Search Results: "Sneed B. Collard III"


BOOK REVIEW

Released: Sept. 1, 1999

"Nevertheless, this is a good introduction that will encourage more exploration. (map, further reading) (Picture book/nonfiction. 9-12)"
How did people live 1,000 years ago? Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 27, 2008

"Libraries will want this for teen research, but it does not have the appeal of other volumes in the highly regarded Scientists in the Field series. (glossary, index) (Nonfiction. 12-16)"
Couching his presentation in warlike terms, Collard describes the strategies used by a variety of scientists against the occupation of parts of the United States and its territories by harmful exotic species. Read full book review >

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CATCHING AIR by Sneed B. Collard III
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 14, 2017

"Though some of the individual animals might be found in other titles, bringing them all together as gliders here makes the book worth a look. (Nonfiction. 9-12)"
Southeast Asian Draco lizards, North American flying squirrels, and Australian sugar gliders: what do they have in common? Read full book review >

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ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2007

"Two species are described but not pictured (kowari and yellow-sided opossum), but this is a minor blemish in an otherwise splendid informational book. (bibliography, glossary, index) (Nonfiction. 10-14)"
This intriguing, comprehensive introduction describes marsupials from the common Virginia opossums to the brush-tail possum, a New Zealand pest. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DOUBLE EAGLE by Sneed B. Collard III
ADVENTURE
Released: April 1, 2009

"Reluctant readers carried along by the plot will encounter some interesting history along the way. (Thriller. 10-14)"
While visiting his father on a barrier island near Mobile, Ala., 13-year-old Mike Gilbert finds a friend, a gold coin, lost treasure and more excitement than he'd bargained for. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FLASH POINT by Sneed B. Collard III
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2006

"Young teens interested in nature, animals and ecology will probably find much to enjoy. (Fiction. 11-15)"
Luther Wright begins his sophomore year of high school in Montana, making mysterious references to some event that occurred the year earlier and led him to drop football and partying. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DOG SENSE by Sneed B. Collard III
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 2005

"With a dog like Streak, he can. (Fiction. 9-13)"
When eighth grader Guy Martinez moves to small-town Montana, the only good thing is his new dog Streak, a border collie. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

INSECTS by Sneed B. Collard III
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 21, 2017

"A lighthearted invitation to join the insect-appreciation club: 'Righteous exoskeleton, dude!' (index, glossary) (Nonfiction. 9-11)"
The straight, more or less, "poop" on dung beetles, dragonflies ("fighter jets of the insect world"), and the rest of our six-legged overlords. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: May 30, 2005

"A welcome addition to the Scientists in the Field series. (further readings, glossary, index) (Nonfiction. 10-12)"
Butterflies, buffalo, coneflowers, grasses and more once flourished on the Iowa tallgrass prairie, but soon gave way to farms and towns until little of the prairie remained. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 2012

"For readers intrigued by Nic Bishop Lizards (2010), this may lead to true lizard-love. (suggested resources, glossary, index) (Nonfiction. 9-13)"
This lively, information-packed introduction to the world of lizards describes their surprising variety and life in the wild and offers cautions from a long-time reptile fan for those who want to keep lizards as pets. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

TEETH by Sneed B. Collard III
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 2008

"Dramatically illustrated and with information that is deftly pitched to the intended audience's level, this makes a fine choice amid the multitude of like-themed titles for either pleasure or purpose reading. (Nonfiction. 7-9)"
In this natural companion to Beaks! (2002), illustrated by Robin Brickman, Collard introduces types of teeth as well as the many uses to which they are put by wild animals, from stabbing or crushing food to displaying emotion. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

REIGN OF THE SEA DRAGONS by Sneed B. Collard III
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 2008

"More detailed, if also more visually sedate, than Caroline Arnold's Giant Sea Reptiles of the Dinosaur Age (2007), illustrated by Laurie Caple, this look at the animals that sat atop the oceanic food chain for tens of millions of years makes a solid addition to the dino-shelves. (Nonfiction. 10-12)"
Despite occasional gore in the pictures and section headings like "Permian Wipeout" and "The Ichthyosaur Café," this look at marine reptiles of the Mesozoic Era will have more appeal for serious young proto-paleontologists than fans of violent, bloody action. Read full book review >