Search Results: "Laurie A. Caple"


BOOK REVIEW

BUG WATCHING WITH CHARLES HENRY TURNER by Michael Elsohn Ross
ANIMALS
Released: Dec. 11, 1997

"Bugs are distinguished from insects at the outset, and precise drawings and insets offer background information on the specific subjects of Turner's studies. (glossary, index) (Biography. 8-11)"
A well-researched biography of a lesser-known scientist, complete with project ideas that extend the book's usefulness. Read full book review >

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FLOWER WATCHING by Michael Elsohn Ross
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Dec. 15, 1997

An entry in the new Naturalist's Apprentice biographies that lovingly presents the life of botanist Alice Eastwood (18591953), who explored plant life in Colorado and California at the turn of the century. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

LAURIE TELLS by Linda Lowery
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 2, 1994

"Thoughtful and carefully wrought, a valuable aid to coping and understanding. (Fiction. 8-12)"
``It's hard to believe/how happy I used to be....I have places on my body/I don't want anyone to touch./They're mine, only for me,/and it makes me sick/to think he touched me there.'' A sexually abused 11-year-old shares her emotions, remembering how she trusted and loved Dad when she was little, her horror when he first molested her two years ago, her one tentative attempt to tell Mom, who refused to believe her. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

GLOBAL WARMING AND THE DINOSAURS by Caroline Arnold
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 1, 2009

"However, Arnold has found a topic that hasn't been treated in such detail elsewhere, making it a sure draw, therefore, for confirmed young dino-fans. (museum list, index) (Nonfiction. 9-11)"
Lacing her narrative with deliciously mouth-filling names—Pachyrhinosaurus, Fulgotherum, Saurornitholestes (go ahead, try them out)—Arnold tallies recent fossil discoveries inside or close to the Arctic and Antarctic Circles proving that dinosaurs weren't just tropical animals but could adapt to cold climates and long nights too. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MAMA LOVES ME FROM AWAY by Pat Brisson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2004

"Young readers will empathize with Sugar; those in the same situation will no doubt be comforted. (Picture book. 8-12)"
Separated by a prison sentence, a child and her mother find ways to stay connected in this affecting story. Read full book review >

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A NIGHT AT THE ZOO by Kathy Caple
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 15, 2014

"Young animal lovers will find much to laugh at here. (Early reader. 3-6)"
One boy, one dad, one cellphone and one ill-timed nap add up to one crazy trip to the zoo. Read full book review >

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WORM GETS A JOB by Kathy Caple
ANIMALS
Released: June 1, 2004

"Not quite as clever as Doreen Cronin's Diary of a Worm (2003), but close. (Picture book. 6-8)"
Suddenly faced with a need to raise cash, the limbless protagonist of Well Done, Worm! (2000) and Wow! Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ANIMALS
Released: Aug. 21, 2000

"Good stuff. (index) (Nonfiction. 7-10)"
Get ready for Megalodon, the big-tooth, prehistoric shark that grew longer than a school bus, and downed horse-size animals in a single gulp. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

HUNGRY COYOTE by Cheryl Blackford
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2015

"A beautiful tribute to a much-maligned animal with which we share our world. (Informational picture book. 3-7)"
We share our cities with coyotes. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

PTEROSAURS by Caroline Arnold
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 15, 2004

"The results will please dino-fans at any level of expertise, despite the lack of a supplementary reading list. (index, museum list) (Nonfiction. 7-9)"
Leather-winged creatures sporting a dazzling variety of beaks, teeth, crests, body shapes and coloration soar across the pages of this introduction to one of the most successful—and diverse—types of prehistoric reptiles. Read full book review >

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WHEN MAMMOTHS WALKED THE EARTH by Caroline Arnold
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 23, 2002

"The picture-book format may appeal to science readers too young to access the text, so there's something for everyone. (index) (Nonfiction. 8-12)"
Giants of the Ice Age, the woolly mammoths roamed the ice-covered steppes 26,000 years ago, while their lesser-known and larger cousins, the Columbian mammoths, wandered the warmer regions of the southern US and Mexico. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DEAR DAD, LOVE LAURIE by Susan Beth Pfeffer
Released: March 1, 1989

After Laurie's parents divorce, her mother requires her to write weekly to her father in Missouri; though Laurie chafes under this burden, she writes enough letters in nine months to fill this book. Read full book review >