding cut the flat planes of sky-blue backgrounds, while skewed angles and details such as a light-dotted nighttime skyline add interest. (Picture book/nonfiction. 2-5)"
Hunter (Cross A Bridge, p. 268) offers an accessible, often soaring first look at skyscrapers. Read full book review >
CROSS A BRIDGE by Ryan Ann Hunter
Released: March 15, 1998

"The text finally takes flight on the last page, reaching beyond the mechanical, with 'Bridges are for sitting, and fishing, and wishing.' (Picture book. 3-6)"
Young construction and transportation enthusiasts are inducted into the world of bridges with this boldly illustrated primer. Read full book review >