Search Results: "Judith St. George"


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THE GHOST, THE WHITE HOUSE, AND ME by Judith St. George
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 2007

"A solid and not especially scary introduction to the ghost-story genre. (Fiction. 8-12)"
Now that they live in the White House, 11-year-old KayKay Granger has the perfect opportunity to hone her mystery-writing skills by sleeping in Lincoln's bedroom. Read full book review >

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SO YOU WANT TO BE PRESIDENT? by Judith St. George
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Aug. 1, 2000

"A superb, kid-centered survey and a perfect way to enliven the perennial class unit on the presidents. (Nonfiction. 7-12)"
Just in time for the presidential election, St. Read full book review >

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SO YOU WANT TO BE AN INVENTOR? by Judith St. George
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Sept. 1, 2002

"Amazing Stories Behind Some Great Inventions (2000) or Nathan Aaseng's thematic collective biographies. (Nonfiction. 8-10)"
Lightning doesn't strike twice for the award-winning team of So You Want To Be President? (2000). Read full book review >

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SO YOU WANT TO BE AN EXPLORER? by Judith St. George
ADVENTURE
Released: Sept. 1, 2005

"First-class inspirational reading: funny, fluent and on target. (biographical 'glossary') (Nonfiction. 7-10)"
For young readers who don't fancy becoming President (2000) or an Inventor (2002), St. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY
Released: June 1, 2009

"The author's ability to lucidly explain the political intricacies of the time is impressive, revealing to readers that politics were as ugly, if not uglier, in the nation's earliest days as they are now. (Biography. 12 & up)"
This briskly paced, concise dual biography of Burr and Hamilton highlights the remarkable parallels the men shared: Both were orphaned at a young age; both attended the same New Jersey academy; both were brilliant students, attending college and earning law degrees; both were heroes in the American Revolution; both served on George Washington's staff; both would play prominent roles in the fledgling United States government. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY
Released: May 7, 1996

"For those still unenlightened as to the bareback-rider stereotype, this is a startling sentence; without attribution in context or in notes, readers have no way of knowing the source of many quotations. (index, not seen, bibliography) (Nonfiction. 10-14)"
Copious research substantiates this biography of Sitting Bull, but St. Read full book review >

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STAND TALL, ABE LINCOLN by Judith St. George
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Dec. 1, 2007

"Closing with a more complete capsule biography and a substantial bibliography, this puts Lincoln in proper historical perspective, but more unusually, provides probing insight into the personal qualities that made him one of our greatest chief executives. (Picture book/biography. 7-9)"
The latest in St. Read full book review >

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ZARAFA by Judith St. George
ANIMALS
Released: June 1, 2009

"Thousands of visitors came to see Zarafa in France—no doubt many more will flock to this book. (author's note) (Informational picture book. 6-8)"
Zarafa the giraffe first traveled on camelback, then by a small, creaky boat, then a tall ship and, finally, walked 550 miles on her own four hooves. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY
Released: Oct. 15, 2001

"One real drawback as a piece of nonfiction for children is that the bibliography, while extensive, includes no titles for young readers. (chronology, bibliography, Web sites, acknowledgments for archival illustrations, index) (Biography. 10-14)"
As the subtitle indicates, this dual biography focuses on the remarkable marriage of one of the nation's founders and his publicly silent but privately very vocal wife. Read full book review >

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SACAGAWEA by Judith St. George
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Sept. 22, 1997

"Dinner was spoiled elk, roots and rotten fish'') and supported with a sturdy bibliography (although no specific citations). (maps, not seen) (Biography. 11-13)"
So little is known of Sacagawea's life before or after the Lewis and Clark Expedition that its story and hers are virtually the same, but St. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY
Released: Oct. 21, 1992

"Bibliography; 31 b&w photos not seen. (Nonfiction. 10+)"
In 1886, six-year-old Helen Keller sat on Alexander Graham Bell's knee and played with his watch. Read full book review >