Search Results: "Joan Marie Galat"


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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 >

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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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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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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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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 >

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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 >

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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 >

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INSIDE-OUT GRANDMA by Joan Rothenberg
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 1, 1995

"A book as welcome as a platter of freshly fried latkes—happily, a recipe is included. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A fresh, wry Hanukkah story. Read full book review >

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MILES AWAY FROM HOME by Joan Cottle
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 2001

"Comical watercolors follow the story, the best being Miles doing the limbo, arms splayed and head thrown back, at a beach party thrown in his honor after his resurrection. (Picture book. 4-7)"
It happens often enough: Your best intentions are misinterpreted, or go awry, and you get nothing but grief for your trouble, nothing but trouble for your acts of kindness. Read full book review >

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COYOTE SCHOOL NEWS by Joan Sandin
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2003

"161;Muy Hermosa!' (glossary of Spanish words with pronunciations, maps, author's note) (Picture book. 6-10)"
There's a delightful authenticity to this fictional account of the events of 1938 in a one-room school in the ranch country of southern Arizona. Read full book review >