Search Results: "Kingfisher"


BOOK REVIEW

KINGFISHER by Patricia A. McKillip
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 2, 2016

"Fantasy lovers looking for a lighter touch amid all those vampires, zombies, werewolves, and industrial-strength malefactors will find this a refreshing change of pace."
A delicately wrought, twinkle-eyed fantasy from the accomplished author of The Bards of Bone Plain (2010, etc.).Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DEATH OF A KINGFISHER by M.C. Beaton
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 22, 2012

"Beaton combines an influx of quirky characters with her old favorites (Death of a Chimney Sweep, 2011, etc.), even though the plot this time is a wee bit far-fetched."
An innovative plan to increase tourism in the Highland town of Braikie goes terribly wrong. Read full book review >

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THE KINGFISHER SPACE ENCYCLOPEDIA by Mike Goldsmith
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 22, 2012

"Handsome, at first glance, and up to date enough to include a spread on Global Positioning Systems—but one of the dimmer stars in the topical firmament. (print, Web and film resources) (Nonfiction. 10-12)"
A routine sweep through matters astronomical, more suitable (despite the title) for casual browsing than research or quick reference. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BABY ANIMALS ON THE FARM by Kingfisher
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 2010

"Otherwise, pretty darn appealing. (Board book. 1-3)"
A pink piglet with black patches over its eyes stares out at readers. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WHO'S THAT...PLAYING? by Kingfisher
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 17, 2013

"Both this and its companion are winning additions to this effective nonfiction series for the youngest learners. (Board book. 18 mos.-4)"
Adorable photos of ducklings, bear cubs, penguin chicks, piglets and more at play. Read full book review >

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WHO'S THAT JUMPING? by Kingfisher
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 30, 2013

"This accessible title rightly focuses on what is of interest to little ones. (Board book. 2-4)"
A catalog of animal movements and other nature facts for the youngest zoologists. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

AT THE ZOO by Kingfisher
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 21, 2013

"While the information is solid and simply presented, and the photos are eye-catching, the layout gets in the way of clarity. Stick with Kingfisher's Baby Animals series for zoology in board-book form. (Board book. 3-4)"
This introduction to zoology features a cover of layered, bubble-shaped pages of various sizes, each with an image of a zoo animal peeking through. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ON THE FARM by Kingfisher
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 30, 2013

"With short facts about pigs, chickens, cattle, horses and more, there is just enough to be of interest to the youngest animal enthusiast. (Board book. 1-3)"
This introduction to farm life includes a cover of layered, bubble-shaped pages of various sizes, each with an image of a farm animal peeking through. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 1995

"The lack of bibliography will not deter most readers from exploring further after this fine start. (maps, glossaries, chronologies, index) (Nonfiction. 9-13)"
This fascinating survey, subtitled ``From the Ice Age to the Fall of Rome,'' provides a basic grounding in mankind's rise to organized societies, ending at a.d. 600. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE KINGFISHER FIRST DINOSAUR PICTURE ATLAS by David Burnie
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2008

"The presentation of hypotheses as facts and somewhat random nature of the information make this most suitable for a very young audience. (glossary, index) (Informational picture book. 5-8)"
Using a graphically familiar format and maps from other picture atlases, Kingfisher has produced a colorful introduction to dinosaurs around the world. Read full book review >