Books by Tara Darling

DESERT BABIES by Kathy Darling
Released: April 1, 1997

"A companion volume, Seashore Babies (0-8027-8476-3; PLB -8477-1), describes 14 sea animals. (map) (Picture book/nonfiction. 7-10)"
Budding naturalists will enjoy these brief, colorful portraits of 14 desert animals, familiar and strange, including the camel, caracal, gemsbok, mouse, uromastyx, quokka, coyote, emu, lemur, rattlesnake, tarantula, nilgai, tortoise, and vulture. Read full book review >
Released: Oct. 1, 1996

"A final page gives orangutan facts; on the dust jacket, readers are invited to adopt an orangutan orphan for $50 a year. (Picture book/nonfiction. 7-9)"
The Darlings (Kangaroos, 1993, etc.) open their book by explaining the need for human baby-sitters: ``Orangutan babies are cute and cuddly,'' they note, which is why ``greedy animal dealers'' capture the babies for sale, often killing mother orangutans in the attempt. Read full book review >
KANGAROOS by Kathy Darling
Released: Aug. 1, 1993

"Kangaroo Facts''; index. (Nonfiction. 8- 12)"
Another in the Darlings' excellent ``On Location'' series (Walrus, 1991, etc.)—a survey of the ``sixty different kinds of kangaroos,'' including wallabies, quokkas, and pademelons, with outstanding color photos taken at seven Australian locations. Read full book review >
TASMANIAN DEVIL by Kathy Darling
Released: Sept. 23, 1992

"Fact summary; index. (Nonfiction. 8-12)"
Tracking a bad-tempered marsupial that looks like a chunky rat, a mother-daughter science duo provides first-rate photos and fascinating facts about this endangered animal. Read full book review >
WALRUS by Kathy Darling
Released: Aug. 16, 1991

"Migration chart; brief walrus facts; index. (Nonfiction. 8-14)"
Outstanding full-color photos and a delightfully informative text document bull walruses in their summer habitat off the coast of Siberia. Read full book review >