Search Results: "American Museum of Natural History"


BOOK REVIEW

Released: Nov. 1, 1995

"Best here are the period photographs: Allow them to transport you, put grit in your teeth, chill in your bones. (90 full-color illustrations, 150 b&w illustrations, 10 maps) (Book-of-the-Month Club dividend selection; Natural Science Book Club main selection)"
The golden age of expeditions sponsored by the American Museum of Natural History has more than enough potential to be a riveting picture-book topic, but it gets curiously wooden treatment from freelancers Rexer and Klein. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ABC ANIMALS by American Museum of Natural History
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 3, 2013

"Best for animal-obsessed preschoolers who have long mastered lions, tigers and bears and are ready to progress to nudibranches, quetzals and X-ray tetra fish. Oh my. (Board book. 2-5)"
The stable of animal alphabet titles gets a little more crowded with this new contribution from the American Museum of Natural History. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CAMOUFLAGE by American Museum of Natural History
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 2016

"Here's hoping big kids will not be put off by the format, since they are the appropriate audience for the content. (Informational board book. 3-6)"
Youngsters are encouraged to look for camouflaged animals in this lift-the-flap book from the American Museum of Natural History. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ABC RAINFOREST by American Museum of Natural History
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 5, 2016

"A well-meaning mismatch between format and audience. (Board book. 3-6)"
The latest title in the American Museum of Natural History ABC board book series focuses on rain forests and the amazing animals and plants that populate them. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WOLF PUPS JOIN THE PACK by American Museum of Natural History
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 6, 2017

"A bland also-ran trailing a large litter of like-themed pups. (Informational picture book. 5-7)"
A photo album of young wolves running, playing, and growing through their first year. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SHARKS by American Museum of Natural History
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 6, 2017

"There are better fish in the board-book sea. (Board book. 3-4)"
Dramatic stock photos and die-cut tabs are the distinguishing features of this board book. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ABC BIRDS by American Museum of Natural History
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 2, 2016

"Best suited for those eager young readers who thrive on facts. (Informational board book. 3-6)"
This latest addition to the American Museum of Natural History's ABC series is dedicated to birds, from the familiar to the not so familiar. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ABC INSECTS by American Museum of Natural History
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 2, 2014

"This ABC book with its parade of interesting insects will have special appeal for budding naturalists, who will be inspired to head outdoors and root around in the dirt to see what exciting creatures they might uncover in their own backyards. (Board book. 2-6)"
A boldly designed, oversized board book features a creepy-crawly for every letter of the alphabet. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

PTEROSAURS by American Museum of Natural History
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2014

"Though more a patchwork of discrete sections than a cohesive whole, this up-to-the-moment survey still flies on its own. (Requires iOS 6 and above.) (timeline) (iPad informational app. 7-10)"
Video clips and computer-graphic animations give this companion to an exhibit at New York's American Museum of Natural History plenty of lift. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MURDER AT THE MUSEUM OF NATURAL HISTORY by Michael Jahn
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Nov. 10, 1994

"John the Divine in City of God (1992) makes such perfunctory use here of a potentially great setting in one of Manhattan's most magical museums."
Except for Lt. Read full book review >