Search Results: "Loree Rackstraw"


BOOK REVIEW

LOVE AS ALWAYS, KURT by Loree Rackstraw
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 11, 2009

"Though tendentious, Rackstraw's account offers enough interesting material on Vonnegut and his work to please his many fans."
Adorning her text with enough exclamation points to resemble an exuberant teen's diary, the author recounts her long relationship with the noted American novelist. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: March 26, 2007

"Endmatter includes an inviting list of books and websites to explore. (glossary, bibliographic notes, index) (Nonfiction. 11-16)"
This entry in the exemplary Scientists in the Field series uses the work of Dr. Curt Ebbesmeyer and others tracking trash circulating through the Pacific Ocean to introduce readers to the science of ocean motion. Read full book review >

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HANDLE WITH CARE by Loree Griffin Burns
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2014

"Despite this miscalculation, an otherwise valuable addition to any classroom library. (bibliography, index) (Informational picture book. 6-10)"
Beautiful butterflies on view in museums and gardens across North America begin life on farms in Costa Rica. Read full book review >

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ANIMALS
Released: May 1, 2010

"Readers may be left wanting more but will be well served by this example of a scientific mystery still unsolved. (glossary, materials to study, acknowledgments, selected references, index) (Nonfiction. 12-16)"
Not long after beekeepers encountered a devastating new problem in their hives in 2006, a team of bee scientists began working to discover the causes of colony collapse disorder (CCD), now attributed to a combination of factors possibly including pesticides, nutrition, mites and viruses. Read full book review >

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BEETLE BUSTERS by Loree Griffin Burns
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Oct. 7, 2014

"A splendid example of science controversy in everyday life. (author's note, resources, glossary, bibliography and acknowledgements, index) (Nonfiction. 12-16)"
Will chopping down 33,000 trees in Worcester, Massachusetts, save other forests from the destructive Asian longhorned beetle? Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 14, 2012

"For curious children and teachers alike, this is an ideal introduction to science activities that leave no child inside. (bibliography, glossary, index) (Nonfiction. 8-14) "
Citizen-science projects involving butterflies, birds, frogs and ladybugs span the seasons and involve people of all ages in meaningful observation of the world around us. Read full book review >