Search Results: "April Pulley Sayre"


BOOK REVIEW

RAINDROPS ROLL by April Pulley Sayre
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 6, 2015

"Wonder-full in every way. (further resources) (Informational picture book. 3-8)"
With lyrical words and striking images, a poet, photographer and veteran natural history writer celebrates rain. Read full book review >

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LET'S GO NUTS! by April Pulley Sayre
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 28, 2013

"Another cheery, useful overview of real food from a first-rate science writer. (Informational picture book. 4-8)"
After tributes to veggies (Rah, Rah, Radishes, 2011) and fruit (Go, Go, Grapes, 2012), Sayre delivers another peppery blend of upbeat, celebratory rhymes and photos taken at local grocery shops and farmers markets. Read full book review >

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GO, GO, GRAPES! by April Pulley Sayre
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 22, 2012

"Plan a fruit-buying scavenger hunt after reading this one—even picky eaters are sure to be tempted. (Nonfiction picture book. 3-7)"
Sayre follows up her salute to vegetables (Rah, Rah, Radishes!, 2011) with this rousing chant in favor of fruit. Read full book review >

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RAH, RAH, RADISHES!   by April Pulley Sayre
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 14, 2011

"A winning recipe blending crispy verse and fresh photography: Go team! (Picture book. 3-7)"
Let's hear it for the veggies! Read full book review >

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HERE COME THE HUMPBACKS! by April Pulley Sayre
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 2013

"There's plenty of drama and appeal in this primary-grade introduction. (Informational picture book. 5-8)"
"Flippers paddle. Flukes push. In every ocean on Earth, humpback whales swim." So begins this introduction to humpback migration. Read full book review >

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TROUT ARE MADE OF TREES by April Pulley Sayre
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 2008

An unusual blend of narrative, poetry and science, this is an appealing introduction to the food web. Read full book review >

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STARS BENEATH YOUR BED by April Pulley Sayre
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2005

To a set of (appropriately) atmospheric scenes of sunsets and swirls of wind, dry desert, ocean spray, scattered stars and volcanic clouds, Sayre briefly explains dust's various terrestrial and cosmic origins, what's in it and how it turns skies red at sunrise and sunset. Read full book review >

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NOODLE MAN by April Pulley Sayre
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2001

"Wildly playful artwork, from its Mediterranean colors to its characters' dreamy eyelids, melds with Sayre's goofy story, which will surely inspire readers to experiment with noodle shapes and—beware—to play with their food. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Sayre's (Shadows, p. 189, etc.) enjoyable introduction to pasta is couched as a quick-thinking, tongue-in-cheek adventure yarn. Read full book review >

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SQUIRRELS LEAP, SQUIRRELS SLEEP by April Pulley Sayre
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 2016

"Apt verse and appealing visuals provide young naturalists with a springboard for discussion and further discovery. (notes, bibliography of adult sources, website) (Informational picture book. 3-7)"
Sayre and Jenkins (Vulture View, 2007, etc.) collaborate again, here exploring the habits of squirrels. Read full book review >

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THE BUMBLEBEE QUEEN by April Pulley Sayre
ANIMALS
Released: Feb. 1, 2005

"Capped by a multimedia resource list, this makes nourishing fare for young observers of nature. (Picture book/nonfiction. 6-8)"
Sayre follows the life cycle of a bumblebee queen, as she emerges from her winter shelter, selects an abandoned mouse nest for a colony site, busily tends the first generation of eggs and larvae, then, at summer's end, dies with her workers and drones, while the next generation of queens digs in to wait for spring. Read full book review >

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HONK, HONK, GOOSE! by April Pulley Sayre
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2009

"A short bibliographic essay rounds out this terrific introduction. (Informational picture book. 4-8)"
From mid-March through the day after the chicks hatch, Sayre follows a mated pair as they start a family. Read full book review >

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WOODPECKER WHAM! by April Pulley Sayre
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 12, 2015

"Attractive and surprisingly informative, this should join the duo's Eat Like a Bear (2013) on every preschool and primary nature shelf. (Informational picture book. 3-8)"
With bouncy verse and colorful illustrations, an experienced picture-book team introduces a familiar bird. Read full book review >