Search Results: Laurie Allen Klein


BOOK REVIEW

THE LONG AND SHORT TAIL OF COLO AND RUFF by Diane Lang
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 10, 2019

"A fine addition to science and nature collections. (Picture book. 6-10)"
Two inquisitive cubs of different species search their habitat for a new tail for one. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THEY JUST KNOW by Robin Yardi
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 10, 2015

"The dichotomy between the anthropomorphized scenes and the realistic ones artfully highlights the divide between the animal world and the human one. (Informational picture book. 4-8)"
Drawing a line between human and animal behaviors, this debut from Yardi teaches children about instinctual behaviors. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DEAR KOMODO DRAGON by Nancy Kelly Allen
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 10, 2018

"Peppered with childlike humor and told from a kid's perspective, this book is both enjoyable and informative for budding wildlife conservationists. (Informational picture book. 4-8)"
A little girl has an unusual pen pal—a Komodo dragon. As they exchange letters, she learns about this endangered species and is spurred to action. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BALLOON TREES by Danna Smith
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 10, 2013

"Books for young listeners about how things are made are relatively rare; this one will stretch to fit a variety of goals. (Informational picture book. 4-7)"
No, these trees don't bear balloons, but they are the starting place for the production of these popular objects. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE GHOST OF DONLEY FARM by Jaime Gardner Johnson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 10, 2014

"A solid tale about two birds of prey that seamlessly blends in learning. (Informational picture book. 4-8)"
This "ghost" story introduces children to the habits, habitats and adaptations of a red-tailed hawk and a barn owl. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SOLAR SYSTEM FORECAST by Kelly Kizer Whitt
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 10, 2012

"Essential information for savvy interplanetary travelers. (Informational picture book. 7-9)"
Young astronauts preparing to blast off might want to check out these planetary weather forecasts first. Read full book review >