Search Results: "Karen Dugan"


BOOK REVIEW

CAMPING WITH THE PRESIDENT by Ginger Wadsworth
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Sept. 1, 2009

"Roosevelt'—an unfortunate license. (author's, biographical notes) (Picture book. 7-10)"
In the spring of 1903, President Theodore Roosevelt took a long trip to the far American West and capped his visit with a four-day camping trip through Yosemite with famed naturalist John Muir. Read full book review >

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MR. TUGGLE’S TROUBLES by LeeAnn Blankenship
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2005

"MPSLUGMISTER Tuggle has an odd sort of quirky charm: He solves his problems in his own way and doesn't even notice all the disapproving looks from other less inventive folk. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Mr. Tuggle has his struggles: He can't find his clothes in his messy apartment. Read full book review >

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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 >

BOOK REVIEW

IN THE SPIN OF THINGS by Rebecca Kai Dotlich
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2003

"A different way of viewing the world around us. (Poetry. 6-10)"
In this collection, a wide variety of mostly everyday items are described in terms of their motion. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BICYCLE RIDING by Sandra Olson Liatsos
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 1997

"In her warmly colored watercolors, Dugan cleverly fleshes out the images in the poetry; the only misstep is an anachronistic conceit in which winged maple seeds are shown spinning through the air along with orange autumn leaves. (Picture book/poetry. 5-8)"
Twenty-two poems (about half previously published) mostly describing activities and observations of children out-of-doors, from playing baseball in a city street to wondering at fragile butterflies fluttering above crashing ocean waves. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

123 NYC by Joanne Dugan
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2007

"Locations for each picture are specified in the endnotes. (Picture book. 4-6)"
Dugan revisits the streets and skyscrapers of New York City for this follow-up photo essay to ABC/NYC (2005), pairing color shots of painted or sculpted numbers from one to 20, with black-and-white views of clocks, children, wheels, architectural details, bagels, bridges and more. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

LEAVING HOME WITH A PICKLE JAR by Barbara Dugan
ANIMALS
Released: Aug. 1, 1993

"Still, unusually perceptive, well-told, and likable. (Picture book. 4-8)"
The author of Loop the Loop (1992, ALA Notable) tells another story remarkable for its sensitivity and deft interweaving of themes. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SCHOOL SPIRIT by Johanna Hurwitz
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 1994

"Rewarding light fare for readers moving into chapter books, or for less proficient older readers. (Fiction. 7-11)"
Soon after his election (Class President, 1990), having learned that his school may close next June, Julio begins a campaign to save it. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SO MUCH A PART OF YOU by Polly Dugan
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 10, 2014

"Not surprisingly, Dugan is at work on a novel, which readers will eagerly anticipate after reading this promising collection."
A debut collection that could practically pass for a novel; almost all the stories feature members of a single family through three generations, focusing on Anna Riley as she grows from childhood equestrienne to wife and mother. 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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