Search Results: "Karen Liptak"


BOOK REVIEW

ENDANGERED PEOPLES by Karen Liptak
NONFICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 1993

"List of organizations interested in these peoples' problems; source notes; extensive bibliography; index. (Nonfiction. 12+)"
A sobering, well-balanced account of five ethnic groups living outside the industrial system. Read full book review >

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DATING DINOSAURS AND OTHER OLD THINGS by Karen Liptak
SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY
Released: March 15, 1992

"Glossary; further reading; index. (Nonfiction. 12+)"
Humankind has kept records for only a few thousand of its two million years; scientists (archaeologists, paleontologists, anthropologists) and historians are still finding new ways to read our history and that of the eons that preceded us. Read full book review >

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COMING-OF-AGE by Karen Liptak
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Feb. 1, 1994

Similarities among coming-of-age-rites (e.g., most cultures view the onset of menses as the passage into womanhood) and some striking differences (the Amazon's Yanomamis isolate girls during the first menstrual cycle; other peoples alter their appearance with facial piercing, hair cuts, body paints, etc.). 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

WINDOWS WITH BIRDS by Karen Ritz
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 2010

"Touching, unique and wise, a perfectly pitched tale of acceptance of the inevitable changes of life. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Cat lives in a house "that [has] windows with birds, / twenty-six stairs, / twenty- hiding places, and / one foolish mouse in the basement." Read full book review >

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MR. WILLIAMS by Karen Barbour
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Sept. 1, 2005

"What a delightful way to show young readers 'how it was back then.' (Picture book/nonfiction. 6-10)"
Mr. J.W. Williams grew up in rural Louisiana during the Depression. Read full book review >

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ONE PUPPY, THREE TALES by Karen Salmansohn
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2001

"Trite, semi-legible, and over-designed. (Fiction. 9-11)"
Only readers who can tackle Marissa Moss's Amelia's Notebook (1995) and its sequels without eyestrain will be comfortable reading this hand-written, neon-colored monologue. Read full book review >

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MY FIRST KWANZAA by Karen Katz
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 2003

"A solid, sweet, and meaty choice for holiday reading. (Picture book. 2-5)"
With colorful collage and mixed-media illustrations alongside brief, yet informative text, Katz's latest offers youngsters an engaging introduction to the African-American holiday. Read full book review >

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OVER THE MOON by Karen Katz
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 1997

"As in Jamie Lee Curtis and Laura Cornell's Tell Me Again About the Night I Was Born (1996), both text and pictures are suffused with anticipation and joyful welcome at the baby's arrival. (Picture book. 3-7)"
A happy, colorful book about a man and woman dreaming of their soon-to-be-born adopted baby, receiving the news of her birth, and flying to the ``faraway place'' where they meet their child. Read full book review >

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BABY'S BIG BUSY BOOK by Karen Katz
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 7, 2017

"Little fingers will enjoy exploring these pages again and again. (Board book. 1-3)"
A day in Baby's life, with flaps, textures, sparkly bling, and mirrors to explore. Read full book review >

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ROSIE GOES TO PRESCHOOL by Karen Katz
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 7, 2015

"Rosie provides a delightful introduction to preschool that will soothe first-day worries. (Picture book. 2-5)"
An endearing guide shows young children what preschool will be like. Read full book review >

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BABY LOVES SPRING! by Karen Katz
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 1, 2012

"Cheery characters in bright spring shades usher in the season. (Board book. 6 mos.-2)"
A toddler in bright red galoshes and a rubber-duck yellow raincoat splashes through her world. Read full book review >