Search Results: "Karen Bush Gibson"


BOOK REVIEW

YOUNG ADULT
Released: Feb. 1, 2014

"An informative introductory overview of the many important contributions women have made to space exploration. (source notes, glossary, further reading, bibliography, index) (Nonfiction. 12 & up)"
The history of women in space is chronicled through profiles of 23 astronauts from 10 countries whose careers span a half century. Read full book review >

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YOUNG ADULT
Released: July 1, 2013

"Overall, a sensible if staid survey; its strength is in its breadth. (notes, glossary, bibliography, index [not seen]) (Collective biography. 12 & up)"
This collective biography profiles 26 women aviators from 1910 up to today. Read full book review >

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TEDDY BEAR, TEDDY BEAR by Timothy Bush
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2005

"Bush's refreshing take on this classic rhyme only enhances its timeless endurance and is a wonderful way to introduce a true favorite to the next generation of little bears. (Picture book. 2-5)"
Using only his vibrant illustrations, Bush creatively transforms the familiar rhyme about an active bear's day into a full-out adventure. Read full book review >

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JAMES IN THE HOUSE OF AUNT PRUDENCE by Timothy Bush
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 1993

"A promising debut, with engagingly offbeat, childlike humor and a sure hand with the lively art. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A young guest in the home of an elderly relative, wreaking havoc that's actually caused by animals that come alive from her precious artifacts, isn't new; still, Bush develops the idea imaginatively, with energetic drafting and a comic spirit that pleasantly recall the art of David Small. Read full book review >

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KAREN ENGLISH
by Megan Labrise

The inspiration for Coretta Scott King Honor Award winner Karen English’s latest middle grade novel all comes down to one unforgettable quote.

“We had a housekeeper,” says English, who was born in 1954 and grew up in Los Angeles, “and she pulled me aside one day, when I was about nine, and told me that, if I ever went ...


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BOOK REVIEW

THREE AT SEA by Timothy Bush
ADVENTURE
Released: Aug. 10, 1994

"A winner. (Picture book. 4-9)"
Three rough-and-ready little boys are sporting on an inner tube when it drifts out to sea. Read full book review >

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BENJAMIN MCFADDEN AND THE ROBOT BABYSITTER by Timothy Bush
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 1998

"Order is restored in the nick of time; readers will share Benjamin's relief that the returning parents never suspect the chaos that reigned moments before. (Picture book. 5-8)"
In a futuristic tale from Bush (Three at Sea, 1994, etc.), Benjamin's parents go out for a night on the rings of Saturn, leaving him in the care of Babysitter, a robot who is preprogrammed for bedtime at 8:00, with no cookies, no milk, and no sense of humor. Read full book review >

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ALICE IN TIME by Penelope Bush
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: April 1, 2011

"Immensely satisfying for readers just realizing the power to make their own choices. (Fantasy. 12-15)"
Alice is aware that everything has been going downhill since her younger brother was born, her mother suffered from severe postpartum depression, her grandmother died and her father left. Read full book review >

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THE RULES OF ENGAGEMENT by Catherine Bush
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 1, 2000

"Despite the operatic premise, Bush expertly shapes a compelling story of love and love lost in the era of Bosnia and Rwanda."
In her commanding, at times riveting, second novel, Bush (Minus Time, 1993) explores the ageless duels of love and war among scarred souls living in contemporary Toronto and London. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 5, 1999

"One must search carefully in this large brown carpet to find the silver and golden threads—but they are there."
The former president presents his autobiography in the form of annotated letters, journal entries, a few speeches, and assorted documents. Read full book review >

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HOUSEBOAT WARS by Charles Bush
FICTION & LITERATURE

"The attorney protagonist getting caught up in more melodrama than lawyering makes for an unusual but convincing tale."
In this thriller, a houseboat community's legal case against developers in 1977 California culminates in murder. Read full book review >