Search Results: "Sandra Markle"


BOOK REVIEW

OUTSIDE AND INSIDE TREES by Sandra Markle
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 31, 1993

A prolific science writer takes on bark, roots, pollen, and the other parts of trees, all depicted in striking color photos; the color-enhanced, carefully labeled microscopic photos (showing the inside of a seed, stoma, sapwood tubes, and more) are especially fascinating. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

GROWING UP WILD: BEARS by Sandra Markle
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 2000

"Great photos, great bears! (glossary, author's note) (Nonfiction. 710)"
Another exceptional title by the prolific science writer best known for her Outside and Inside series, this one describes the life cycle and growth of bears: brown, black, grizzly and polar. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

OUTSIDE AND INSIDE GIANT SQUID by Sandra Markle
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2003

"Fascinating. (glossary/index) (Nonfiction. 10-14)"
As long as a city bus, with eyes as large as volleyballs, the giant squid is a thing of nightmares. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

GROWING UP WILD: PENGUINS by Sandra Markle
ANIMALS
Released: Jan. 1, 2002

"Though the text is considerably franker than most, this is patchy, uninspired work, not up to Markle's usual excellent standard. (Nonfiction. 7-9)"
The author of the popular "Outside and Inside" series sticks to outsides in this photo album for younger readers—but the verbal and visual messages are definitely at odds. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE GREAT PENGUIN RESCUE by Sandra Markle
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2017

"Smoothly written and beautifully presented, another stellar animal conservation tale. (author's note, additional facts, timeline, source notes, glossary, find out more, index) (Nonfiction. 9-13)"
Scientists use varied approaches to rescue and restore a dwindling penguin population in South Africa and Namibia. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE CASE OF THE VANISHING HONEYBEES by Sandra Markle
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2013

"In all, a solid addition to the insect shelves, with a valuable emphasis on science as process. (bibliography, index). (Nonfiction. 9-12)"
Markle presents a solid, respectful overview of colony collapse disorder for an audience slightly younger than Loree Griffin Burns' The Hive Detectives (2010). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

HOW MANY BABY PANDAS? by Sandra Markle
ANIMALS
Released: Feb. 17, 2009

"A solid introduction to an endangered species. (Informational picture book. 3-8)"
Science writer Markle gives readers a peek into the growth and development of baby giant pandas from birth to about one year of age. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

TOUGH, TOOTHY BABY SHARKS by Sandra Markle
ANIMALS
Released: Nov. 1, 2007

"Sure to please both readers and listeners. (Nonfiction. 5-9)"
Sharks have unyielding appeal, and this inviting photo-essay combines that fascination with solid information about their reproduction and growth. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

OUTSIDE AND INSIDE MUMMIES by Sandra Markle
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2005

"Though this does provide an enticing glimpse of science in action, and the close-up mummy pictures will elicit the predictable wows, it isn't among the author's best work. (glossary, photo credits) (Nonfiction. 9-11)"
Markle's newest in the series pairs typically dramatic photos to an oddly disjointed text. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SCIENCE TO THE RESCUE by Sandra Markle
NATURE
Released: April 1, 1994

"Index (not seen). (Nonfiction. 10+)"
Nine cases of the application of modern technology to civil engineering, medicine, telephone networks, etc.: e.g., ultraviolet lasers are now available with such fine control and so little heat damage that they can carve human hairs; they can also be combined with optical fibers to build high-speed communication highways. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

I WISH I WAS A LION by Sandra Markle
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 17, 2017

"Serviceable but nothing to roar about. (Informational early reader. 5-9)"
Can the venerable I Can Read line attract beginning readers with facts? Read full book review >