Search Results: "Bianca Lucas"


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I AM AN ASTRONAUT! by Tizio BV
developed by Tizio BV, by Bianca Lucas, illustrated by Bianca Lucas
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 10, 2012

"It's fun being an astronaut, but the vastness of the galaxy would seem to demand a little more investigation than this app provides. (iPad storybook app. 2-6)"
A cute-enough, toy-filled app about space with one killer gimmick, this trip to the cosmos seems more like a quick orbit than any kind of deep exploration. Read full book review >

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A GATHERING OF GARTER SNAKES by Bianca Lavies
ANIMALS
Released: Dec. 1, 1993

"Lucid text and the compelling photos make this title a must for snake lovers. (Nonfiction 8-12)"
Imagine ten thousand garter snakes writhing and wriggling as they emerge from winter hibernation in the limestone caverns in Manitoba, Canada. Read full book review >

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KILLER BEES by Bianca Lavies
ANIMALS
Released: Nov. 1, 1994

"Informative, with close-up photos to interest kids. (Nonfiction/Picture book. 8-11)"

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MANGROVE WILDERNESS by Bianca Lavies
NATURE
Released: March 1, 1994

"A fascinating and beautiful book. (Nonfiction. 9+)"
As she did in Compost Critters (1993, our favorite among her fine photographic nature books), Lavies begins with particular species, describes how they fit into their ecosystem, and implicitly suggests that such intricate relationships are fundamental to all life. Read full book review >

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COMPOST CRITTERS by Bianca Lavies
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 1993

"Still, a fine offering that splendidly conveys the fecundity of the homely household heap, implicitly suggesting that nature's wonderful diversity is not only found in the jungle: it can also be encouraged in any backyard. (Nonfiction. 6-12)"
With each handsome book since Lily Pad Pond (1989), this gifted former National Geographic photographer comes up with a stronger, more significant text. Read full book review >

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LILY PAD POND; TREE TRUNK TRAFFIC by Bianca Levies
Released: April 20, 1989

Despite the many handsome, full-color photos by the author, a staff photographer for National Geographic, these books just don't raise above their insipid, anthropomorphic texts. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 28, 2017

"Readers will certainly come away from the book knowing more about wine and likely eager to explore it further, but even those less inclined to imbibe will be intrigued by Bosker's insights into the nature of smell and taste and the ways training and attention can increase one's pleasure in them."
An 18-month immersion in the study of wine, teaching us not just about what to look for in the glass, but how to experience the world in a new way. Read full book review >

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HUM IF YOU DON'T KNOW THE WORDS by Bianca Marais
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 11, 2017

"An entertaining page-turner that, while somewhat pat in its treatment of racial politics, provides a satisfying emotional journey."
The paths of a young white girl and a black woman intersect when the violence of apartheid shatters both their lives. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 12, 1996

"An enraged, high-minded squeal from an inamorata. (b&w photos, not seen)"
A perversely prudish kiss-and-tell account by a Polish-born French woman who, as a Parisian schoolgirl in 1939, was seduced and abandoned by Sartre and also wooed by his erstwhile mate, her teacher. Read full book review >

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The Lost Girls by Mari Bianca
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Aug. 1, 2015

"Detailed spells and robust personalities make this a bolder-than-average YA adventure."
Bianca's (Serenade, 2014) YA fantasy sees a teen witch learning her craft while coping with her dark, strange past. Read full book review >

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THIS IS MY ROCK by David Lucas
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 12, 2015

"A rocky climb to wisdom. (Picture book. 3-6)"
In another philosophical outing from Lucas (A Letter for Bear, 2013), a goat repels all comers from a rugged peak, then finds its claim of ownership a hollow one.Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 21, 2015

"Filled with a life-affirming sincerity that challenges us to put our lives in greater perspective."
A memoir of faith and perseverance after a dramatically life-altering circumstance. Read full book review >