Search Results: "Susan E. Goodman"


BOOK REVIEW

Released: May 1, 1999

"Anyone who has curiously peered into a tidepool will appreciate this peek at blood star and anemone, arctic tern and harbor seal, along with the kid's-eye view of the bay. (glossary, further reading) (Nonfiction. 8-12)"
In a third travelogue chronicling a middle school field trip, Goodman and Doolittle (Stones, Bones, and Petroglyphs, 1998, etc.) observe students on a week-long visit to Cobscook Bay, Maine. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Feb. 1, 2000

"Full-color photographs on every page enrich the already evocative text. (Nonfiction. 6-9)"
Goodman (Ultimate Field Trip #3, p. 799, etc.) offers the riveting and true account of John Walsh, who has dedicated his life to saving animals. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

HOW DO YOU BURP IN SPACE? by Susan E. Goodman
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 9, 2013

"A fizzy look at what space vacationers of the near future can expect. (photographs, glossary, websites, source notes, index [not seen]) (Nonfiction. 8-12)"
With space tourism close to becoming a reality, Goodman and Slack offer aspiring young intergalactic travelers an entertaining and informative travel guide. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2003

"A solid offering for young readers. (poem, bibliography) (Fiction. 6-9)"
Goodman tells the story of Robert Henry Hendershot, the famous "Drummer Boy of the Rappahannock." Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ALL IN JUST ONE COOKIE by Susan E. Goodman
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2006

"Shelve next to Marjorie Priceman's How to Make an Apple Pie and See the World (1994), and turn even more young gourmands into globetrotters. (Picture book/nonfiction. 6-8)"
Chocolate-chip cookies may come from Grandma's oven, but their ingredients come from all over the world, as a pair of exuberant animal researchers finds out. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 1995

"A provocative concept; a wonderful read. (Picture book/nonfiction. 8-12)"
A fascinating look into aspects of the natural world that are imperceptible to humans. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

IT'S A DOG'S LIFE by Susan E. Goodman
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 3, 2012

"Children will be barking up the right tree with this enjoyable read. There's still no telling why dogs run after letter carriers, though.… (bibliography) (Nonfiction. 7-10)"
(A lot of) everything kids ever wanted to know about dogs—but couldn't ask. Now, the bare bones of doggy secrets are revealed. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE FIRST STEP by Susan E. Goodman
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 5, 2016

"Expanding the understanding of equal rights in the classroom is sadly timely, and this helps to fill in an early part of the picture. (afterword, sources and resources, author's note) (Informational picture book. 7-10)"
A 19th-century chapter in the ongoing struggle for school integration. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE TRUTH ABOUT POOP by Susan E. Goodman
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2004

"The Encyclopedia of Everything Nasty, illustrated by Terry Sirrell (2000). (Picture book/nonfiction. 7-9)"
Declaring that "it's time take poop out of the closet," Goodman plops factual pellets from human and natural history alike into topical chapters covering dung's nature; production; varieties; uses in love, war, and, yes, sports; the development of flushing toilets (pointedly scrubbing the myth that Thomas Crapper was solely responsible); toilet paper; and urban waste reclamation. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 1998

"Readers will vicariously follow along as the joking junior archaeologists piece together fragments of history both scientifically and experientially. (glossary, further reading) (Nonfiction. 9-12)"
This scrapbook chronicle of an archaeological field trip combines photo album with scientific inquiry, following a format identical to Goodman's previous venture, Bats, Bugs, and Biodiversity (1995). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SKYSCRAPER by Susan E. Goodman
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 9, 2004

"A final page on the literally worldwide origins of the skyscraper's materials is a perfect lagniappe for this soaring, stirring account. (Nonfiction. 7-9)"
Chock-a-block with big, bright, sharp color photos, this pictorial essay follows a New York City skyscraper (the new Random House Building, in a deft bit of product placement) from architect's table to furniture deliveries, then pulls back for dramatic high- and low-angle shots, plus some historical background. Read full book review >