Search Results: "Donna M. Jackson"


BOOK REVIEW

EVERY BODY'S TALKING by Donna M. Jackson
YOUNG ADULT
Released: April 1, 2014

"A smart, accessible introduction to an important and interesting topic. (source notes, glossary, further reading and viewing, index) (Nonfiction. 12-16)"
The way humans use nonverbal cues—sometimes willingly, sometimes accidentally—is explored in a lively presentation for young readers. 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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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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THE BUG SCIENTISTS by Donna M. Jackson
ANIMALS
Released: March 25, 2002

"Bug-happy young readers will come away with both general information about insects, and an idea of how a fascination with them can turn into a career path. (Nonfiction. 10-13)"
Jackson (Wildlife Detectives: How Forensic Scientists Fight Crimes Against Nature, 2000, etc.) profiles four people for whom there's no "ugh" in "bug." Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2001

"This informative photo essay will amaze and mystify twins and singles alike. (Nonfiction. 10-13)"
Jackson (The Wildlife Detectives, 2000, etc.) has crafted a fascinating compilation of human-interest stories, mythical, historical, and scientific information, and photographs about twins. Read full book review >

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WHAT'S SO FUNNY?   by Donna M. Jackson
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 9, 2011

"Mildly entertaining and informative but neither laugh-a-minute nor substantial enough for reports. (further reading, source notes, bibliography, index) (Nonfiction. 11-13)"
A light introduction to the appealing, complicated subject of humor lacks the depth to do it justice. Read full book review >

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THE NAME GAME by Donna M. Jackson
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2009

"While the subject matter is unlikely to be a first investigative choice with the set this is aimed at, those interested in what we name things and why will be pleased to encounter this well-researched and engagingly presented book. (glossary, bibliography, index) (Nonfiction. 9-12)"
This informative picture book about onomastics reveals how names are chosen, from celebrity baby names to pets' names to names for cars, companies and hurricanes. Read full book review >

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ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 2000

"The effect is that of a scrapbook of information with photos that enrich a real-life animal detective story. (ways to help, list of forensic terms) (Nonfiction. 8-10)"
Donna Jackson (The Bone Detectives, 1996) creates a riveting and thorough account of dedicated people banding together with the help of science and the law to catch an elk poacher. 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 >