Search Results: "Laurie Caple"


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

SWEET DREAMS, WILD ANIMALS! by Eileen R. Meyer
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2015

"Slumber and science in harmonious combination, equally suitable for bedtime reading or for sharing with wakeful groups. (Informational picture book. 5-7)"
A cozy combination of restful rhymes, natural history notes and close-up pictures of snoozing creatures. 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 >

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

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

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

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

HILLARY TO THE RESCUE by Kathy Caple
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 2000

"Talk about a feckless boob: a story could be built on his irresponsibility alone. (Picture book. 5-8)"
"Be prepared" is the message in this sweet but nearly catatonic tale. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DUCK & COMPANY by Kathy Caple
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 15, 2007

"Snap this one up—it's sure to fly off the shelves. (Early reader. 5-8)"
Duck and Rat co-own a bookstore, and this easy reader's five chapters offer a charming glimpse into the highs and lows of their workaday life. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE FRIENDSHIP TREE by Kathy Caple
Released: March 15, 2000

"Friendly. (Easy reader. 6-8)"
Diversion centering around a tree marks three seasons of a friendship in this book of short chapters and simple vocabulary intended for beginning readers. Read full book review >