Search Results: "Cheryl Bardoe"


BOOK REVIEW

BEHOLD THE BEAUTIFUL DUNG BEETLE by Cheryl Bardoe
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 11, 2014

"An excrement—er, excellent—read. (appended facts, beetle diagram, glossary, bibliography) (Informational picture book. 5-8)"
Despite its slightly unsavory habits, this important beetle deserves a chance to shine. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2010

"Illustrated with bright color photos and painted reconstructions, this should be a big draw for readers who might struggle with the greater level of specific anatomical detail in Sandra Markle's Outside and Inside Woolly Mammoths (2007). (Nonfiction. 10-12)"
Based on published research and interviews with working scientists, Bardoe presents a lively and engrossing case study in how paleontologists examine both ancient and modern clues for insights into the diets, physical development and behavior of extinct animals. Read full book review >

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THE UGLY DUCKLING DINOSAUR by Cheryl Bardoe
ANIMALS
Released: May 1, 2011

"A sure winner for those dino-hungry readers. (Fractured fairy tale. 4-8)"
Andersen's classic fairy tale gets a prehistoric setting and cast of characters. Read full book review >

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GREGOR MENDEL by Cheryl Bardoe
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Sept. 1, 2006

"A lovely tribute. (author's note, bibliography) (Picture book/biography. 8-12)"
The life and work of the father of modern genetic study receive a quiet exploration in this offering, published in association with The Field Museum. Read full book review >

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OUR COLONIAL YEAR by Cheryl Harness
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 1, 2005

"Closing with a hard-to-decipher map, this effort falls well below the author's usual standard. (Picture book. 7-9)"
Harness's attempt to portray common colonial-era activities through the seasons by pairing a scene set in each of the 13 colonies to a month (plus New Year to make it come out even) goes awry on several counts. Read full book review >

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GHOSTS OF THE NILE by Cheryl Harness
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2004

"The thin plot line adds at least a sense of forward momentum to this flashy interest-builder. (bibliography) (Picture book/nonfiction. 8-10)"
With characteristic horror vacui, Harness packs verbal and visual information into each teeming, full-bleed spread, sending a young museum-goer and his eccentric great aunt on a quick trip back to Ancient Egypt for tours of the Step and Great Pyramid, plus glimpses of city and rural life, writing, religion, and embalmers at work. Read full book review >

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ABE LINCOLN GOES TO WASHINGTON 1837-1865 by Cheryl Harness
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Feb. 1, 1997

To the growing number of picture-book biographies add this sequel to Young Abe Lincoln (1996) that covers the latter half of Lincoln's life. Read full book review >

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STAINED by Cheryl Rainfield
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Oct. 1, 2013

"Sarah's determination to stay alive and escape will resonate with readers, and they will cheer her efforts to overcome her underdog status. (Thriller. 14 & up)"
A teen beaten down by peer bullying finds inner strength when she is abducted and held against her will. Read full book review >

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VENOLA IN LOVE by Cheryl Ware
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2000

"Overall, in spite of the interesting format, Venola's story is insipid and uninspiring. (line drawings) (Fiction. 8-12)"
In this sequel to Catty-Cornered (1998), Venola is now in the second half of seventh grade and has become quite boy-crazy. Read full book review >

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LIZZIE AND THE LOST BABY by Cheryl Blackford
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 12, 2016

"Skip. (Historical fiction. 8-10)"
Sibling evacuees find a seemingly abandoned baby on a Yorkshire dale. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 1, 2000

"Pawlowski's recommendations would have benefited from less hand-holding and more tough love. Get a life: turn it off."
A muddled and derivative look at how television influences our lives, from media ecologist Pawlowski (Communications/Univ. of Northern Colorado). Read full book review >