Search Results: "Donna M. Bateman"


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OUT ON THE PRAIRIE by Donna M. Bateman
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 21, 2012

"Another outstanding appreciation of the natural world for young readers and listeners both. (Informational picture book. 4-8)"
Traditionally patterned verses celebrate the flora, fauna and wide sky of the mixed-grass prairie of Badlands National Park in South Dakota. Read full book review >

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DEEP IN THE SWAMP by Donna M. Bateman
ANIMALS
Released: Feb. 1, 2007

"Delightful as a read-aloud, a counting book or an introduction to the ecosystem for young naturalists. (Picture book/nonfiction. 4-8)"
The familiar children's counting rhyme "Over in the Meadow" gets a fresh face in this engaging description of the flora and fauna of the Okefenokee Swamp. Read full book review >

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Standards for Psychic Integration Presents The Journal of Marie Sands by Sandra M. W. Bateman
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Jan. 6, 2011

"A lively, suggestive and significant novel about a unique woman seeking to help others."
A woman puts her unusual psychic talents to use in this debut sci-fi novel. Read full book review >

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ADVENTURE
Released: May 1, 2009

"Though this lacks the sparkle of some earlier titles in this consistently interesting series, the subject is bound to appeal to middle-school extremophiles. (further explorations, glossary, sources) (Nonfiction. 10-14)"
Scientific fieldwork takes Paul Flaherty, Hazel Barton and Steve Sillett to dangerous heights and depths in this latest entry in the Scientists in the Field series, which presents three biographies connected by their format. Read full book review >

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ANIMALS
Released: Aug. 1, 2003

"The narrative is notably restrained, eschewing the maudlin and letting the stories tell themselves. (glossary, further reading, Web sites, museum exhibit) (Nonfiction. 8-13)"
The terrorist attacks of 9/11 provide a focus for this photo-documentary on the many ways dogs support and succor humans. Read full book review >

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KISSING THE VIRGIN’S MOUTH by Donna M. Gershten
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 2, 2001

"Another in that appealing line of grace-under-pressure heroines. Gershten's first is also the first to win Barbara Kingsolver's Bellworth Prize, awarded 'for a work of socially or politically engaged fiction.' Stronger even than that, however, is the emotional engagement here."
An impressive debut about a strong woman often knocked down but never dragged out. Read full book review >

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PHENOMENA by Donna M. Jackson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2008

"Additionally, six one-page 'Mind Tinglers' challenge readers to actively think about and experiment with their own senses, making the text both educational and fun. (Nonfiction. 9-12)"
Based on the premise that our senses "help us navigate the world," Jackson explores how they affect our lives and delves beyond the five familiar senses to include coverage of topics such as dreaming, intuition and even the super senses of animals. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2004

Jackson offers an illuminating "Tour De Face" that pauses at each feature, lips to hair, for a look at its function and variations, then goes on to examine how we recognize faces, how our faces change to reflect age or emotion, and how and why people alter their looks. Read full book review >

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MEADOWVIEW ACRES by Donna M Cain
Released: May 7, 2013

"Understated but quite enjoyable."
Cain's first novel is modest but well-made YA fantasy-mystery. Read full book review >

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STOLEN SUNRISE by Donna M. Quick
Released: Oct. 16, 2012

"An intriguing read underneath the schmaltz."
Bruised by life but tough as a horsewhip, a 30-something New York farm galsets out to prove the innocence of her brother, who's been convicted of murdering his wife. Read full book review >