Search Results: "Tom Uhlman"


BOOK REVIEW

ERUPTION! by Elizabeth Rusch
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 18, 2013

"High-stakes science, portrayed in one of the scarier entries in this bar-setting series. (glossary, notes, bibliography, index) (Nonfiction. 10-14)"
Rusch (Mighty Mars Rovers, 2012) cranks up the pressure as she portrays scientists whose work requires getting entirely too close to active or soon-to-be-active volcanoes. Read full book review >

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INSIDE BIOSPHERE 2 by Mary Kay Carson
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Oct. 13, 2015

"For middle and high school readers, an encouraging example of earth scientists working to understand and deal with climate change in new and amazing ways. (glossary, resources, index) (Nonfiction. 12-15)"
A 1990s science experiment aimed at space exploration finds a new purpose in the 21st century. Read full book review >

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PARK SCIENTISTS by Mary Kay Carson
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 13, 2014

"A welcome demonstration of the breadth of possibilities in scientific work. (Nonfiction. 10-15)"
In Yellowstone, Saguaro and Great Smoky Mountains national parks, scientists help manage natural resources while they study them. Read full book review >

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MISSION TO PLUTO by Mary Kay Carson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 10, 2017

"A worthy companion to Catherine Thimmesh's Team Moon (2006) with similar appeal. (glossary, web resources, sources, index) (Nonfiction. 10-14)"
A team effort sends a space probe to the edge of our solar system. Read full book review >

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EMI AND THE RHINO SCIENTIST by Mary Kay Carson
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 22, 2007

"The emphases on reproductive science and zoo work both make this an unusual addition to the admirable Scientists in the Field series, one that should be welcome in high-school as well as middle-school libraries. (glossary, suggested reading and websites, index) (Nonfiction. 10-16)"
Working in the Cincinnati Zoo as part of a worldwide effort to support endangered animals, scientist Terri Roth succeeds in helping a pair of Sumatran rhinos reproduce, using techniques that can be used to help other rhinoceroses both in captivity and, indirectly, in the wild. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE BAT SCIENTISTS by Mary Kay Carson
Released: Sept. 1, 2010

"Uhlman's photographs are clearly identified in context and the backmatter supports further research. (Learn more, glossary, index) (Nonfiction. 12 & up)"
The "ick" factor is high in this latest title in the Scientists in the Field series describing patient field work, rescue and conservation efforts to save bats. Read full book review >

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STICK DOG DREAMS OF ICE CREAM by Tom Watson
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 19, 2015

"The single joke now in its fourth retelling is only for fans of the series…they may prefer squirrel watching to joining Stick Dog this time. (Graphic/fiction hybrid. 7-10)"
Will Stick Dog and his buddies find a way to beat the heat? Read full book review >

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THE SURPRISE ATTACK OF JABBA THE PUPPETT by Tom Angleberger
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 6, 2013

"Origami instructions are included (of course), and it's otherwise chock-full of customarily quirky fun. (Graphic hybrid fiction. 8-12)"
Dark times have descended on McQuarrie Middle School, and a rebel alliance is born…. Read full book review >

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THE SECRET OF THE FORTUNE WOOKIEE by Tom Angleberger
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 7, 2012

"The end is foreboding…all young Jedi rejoice! There will be a sequel. (Graphic hybrid fiction. 9-14)"
A short time ago in a middle school not far away… Read full book review >

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POOP FOUNTAIN! by Tom Angleberger
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2007

"He takes up too much space filling in backstory, but the trio's 'adventure' is credibly worked out, engagingly related and, unsurprisingly, likely to be greeted with howls of laughter by second-graders of all ages. (Fiction. 7-10)"
"Yeah, it's kind of second-grade, I know, but once the word poop has been said fifty times, the fifty-first time is twice as funny. Try it." Read full book review >

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WHAT ARE YOU SO GRUMPY ABOUT? by Tom Lichtenheld
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2003

Guaranteed to remove every pout in sight, Lichtenheld's catalogue of common petty annoyances tops even his sidesplitting Everything I Know About Pirates (2000). Read full book review >

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MY SCHOOL IS WORSE THAN YOURS by Tom Toles
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 1997

"Middle-schoolers, including reluctant readers, will want more fast- paced, attention-grabbing books about Raven Royce and her wacky school. (Fiction. 8-12)"
A Pulitzer Prizewinning cartoonist debuts with a hilarious book that is ideal for classroom read-alouds. Read full book review >