Search Results: "Anthony D. Barnosky"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 2014

"A pragmatic approach to finding workable solutions to a looming crisis."
A paleontologist warns that our planet may be on the verge of a "mass extinction—when more than 75% of the Earth's known species die off in a geological eye blink." This has occurred "five times in the 550 million years that diverse life has occupied Earth." Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BOOK REVIEW

ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2001

"But overall it's nothing special and should be skipped. (Picture book. 5-8)"
In a cumulative text in the form of The House That Jack Built, Fredericks (The Wonder of Elephants, not reviewed, etc.) has created a story about the creatures found under a rock: "A village of animals with special features." Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

TALL TALL TREE by Anthony D. Fredericks
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2017

"From a publisher devoted to connecting children and nature, a worthwhile exploration of a fascinating aerial habitat. (Informational picture book. 3-8)"
Fredericks presents 10 species that dwell in Northern California's towering redwood forests. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 2012

"Budding scientists and mess-makers alike are sure to concoct lots of fun. (Nonfiction. 7-14)"
A mad-scientist manual that satisfies both the senses and the intellect, this is sure to be a popular, if somewhat sticky, title. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 2011

"Teachers may find the cool activities and projects listed in the back helpful, but, overall, flaws outweigh utility. (Informational picture book. 4-8)"
The exploration of microhabitats continues in this sixth outing from Fredericks and DiRubbio (Under One Rock, 2001, etc.). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SCIENCE STUNTS by Jordan D. Brown
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 5, 2016

"Magical science that's amazing, astounding, and sure to appeal to middle-grade and middle school readers. (biographies, glossary, index) (Nonfiction. 8-14)"
Showman Dr. Dazzleberry and his friends Galileo, Newton, and Einstein demonstrate and explain 25 astonishing science tricks. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

LAKAS AND THE MAKIBAKA HOTEL/SI LAKAS AT ANG MAKIBAKA HOTEL by Anthony D. Robles
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2006

"The vivid paintings have a cartoon quality that punches off the page and there are some fun touches: The landlord wears a hat and suit of $1000 bills. (bilingual English-Tagalog text) (Picture book. 6-9)"
Lakas, a young Filipino American, befriends several street performers who all live in the Makibaka Hotel. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CAKE by D
by D
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 1, 2008

"How much of a reading audience there is for this inner-city Weltanschauung is the question."
A novel from D (Got, 2007) about drugs, not baking, set in Atlanta and Brooklyn. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WHAT IF...? by Anthony Browne
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 5, 2014

"An amazingly astute, artful unfurling of tightly coiled childhood social anxieties. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Joe worries the whole way to his first party, clutching the gift to his chest, furrowing his brow, and asking his mother, again and again, "What if…?"  Read full book review >

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LITTLE BEAUTY by Anthony Browne
ANIMALS
Released: Nov. 1, 2008

"Young children may not know the visual King Kong reference, but the rest of the love story will need no explanation. (Picture book. 3-7)"
A lonely gorilla who has been taught sign language tells his keepers that he wants a friend. Read full book review >