Search Results: "Caroline Arnold"


BOOK REVIEW

HATCHING CHICKS IN ROOM 6 by Caroline Arnold
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 10, 2017

"Arnold captures the joy and mystery of this familiar unit of study. (glossary, websites, bibliography) (Informational picture book. 4-8)"
It's a lucky kindergartner who gets to witness the miracle of life through the incubation of eggs. Read full book review >

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AUSTRALIAN ANIMALS by Caroline Arnold
ANIMALS
Released: Aug. 31, 2000

"Handsome for browsing, but limited for school assignments and research. (Nonfiction. 7-9)"
Seventeen unusual animals from Australia are introduced with a brief text and a handsome, full-color, close-up photograph. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 2013

"A stellar addition to a rather empty shelf. (Nonfiction. 6-10)"
A fascinating and thorough look at how both animals and humans regulate their body temperatures. Read full book review >

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ULURU by Caroline Arnold
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 20, 2003

"The Anangu's near-constant presence in the text is not reflected in the pictures, which are nearly devoid of human figures—still, this makes a first-rate introduction to one of the planet's most awe-inspiring natural features. (index) (Nonfiction. 10-13)"
In this absorbing tour of Uluru (formerly known as Ayer's Rock) and Kata Tjuta, the similar but lesser-known formation nearby, veteran naturalist Arnold not only provides a systematic account of the area's geology and wildlife, she communicates great respect for its profound cultural and religious significance to the aboriginal Anangu clans that live nearby. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 2012

"An adequate introduction for younger readers that sounds an alarm about global warming but offers little information on how to halt its pace. (glossary, bibliography) (Nonfiction. 8-11)"
That global warming is occurring faster than ever is certainly bad news. Read full book review >

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GLOBAL WARMING AND THE DINOSAURS by Caroline Arnold
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 1, 2009

"However, Arnold has found a topic that hasn't been treated in such detail elsewhere, making it a sure draw, therefore, for confirmed young dino-fans. (museum list, index) (Nonfiction. 9-11)"
Lacing her narrative with deliciously mouth-filling names—Pachyrhinosaurus, Fulgotherum, Saurornitholestes (go ahead, try them out)—Arnold tallies recent fossil discoveries inside or close to the Arctic and Antarctic Circles proving that dinosaurs weren't just tropical animals but could adapt to cold climates and long nights too. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 1997

"An attractive though specialized volume. (map, index) (Picture book/nonfiction. 8-12)"
Each fall and spring scientists and volunteers from HawkWatch International gather at Goshute Mountain, Nevada, to count the thousands of raptors that fly overhead on their annual migratory journey. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 18, 1996

"More cogent—and better illustrated—than Jennifer Owings Dewey's impressionistic Stories On Stone (p. 294), this offers an intriguing glimpse into an ancient mystery. (glossary, index) (Nonfiction. 9-11)"
Arnold (Fox, p. 894, etc.) visits the Mojave Desert's Coso Range for a look at some of the US's oldest, most durable—and most enigmatic—art. Read full book review >

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LIVING FOSSILS by Caroline Arnold
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 9, 2016

"School and public libraries whose copies of James Martin's Living Fossils (1997) have worn out will welcome this inviting new look at a popular subject, as will kids with an interest in paleontology and evolution. (timeline, glossary, resources) (Nonfiction. 7-10)"
Six creatures whose essential appearances haven't changed in millions of years provide an introduction to the idea of "living fossils." Read full book review >

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WATCH OUT FOR SHARKS! by Caroline Arnold
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 23, 1991

"Pronunciation guide; additional reading; index. (Nonfiction. 8-10)"
For shark fanciers, a look at a Los Angeles Natural History Museum exhibit, Sharks: Fact and Fantasy. Read full book review >

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A GUIDE DOG PUPPY GROWS UP by Caroline Arnold
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 1991

"In vivid, appealing color photos and clear, well detailed text, an excellent presentation of a perennially interesting subject. (Nonfiction. 6-10)"
Honey, an ingenuous-looking golden retriever bred in San Rafael, California, to be a Guide Dog for the Blind, spends her early months as a 4-H project for nine-year-old Amy, and then returns to Guide Dogs to complete her training and placement—in her case, with Sister Anne Gelles, a teacher. Read full book review >