Search Results: "Stein Erik Lunde"


BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 2, 2013

"A breathtaking masterpiece. (Picture book. 4 & up)"
A young boy, grieving and unable to sleep, climbs into his father's steady arms to find warmth and reassurance in this luminous story about loss, love and healing. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE HISTORY OF BEES by Maja  Lunde
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 22, 2017

"Illuminating if not much fun."
Three interwoven tales from 1851, 2007, and 2098 tell the story of our dependency on bees. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

AFTER THE KILL by Darrin Lunde
ANIMALS
Released: July 1, 2011

"Pair this with Sudipta Bardhan-Quallen's Flying Eagle, illustrated by Deborah Kogan Ray (2009), for more 'nature red in tooth and claw' science. (Informational picture book. 7-10) "
When a lioness kills a zebra, the carcass becomes food not only for her pride but also for vultures, hyenas, jackals and, finally, meat-eating beetles that clean the skeleton, leaving it to turn to dust on Africa's Serengeti Plain. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 12, 2016

"Though a footnote to broader studies of Roosevelt, this book offers well-considered interpretations of 'the brainy naturalist and muscular adventurer.'"
Teddy Roosevelt: not just hunter, but also gatherer. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

HELLO, MAMA WALLAROO by Darrin Lunde
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2013

"Tots who have enjoyed the earlier titles with find this a satisfying introduction to an animal whose name they will also love repeating. (Informational picture book. 2-5)"
Preschoolers may think they know about kangaroos, but have they ever heard of or seen a common wallaroo, a kind of kangaroo? In this simple informational text, they get to meet one and conduct an interview with her. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THIS LITTLE BUNNY CAN BAKE by Janet Stein
ANIMALS
Released: March 10, 2009

"Get cooking! (Picture book. 3-7)"
Top chefs of all ages will enjoy this romp through Chef George's School of Dessertology. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MONKEY COLORS by Darrin Lunde
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 2012

"Simple and effective, a charming early reader about variety in the natural world. (Informational picture book. 4-7)"
"Monkeys come in many colors." Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

HELLO, BUMBLEBEE BAT by Darrin Lunde
ANIMALS
Released: July 1, 2007

"Jill C. Wheeler's photo-illustrated Bumblebee Bats (2005) is aimed at a slightly older audience. (Picture book/nonfiction. 5-7)"
Framed as simply phrased questions and answers in differently sized type, this interview with the world's smallest bat—at rest, about the size of a quarter, as a life-sized view on the final page attests—will fill in younger naturalists on its looks, diet, enemies ("Bumblebee Bat, what do you fear?" Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DIRTY RATS? by Darrin Lunde
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 10, 2015

"Not particularly convincing as a reclamation project but generally informative and easy on the eyes. (online resources) (Informational picture book. 6-8)"
A Smithsonian mammal specialist makes a bid to clean up the rat's rotten rep. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2003

"Insubstantial. (Fiction. 8-10)"
A mediocre fantasy series starter sends a group of children on an adventure that will probably have them saving the world in the third volume. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FACE-TIME by Erik Tarloff
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Jan. 1, 1999

Today's intentional blurring of the line between fact and fiction continues with sometime speechwriter Tarloff's first novel, which asks the burning question: What if "Monica Lewinsky" had a live-in boyfriend who got wind of her affair and had hurt feelings and moral outrage of his own? Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE VIRGIN by Erik Barmack
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 1, 2005

"A halfway decent job of ridiculing a mass-entertainment phenomenon."
A mildly subversive first novel takes aim at reality TV. Read full book review >