Search Results: "Ruthie Knapp"


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IMPRESSIONIST ART by Ruthie Knapp
HISTORY
Released: Jan. 11, 1999

"After a trip to a museum, this little book makes a great wrap-up, with suggestions for activities and snappy marginalia to get children to think about what they've seen. (index) (Nonfiction. 10+)"
This entry in the Off the Wall Museum Guides for Kids series is a pocket-sized offering of tasty art tidbits, but the book may actually prove more useful after the field trip, in the classroom or at home, than in the museum—most provide plenty of visual and printed stimulus during a visit. Read full book review >

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WHO STOLE MONA LISA? by Ruthie Knapp
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Sept. 1, 2010

"A gem. (author's note) (Informational picture book. 5-8)"
This inventive book's $20,000 Pyramid category would be "What Mona Lisa Might Say." Read full book review >

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A FIRE ENGINE FOR RUTHIE by Lesléa Newman
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 23, 2004

"A good choice for challenging gender stereotypes and creating a culture of acceptance. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Newman's latest recalls the Charlotte Zolotow classic William's Doll. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2006

"If you've got a hankerin' for stories of hair, try Franny B. Kranny (2001) or Bedhead (2000) to share. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Ruthie Bon Bair will NOT dry her long hair, and soon she discovers there are mushrooms up there! Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 19, 2013

"Emotionally complex and genuinely affecting."
A Louisiana-born journalist's memoir of how he came to terms with questions of personal belonging that accompanied his "country mouse" sister's tragically premature death. Read full book review >

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RUTHIE AND THE (NOT SO) VERY BUSY DAY by Laura Rankin
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 20, 2014

"Readers of all ages will easily identify with Ruthie's trying day. (Picture book. 3-5)"
A child's big plans for a perfect Saturday are altered by a combination of unforeseeable occurrences. Read full book review >

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RUTHIE AND THE (NOT SO) TEENY TINY LIE by Laura Rankin
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 2007

"Direct poignancy will spark musing and discussion in every early childhood classroom. (Picture book. 4-6)"
Ruthie loves her miniature assortment of dinosaurs, trains, ponies, teddy bears, seashells and a dollhouse-size tea set. Read full book review >

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THE GO GO DOGS by Jennifer Knapp
ADVENTURE
Released: Sept. 1, 1998

"In some ways, the art recalls Maira Kalman's work, without her skill; the adventures resemble those of her Max, without the wit. (Picture book. 4-7)"
A first-person narrator introduces "my dogs," one who ponders astrophysics and one is "too busy barking to waste time thinking." Read full book review >

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SHADY TRAILS IN A LIGHT FOG by Colin Knapp
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 1, 2017

"A respectable first outing by Knapp, featuring tales that aren't for the faint of heart."
A debut collection of 20 short stories in which many characters struggle to survive and some find hope and redemption. Read full book review >

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BLOODSUCKERS by Ron Knapp
ANIMALS
Released: Feb. 1, 1996

"For those who believe that science is sufficiently compelling on its own, the overall treatment of this material is rather sensationalized. (notes, glossary, further reading, index) (Nonfiction. 8-12)"
This entry in the Weird and Wacky Science series presents the many creatures that suck blood: mosquitoes, vampire bats, head lice, lampreys, fleas, and leeches. Read full book review >

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SKYLARK by Ruthie Morgan
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 27, 2014

"A sometimes-dark but always buoyant novel of life beyond motherhood and family."
A pleasant tale of family and one woman's quest to live a fulfilled life. Read full book review >