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Review of Sharks: A Mighty Bite-y History

Sharks: A Mighty Bite-y History by Miriam Forster; illus. by Gordy WrightPrimary, Intermediate    Abrams    80 pp.    g5/22    978-1-4197-4773-1    $24.99e-book ed.  978-1-6470-0702-7    $18.65Forster describes shark and shark-like species in a tour through geologic time, from almost four hundred million years ago to the present day, highlighting ancient and modern creatures. The...

Review of How to Build a Human: In Seven Evolutionary Steps

How to Build a Human: In Seven Evolutionary Steps by Pamela S. Turner; illus. by John Gurche Intermediate, Middle School    Charlesbridge    112 pp.    g 4/22    978-1-62354-250-4    $19.99 e-book ed.  978-1-63289-773-2    $10.99 “Evolution is a journey, not a destination.” The paths and branches of human evolution, from our primate ancestors to...
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Review of Anglerfish: The Seadevil of the Deep

Anglerfish: The Seadevil of the Deep by Elaine Alexander; illus. by Fiona FoggPrimary    Candlewick    32 pp.    g4/22    978-1-5362-1396-6    $17.99The menacing protagonist, Anglerfish, lurks in the deepest, darkest parts of the ocean, luring prey with her distinctive lantern-like appendage, then finishing them off with her mouthful of sharp teeth. Alexander explains...
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Review of Happy Sloth Day!

Happy Sloth Day! by April Pulley Sayre; photos by the author and Jeff SayrePrimary    Beach Lane/Simon    48 pp.    g3/22    978-1-5344-5373-9    $17.99e-book ed.  978-1-5344-5374-6    $10.99This book describes a day in the life of a Panamanian sloth (in reality, per the acknowledgments, a composite of eight years of expeditions and of two...
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Review of The Wolves of Yellowstone: A Rewilding Story

The Wolves of Yellowstone: A Rewilding Story by Catherine Barr; illus. by Jenni DesmondPrimary, Intermediate    Bloomsbury    48 pp.    g4/22    978-1-5476-0798-3    $23.99e-book ed.  978-1-5476-0799-0    $16.79Today in the wild expanses of Yellowstone National Park, wolves roam freely. This was not the case for most of the twentieth century, as wolves there were...

Review of Solitary Animals: Introverts of the Wild

Solitary Animals: Introverts of the Wild by Joshua David Stein; illus. by Dominique Ramsey Primary    Rise/Penguin Workshop    48 pp.    g 2/22    978-0-593-38443-5    $18.99 e-book ed.  978-0-593-38544-9    $11.99 Most animals live in groups, but some live most of their lives by themselves. Stein introduces four solitary species and contrasts their contented...

Review of Fox: A Circle of Life Story

Fox: A Circle of Life Story by Isabel Thomas; illus. by Daniel Egnéus Primary, Intermediate    Bloomsbury    48 pp.    g 11/21    978-1-5476-0692-4    $18.99 e-book ed.  978-1-5476-0776-1    $13.29 “A death is the end of one life, but it is also the beginning of many more.” This account of the life of a...

Review of Animal Architects

Animal Architects by Amy Cherrix; illus. by Chris Sasaki Primary    Beach Lane/Simon    56 pp.    g 9/21    978-1-5344-5625-9    $17.99 e-book ed.  978-1-5344-5626-6    $10.99 “Did you know the natural world is a construction zone? Whether they are large or small, in the ocean or on land, animals are amazing architects!” Cherrix (In...

Review of The Magic School Bus Explores Human Evolution

The Magic School Bus Explores Human Evolution [Magic School Bus] by Joanna Cole; illus. by Bruce Degen Primary, Intermediate    Scholastic    56 pp.    g 4/21    978-0-590-10828-7    $17.99 Ms. Frizzle’s latest adventure (published posthumously for Cole, alas) takes her class, joined by newcomer Bo who’s visiting from China, back 3.5 billion years...
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