Search Results: "Ken Dignan"


BOOK REVIEW

RACE FROM THE FINISH by D.T. Dignan

"A moving, well-written novel about love, sacrifice and NASCAR."
Dignan's debut fictional account of a man who works to realize a passionate boyhood dream: to be a winning race car driver. Read full book review >

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ANIMALS
Released: Feb. 1, 2001

"A familiar story, well-told, and enhanced by the many well-chosen period photographs. (photo credits) (Nonfiction. 10-12)"
"In 1875 there were perhaps fifty million of them. Just twenty-five years later nearly every one of them was gone." Read full book review >

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THE AMAZING I SPY ABC by Ken Laidlaw
ABC BOOKS
Released: Sept. 1, 1996

"It's an alphabetic Where's Waldo? in these pages, without the peppermint-striped shirt to tip children off. (Picture book. 3+)"
The Amazing I Spy ABC ($12.99; Sept. 1996; 44 pp.; 0-8037-1992-2): Adults will need to grab their eyeglasses when sharing this game-in-a-book version of I Spy with children: Good vision is mandatory. Read full book review >

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PUMPKINS by Ken Robbins
by Ken Robbins, photographed by Ken Robbins
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2006

"A supplemental purchase. (Picture book/nonfiction. 4-8)"
At Halloween, pumpkins are everywhere, but the story of pumpkins begins with seeds sown in the spring, followed by plants, flowers and finally, fruits in surprising variety. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WHAT’S THE TIME, GRANDMA WOLF? by Ken Brown
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2001

Suspense looms in the air as young woodland creatures get closer and closer to big bad Grandma Wolf until it looks like their collective gooses may be cooked. Read full book review >

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EARTH by Ken Robbins
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 1995

"A thoughtful plea for the environment, impassioned by the beauty and restraint of its presentation. (Picture book/nonfiction. 4-9)"
An overview of earth by Robbins (Water, 1994, etc.) presented in terms of the four basic elements (volumes on air and fire are forthcoming). Read full book review >

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WATER by Ken Robbins
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 1994

"Visually stunning and capable of provoking more serious study. (Nonfiction/Picture book. 5-8)"
Gorgeous hand-colored photographs illustrate this first in a series on the classic elements. Read full book review >

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AUTUMN LEAVES by Ken Robbins
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 1998

"The book ends, fittingly, with an uncaptioned picture of a leafless tree; under its bough is a big pile of leaves. (Picture book. 3-8)"
Leaf identification books can be baffling to preschoolers collecting autumn leaves; whether the books feature minute silhouettes of trees and leaves, or full-blown full-color photographs of summer greens, they rarely display what a leaf looks like come fall. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

LAST GO ROUND by Ken Kesey
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 1, 1994

Kesey (Sailor Song 1992, etc.) has written a historical western that amusingly mixes fact and fiction to tell the politically correct story of a multiracial trio of cowboys who achieve a state of spiritual harmony that transcends cultural differences. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 1, 2004

"Crazy Daisy and Mean Dean—Tony Baloney lives up to his name: He and his story are nonsense. (Fiction. 8-12)"
Fifth-grader Anthony "Tony Baloney" Madison's greatest desire is to be on the Late Show with David Letterman. Read full book review >