Search Results: "Nicola Davies"


BOOK REVIEW

GAIA WARRIORS by Nicola Davies
NATURE
Released: March 1, 2011

"One could quibble with the weight given various topics, but overall this is an enjoyable and comprehensive summary marred only by its complete lack of documentation. (afterword, more resources, glossary, index) (Nonfiction. 12-16)"
Just in time for Earth Day comes this wide-ranging look at global climate change, which answers common questions and introduces people and organizations from around the world who are doing something about it. Read full book review >

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TINY CREATURES by Nicola Davies
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 26, 2014

"Very little information is available for this age group about these microscopic creatures, making this an especially welcome introduction. (Informational picture book. 4-8)"
Invisible to the human eye, some of the tiniest creatures are known do some of the biggest jobs on Earth. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: March 12, 2013

"Easily digestible, if not particularly nutritious. (index, glossary) (Nonfiction. 7-9)"
Davies (Talk, Talk, Squawk!, 2011) rips viciously into another popular topic with this gallery of animals "decked out for killing"—from tiny venomous spiders to big cats for whom humans are just slow-moving "meals-on-legs." Read full book review >

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WELCOME TO SILVER STREET FARM by Nicola Davies
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 2012

"Young activists will be inspired and entertained by these three animal-loving friends and their supportive community. (Chapter book. 6-9)"
Three kids, many years of planning and an audacious go at public activism add up to one community farm. Read full book review >

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THE LION WHO STOLE MY ARM by Nicola Davies
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 2014

"Though on the purposive side, the tale both provides adventure and fills a cultural niche for chapter-book readers (Fiction. 8-10)"
The terrifying title should attract readers with strong stomachs. Read full book review >

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DOLPHIN BABY! by Nicola Davies
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2012

"This introduction to dolphins is sure to win readers' hearts. (Informational picture book. 3-8)"
Born tail first, a baby dolphin swims immediately to the surface to breathe, then follows his mother, nursing, learning her call, gradually exploring his world, playing, learning and developing his own personal whistle. Read full book review >

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I (DON'T) LIKE SNAKES by Nicola Davies
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2015

"The protagonist isn't the only one who will find snakes spellbinding by the end. (author's note, bibliography, index) (Informational picture book. 4-9)"
A girl's family shows her oodles of cool details about snakes. Read full book review >

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OUTSIDE YOUR WINDOW by Nicola Davies
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 2012

"Over 50 poems, lustrous illustrations, a couple simple recipes and some advice for saving seeds combine to lend enough nature-related food for thought for many a sitting. (Picture book/poetry. 3-12)"
Lyrically textured and illustrated glimpses of the natural world. Read full book review >

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JUST DUCKS! by Nicola Davies
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2012

"An ideal introduction to this familiar waterfowl—readers will enjoy diving right in. (index, note) (Informational picture book. 4-7)"
Mallard ducks catch the attention of an observant young narrator. Join in on her day's travels to learn a lot about these quacking creatures. Read full book review >

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WHITE OWL, BARN OWL by Nicola Davies
ANIMALS
Released: May 1, 2007

"A worthy companion to Jane Yolen and John Schoenherr's Caldecott-winning Owl Moon (1987). (Informational picture book. 4-8)"
Few children in the U.S. now have access to the open woodlands and grasslands frequented by barn owls, but they can all enjoy the magic of this bird thanks to this lovely introduction. Read full book review >

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THE PROMISE by Nicola Davies
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 11, 2014

"Valid as metaphor though much less so as a feasible plan of action. (Picture book. 7-9)"
In yet another heavily earnest parable on how nature will provide an easy cure for the physical and moral sterility of urban life, a young thief has an epiphany after scoring a bag filled with acorns. Read full book review >

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GROW YOUR OWN MONSTERS by Nicola Davies
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 2011

"Better plant books abound; the absence of key information in this gimmicky effort makes it an unnecessary purchase for beginning gardeners. (Nonfiction. 8-11)"
British-flavored step-by-step instructions, along with useful, sometimes humorous illustrations, encourage beginning gardeners to raise some rather bizarre plants. Read full book review >