Search Results: "Kate Duke"


BOOK REVIEW

TWENTY IS TOO MANY by Kate Duke
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 2000

"Duke doesn't disappoint, characteristically lavishing the book with her carefree and fun-filled watercolors of irresistibly cute critters in whimsical situations that can't but inspire chuckles while teaching a thing or two. (Picture book. 3-7)"
In this sequel to One Guinea Pig is Not Enough (1998), Duke serves up a romp with subtraction instead of addition concepts. Read full book review >

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ONE GUINEA PIG IS NOT ENOUGH by Kate Duke
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 1998

"The numerals appear as big as life in the middle of the scenes, in a book that is warm and playful from beginning to end. (Picture book. 3-7)"
This is not a counting book, but an adding book; Duke (Archaeologists Dig for Clues, 1997, etc.) uses number-driven events to introduce simple addition, thereby reinforcing the learning of numbers, and in the process creating an interesting story that shows off the personality of each character. Read full book review >

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KATE by William J. Mann
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 3, 2006

"A sprawling salute to an awe-inspiring, world-class actor."
Film biographer/historian Mann (Edge of Midnight, 2005, etc.) considers the vibrant life of a 20th-century icon with encyclopedic scrutiny and a pinch of whimsy. Read full book review >

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DUKE by Terry Teachout
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 21, 2013

"Like most Ellington albums, Teachout's in-depth, well-researched, loving study of this American treasure is an instant classic."
With this exhaustive, engaging study of the greatest jazz composer of his era, Wall Street Journal drama critic Teachout solidifies his place as one of America's great music biographers. Read full book review >

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DUKE by Kirby Larson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 27, 2013

"Exceptionally well-crafted and emotionally authentic. (Historical fiction. 8-12)"
With World War II raging around the globe, Americans are called upon to sacrifice everything, even when it might break their hearts. Read full book review >

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IN THE RAINFOREST by Kate Duke
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 2, 2014

"A fascinating and solid introduction. (Informational picture book. 4-8)"
This new entry in the Let's-Read-and-Find-Out Science series is a Stage 2 title exploring the busy and diverse world of the rain forest. Read full book review >

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AUNT ISABEL TELLS A GOOD ONE by Kate Duke
ANIMALS
Released: Feb. 1, 1992

"All in all: an entertaining production, with a light touch that saves it from preachiness; the playful introduction to the elements of fiction is especially intriguing, and should be invaluable to creative-writing programs for young children. (Picture book. 4-8)"
There's a lot going on here: a story within a story—Aunt Isabel, a bohemian-looking mouse, pauses in her artistic endeavors (her drawings and paintings are informally hung around her snug home) to tell little Penelope a spur-of-the-moment story explicitly designed to demonstrate the construction of a plot. Read full book review >

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ARCHAEOLOGISTS DIG FOR CLUES by Kate Duke
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 31, 1997

"1398, etc.) ensures that this eye-opening field trip will inspire dirt diggers and treasure-seekers everywhere. (Picture book. 5-9)"
Readers will feel as if they're taking an active part in an archaeological dig in this informative entry in the Let's-Read-and- Find-Out Science series, reminiscent of Aliki's Digging for Dinosaurs and entries in the Magic School Bus series. Read full book review >

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READY FOR PUMPKINS by Kate Duke
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 28, 2012

"As Herky says, '…you can't stay sad for long when you have had a garden'—nor when you have read about Herky and his first gardening experience. (Picture book. 3-8)"
Herky (short for Hercules) is one lucky guinea pig—perhaps the only one with his own garden. Read full book review >

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THE TALE OF PIP AND SQUEAK by Kate Duke
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 2007

"A mix of watercolors and acrylics create a playful, lively environment for the reader to enjoy while learning about compromise. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Duke offers a gentle lesson starring two brothers, Pip and Squeak. Read full book review >

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AUNT ISABEL MAKES TROUBLE by Kate Duke
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 1996

"Mice and princesses are a tried-and-true winning combination, and readers of the first book as well as fans of Angelina Ballerina will not be disappointed. (Picture book. 4-7)"
From the creator of endearing guinea pigs comes the second sweet book about mice heroines and cockroach villains. Read full book review >

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DUKE by Donald L. Davis
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 1, 1998

"Despite thorough research, a book that adds little to our picture of Wayne. (27 b&w photos, not seen)"
Historian Davis (Southern Methodist Univ.) weighs in with another contribution to the recent spate of biographies of America's larger-than-life cowboy hero. Read full book review >