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 >

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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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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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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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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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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

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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EARTH by Brenda Z. Guiberson
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2010

"Analytical readers might note that the author doesn't show much feeling for that seal, the sand eels and other wildlife that might benefit from or at least adapt to global warming—but as a heartfelt and eye-catching appeal to sympathy, this is likely to be more effective in raising consciousness about climate issues than a more balanced approach would. (Informational picture book. 7-9)"
A polar bear tumbles on cracking ice, allowing the seal that was to be her prey to escape. Read full book review >