Search Results: "Bridget Heos"


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YOUNG ADULT
Released: Feb. 23, 2016

"'Rooted in science' and offering teen readers tools for individual action, this is a necessary purchase for most libraries. (bibliography, photo credits, index) (Nonfiction. 12-18)"
A comprehensive introduction to the scientific history and current understandings about climate change. Read full book review >

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Bridget by Bernadette Crepeau
Released: April 23, 2016

"Readers will be charmed by both the characters and scenery in this moral, upbeat YA fantasy.
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Crepeau (Turn Back Time, 2014, etc.) offers a YA fantasy in which a teenage orphan inherits property in Ireland and stumbles into a war that threatens the fae kingdom.Read full book review >

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YOUNG ADULT
Released: Oct. 4, 2016

"Vivid and occasionally gruesome but always engrossing. (photos, glossary, notes, bibliography) (Nonfiction. 14-18)"
Thanks to such popular television shows as Bones and CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, forensic science is typically thought of as a modern, cutting-edge dimension of criminal investigation, but this fascinating history reveals that it has been practiced for thousands of years. Read full book review >

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SHELL, BEAK, TUSK by Bridget Heos
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 4, 2017

"An important aspect of evolutionary theory—though not presented with the author's usual clarity of thought. (bibliography, index) (Informational picture book. 8-10)"
Heos (I, Fly, 2015, etc.) introduces convergent evolution by pairing different animals with similar physical traits. Read full book review >

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JUST LIKE US! BIRDS by Bridget Heos
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 3, 2017

"Light entertainment—a laudable attempt to connect the animal world to our human one, but it relies too much on anthropomorphization to make its point. (Informational picture book. 5-8)"
Though different from humans in many ways, birds do many things people do. Read full book review >

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WHO WANTS TO BE A PRINCESS? by Bridget Heos
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 21, 2017

"An unconvincing attempt to contrast fantasy with historical reality. (author's note, bibliography) (Informational picture book. 4-8)"
Text and Disney-esque artwork contrast the "typical" fairy-tale princess's way of life and that of a real (though fictional) princess in medieval Europe. Read full book review >

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MUSTACHE BABY MEETS HIS MATCH by Bridget Heos
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 3, 2015

"More a Mustache Toddler now but still getting into hairy situations, Baby Billy's still good fun. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Has Mustache Baby met a buddy...or a rival? Read full book review >

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QUEEN DOG by Bridget Heos
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 3, 2017

"This offers lots of commercial appeal with a clever text, polished illustrations, a princess in pink, and a cuddly-cute dog, but the overall effort is forgettable. (Picture book. 4-6)"
A coddled French bulldog rules her household like a queen until a baby arrives in the family. Read full book review >

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I, FLY by Bridget Heos
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 10, 2015

"A breezy bucketful of buggy braggadocio, with tasty nuggets of well-digested natural history stirred in. (glossary, bibliography) (Informational picture book. 6-8)"
Why study boring old butterflies in school when there's a far buzzier insect on tap? A charismatic housefly eloquently states his kind's case. Read full book review >

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MUSTACHE BABY by Bridget Heos
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 14, 2013

"Occasional badness has never been so good. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Outlaw or lawman…the mustache will reveal the truth! Read full book review >

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ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 2011

"This companion to What to Expect When You're Expecting Larvae (2011) is enormously appealing, an offbeat approach to learning about the natural world that targets exactly the stage young readers most want to know about. (glossary, selected bibliography) (Informational picture book. 6-11)"
Directed at marsupial parents of all kinds, from kangaroos and koalas to possums and bandicoots, this tongue-in-cheek guide to joey development takes it step by step, from the birth of your pinkie to where your baby goes after it leaves the pouch. Read full book review >

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YOUNG ADULT
Released: Feb. 26, 2013

"The lengthy text and difficult material will limit the audience for this, perhaps just to the science students offered directions for isolating strawberry DNA in one sidebar. (Nonfiction. 12-16) "
The Scientists in the Field series explores genetic engineering. Read full book review >