Search Results: "Sally M. Walker"


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YOUNG ADULT
Released: March 11, 2014

"A thoughtful, insightful, challenging and extensively researched chronicle of United States history and the shaping of national identity from a unique perspective. (maps, photographs, source notes, bibliography, index) (Nonfiction. 12 & up)"
In this richly layered, thoroughly researched history of the Mason-Dixon Line, Walker crisscrosses the boundaries of geography, culture, economics, science, mathematics, politics and religion to reveal that drawing lines is as likely to cause conflict as settle it. Read full book review >

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GHOST WALLS by Sally M. Walker
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2014

"Though it doesn't sparkle like some of her earlier works, there's much here for patient readers. (author's note, timeline, source notes, bibliography, further reading suggestions, index) (Nonfiction. 10-14)"
The site of a 17th-century home owned by a colonial Maryland official reveals the story of its origins with the help of historians and archaeologists. Read full book review >

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FREEDOM SONG by Sally M. Walker
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 1, 2012

"The desire to live free is powerful, and this story celebrates one man's amazing journey to achieve that end. (author's note) (Picture book/biography. 5-10)"
When his wife and children are sold away, an enslaved man devises an extraordinary means of escape to the North and succeeds. Read full book review >

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WINNIE by Sally M. Walker
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 20, 2015

"Ideal for Winnie-the-Pooh fans, this clear, straightforward biography reveals the bear behind the tale. (sources, websites) (Informational picture book. 4-8)"
A soldier's pet becomes famous. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 10, 2017

"Quibbles aside, a finely detailed, well-researched chronicle of a little-known disaster. (maps, glossary, source notes, bibliography, index) (Nonfiction. 10-14)"
The worst maritime disaster in American history, one that could have been easily prevented, is comprehensively recounted in this briskly paced narrative. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 22, 2011

"Riveting. (Nonfiction. 10-14)"
A terrible explosion devastated Halifax, Nova Scotia, and a neighboring town in 1917, causing local residents and others miles away to act heroically in response to an unprecedented catastrophe. Read full book review >

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HEALTH
Released: Feb. 1, 2009

"Based on interviews and published sources and profusely illustrated with photos of skulls and skeletons, this makes a riveting companion to Karen Lange's 1607: A New Look at Jamestown (2007). (maps, timeline, resource lists) (Nonfiction. 12-15)"
Walker (Secrets of a Civil War Submarine, 2006 Sibert Award) places dedicated young CSI fans right at the elbows of forensic archeologists studying colonial-era burials in the Chesapeake Bay area. Read full book review >

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FROZEN SECRETS by Sally M. Walker
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2010

"Informative, insightful and engaging, this is an exceptional introduction to our southernmost continent. (glossary, source notes, bibliography, further reading and websites, index) (Nonfiction. 9-14)"
No ice crystal is left unturned in this sweeping historical and scientific examination of Antarctica. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2001

"Science-writing at its finest, sure to net plenty of young readers. (Nonfiction. 11-13)"
Walker (Seahorse Reef, 2001, etc.) imbues a still-ongoing scientific treasure hunt with all the suspense and excitement it deserves. Read full book review >

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NATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 2009

"A copy belongs in every middle- and high-school library. (index) (Nonfiction. 14 & up)"
Arguing that climate change and global warming affect us all and that we can be part of the solution, this comprehensive look at the issue includes a clear explanation of the mechanism of the carbon cycle, the role of greenhouse gases on Earth, historical instances of climate change and their causes, descriptions of effects on a variety of habitats, future scenarios and suggestions—both personal and global—about what might be done. Read full book review >

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THE 18 PENNY GOOSE by Sally M. Walker
ANIMALS
Released: Feb. 28, 1998

"Along with the realistic watercolors, Walker maintains the inherent suspense of the story throughout; new readers will be glued to the pages right to the rewarding conclusion. (Fiction. 5-8)"
The setting of this I Can Read is 1778, when British soldiers invade the American colonies, forcing Letty to leave behind the one possession she values most—her gander, Solomon. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Oct. 10, 2012

"A special treat for archaeology buffs. (source notes, bibliography, further reading, index) (Nonfiction. 12 & up) "
An attractive volume digs deeply into stories of ancient American skeletons. Read full book review >