David Levy, discoverer of 22 comets, has this to say about Croswell's The Lives of Stars: “A terrific book. I am enjoying The Lives of Stars immensely. It is very well written, aimed with precision at young readers, and is filled with inspiration to get these readers to enjoy the stars. I would not be surprised if a whole generation gets inspired to study astronomy after reading this wonderful book.”
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The August 15, 2009 issue of Kirkus Reviews features a review of Margriet Ruurs' My School In The Rain Forest.
Accessible and inspiring, the depictions of these 13 schools are impressive in scope, and the sheer number of similarities and differences between the schools makes for a fascinating read. An excellent choice for the classroom and a strong introduction to such topics as global diversity and the importance of education.
The September 15, 2009 issue of Booklist features a review of Nancy White Carlstrom's Mama, Will It Snow Tonight?
Anyone familiar with young children will recognize their tendency to ask the same question over and over again, which can be either annoying or endearing. In this case, it’s the latter … the text’s quiet tone complements perfectly the images of a snug farm, a deep blue wintry sky, and the three sets of loving mothers and children going about their business. This simple, beautiful portrayal of anticipation answers young children’s desire for reassurance as well as information.