Search Results: "Karen Nagel"


BOOK REVIEW

SHAPES THAT ROLL by Karen Nagel
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 9, 2009

"An eye-catching, very general introduction to the world of shapes. (Picture book. 4-7)"
An orange circle, a pink triangle and a green square introduce children to many different shapes in a visually appealing overview of the topic. 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

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 10, 2004

"A unique life related with animation, admiration, and affection, but also faithfully and unfancifully. (16-page b&w photo insert, not seen)"
Perceptive biography of an aristocrat Scottish lady who broke social, political, and diplomatic ground. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 1, 2008

"A dry, unexciting account punctuated by all-too-fleeting moments of interest."
Slow-moving account of the life and the mythology surrounding French princess Marie-Thérèse-Charlotte (1778-1851). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BABY ANIMAL FARM by Karen Blair
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 8, 2014

"Here's hoping these youngsters step out for another adventure very soon. (Board book. 6 mos.-2)"
A gaggle of tots meets various baby animals at the farm. Read full book review >

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COUNTING KISSES by Karen Katz
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 1, 2001

"A winsome tale perfect for cuddle time with a beloved little one. (Picture book. 1-5)"
A tired tot is bundled off to bed with a bevy of smooches from family members in this comforting countdown tale. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE BABIES ON THE BUS by Karen Katz
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 19, 2011

"A shame the trip has to end, but how about an encore? (Picture book. 1-4)"
A nursery-song staple is presented with lots of baby swagger. Read full book review >

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THE T.F. LETTERS by Karen Ray
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 1998

"Readers in the know will appreciate the creative adult-child communication and picture Alex's parents grappling to smooth her adjustment; others will settle for believing, as Alex does, in magic. (Fiction. 7-10)"
Suddenly, Alex Vandershoot is going through a lot of changes, losing her first tooth, and facing her family's move to California from Texas. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WHAT DO YOU LOVE ABOUT YOU? by Karen Lechelt
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 6, 2016

"Rather than building self-esteem, this book seems to be sending the troubling message that it is constructed through a child's relationships to others. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Various anthropomorphic animals share with a child what they love most about themselves. Read full book review >