Book Reviews: Biography

Our Eleanor Bibliography: Fleming, Candace. Our Eleanor; A Scrapbook Look at Eleanor Roosevelt’s Remarkable Life. 2005. New York. Antheneum. ISBN 9780689865442 Plot: A very personal look at the life of Eleanor Roosevelt.  This book not only chronicle’s the life of Eleanor Roosevelt, but provides a photographic journal and scrapbook of this remarkable woman’s America. Critical Analysis: It is apparent that Candace Fleming took the time … Continue reading Book Reviews: Biography

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Book Reviews: Informational Story Book

Quest for the Tree Kangaroo; An Expedition to the Cloud Forest of New Guinea Bibliography: Montgomery, Sy. Ill. Nic Bishop. 2006. Quest for the Tree Kangararoo; An Expedition to the Cloud Forest of New Guinea. Boston. Houghton Mifflin Company. ISBN 9780618496419. Plot: Scientist Lisa Dabek and her team of international explorers are accompanied by author Sy Montgomery and his photographer Nic Bishop on their journey … Continue reading Book Reviews: Informational Story Book

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Book Reviews: Photo Essay

Guts; Our Digestive System Bibliography:Simon, Seymour. 2005. Guts; Our Digestive System. New York: HarperCollins Publisher. ISBN 9780060546526 Plot:Seymour Simon describes the human digestive system using everyday language in this stunning photo essay. Critical Analysis:In this photo essay, the artwork consists of an authentic collection of photographs, drawings, and color enhanced x-rays Simon obtained from a variety of research organizations.  The essays alternate between white text … Continue reading Book Reviews: Photo Essay

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Book Reviews: Poetry and Verse

Hidden Bibliography: Frost, Helen. 2011. Hidden. New York: Francis Foster Books. ISBN 9780374382216. Plot: Wearing her pink dress, and sitting in the back seat of her mother’s car, Wren played with her doll as Mom ran in to pay for gas.  When she hears the gunshot, Wren hides under a blanket on the floorboard as the car starts and speeds away.  Upon hearing a man’s … Continue reading Book Reviews: Poetry and Verse

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Book Reviews; Traditional Literature

Anansi and the Moss-Covered Rock(Live Oak Readalong Book) Bibliography: Kimmel, Eric A. Ill. Stevens, Janet.  Nar. Jerry Terheyden. 1991. Anansi and the Moss-Covered rock. New York. Live Oak Media.  ISBN 978-1591126751. Plot: Anansi, the local trickster, discovers a rock with a magical power.  He decides to use this new-found magic to trick his friends.  In the end, the trick is turned on him with the hope that Anansi … Continue reading Book Reviews; Traditional Literature

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