Search Results: "Chad Wallace"


BOOK REVIEW

THE MOUSE AND THE MEADOW by Chad Wallace
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2014

"Stiff verse aside, the book has undeniable child appeal. (notes, suggested activities) (Picture book. 5-8)"
An inquisitive field mouse ventures from his nest for the first time and encounters various creatures—big and small, friend and foe—all while learning and teaching readers about the habitat of a meadow. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE MOUSE AND THE MEADOW by Chad Wallace
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 14, 2014

"Complete with a wise old turtle and a motherly bunny, this is charming and accessible science for young naturalists. (iPad storybook app. 5-8)"
Follow an inquisitive little field mouse as he leaves the safety of his nest and explores the world outside for the first time. Read full book review >

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MIGHTY MOLE AND SUPER SOIL by Mary Quattlebaum
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2015

"There are few books available for young readers about these important soil-improvers, so this fills a niche. (Informational picture book. 4-8)"
With her own set of superpowers, a mole navigates underground, finding food, escaping predators, raising a family, and aerating and enriching the soil around her. Read full book review >

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SEAHORSES by Jennifer Keats Curtis
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 18, 2012

"A very handsome, fundamental introduction to a fish that captures the attention, imagination and heart. (glossary, author's note) (Informational picture book. 6-9)"
A lovely, gentle examination of this most charming and fascinating of sea creatures. Read full book review >

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EARTH DAY BIRTHDAY by Pattie Schnetzler
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2004

"Young readers and listeners won't miss the bluntly delivered message. (Picture book. 6-8)"
"On the first Earth Day Birthday the wide world gave to me . . . A bald eagle in a blue sky." 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 >

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TALL TALL TREE by Anthony D. Fredericks
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2017

"From a publisher devoted to connecting children and nature, a worthwhile exploration of a fascinating aerial habitat. (Informational picture book. 3-8)"
Fredericks presents 10 species that dwell in Northern California's towering redwood forests. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

POETRY FOR YOUNG PEOPLE by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
BIOGRAPHY
Released: March 1, 1999

"Even though Longfellow's famous poems are readily available elsewhere, few readers—after plowing through this uninspired handful—will feel an urge to read more. (Poetry. 9-14)"
Presented in picture book format, this unfocused collection of poems and extracts from this 19th-century poet gathers up a few chestnuts, but also (unintentionally and unjustly) suggests ample reason to avoid the rest of his oeuvre. Read full book review >

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LEO GEO AND HIS MIRACULOUS JOURNEY THROUGH THE CENTER OF THE EARTH by Jon Chad
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 13, 2012

"'Science is no walk in the park,' he rightly proclaims. Also: 'Long live geology!' (Graphic fiction/nonfiction hybrid. 7-10)"
The top geologist at the Fizzmont Institute of Rad Science takes a solo journey right through the planet. It's science! With monsters! Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE BIRD ROOM by Chad Hofmann
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 7, 2014

"Hard-core horror and sci-fi readers will likely enjoy the more original tales in this story collection."
A collection of 17 horror, sci-fi and paranormal tales that, at their best, recall The Twilight Zone and Tales from the Crypt. Read full book review >

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DOGBREATH VICTORIOUS by Chad Henry

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NOTIONS UNBOUND by Chad Landshield
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 10, 2013

"An inventive take on an old idea that is still relevant today."
An invention meant to enlighten becomes a destructive force in Landshield's two-part debut novel. Read full book review >