Search Results: "Pamela Dittmer McKuen"


BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 3, 2013

"These messages, combined with the limited but practical fashion advice, will help preteens feel prepared for their next shopping trip. (Nonfiction. 8-12)"
For preteens confused by fashion and style, this informative guide will help introduce some basic concepts with a healthy dose of encouragement and self-discovery. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: May 1, 2009

"A stark reminder not just of the actions of a group of idealistic activists but of the violence and turmoil of the nation's not-so-distant past."
Civil-rights historian Dittmer (History/DePauw Univ.; Local People: The Struggle for Civil Rights in Mississippi, 1994) focuses on one of the lesser-known groups involved in the struggle. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Sept. 30, 2015

"A useful resource for children with a relative or friend fighting cancer."
Dittmer (Breast Cancer: The Unplanned Journey—Lessons Learned, 2011) and illustrator Stacy use the approachable and comforting perspective of a stuffed bear to help children cope with and understand the changes affecting a cancer patient.Read full book review >

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THE WHISPER by Pamela Zagarenski
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 6, 2015

"Surreal, staggering mixed-media paintings make traveling across such beautifully varied and bizarre storyscapes exhilarating. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A "magical book" on loan from her teacher loses its words on the trip home, so a little girl spins her own stories for each enchanting picture. Read full book review >

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BELINDA by Pamela Allen
by Pamela Allen, illustrated by Pamela Allen
ANIMALS
Released: May 1, 1993

"Australian; perfect to share with a group. (Picture book. 3-8)"
Bessie milks Belinda every day, while Old Tom grows vegetables; but when Bessie goes to visit her daughter, Old Tom is to do the milking. ``There's a good girl,'' he croons, whereupon Belinda declares her intentions with ``one almighty kick.'' She's faster than he is, and also smart enough to snatch the carrot he offers before escaping. Read full book review >

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MY CAT MAISIE by Pamela Allen
ANIMALS
Released: May 1, 1991

"A perfect blend of text and pictures to make an entertaining story. (Picture book. 3-8)"
The big boy next door has a big dog named Lobo, but Andrew has no one to play with. Read full book review >

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A MOUSE'S TALE by Pamela Johnson
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 1991

"Unusually appealing. (Picture book. 4-8)"
In her first solo effort, an accomplished illustrator (Stolz's fantasies; science books about animals) describes a mouse who, wanting to go to sea, considers many progressively smaller vessels (ship, ferry, rowboat, etc.) before imaginatively constructing her own boat of natural materials. Read full book review >

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HENRY & LEO by Pamela Zagarenski
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 4, 2016

"Invite young readers to talk about this visual feast for the imagination, and something magical may happen. (Picture book. 3-7)"
The bond between a child and a beloved stuffed lion is put to the test. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: June 1, 1994

"More such analysis of larger issues would have been welcome, but the book's strength is in the details."
A historian who taught for 12 years in Mississippi presents a thorough and sensitive study of the struggle for civil rights in what was at the time the nation's most racially repressive state. Read full book review >