Search Results: "Miriam Schlein"


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THE STORY ABOUT ME by Miriam Schlein
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2004

"Occupying a middle ground between Robie Harris's almost clinical Happy Birth Day (1996) and Debra Frasier's abstract On the Day You Were Born (1991), this offers one version of a universal experience in tones of unalloyed joy. (Picture book. 5-8)"
Here's a story that most children love to hear over and over: snuggled together in a cozy chair, a grandma tells her granddaughter once again about how much of a fuss everyone in the family made while waiting for her to be born. Read full book review >

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MORE THAN ONE by Miriam Schlein
Released: Oct. 1, 1996

Can one be more than one? Read full book review >

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LET'S GO DINOSAUR TRACKING! by Miriam Schlein
DINOSAURS
Released: Sept. 1, 1991

"Notes on dinosaur names. (Nonfiction 8+)"
An easily read pictorial review of information to be gleaned from dinosaur tracks, including some recent conjectures concerning how fast dinosaurs walked and ran. Read full book review >

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THE PUZZLE OF THE DINOSAUR-BIRD by Miriam Schlein
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 1996

"Despite the lack of answers, readers will relish the mystery; Hallett's excellent drawings and diagrams clarify and add interest to an already informative and challenging book. (chronology, bibliography, index) (Picture book/nonfiction. 6-9)"
Schlein (More Than One, p. 1047, etc.), subtitling this ``The Story of Archaeopteryx,'' tells how in 1861 the fossil remains of an unusual Jurassic-era creature were found in Germany. Read full book review >

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I SAILED WITH COLUMBUS by Miriam Schlein
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 30, 1991

"Maps; serviceable full-page drawings; historical note; attractive format. (Fiction. 8-12)"
A fictional account of Columbus's first voyage, based in part on the explorer's diaries. Read full book review >

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HELLO, HELLO! by Miriam Schlein
ANIMALS
Released: June 1, 2002

"Informative, with play-along potential. (Picture book. 2-5)"
Whether it is by bumping foreheads, twining trunks, rubbing noses, or simply waving, everyone and everything says hello in different ways. Read full book review >

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SLEEP SAFE, LITTLE WHALE by Miriam Schlein
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 1997

"On the reverse side of the fold-out pages is a long map where children—if they haven't already fallen asleep—can pick out the sleeping creatures in their habitats. (Board book. 2-6)"
An elongated lullaby—pages that unfold, concertina-style, into a look at dreaming animals from around the globe. Read full book review >

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LITTLE RACOON’S BIG QUESTION by Miriam Schlein
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 2004

"Bath times in a mixing bowl and play time in a many-limbed tree rendered in acrylics and ink offer amusing illustrations to accompany the quiet story. (Picture book. 3-5)"
Poking his wet head out of his bath, Little Raccoon asks his mother an important question: "When do you love me most of all?" Read full book review >

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SQUIRREL WATCHING by Miriam Schlein
ANIMALS
Released: March 30, 1992

"Brief bibliography; index. (Nonfiction. 8-10)"
A well-known author of nature books considers different kinds of squirrels, how they behave, and what they look like; the book includes many indifferent b&w photos and a slightly easier text than Bare's Tree Squirrels (1983). Read full book review >