Search Results: "Rick Chrustowski"


BOOK REVIEW

BEE DANCE by Rick Chrustowski
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 16, 2015

"A tiny but remarkable one-day adventure that may well ignite entomological excitement in its readers. (Informational picture book. 3-7)"
A honeybee scout finds a nectar-rich prairie and returns to the hive to tell her sisters. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BIG BROWN BAT by Rick Chrustowski
ANIMALS
Released: Aug. 1, 2008

"A solid addition to elementary and preschool libraries. (Informational picture book. 4-8)"
With previous titles including beginning looks at bluebirds, beetles, turtles and frogs, Chrustowski now turns to the only flying mammal, the bat. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

TURTLE CROSSING by Rick Chrustowski
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 2006

"This will be particularly useful in classrooms, but, unfortunately, it lacks any documentation or suggestions for further reading. (Picture book/nonfiction. 4-8)"
This story of a painted turtle's life, from leaving the nest through leaving her first eggs, sets the turtle in the context of her natural world but connects to a child's world through the familiar "turtle crossing" road signs and a carefully supervised road rescue. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BLUE SKY BLUEBIRD by Rick Chrustowski
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 2004

"A page of 'Bluebird News' at the end presents additional facts but regrettably tells nothing of the author's research method or further sources for bluebird information. (Picture book/nonfiction. 4-7)"
A family of Eastern bluebirds is born and raised over the course of a summer in this clear offering for young readers. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

HOP FROG by Rick Chrustowski
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 2003

"With a wealth of frog books available to the budding scientist, this is just an additional purchase. (Picture book/nonfiction. 4-7)"
A picture book presents one year in the life of a hypothetical leopard frog, from conception in the spring through hibernation. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MY LITTLE FOX by Rick Chrustowski
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 9, 2017

"A useful resource on becoming independent, the change of seasons, and the forest habitat. (Picture book. 3-6)"
A mother fox cares for her kit, Little Fox, during its first year. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BRIGHT BEETLE by Rick Chrustowski
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 2000

"An appealing introduction to a familiar and useful insect made especially suitable for reading aloud because of the accessible text and bright, dramatic illustrations. (Nonfiction 59)"
It's super beetle! Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

HIGGLEDY-PIGGLEDY CHICKS by Barbara Joosse
ANIMALS
Released: Feb. 1, 2010

"For larger collections or where the author's books are a draw. (Picture book. 2-5)"
Banty Hen feels broody and lays seven beautiful eggs for the Aunties to bucka-buk over. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ARMY ANT PARADE by April Pulley Sayre
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 2001

"Children may still prefer to appreciate army ants from a safe distance—and these pages are a fine way to do that. (afterword) (Picture book/nonfiction. 6-8)"
Sayre (Shadow, below, etc.) finds more wonder than menace in the march of army ants across a tropical rain forest's floor, noting that they only forage when there are larvae to be fed, and cataloguing some of the wildlife that takes advantage of what is fleeing the voracious columns. Read full book review >

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BOOK REPORT for The 5th Wave by Rick Yancey

Cover Story: Airport Thriller
BFF Charm: Double Trouble
Swoonworthy Scale: 6
Talky Talk: She Said, He Said EXTREME!
Bonus Factors: Aliens, The Apocalypse, Trust No One
Relationship Status: You Shook Me All Night Long

Cover Story: Airport Thriller

There is nothing embarrassing about this cover (which, in the YA genre ...


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BOOK REVIEW

TROTSKY by Rick Geary
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 6, 2009

"A swift-moving, generally accurate view of Trotsky's life, guaranteed to send orthodox Stalinists into fits."
Illustrated life of Lev Davidovich Bronstein, aka Leon Trotsky (1879 -1940), "the brain behind the Russian Revolution." Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE INFINITE SEA by Rick Yancey
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Sept. 16, 2014

"A roller-coaster ride of a sequel. (Science fiction. 14-18)"
When aliens attack: the end of the world as we know it. Read full book review >