Books by Jacqueline K. Ogburn

Released: Jan. 2, 2012

"Although not a comprehensive compendium for the reference shelf, what is found within is a huge treasure sure to be utilized by educators and eagerly consumed by future citizens of the world. (author's note) (Informational picture book. 4-8)"
A colorful catalogue of endearments for children spans the globe and expands awareness by showing how love is universal. Read full book review >
Released: May 1, 2010

"Enthralling fare for addicts of myth and fantasy, with short background notes on each type of creature at the end. (Picture book/reference. 11-15)"
Ceccoli's art gives this companion to James Lipton's classic Exaltation of Larks ("ultimate edition" 1991) a distinctly and appropriately otherworldly look. Read full book review >
THE BAKE SHOP GHOST by Jacqueline K. Ogburn
Released: July 25, 2005

"Priceman's gleeful watercolor-and-ink illustrations capture Cora Lee's ghostly hauntings with all the right swoops and swirls in this sweet story of how generous dollops of perseverance and kindness make the perfect cake. (recipe) (Picture book. 6-8)"
Cora Lee Merriweather may have a sour lemon-pucker mouth, but she makes the sweetest cakes around. Read full book review >
Released: Oct. 1, 2003

"Readers who delight in the art of Kinuko Craft, Marianna Mayer, and like romantics will be dazzled. (Picture book/folktale. 10-13)"
Long's romantic, extravagantly detailed paintings provide showstopping accompaniment to this lightly reworked Grimm Brothers version of "East of the Sun and West of the Moon." Read full book review >
THE MAGIC NESTING DOLL by Jacqueline K. Ogburn
Released: Sept. 1, 2000

This beautifully designed and illustrated book will appeal to all who enjoy lavishly illustrated and well-told fairy tales. Read full book review >
THE JUKEBOX MAN by Jacqueline K. Ogburn
Released: May 1, 1998

"A sweet story, and obviously a personal one, this may not interest children reading alone; it may be best suited to sharing, with an adult to explain everything from old 45s to 20õ slices of pie. (Picture book. 5-8)"
An adult look back at a childhood experience, in a volume that may be too blindly nostalgic to have relevance for children. Read full book review >
THE MASKED MAVERICK by Jacqueline K. Ogburn
Released: April 1, 1994

"A mismatch; still, an unusual milieu for a picture book story. (Picture book. 7-9)"
The Masked Maverick may be able to beat Hammerhand Hannibal, Mad Dog Markowitz, and every other wrestler in the ring, but he can't win over the crowds who boo his every victory—until the Brooklyn Bonecrusher tears off his mask to reveal features so inoffensive that the spectators have a change of heart. Read full book review >