Search Results: "The Denver Museum of Nature and Science"


BOOK REVIEW

ANTS by Deborah Hodge
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 2004

"Well-designed, well thought-out, these will satisfy young listeners and encourage further research in slightly older kids. (Nonfiction. 3-8)"
Straightforward, pleasing explorations of two common insects presented by and with photographs from the Denver Museum of Nature and Science. Read full book review >

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HOLIDAYS & FESTIVALS
Released: Oct. 1, 2002

"No library should be without this well-designed, beautiful, and informative resource. (Nonfiction. 5 )"
The authors—Simonds, who has studied and written about Chinese culture and cooking for 30 years, and Swartz, the vice-president of The Children's Museum, Boston—have collaborated to present a rich and eclectic collection of Chinese traditions. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

PICASSO by Museum of Modern Art
IPAD BOOK APPS
Released: July 28, 2014

"Though perhaps too much for newcomers to the path-breaking artist, handsome and authoritative for those beyond introductions."
A scholarly but accessible survey of prominent pieces from the heart of Pablo Picasso's (1881-1973) cubist period, rich in opportunities for visual deep dives. Read full book review >

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CAMOUFLAGE by American Museum of Natural History
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 2016

"Here's hoping big kids will not be put off by the format, since they are the appropriate audience for the content. (Informational board book. 3-6)"
Youngsters are encouraged to look for camouflaged animals in this lift-the-flap book from the American Museum of Natural History. Read full book review >

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LADY CATHERINE, THE EARL, AND THE REAL DOWNTON ABBEY by The Countess of Carnarvon
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 29, 2013

"Gossipy and fun, with a good history lesson—sure to delight Downton Abbey fans."
A second sprightly memoir by a real English countess (after her Lady Almina and the Real Downton Abbey) delineates her forebear's heyday from the Roaring '20s. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BLACK AND BLANCO! by San Antonio Museum of Art
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 6, 2013

"Though the title as a whole feels a bit disjointed, the stunning images alone make it worth a look or two (or 20). (Board book. 3-6)"
The San Antonio Museum of Art, the San Antonio Public Library Foundation and Trinity University Press come together to showcase some of the museum's most interesting art in this bilingual—English and Spanish—offering. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Dec. 1, 1997

Published as a companion to an exhibition at the Museum of Television and Radio's New York and Los Angeles sites, this very serious anthology attempts to explain the qualities that have given soap operas such longevity and persistent popularity. Read full book review >

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MONKEY AND MOLE AT THE RIJKSMUSEUM by Gitte Spee
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 12, 2013

"It's a pleasant-enough story, but it's not quite effective as a way to draw young readers into a museum experience. (iPad storybook app. 4-8)"
Two animal friends explore the recently renovated grand Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: May 3, 2016

"Convincing and damning but unlikely to influence U.S. leaders because the electorate largely approves of drone warfare. Apparently killing terrorists takes priority over legal niceties or the deaths of innocent non-Americans."
In this angry but well-documented polemic, journalist Scahill (Dirty Wars: The World is a Battlefield, 2013, etc.) and his colleagues at the Intercept add to a growing genre that denounces our leaders' fascination with a cheap, seemingly risk-free way to kill terrorists. Read full book review >

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OSTRICH AND LARK by Marilyn Nelson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2012

"Eye-catching and lyrical. (Picture book. 4-8)"
When does an ostrich come into his own? Read full book review >

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MUSEUM SHAPES by Metropolitan Museum of Art
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2005

"A marvelous gift for parent and child, promising many hours of visual stimulation and enjoyment. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Once again, the collections of New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art serve up instantly recognizable images of ten forms, each identified by word, shape and images. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Sept. 20, 2016

"An enticing guide to the museum's extensive exhibits."
A literary companion to the Smithsonian's soon-to-open National Museum of African American History and Culture. Read full book review >