Search Results: "Chris L. Demarest"


BOOK REVIEW

HOTSHOTS! by Chris L. Demarest
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2003

"Altogether admirable. (Picture book/nonfiction. 6-8)"
Demarest adds another gem to his lambent survey of modern firefighting with this mesmerizing look at the men and women who are specially trained and equipped to fight wildfires. Read full book review >

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SMOKEJUMPERS ONE TO TEN by Chris L. Demarest
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2002

"References, suggested reading, and the National Smokejumper Association Web site are also included. (Picture book/nonfiction. 5-8)"
Demarest follows up Firefighters A-Z (2000) with this compelling offering on counting. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MAYDAY! MAYDAY! by Chris L. Demarest
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2004

"Dynamite. (Picture book. 4-10)"
A crisp, exciting Coast Guard rescue operation over stormy seas, and in the dark of night. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2001

"The deep belly laughs and red-faced embarrassment that come from reading words like 'pee' and 'belch' will be enough to make this an instant favorite. (Picture book/poetry. 5-10)"
A lively picture book filled with humorous poems by a variety of new poets does what the subtitle suggests—makes the reader (and listener) laugh out loud. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ABC BOOKS
Released: June 1, 2005

"Exciting stuff for kids in the military state of mind, not to mention a good workout for the memory. (Picture book. 6-10)"
Demarest explores, through dramatic military-related illustrations, the International Communications Alphabet (ICA). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FIREFIGHTERS A TO Z by Chris L. Demarest
ABC BOOKS
Released: Aug. 1, 2000

"Parts of this will be new even to avid young fans of the occupation and its trappings; and though there are no specific cautions, the underlying message about the importance of fire safety will not go astray. (author's note) (Picture book/nonfiction. 4-7)"
Demarest (The Cowboy ABC, 1999, etc.), a volunteer firefighter himself, pays tribute to the intrepid men and women who do it professionally. Read full book review >

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HURRICANE HUNTERS! by Chris L. Demarest
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 1, 2006

"Demarest caps his dramatic account with a long afterword about hurricanes and their damages—particularly Katrina's recent devastation. (Picture book/nonfiction. 6-9)"
Demarest continues his tributes to uniformed workers who routinely go in harm's way with this timely look at a mission flown by the Air Force's 53d Weather Reconnaissance Squadron. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

PLANE by Chris L. Demarest
ADVENTURE
Released: Sept. 1, 1995

"A companion volume, Ship (ISBN 0-15-200267-7), does a similarly energetic job plying the high seas and evoking things oceanic. (Picture book. 1-3)"
A board book journey for the very young on a pleasurable plane ride through an intimate, minimal landscape. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

TODAY I'M GOING FISHING WITH MY DAD by N.L. Sharp
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 17, 1993

"Low-key, with a nice touch of humor—a good book to start discussion. (Picture book. 5-8)"
The first half of this realistic story is yet another rehearsal of getting out the gear, making an the early start, and starting the companionable drive. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

RED SLED by Patricia Thomas
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2008

"A quietly exhilarating ride. (Picture book. 3-6)"
A father and son go sledding in this deceptively simple tale. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ANIMALS
Released: Aug. 10, 2004

"Dizzyingly funny. (Fractured fairy tales. 8-12)"
From the elegantly addled brain of the author who brought us not only Wicked but haunted hairdos and stupid cupids, come eight deeply and profoundly silly stories. Read full book review >

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HOORAY FOR GRANDMA JO! by Thomas McKean
ANIMALS
Released: May 2, 1994

"Fine light entertainment to keep the picture-book hour giggling. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Grandma Jo is happily expecting a visit from little Lloyd (``He'll arrive next Tuesday on the 10:30 train, and he'll be wearing his new coat with the fluffy collar'') when she loses her glasses, which means she's unable to read either the letter saying that Lloyd isn't coming after all or a newspaper warning about an escaped lion. Read full book review >