Search Results: "Barbara Bash"


BOOK REVIEW

BASH by Mike Bartos
Released: Sept. 11, 2012

"An intriguing premise that casts the bureaucrats and their system as the bad guys."
An undercover reporter gets trapped in a state-run mental hospital for the criminally insane. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 1994

"Author's note. (Nonfiction/Picture book. 5+)"
From the author of Desert Giant (the Saguaro cactus) and Tree of Life (the African baobab [both 1989]), another handsome, meticulously detailed portrait of nature. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 1996

"Bash (Ancient Ones, 1994, etc.) has created a harmonious story, written out in calligraphy and warmly, colorfully illustrated with authentic scenes that firmly root this tree's importance in the facts. (Picture book/nonfiction. 6-10)"
A fascinating look at the social, spiritual, and ecological significance of the banyan tree in the life of an Indian village. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 1993

"Beautiful and informative. (Nonfiction. 7-10)"
The author-illustrator of several outstanding science books (Urban Roosts, 1990) brings her sensitivity to natural history and design to the life cycle of a common North American bat. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Nov. 1, 1990

The author of two other beautifully illustrated nature books—including Desert Giant (1989)—surveys the surprising variety of birds that, "as their natural habitats have been destroyed," have adapted to city living: sparrows and finches that find crevices suitable for nesting in traffic lights, statuary, or laundry on a line; snowy owls that recognize airports' similarities to the arctic tundra; pigeons, which originally inhabited rocky cliffs; and even the peregrine falcons that have learned to nest under bridges and on gravel rooftops while they prey on the pigeons. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CLATTER BASH! by Richard Keep
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2004

"There are more appealing and authentic Day of the Dead books for this age group. (Picture book. 3-7)"
With its mix of English and Spanish ("Knock-knock! Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BARBARA BUSH by Rose Blue
BIOGRAPHY
Released: June 1, 1991

"Illustrations not seen; chronology; further reading; index. (Biography. 11+)"
An entry in the ``Contemporary Women'' series pays admiring tribute to its subject: Blue and Naden cast every aspect of the First Lady's life in a glow. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DISCOVER MY WORLD: FOREST by Ron Hirschi
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 1991

"A companion volume presents creatures of the ocean. (Nonfiction/Picture book. 3-8)"
Ten woodland species that share one habitat are introduced in a simple text couched as a series of questions, accompanied by watercolor illustrations that strike a nice balance between representation accurate enough for identification and a touch of sentimentality for popular appeal (e.g., the rabbit and the fawn). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BIG BIRTHDAY BASH by Frank Cammuso
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 20, 2014

"With lots of laughs and lots of heart, this sophomore offering doesn't disappoint. (Graphic fantasy. 7-10)"
With giant spectacles and even more spunk, budding witch Salem Hyde is back, determined to give her friend the best birthday ever. Read full book review >