Search Results: "Brenda Z. Guiberson"


BOOK REVIEW

FROG SONG by Brenda Z. Guiberson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 5, 2013

"Another harmonious salute to the natural world by an accomplished pair. (Informational picture book. 4-9)"
In this oversized album, 11 frogs from around the world exemplify the varied ways frogs find enough moisture to keep themselves and their eggs and tadpoles alive. Read full book review >

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THE MOST AMAZING CREATURE IN THE SEA by Brenda Z. Guiberson
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 16, 2015

"Inviting their readers to choose the answer themselves, this skillful author-illustrator pair again encourages their senses of wonder at the natural world. (Informational picture book. 4-8)"
Who is the most amazing creature in the sea? Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MUD CITY by Brenda Z. Guiberson
ANIMALS
Released: June 1, 2005

"The strength and specificity of the text justifies the whole; one hopes in subsequent works the illustrations will rise to the occasion. (Picture book/nonfiction. 5-8)"
A young flamingo hatches and grows to maturity in a narrative that packs an enormous amount of information into what is a very simple story. Read full book review >

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INSTANT SOUP by Brenda Z. Guiberson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 30, 1991

In her second juvenile novel, Guiberson introduces a seventh grader who learns a lot about herself in three challenging days. Read full book review >

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SALMON STORY by Brenda Z. Guiberson
ANIMALS
Released: Nov. 1, 1993

"Bibliography (lengthy, serious, and varied); index. (Nonfiction. 7-12)"
In the Redfeather series, an easily read yet detailed discussion of the Pacific Northwest's salmon. Read full book review >

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TALES OF THE HAUNTED DEEP by Brenda Z. Guiberson
ADVENTURE
Released: June 1, 2000

"Perfect fare for reading by flashlight. (index, extensive bibliography) (Folklore. 9-11)"
Guiberson (Spotted Owl, 1994, etc.) ventures into Daniel Cohen territory with these riveting, if briefly told, tales of lesser-known ghosts, sea monsters, and haunted pirate treasure. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ANIMALS
Released: Nov. 1, 1994

"This is a well-balanced look at the controversy surrounding conservation attempts, perhaps even more balanced than Guiberson intends. (Illustrations, not seen) (Nonfiction. 7-9)"
Guiberson (Salmon Story, 1993, etc.) gives a fine account of the plight of the spotted owl and the ancient forest, as well as that of the loggers and their communities. Read full book review >

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TURTLE PEOPLE by Brenda Z. Guiberson
Released: Oct. 30, 1990

Richie, a boy who lives on the Snake River, discovers a rare artifact that he believes will solve all his problems: a turtle-like carved stone bowl that he's sure will bring his dad, who loves relics, back to live with the family. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2010

"Good for pleasure reading and as a starting point for research. (index, not seen) (Nonfiction. 11-14)"
Few topics are more intrinsically interesting to young readers than disasters. Read full book review >

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CACTUS HOTEL by Brenda Z. Guiberson
NATURE
Released: May 1, 1991

"A good second resource. (Nonfiction/Picture book. 5+)"
On the same level and covering the same ground as Bash's Desert Giant: The World of the Saguaro Cactus (1989), another clear, well-illustrated look at this pivotal contributor to the ecology of the Southwest. Read full book review >

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THE GREATEST DINOSAUR EVER by Brenda Z. Guiberson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2013

"Dino lovers will learn how their favorites stack up. (Informational picture book. 4-8)"
Guiberson presents arguments as to why each of 12 dinosaurs should be considered the greatest—tallest, longest, fastest, smartest, best-armored, etc. Read full book review >