Search Results: "Paul Facklam"


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CREEPY, CRAWLY CATERPILLARS by Margery Facklam
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 1996

"Exemplary. (Picture book/nonfiction. 3+)"
Introducing the green grappler, the hickory horned devil, the bagworm, and ten other crawlers. Read full book review >

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THE BIG BUG BOOK by Margery Facklam
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 1994

"Brief glossary, but scientific names aren't given. (Nonfiction. 5-12)"
Thirteen giant insects are briefly described and dramatically portrayed in meticulous color illustrations by the author's son. Read full book review >

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BUGS FOR LUNCH by Margery Facklam
Released: Feb. 1, 1999

"Long's exacting pen-and-ink style lends a naturalistic perfection to this visual playground of the insect world, enhancing this glimpse of vital link in the food chain. (Picture book. 4-7)"
The gastronomical oddity of eating winged and many-legged creatures is fleetingly examined in a superficial text that looks at animals and people who eat insects. Read full book review >

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THE TROUBLE WITH MOTHERS by Margery Facklam
Released: April 17, 1989

When the "Crusade for a Clean America" comes to town, eighth-grader Luke Troy finds himself more involved in the censorship battle than he wants to be. Read full book review >

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ANIMALS
Released: May 1, 1992

"Glossary; index. (Nonfiction. 8- 12)"
Animal by animal, from ``Man's First Best Friend'' and the most familiar species (the chapter entitled ``Who Cooped the Chicken?'' also covers other fowl) to camels and elephants, small creatures (rabbits, bees, silkworms), ``Animals That Lost Their Jobs'' (Indian emperors' cheetahs once rode horses to the hunt), and recent innovations like ``Dolphin Divers and Monkey Butlers.'' Basing her suggestions on archeological evidence and different animal characteristics, Facklam postulates how and why the first links were made, discusses the many uses of various species and how they've affected human development, and cogently weaves in topics such as selective breeding (most extensive with dogs; not done at all with elephants). Read full book review >

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ANIMALS
Released: June 15, 1992

"Index. (Nonfiction. 8- 11)"
More intriguing animal facts from Facklam (And Then There Was One: The Mysteries of Extinction, 1990), who here explains how scientists investigate animal communication, including body language, sounds, and chemical signals: in one case, a robot bee is programmed to waggle-dance, flap its wings, and secrete drops of sweetened water so that researchers can determine essential elements in bee communication. Read full book review >

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LIZARDS by Margery Facklam
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 2003

"Don't let this title get away; you'll need more than one. (Nonfiction. 7-12)"
Which lizard is strong enough to kill a horse? Read full book review >

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PAUL AUSTER
by J.W. Bonner

We live our lives mostly in the moment, but also attendant to the question of what if?— what if we had lived in that town rather than the one I know? what if my father (or mother) had died? what if my parents had divorced? what if I had attended school X rather than school Y? what if I ...


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PAMELA PAUL
by Claiborne Smith

Readers who know Pamela Paul’s books before she became the editor of the New York Times Book Review know that they are serious works of nonfiction: The Starter Marriage and the Future of Matrimony (2002), Pornified: How Pornography Is Damaging Our Lives, Our Relationships, and Our Families (2005), and Parenting, Inc.: How the Billion-Dollar Baby Business Has Changed the Way ...


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NEW YORK by Margery Facklam
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 2007

"While no one piece provides in-depth coverage, the format is inviting to those planning a visit, whether from out of state or in. (resources, websites) (Nonfiction. 4-8)"
From the Statue of Liberty to Fort Niagara, from the short-nosed sturgeon to the endangered Massasauga rattlesnake, from cameras to Jell-O, and from Peter Stuyvesant to Roger Peterson, the state of New York is filled with natural wonders, parks and great battles and events. Read full book review >

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WHERE SHERLOCK HOLMES MEETS FANTASY
by John DeNardo

If Benjamin Franklin were alive today, he'd say that nothing in the world is certain except death, taxes, and Sherlock Holmes stories. Sherlock Holmes, the iconic consulting detective created by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle in 1887, is a perennial mainstay in the literary world. What's not to like? Holmes' methods of investigation and deductions are flawless and the ...


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