Search Results: "Karen Schwabach"


BOOK REVIEW

THE STORM BEFORE ATLANTA by Karen Schwabach
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 28, 2010

"An appealing Civil War title for readers with strong stomachs. (Historical fiction. 9-14)"
Fantasizing an heroic battlefield death, 11-year-old Jeremy DeGroot leaves Syracuse, N.Y., for the war in the South. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE HOPE CHEST by Karen Schwabach
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 22, 2008

"A fascinating account of a rarely studied part of history. (historical notes, timeline) (Historical fiction. 8-12)"
Eleven-year-old Violet discovers to her outrage that her parents have been hiding letters sent to her by her much older sister, Chloe, who was cast out from the family for insisting that she wanted an education and a career, and for spending an inheritance earmarked for her hope chest on a Model T (christened The Hope Chest). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

A PICKPOCKET’S TALE by Karen Schwabach
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 24, 2006

"Still, it is a fascinating topic rarely covered for a middle-grade readership. (map, historical note, glossary) (Historical fiction. 9-14)"
A first novel with lots of concrete and engaging historical detail. 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

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

PRINCESS BABY by Karen Katz
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 8, 2008

"This sparkly, lighthearted tale is bound to enchant hopeful young ladies-in-waiting. (Picture book. 1-5)"
Katz's latest work is ideal for the early-preschool and toddler set. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SHAKE IT UP, BABY! by Karen Katz
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 27, 2009

"And it makes noise. (1-2)"
A plastic rattle embedded in the spine promises a two-in-one literary treat. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CAN YOU SAY PEACE? by Karen Katz
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2006

"Best suited for one-on-one sharing or for small groups to pore over with a caregiver, this timely primer on nonviolence works in its simplicity. (pronunciation guides, note, map) (Picture book. 3-6)"
Using the United Nations International Day of Peace as a launching pad, the nursery-school set travels around the globe to learn how to say the word "peace" in 11 languages. 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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >