Search Results: "Marianne Berkes"


BOOK REVIEW

OVER ON A MOUNTAIN by Marianne Berkes
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2015

"What habitat is left for Berkes to explore? Readers and teachers will hope at least one. (music score) (Informational picture book. 3-7)"
Berkes continues her "Over in the Meadow"-based series of early science books with this look at animals that live in the mountains. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

TORTOISE AND HARE'S AMAZING RACE by Marianne Berkes
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 10, 2015

"A didactic mix of a folk tale and measurement. (Math picture book/folk tale. 4-8)"
Berkes combines the familiar fable with a look at measurement. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DAISYLOCKS by Marianne Berkes
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2014

"Though it's too bad Daisylocks' botanical name (Bellis perennis) is never used, it's nevertheless an inventive introduction to habitats. (Picture book. 6-8)"
The story of a daisy seed looking for the best place to grow is here used as a tool to introduce different habitats. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WHAT'S IN THE GARDEN? by Marianne Berkes
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2013

"A celebration of growing and eating that is just in time for spring planting. (facts about the featured foods, how seeds start, what plants need, plant parts, glossary of cooking terms, list of garden songs, books and websites) (Informational picture book/recipe book. 3-8)"
Berkes' latest is a departure from many children's gardening books, combining rhyming verses with recipes celebrating the garden's bounty. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

OVER IN THE ARCTIC by Marianne Berkes
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2008

"A value-added exploration of the Arctic for preschoolers and early elementary-age children. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Modeled after the traditional song "Over in the Meadow," this (for the most part) easily chanted rhyme introduces a variety of land and sea animals and birds found in the tundra. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE SWAMP WHERE GATOR HIDES by Marianne Berkes
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2014

"A pleasing introduction to the swamp appropriate for individual exploration or sharing with a group or class. (author's & illustrator's notes, further resources) (Picture book. 3-8)"
This exploration of the creatures of the Florida Everglades is delivered in a familiar, cumulative House-that-Jack-Built style. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

OVER IN A RIVER by Marianne Berkes
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2013

"Fitting the words to music can be tricky; those who plan to sing this should practice first, but they will be rewarded by a storytime audience filled with standing herons, waddling ducks, whirling dragonflies and squealing kits. (Informational picture book. 3-8)"
From one manatee calf paddling in Florida's St. Johns River to 10 otter pups sliding in the Mississippi, Berkes adapts the familiar counting rhyme to introduce river animals, their "baby" names, their actions and some U.S. geography. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

OVER IN THE OCEAN by Marianne Berkes
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2004

"Backmatter includes music and lyrics, further information about each animal, and an artists' note explaining how the illustrations were created. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Eye-popping artwork is the star of the show in Berkes's lively, oceanic counting book, based on the classic children's song Over in the Meadow. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: March 16, 2012

"With a format that includes science, math, art, music and reading, it still manages to be what learning should be—fun. (iPad informational app. 4-8)"
This beautifully illustrated counting and singalong app version of the 2004 book introduces young readers to the creatures of the coral reef. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE SWAMP WHERE GATOR HIDES by Marianne Berkes
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 30, 2014

"It's visually first-rate, but this gator story deserves a few more digital enhancements—something sonic for a start!—to give the swamp the respect it's due. (iPad storybook app. 3-7)"
Don't let this well-written swamp story with its layered rhyme structure and sleepy narration deceive you: The mysterious gator will not hide forever, because lunchtime is coming…. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

OVER IN THE GRASSLANDS by Marianne Berkes
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2016

"One wonders what habitats are left for Berkes to tackle; here's hoping there's a least one more. (Informational picture book. 3-7)"
Berkes and Dubin tackle another habitat in their series of variations on "Over in the Meadow," this time visiting the African savanna. Read full book review >