Search Results: "Karen M. Stegman-Bourgeois"


BOOK REVIEW

TROLLERELLA by Karen M.  Stegman-Bourgeois
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 15, 2006

"Not the best of the myriad fractured Cinderella tales, but this may find a home with tooth fairy or troll fans. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A troll's entrance into the Cinderella story falls rather flat in this latest fairy tale remake. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: March 3, 2015

"An uneven but useful chronicle of a far-fetched history whose woeful truth is only now emerging."
A multilayered, mystifying exposé of how the CIA infiltrated and ultimately directed the U.S. National Student Association in thwarting international communist goals from 1950 to 1967. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

EASY-PEASY RECIPES by Karen Berman
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2012

"Young cooks will likely be more successful serving as sous-chefs under their parents' tutelage than using this to strike out on their own. (Cookbook. 5-10)"
Unlike Berman's Friday Night Bites: Kick off the Weekend with Recipes and Crafts for the Whole Family (2009; not reviewed), this effort is geared toward independent child chefs. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

HALMONI AND THE PICNIC by Sook Nyul Choi
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 1993

"A sensitive exploration of difficulties facing immigrants, particularly older people who don't get the crash course in American culture provided by school or a job. (Picture book. 5-9)"
Yunmi, a Korean-American third-grader in a N.Y.C. parochial school, worries about her grandmother Halmoni, who's been in the US only two months and is having a hard time with the English language and American customs. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION

"A good starting point for new or less-experienced parents hoping to put their children on a solid educational path."
Experienced teachers set out to build the next generation of readers. 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

ONE OF US IS LYING by Karen M. McManus
YOUNG ADULT
Released: May 30, 2017

"Although the language and plot sometimes border on cliché, this fast-paced blend of Gossip Girl, Pretty Little Liars, and classic John Hughes will leave readers racing to the finish as they try to unravel the mystery on their own. (Thriller. 14-18)"
Detention takes a dark turn when the student behind Bayview High's infamous app About That dies from a peanut allergy—and every witness has a different reason for wanting him gone. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Sept. 14, 2017

"Concise, authoritative, and well-targeted to the project management audience."
Corporate project managers and their superiors will find basic and advanced strategies in this debut book. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

POLICE OFFICERS by Paulette Bourgeois
Released: April 1, 1999

"The book closes with a smart set of safety tips, making this not just for children interested in police work, but for adults who want to keep children alert and cautious. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Police Officers ($12.95; Apr.; 32 pp.; 1-55074-502-6): The duties of police officers are outlined in this entry in the In My Neighborhood series. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

GARBAGE COLLECTORS by Paulette Bourgeois
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 1998

"This is an informative yet light-handed treatment of the important job of workers who make daily contributions to community health and safety. (Picture book. 3-7)"
In an entry in the In My Neighborhood series, garbage collectors Sam and Mabel answer children's questions about their work as they complete their daily route. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

LI JUN AND THE IRON ROAD by Anne Tait
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Nov. 28, 2015

"The concept is full of promise, but the product ultimately disappoints. (Historical fiction. 12-18)"
Since her father left China to work years ago on building a Canadian railroad, then disappeared, teenager Li Jun tries to fulfill a promise made to her dying mother to find him. Read full book review >