Search Results: "Barbara Bash"


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 >

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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 >

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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 >

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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

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 >

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DIG, WAIT, LISTEN by April Pulley Sayre
ANIMALS
Released: May 31, 2001

A patient spadefoot toad waits in her desert burrow, listening for rain so she can come forth to mate. Read full book review >

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A MIGHTY IMAGINATION
by Julie Danielson

Barbara DaCosta and Ed Young aren’t new to collaboration. In 2012, she wrote and he illustrated Nighttime Ninja, her debut picture book. Mighty Moby, on shelves in early August, is their second collaboration, and it came to exist in a way not typical for most picture books, what the author calls “an unusual method” and “backward.”

Evidently, Ed Young ...


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BOOK REVIEW

PICTURE A TREE by Barbara Reid
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2013

"For Arbor Day and every day. (Picture book. 3-8)"
Master of Plasticine Reid returns with a celebration of trees and the people who love them. Read full book review >

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THE PARTY by Barbara Reid
Released: April 1, 1999

"A treat. (Picture book. 4-9)"
A girl and her sister start off rather glumly in the back seat of the car, leaving all their friends behind, because they are off to a family party. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

EMMA AND JULIA LOVE BALLET by Barbara McClintock
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 23, 2016

"Young fans will dream big while enjoying this picture-book-perfect world. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Ballet is indeed beautiful for both a student and a performing ballerina. Read full book review >

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LOST AND FOUND by Barbara McClintock
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 25, 2016

"A pleasurable way to explore China, complete with insightful author's notes for each locale in the backmatter. (Picture book. 4-10)"
Sometime around the turn of the 20th century, two white French children, Adèle and Simon, journey throughout historical China with their photographer uncle, Sidney. Read full book review >