Search Results: "Karen Gray Ruelle"


BOOK REVIEW

BARK PARK by Karen Gray Ruelle
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 2008

"From the opening pages where dogs converge on the park to the closing scenes of soapy mutts splashing in the bath and weary puppies curled up for doggie-dreams, this canine tour de force should amuse and amaze dog fans for its delightful diversity. (Picture book. 2-6)"
Doggies abound in this energetic and enthusiastic showcase of assorted canines capering in the park. Read full book review >

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APRIL FOOL! by Karen Gray Ruelle
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 15, 2002

"Although this is intended for new readers at the second-grade reading level, it would also be an excellent read-aloud for younger children to explain the concept of April Fool's Day. (Easy reader. 5-8)"
The fifth entry in the Harry and Emily easy reader series finds the kitty-cat siblings ready to celebrate another holiday together. Read full book review >

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SNOW VALENTINES by Karen Gray Ruelle
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2000

"A sweetly sentimental, but not syrupy, tale that gets right at the heart of Valentine's Day. (Fiction. 5-8)"
Ruelle serves up another humorous seasonal tale about that engaging feline duo, Harry and Emily, who learn that the best presents are the ones that come from the heart. Read full book review >

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EASY AS APPLE PIE by Karen Gray Ruelle
BEDTIME BOOK
Released: Sept. 15, 2002

"One tiny worm in the apple: Grandma loves the color yellow, and there is a reference to a vase of yellow flowers that are clearly orange. (Easy reader. 6-8)"
Apples remain a staple of autumn lessons in the early elementary grades, offering many opportunities for thematic integration into the content areas. Read full book review >

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SPOOKIER THAN A GHOST by Karen Gray Ruelle
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 15, 2001

"The ending is quite agreeable—Harry and Emily net an enormous haul of Halloween candy—and the whole suggests a pleasant antidote to prepackaged Halloween celebrations. (Easy reader. 4-8)"
Harry and his younger sister Emily anticipate Halloween by planning their costumes, decorating the house, and preparing treats in four easy-to-read chapters. Read full book review >

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MOTHER’S DAY MESS by Karen Gray Ruelle
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 15, 2003

"Harry and Emily have quite a few more holidays to explore, and this publisher in particular seems likely to extend the franchise. (Easy reader. 5-8)"
Feline siblings Harry and Emily help their mother celebrate her special day in this sixth entry in the Harry and Emily Adventure series by Ruelle (Easy as Apple Pie, 2002, etc.). Read full book review >

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Released: March 15, 1999

"Younger children aren't the only campers who will identify with the spookiness of nighttime noises—a tent's thin walls are scant protection from animal growls and the big imaginations of readers of all ages. (Picture book. 6-9)"
Bears aren't the only animals that growl, or so Harry the cat discovers on his first camping trip, in the great wilds of his backyard. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY
Released: April 1, 2007

"An absolute must. (Maps, index, bibliography, photographs, notes, glossary, pronunciation guide, source notes) (Nonfiction. 6-12)"
The people of the small towns and farms in La Montagne Protestante region of Southern France established homes and schools to rescue children fleeing almost certain transport to Nazi concentration camps. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE TREE by Karen Gray Ruelle
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 15, 2008

"A vague timeline throughout the work is an unnecessary distraction from this charming piece of history. (historical notes) (Informational picture book. 6-9)"
A stately elm tree in New York City's Madison Square Park is estimated to be 250 years old. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2009

"A must read for today's multicultural curricula. (afterword, glossary, notes, bibliography, index) (Informational picture book. 8-12)"
Holocaust history includes many instances of righteous individuals who risked their lives to hide or help Jews escape the Nazis' annihilating evil. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MOTHER GRAY AND THE BIG SHIP by Karen Cox Gray
Released: Sept. 20, 2013

"A historically detailed but slow-paced set of vignettes that captures the feel of rural Maine during the War of 1812."
Gray (Finding Mettle, 2007) continues to explore the history of her family in this excitingchildren's tale of a small island threatened by warships in 1814. 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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