Search Results: "Rick Sardinha"


BOOK REVIEW

THE LAND OF THE SILVER APPLES by Nancy Farmer
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 21, 2007

"Jack, Pega and Thorgil prove strong and capable in ways they themselves never suspected, and readers will look forward to the final installment. (appendix, sources) (Fiction. 10-14)"
In this sequel to The Sea of Trolls (2004), Jack discovers his sister Lucy is a changeling, and he is off on a quest to find his real sister and bring her home. 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

KEY WEST STORY by Rick Skwiot
Released: Jan. 5, 2011

"A beautifully drawn setting without much story behind it."
A destitute writer in the Florida Keys is visited by the reincarnation of Ernest Hemingway. Read full book review >

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

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

J. EDGAR HOOVER by Rick Geary
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 15, 2008

"As solid, thrilling and informative a guide to the life of the America's most powerful authoritarian as one could ask for."
The life and times of America's top cop, by prolific author/artist Geary (The Bloody Benders, 2007, etc.). 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

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 DEAD LANDS by Rick Hautala
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Feb. 7, 2014

"Not, alas, quite ready for prime time. (Supernatural mystery. 12-14)"
When modern 16-year-old Megan McGowan falls to her death from the cliffs at Fort Williams, the spirit of Abby Cummings, who died in a shipwreck off the Maine coast in 1883, awakens to help her. Read full book review >