Search Results: "Catherine Thimmesh"


BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2009

The 1974 discovery of the fossilized partial skeleton of a small-brained primate who apparently walked upright 3.2 million years ago in what is now Ethiopia significantly changed accepted theories about human origins. Read full book review >

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HISTORY
Released: June 26, 2006

"This beautiful and well-documented tribute will introduce a new generation to that triumphant time. (author's note, resources, bibliography, glossary) (Nonfiction. 10+)"
"For me, that was the time in history and the event to participate in above all others." Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2013

"Required reading for serious dinophiles. (biographical appendix, source list, glossary, index) (Nonfiction. 11-13)"
Thimmesh (Lucy Long Ago, 2009) again explores the border between science and speculation in this thoughtful look at how paleontologists and, in particular, "paleoartists" reconstruct prehistoric creatures from fossil evidence. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY
Released: March 25, 2002

"She closes with an array of resources to help young readers get off the stick. (timeline, index) (Nonfiction. 10-13)"
Repeating the inspired formula of Girls Think of Everything: Stories of Ingenious Inventions by Women (2000), Sweet's exuberant collages add both information and visual energy to lively profiles of more than a dozen female adults or children who have Found Something Significant. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY
Released: Aug. 30, 2004

With uncommon brio, Thimmesh traces the course of women in the modern international political arena, profiling with even-handed admiration pivotal figures, from Susan B. Anthony to Condoleezza Rice and Benazir Bhutto, who have left, or are leaving, "a lasting footprint—whether it be pointy-toed and spike-heeled or rubber-soled and loosely laced—on the very bedrock of America" and the world. Read full book review >

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PLAY GENTLY, ALFIE BEAR by Catherine Walters
ANIMALS
Released: May 1, 2001

"Softly painted illustrations of this cuddly, teddy bear-like family will enchant young children while at the same time providing a useful lesson for siblings. (Picture book. 3-5)"
When a new baby brother and sister arrive on the scene, a young bear named Alfie must learn how to play gently with them. Read full book review >

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AREN'T YOU LUCKY! by Catherine Anholt
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 1991

"Unusually sensible and sympathetic; the deftly drawn illustrations nicely reflect the text's warmth. (Picture book. 2-7)"
The author of When I Was a Baby (1989) takes a realistic look at becoming a big sister, covering familiar ground as the narrator waits for the new arrival, discovers that the baby isn't much fun and gets lots of attention, and finally grows into appreciation of the title's sentiment when she discovers that she really can help with her little brother. Read full book review >

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CATHERINE LACEY
by Vincent Scarpa

Ask Catherine Lacey for the origin story of her new novel, The Answers, and she won’t hesitate to give you the short answer: back pain. More specifically, an inexplicable and persistent back pain that greeted her in the midst of an emotionally turbulent period in her life marked by loss, upheaval, and complication; a time which occasioned, for Lacey, a ...


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BOOK REVIEW

A GIRL UNDONE by Catherine Linka
YOUNG ADULT
Released: June 23, 2015

"A realistic, sobering conclusion to the battle between one girl and a looming, Atwood-ian society. (Dystopian romance. 14-18)"
Wanted as a terrorist, Avie works to save herself and the ones she loves without giving in to the vicious Paternalists. Read full book review >

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THE SLANTED WORLDS by Catherine Fisher
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: March 18, 2014

"Gorgeous, atmospheric, and addictive but ultimately frustrating; absolutely necessary wherever the first has fans. (Science fiction/fantasy. 12 & up)"
This second in a projected trilogy provides a sumptuous genre-blend of time travel, dark fantasy and post-apocalyptic thriller, along with more complications than answers. Read full book review >

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A GIRL CALLED FEARLESS by Catherine Linka
YOUNG ADULT
Released: May 6, 2014

"A deftly plotted portrait of the evolution of a teenage girl into a dystopian heroine. (Dystopian romance. 14-18)"
In a darkly patriarchal dystopian future America, one girl finds the strength to fight for both love and revolution. Read full book review >