Search Results: "Joan Marie Arbogast"


BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 2004

"The various Disney enterprises and their ilk don't make these pages—but that just points up the endearingly rough-hewn charm of what does. (Nonfiction. 10-12)"
Architecture at its most vernacular, the dozens of oversized concrete wigwams, kettles, animals, and food-related items that pack this survey of American roadside attractions make irresistible eye candy. Read full book review >

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DARK MATTERS by Joan Marie Galat
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2017

"Enlightening, if not always easily legible, ruminations on the value of being in the dark. (Nonfiction. 10-13)"
Reflections on the ways that artificial light upsets patterns and behaviors in the natural world. Read full book review >

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THE TIPTOE GUIDE TO TRACKING MERMAIDS by Ammi-Joan Paquette
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2012

"The glittery cover and promise of mermaids may attract readers initially, but there is little here to lure them for repeated readings. (Picture book. 4-7)"
This second Tiptoe Guide (The Tiptoe Guide to Tracking Fairies, 2010) has readers scouring the seashore for mermaids and imagining what their lives must be like. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MAX, THE STUBBORN LITTLE WOLF by Marie-Odlie Judes
ANIMALS
Released: Feb. 28, 2001

"There is a certain amount of droll picture making going on, but most of it gets lost in all the palaver. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Young Max runs against the tide. Read full book review >

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BRANCHING OUT by Joan Marie Galat
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 15, 2014

"An informative introduction for middle-grade readers, especially useful in schools. (glossary, index) (Nonfiction.8-12)"
Trees matter in our world. Read full book review >

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STORIES OF THE AURORA by Joan Marie Galat
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 2016

"A flawed but unique title, a useful supplement to other books about the night sky. (glossary, index) (Nonfiction. 9-13)"
Legends and folklore connected to the heavenly light show we call the aurora accompany facts and explanations from present-day science. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ARGYLE FOX by Marie Letourneau
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 14, 2017

"Argyle ably demonstrates that if you build it yourself, you and your friends will have a great time. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Outdoor playtime can be a challenge, but not for a clever and artistic fox. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

RAIN-DROP AND PEEK-A-BOO by Sheryl Marie
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 20, 2010

"A personalized picture book best suited for those who really love rabbits."
Sing-song rhymes accompany charming colorful illustrations in this lively twist on a pet adoption book. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

HOW I WAS BORN by Marie Wabbes
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 21, 1991

"Many families will find that this wholesome French import offers just the right amount of straightforward information. (Nonfiction. 3-8)"
Where babies comes from, beginning with Mom and Dad's courtship and marriage and going on to their pleasure in shared activities like cooking and bathing; then, ``that winter they decided they wanted to have a baby...So they made love.'' Pregnancy is shown from a child's point of view: Mom's changing shape, feeling the baby's movement. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

LEAVE THE DOGS AT HOME by Claire S. Arbogast
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 2, 2015

"An average memoir that's not really a guide to grief; it's for anyone searching for what will make him or her happy—and more importantly, what will not."
A debut memoir about death, grief, rebirth, and gardening. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE LITTLE CAT AND THE GREEDY OLD WOMAN by Joan Rankin
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 1995

"There's always room on the shelf for a smart, humorous swipe at one of the grand old vices. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A hungry kitten meows for food and would like a small taste of the special meal the greedy old woman is preparing. Read full book review >