Search Results: "Sandra Markle"


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 >

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SNOW SCHOOL by Sandra Markle
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 2013

"Little human cubs will want to roll and cavort like these snow leopards—and learn more about them. (endnotes, bibliography) (Informational picture book. 4-7)"
Over the course of the year, a pair of snow leopard cubs learn all they can from their mother, becoming ready for independence. Read full book review >

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ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 2011

"A sobering glimpse at science in progress. (glossary, list of books and websites, index) (Nonfiction. 9-13) "
The golden frog, a Panamanian national symbol, began vanishing from its high mountain forests in the late 1990s, prompting a scientific investigation and rescue process that continues today. Read full book review >

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OUTSIDE AND INSIDE BIG CATS by Sandra Markle
ANIMALS
Released: July 1, 2003

"This enters a crowded field, but confirmed fans of the ever-photogenic big cats will be absorbed by both the pictures and the informative, matter-of-fact presentation. (Nonfiction. 7-9)"
Accompanying more of the frankly naturalistic photos that distinguish her "Outside and Inside" series, Markle describes inner and outer physical features common to cats of all sizes, along with variations in coloring, hunting techniques, and family behavior, then closes by inviting viewers to take second looks at the pictures for certain telling details they might have missed. Read full book review >

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OUTSIDE AND INSIDE KILLER BEES by Sandra Markle
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 2004

"Step-by-step, page-by-page, with scores of astonishing photos, Markle presents not only bees but scientific investigation in full glory. (Nonfiction. 7-12)"
Markle continues her first-rate series with this terrific entry on a topic with much kid appeal. Read full book review >

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PIONEERING FROZEN WORLDS by Sandra Markle
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 1996

"Regardless, an appealing introduction to work in the world's remote regions. (index) (Nonfiction. 10-12)"
What's it like to be a scientist investigating the North or South Pole? Read full book review >

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OUTSIDE AND INSIDE SPIDERS by Sandra Markle
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 1994

Intriguing color photos coupled with odd facts: e.g., spiders can make seven different kinds of silk, for which they use special spigots in their tail end (a magnified photo of a black widow spider's rear shows the spigots' different shapes); a spider's muscles can only pull its legs toward its body, so the spider must pump special body fluids into them to extend them. Read full book review >

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THE FLEDGLINGS by Sandra Markle
FICTION
Released: June 1, 1992

"Glossary of Cherokee words and phrases. (Fiction. 10+)"
In discovering a grandfather she didn't know she had, a 14- year-old also finds a new, earth-oriented way of life. Read full book review >

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THE SEARCH FOR OLINGUITO by Sandra Markle
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2017

"A compelling account of the solution of a scientific mystery. (source notes, glossary, resources, index) (Nonfiction. 8-12)"
A species of mammal newly identified through museum research is found in the wild in Ecuador. Read full book review >

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THE GREAT MONKEY RESCUE by Sandra Markle
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2015

"An animal conservation tale with a happy ending (3,200 estimated in the wild today) and a must-read for monkey lovers. (index) (Nonfiction. 9-12)"
Markle chronicles the amazing efforts to save a tiny (and adorable) species. Read full book review >

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THE CASE OF THE VANISHING LITTLE BROWN BATS by Sandra Markle
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2014

"The appealing design and presentation add value to this account of science in action. (glossary, index) (Nonfiction. 9-13)"
Since 2007, with the first reports of hibernating bats dying in large numbers, scientists have worked from various angles to find the cause and cure, racing against the possibility of extinction. Read full book review >