Search Results: "Cathy Morrison"


BOOK REVIEW

I WANT A PET! by Cathy Morrison
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2012

"Good fun for very young animal lovers. (Picture book. 2-4)"
How do you find the perfect pet? Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

TONI MORRISON by Barbara Kramer
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Sept. 1, 1996

"This book will inspire readers and allow them to see that focus, hard work, and discipline have given Morrison and her work a prominent perch in our literary heritage. (b&w photos, not seen, chronology, notes, bibliography, index) (Nonfiction. 11+)"
An extremely well-written and powerful entry in the African- American Biographies series about a young girl who became a writer and went on to win the Nobel Prize for literature. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

JIM MORRISON by Dylan Jones
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 1, 1991

"Sixty-five color and 65 b&w photos boost the Jones; the 40 color and 75 b&w photos that accompany the Dylan were not seen."
Incandescent rock star Jim Morrison doused his own fire by drowning, drugged, in a Paris bathtub 20 years ago. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

VAN MORRISON by Johnny Rogan
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 1, 2006

"Sprightly despite its amplitude, a narrative of propulsive drive that is also a reflective, associative piece of social history."
Nearly breath-by-breath biography of the influential Irish musician who has made a dent in rock, blues, folk, country and jazz. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

TORTOISE AND HARE'S AMAZING RACE by Marianne Berkes
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 10, 2015

"A didactic mix of a folk tale and measurement. (Math picture book/folk tale. 4-8)"
Berkes combines the familiar fable with a look at measurement. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

PITTER AND PATTER by Martha Sullivan
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2015

"An unusually striking glance at the water cycle. (Informational picture book. 4-8)"
Startlingly realistic artwork takes readers through the water cycle. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DAISYLOCKS by Marianne Berkes
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2014

"Though it's too bad Daisylocks' botanical name (Bellis perennis) is never used, it's nevertheless an inventive introduction to habitats. (Picture book. 6-8)"
The story of a daisy seed looking for the best place to grow is here used as a tool to introduce different habitats. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

OVER ON THE FARM by Marianne Berkes
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2016

"While the activities and song will be valuable learning tools, the artwork leaves something to be desired, especially in a series that has previously held such high standards. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Berkes continues her "Over in the Meadow" habitat songs with this look at animals on a farm. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NATURE RECYCLES by Michelle Lord
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 10, 2012

"Well-meant but not convincing. (Informational picture book. 5-9) "
Reuse and recycling happen throughout the natural world; you should do it, too. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ANIMALOGY by Marianne Berkes
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 5, 2011

"Flawed, but it fills a niche that is otherwise almost empty. (Informational picture book. 4-8)"
Fauna are used to teach children about analogies. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BABY ON BOARD by Marianne Berkes
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2017

"A comforting, informative read even if the rhyme gets a bit carried away. (Informational picture book. 3-6)"
A rhyming description of many ways that animals, and people, carry and protect their young. Read full book review >