Books by Mary D. Lankford

MAZES AROUND THE WORLD by Mary D. Lankford
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2008

"Includes an author's note, mazes to unravel (with a finger rather than a pencil) and additional maze-related information. (Picture book/nonfiction. 7-10)"
The tradition of mazes and labyrinths hearkens back to ancient times, and a multitude of examples can be found throughout the world, made from a range of materials and serving a variety of purposes. Read full book review >
CHRISTMAS USA by Mary D. Lankford
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2006

"Dugan's illustrations are bright and cheerful, with the cover showing smiling children waving American flags around a Christmas tree decorated in red, white and blue. (bibliography, index) (Nonfiction. 6-9)"
Lankford and Dugan have collaborated on previous volumes about Christmas and birthday traditions around the world. Read full book review >
BIRTHDAYS AROUND THE WORLD by Mary D. Lankford
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2002

"A description of a birthday book club, a boon to school libraries, rounds out this useful, if limited, compendium of birthday traditions. (bibliography, index) (Picture book/nonfiction. 6-9)"
Lankford and Dugan (Dominoes Around the World, 1998, etc.) continue their partnership as they present birthday customs, foods, and games from seven different countries. Read full book review >
QUINCEAÑERA by Mary D. Lankford
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 1994

"Further reading; index. (Nonfiction. 9-14)"
A straightforward, detailed description of a traditional 15th-birthday celebration—in this case, that of Mexican-born Martha Jimenez, an eighth-grader in Austin, Texas. Read full book review >
HOPSCOTCH AROUND THE WORLD by Mary D. Lankford
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 12, 1992

"Bibliography; index. (Nonfiction. 8-12)"
Hopscotch is a nearly universal childhood game, its history going back at least to Roman times. Read full book review >