Search Results: "David L. Harrison"


BOOK REVIEW

A PERFECT HOME FOR A FAMILY by David L. Harrison
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2013

"A fresh take on the familiar theme: 'There's no place like home.' (Picture book. 3-7)"
A raccoon couple searches for a new home in this amusing, succinct story with a plot that's short enough for younger preschoolers and comical enough for older kids. Read full book review >

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COWBOYS by David L. Harrison
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2012

"So git along, there, anyone with a mind to share cowboy dreams in romanticized, Old West style. (afterword) (Poetry. 10-12)"
Free-verse cowpoke ruminations on the trail to Abilene, with paintings of long-horned dogies and grizzled riders beneath big skies. Read full book review >

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PIRATES by David L. Harrison
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2008

"A section at the end offers additional information on what an average pirate's life would have been like. (bibliography) (Poetry. 8-12)"
Methinks the introduction doth protest too much. Read full book review >

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VACATION by David L. Harrison
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2009

"Try Mike Thaler's Pig Little (2006) for a wittier day at the poetic beach. (Poetry. 6-10)"
In this slim volume of rather bland poetry, Harrison introduces readers to a boy named Sam and takes them along on his family vacation. Read full book review >

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SOUNDS OF RAIN by David L. Harrison
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 2006

"Some of the poems are printed on reproductions of paper torn from a spiral-bound notebook; slapped onto a photographic page that sometimes also holds a snapshot, it's supposed to look like a scrapbook but instead it just hides whatever is behind it. (Poetry. 8-11)"
Despite its good ideas, this poetic tribute to the great rain forest falls flat. Read full book review >

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EARTHQUAKES by David L. Harrison
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2004

"This entry in the Earthworks series will be tough going for its intended young audience. (Nonfiction. 7-9)"
What is an earthquake? Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

A THOUSAND COUSINS by David L. Harrison
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 1, 1996

"The collaborators from Somebody Catch My Homework (1993) haven't come up with an original work, but readers awaiting the next Prelutsky or Silverstein can bide their time with this one. (Picture book/poetry. 6-10)"
Poems about family life—``A Thousand Cousins,'' ``Daddy's Snore,'' ``My Baby Uncle,'' etc. Most have punchy endings; each revolves around some gimmick. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2010

"The narrative is aided by both photographs and original illustrations that imagine scenes from both the distant past and the field experiences. (glossary, bibliography, index) (Nonfiction. 9-12)"
How and when the Western Hemisphere, particularly North and South America, came to be populated continues to be both mysterious and controversial for scientists. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

VOLCANOES by David L. Harrison
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2002

"Curious readers should look elsewhere. (Nonfiction. 7-9)"
A first look at volcanoes by the author of Rivers: Nature's Busy Waterways (p. 412). Read full book review >

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MOUNTAINS by David L. Harrison
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2005

"An attractive introduction. (Picture book/nonfiction. 6-8)"
How does the fossil of an ocean fish end up on a mountaintop? Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DUDE! by Sandy Asher
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 2006

"Boys today will read what boys have always read: good, well-written novels, as Paulsen, Hobbs, Rowling, Jacques, Snicket, Gantos and others know. (contributors and their work) (Anthology. 8-12)"
Now here's a sub-genre that doesn't need to grow. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BUGS by David L. Harrison
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2007

"Amusing illustrations of the insects in action are done in bold strokes of ink on white pages or in white on black pages with the poems printed in white type, adding a sophisticated flair. (Poetry. 5-10)"
Forty short, rhyming poems about bugs and other crawling creatures are complimented by the choice of a small trim size that suits the diminutive subject matter. Read full book review >