Search Results: "Karen Romano Young"


BOOK REVIEW

ANIMALS
Released: May 1, 2007

"Though backgrounds on some pages make the text hard to read, young fans of all things nautical will happily immerse themselves in this seagoing omnium gatherum. (index, multimedia resource lists) (Nonfiction. 9-11)"
Young combines arrays of charts, color photos and diagrams with descriptive captions, general comments, notes on technical gear and short interviews to explore the many ways all who travel on or in the ocean keep track of their courses and locations. Read full book review >

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HUNDRED PERCENT by Karen Romano Young
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 2, 2016

"A lovely, lovely tale full of warmth, humor, and intelligence that validates its readership. (Fiction. 10-12)"
Two white, female best friends enter sixth grade, and their friendship becomes complicated. Read full book review >

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TRY THIS! by Karen Romano Young
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 5, 2014

"Science fun, with both terms emphasized equally. (general and materials indices) (Nonfiction. 10-14)"
Pretested by a crew of young assistants, these dozens of science demonstrations are both doable and worth doing. Read full book review >

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DOODLEBUG by Karen Romano Young
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 2010

"Charming and thoughtful. (Fiction. 9-12)"
Those who might be tempted to dismiss this heavily illustrated saga of middle-school angst and family upheaval as a Wimpy Kid knock-off will miss an engaging, original heroine, a satisfying story and lots of great pictures. Read full book review >

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VIDEO by Karen Romano Young
Released: Oct. 1, 1999

"Unflinching, well told, rich in character. (Fiction. 13+)"
Romano (The Beetle And Me, p. 638) uses a nonlinear narrative and multiple points of view to paint a challenging, perspicuous character portrait. Read full book review >

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SPACE JUNK by Karen Romano Young
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Jan. 1, 2016

"Between her well-tempered writing style and her atypical subject, Young will have readers enthralled. (Nonfiction. 12-18)"
Humans have polluted the land, the seas, the top of Mount Everest—next stop: outer space. Read full book review >

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WHALE QUEST by Karen Romano Young
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Aug. 1, 2017

"An informative, well-researched, and engagingly written look at global efforts to protect Earth's largest mammals. (maps, photos, source notes, glossary, bibliography, further reading) (Nonfiction. 12-16)"
Threats to whale populations are abundant, but there are many human allies working together around the world to protect their fragile populations. Read full book review >

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OUTSIDE IN by Karen Romano Young
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2002

"Those shards are defined always by Chérie's sweet, sharp voice, one that readers will find comfortably familiar. (Fiction. 10-14)"
It's 1968, a year of tumultuous change in the world that Chérie knows. Read full book review >

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COBWEBS by Karen Romano Young
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 2004

"Young draws readers into the story, thread by thread, until clues are woven together into a convoluted yet predictable conclusion. (Fiction. 12-14)"
Nancy lives with her mother in gentrified Brooklyn in the downstairs apartment of her grandparents' brownstone. 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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Stewie BOOM! Starts School by Christine Bronstein
Released: June 30, 2014

"Practical advice for parents and an entertainingly helpful get-ready book for kids starting school."
In Bronstein's illustrated debut children's book, a boy becomes upset when he first starts school because he doesn't know what's going to happen next. Read full book review >