Search Results: "Edward R. Ricciuti"


BOOK REVIEW

WHAT ON EARTH IS A HYRAX? by Edward R. Ricciuti
ANIMALS
Released: Nov. 1, 1996

"Encyclopedias provide, if not the large color pictures, similar facts, but for libraries inundated with requests for books on—if not the hyrax—the booby, meerkat, skink, pangolin, chuckwalla, and many more, this format fits the bill. (further reading, glossary, index) (Nonfiction. 7-10)"
In the What On Earth series of books about obscure animals, a look at the hyrax, with its life cycle, habitat, food, and individual characteristics ripe for the picking for kids' reports- -and comprising a dream come true for librarians and teachers. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SOMALIA by Edward R. Ricciuti
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 15, 1993

"Chronology; short bibliography; index. (Nonfiction. 10-13)"
Clearly outlining a complex situation, this ``Headliner'' will serve well as background for current events. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BIRDS by Edward R. Ricciuti
ANIMALS
Released: June 1, 1993

In the new ``Our Living World'' series, one of four books on different classes of vertebrates, each organized into five chapters: an ``Overview'' of the various species' shared and differing characteristics; discussions of ``The Senses'' and their specialized functions; ``Metabolism'' and its relationship to anatomy; ``Reproduction and Growth''; and ``Fitting into the Web of Life,'' including natural dangers and defenses as well as environmental threats. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WILDLIFE SPECIAL AGENT by Edward R. Ricciuti
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 1996

"They also may not comprehend how seizing the snow leopard pelts in the US affects those engaged in illegal hunting abroad—the economic and other deterrents are never explained. (further reading, index) (Nonfiction. 8-10)"
Ricciuti (see review, above) turns in an entry in the Risky Business series that is subtitled ``Protecting Endangered Species,'' about Richard Moulton, a man on the brink of arresting a criminal who is selling animal skins, horns, and tusks. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

AMPHIBIANS by Edward R. Ricciuti
ANIMALS
Released: Dec. 1, 1993

"Glossary; further reading; index. (Nonfiction. 8-12)"
In the 14-volume Our Living World series, a colorful look at common amphibians worldwide—frogs, toads, salamanders, newts, and the legless, wormlike caecilians. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2007

"Thumbnail biographies of Hopper's contemporaries appear in the backmatter, as does a bibliography, notes and a list of museums where readers can find Hopper's work. (Biography. 8-12)"
Lovely design combines with extensive research to produce a compact, lucid biography of one of the 20th-century's foremost American painters. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

R-HU by Leslie Scalapino
Released: Sept. 1, 2000

"Demanding and strange, at times curiously affecting, more often simply infuriating."
The r-hu, we're told, is a Mongolian stringed instrument. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WHO R U REALLY? by Margo Kelly
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Sept. 18, 2014

"Kelly's first novel is a suspenseful page-turner with multiple suspects, a little bit of romance, and a strong but not overbearing message. (Thriller. 12-16)"
A naïve 14-year-old longing for a first romance believes she has found it with an online stranger. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

R IS FOR RHYME by Judy Young
ABC BOOKS
Released: March 1, 2006

"This rich compendium would also work well in the classroom, but for an older age group than indicated by the publisher. (Picture book. 4-10)"
Twenty-six sidebar lessons on poetry, each linked to both a poem and a cheeky colorful illustration. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

PRINCE EDWARD by Dennis McFarland
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 5, 2004

"A near-miss then, though well worth reading."
The growth of a southern white boy's moral consciousness. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

EDWARD VI by Chris Skidmore
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 1, 2007

"Sure-footed and evenhanded."
An impressive debut chronicling the brief life of the young man dubbed "the forgotten prince." Read full book review >