Search Results: "Karen C. Fox"


BOOK REVIEW

OLDER THAN THE STARS by Karen C. Fox
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 2010

"This simple but effective presentation of a complicated theoretical model, the most commonly accepted explanation of the universe's beginnings, will delight early readers and listeners with its personal connection. (Informational picture book. 5-9)"
In this appealing picture-book introduction to cosmology, a cumulative rhyme presents the "big bang" theory of the origin and development of the universe and the idea that humans, along with everything else, are made of star stuff. Read full book review >

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BENJI AND THE 24 POUND BANANA SQUASH by Alan C.  Fox
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 16, 2017

"Gratifying. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Planting vegetables requires certain practices—some of which can become a bit comical—but with hard work comes great rewards. Read full book review >

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Released: Feb. 26, 2013

"Packed with information and structurally overwhelming, but a solid resource for metaphysicians, healers, psychologists and students of dream imagery."
Archetypes from nature and the tarot explain themselves in a compendium of dream encounters. 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

MALALA YOUSAFZAI by Karen Leggett Abouraya
Released: Jan. 29, 2014

"A moving real-life story well-told and beautifully illustrated."
A nonfiction picture book about a young Pakistani activist who believes that education is a basic human right. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 1, 2009

"Authoritative, illuminating and accessible."
This provocative study of minority-vote suppression successfully links blatant Reconstruction-era tactics and regulations with modern-day voting in America. Read full book review >

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SEXUALITY AND CATHOLICISM by Thomas C. Fox
NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 1, 1995

"Although he fails to provide definitive historical analysis of the many sex-related issues he addresses, Fox offers sensitive insights into contemporary Roman Catholic morality."
A balanced, broad summary of Catholicism's response to sexuality that will be a valuable reference tool for the layperson, although the scholar will find little that is original here. Read full book review >

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THE CAT, THE DOG, LITTLE RED, THE EXPLODING EGGS, THE WOLF, AND GRANDMA by Diane Fox
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 26, 2014

"Too smart for its own good. (Picture book. 5-9)"
A metafictive examination of "Little Red Riding Hood." Read full book review >

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TYSON THE TERRIBLE by Diane Fox
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 26, 2006

"A bouncy little tale with a winning finale. (Picture book. 2-6)"
All the other dinosaurs fear the arrival of the tyrannosaurus. Read full book review >

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THE EAGLE KITE by Paula Fox
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: April 1, 1995

"Fans will want to read this; it has its heart-wrenching moments, but ultimately founders and disappoints. (Fiction. 11+)"
Liam's father is dying of AIDS and despite the lies told to him about tainted blood transfusions, Liam, 13, knows how he got it. Read full book review >

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MONKEY ISLAND by Paula Fox
ADVENTURE
Released: Sept. 1, 1991

A fine author considers what it means to be a homeless 11- year-old in N.Y.C. Clay Garrity's dad, an art director, was out of work; Clay's mother trained for a good job—but it wasn't enough, especially with a baby coming. Read full book review >