Search Results: "Peggy Thomas"


BOOK REVIEW

THOMAS JEFFERSON GROWS A NATION by Peggy Thomas
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 8, 2015

"It is no small feat to choose but a few facts about such a well-documented life; the choices made and the method of telling are both exemplary. (timeline, further information, notes) (Nonfiction. 9-12)"
Using Thomas Jefferson's own admissions of passion for both his new country and agriculture, details are given about a few of his activities, inventions, and accomplishments, beginning after the Revolutionary War. Read full book review >

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FARMER GEORGE PLANTS A NATION by Peggy Thomas
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Feb. 1, 2008

"Backmatter includes a timeline, author's notes on both Mount Vernon and Washington the slaveholder, resources for further exploration and a bibliography. (Picture book/biography. 8-12)"
A pleasing new picture book looks at George Washington's career through an agricultural lens. Read full book review >

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JOSHUA THE GIANT FROG by Peggy Thomas
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 2005

"Readers may have difficulty suspending their belief system long enough to enjoy this awkwardly shaped tale, but Smith's realistically executed watercolors depicting the giant frog and his helpful nature may just carry it off. (Picture book/folktale. 4-8)"
Red McCarthy finds a giant polliwog in the waters of the Erie Canal and tries to bring it home. Read full book review >

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NEW YORK by Margery Facklam
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 2007

"While no one piece provides in-depth coverage, the format is inviting to those planning a visit, whether from out of state or in. (resources, websites) (Nonfiction. 4-8)"
From the Statue of Liberty to Fort Niagara, from the short-nosed sturgeon to the endangered Massasauga rattlesnake, from cameras to Jell-O, and from Peter Stuyvesant to Roger Peterson, the state of New York is filled with natural wonders, parks and great battles and events. Read full book review >

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THE DAY THE BABIES CRAWLED AWAY by Peggy Rathmann
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2003

"At least as inventive and captivating as 10 Minutes Till Bedtime, this is bound to be a similar hit with children. (Picture book. 5-8)"
Caldecott Medalist Rathmann scores again with this rhymed tale of a child's struggles to chaperone a wayward flock of errant babies, illustrated in vivacious, finely-cut silhouettes. Read full book review >

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THE MANY FACES OF JOSEPHINE BAKER by Peggy Caravantes
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Feb. 1, 2015

"A fascinating, compelling story of a remarkably resilient woman who overcame poverty and racial prejudice to become an international celebrity. (source notes, bibliography, index) (Biography. 13-18)"
An honest, revealing portrait of the famed entertainer and activist who was born into extreme poverty and became an international iconic star of the Jazz Age. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2016

"Ada's courage in the face of seemingly insurmountable odds makes for a worthy read. (endnotes, black-and-white photos, source information) (Biography. 11-18)"
Determined to raise money to provide medical care for her tubercular son, 23-year-old Alaska Native Ada Blackjack accompanied four white explorers on an expedition to settle uninhabited Wrangel Island, far off the coast of Alaska, in August 1921. Read full book review >

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TELLING THE BEES by Peggy Hesketh
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 7, 2013

"An intermittently arcane but undeniably original debut."
Friendship between two beekeepers leads to tragedy. Read full book review >

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Potato In A Rice Bowl by Peggy Keener
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 5, 2010

"Endearing, affectionate, and often funny reminiscences."
A lighthearted debut memoir about a young Colorado mother's full-on collision with Japanese culture. Read full book review >