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September 26, 1990
Books recommended by librarians for adolescent readers:*Vera Cleaver: "Where the Lilies Bloom"*Susan Cooper: "The Dark is Rising," "The Gray King "Greenwitch," "Silver on the Tree"*Robert Cormier: "The Chocolate War," "Fade"*Jean Craighead George: "Julie of the Wolves," "My Side of th Mountain," "On the Far Side of the Mountain"*Roald Dahl: "Matilda," "The Witches"*Paula Danzinger: "The Cat Ate My Gym Suit," "Make Like a Tre and Leave"*Lois Lowry: "Anastasia...
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By Madeline Bryant and Madeline Bryant,Los Angeles Times | December 17, 2006
Children are always looking for a good read - it helps postpone bedtime like nothing else. Here are some titles that stand up equally well in daylight. PICTURE BOOKS Fourteen masters of illustration answer the eternal comedic question Why Did the Chicken Cross the Road? (Dial: 40 pp., $16.99). The nearly wordless responses range from the obvious to the absurd. Mo Willems' chicken is being "grilled" by police after running "afowl" of the law, while Jerry Pinkney's wants to attend a lavish tea party.
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By JUDITH B. ROSENFELD The Cat Who Lived High. Lilian Jackson Braun. Putnam. 239 pages. $17.95 | November 18, 1990
Canyons.Gary Paulsen.Delacorte.184 pages. $14.95.Ages 12 and up. Writing in the alternate voices of Coyote Runs, an Apache boy of the 1800s, and 15-year-old Brennan Cole of today, Gary Paulsen describes their coming of age in Dog Canyon, a setting still wide open. Coyote Runs, eager to earn the status of manhood by riding in a huge horse raid with the braves of his tribe, feels that he possesses "medicine" that will protect him from harm. Four Army soldiers prove him wrong.Over 100 years later, when Brennan -- on a camping trip with his mother, her new boyfriend and a pack of boisterous brats -- moves to an isolated spot for some peace, he finds the skull of the Indian boy, torn apart by a large rifle shot at very close range.
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By DIANE SCHARPER GOING FOR BROKE: HOW ROBERT CAMPEAU BANKRUPTED THE RETAIL INDUSTRY, JOLTED THE JUNK BOND MARKET, AND BROUGHT THE BOOMING EIGHTIES TO A CRASHING HALT. John Rothchild. Simon & Schuster. 244 pages. $21. and DIANE SCHARPER GOING FOR BROKE: HOW ROBERT CAMPEAU BANKRUPTED THE RETAIL INDUSTRY, JOLTED THE JUNK BOND MARKET, AND BROUGHT THE BOOMING EIGHTIES TO A CRASHING HALT. John Rothchild. Simon & Schuster. 244 pages. $21.,LOS ANGELES TIMES THE MONUMENT. Gary Paulsen. Delacorte. /# 151 pages. $15. Ages 12 and up | December 1, 1991
CITY LIMITS: MEMORIESOF A SMALL TOWN BOY.Terry Teachout.Poseidon.204 pages. $29. Terry Teachout is a respected music critic, journalist and spare-time jazz musician. As a child, he was a misfit -- awkward, isolated from his niche. Then in early adolescence, he discovered what would become his passion.Placing his dad's 78-rpm record onto the phonograph, he was unprepared for "the loud, piercing, joyous strains of the big band in full cry." Rhythm entered his life and changed everything, Mr. Teachout explains in "City Limits," his evocative and beautifully written memoir.
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By DIANE SCHARPER GOING FOR BROKE: HOW ROBERT CAMPEAU BANKRUPTED THE RETAIL INDUSTRY, JOLTED THE JUNK BOND MARKET, AND BROUGHT THE BOOMING EIGHTIES TO A CRASHING HALT. John Rothchild. Simon & Schuster. 244 pages. $21. and DIANE SCHARPER GOING FOR BROKE: HOW ROBERT CAMPEAU BANKRUPTED THE RETAIL INDUSTRY, JOLTED THE JUNK BOND MARKET, AND BROUGHT THE BOOMING EIGHTIES TO A CRASHING HALT. John Rothchild. Simon & Schuster. 244 pages. $21.,LOS ANGELES TIMES THE MONUMENT. Gary Paulsen. Delacorte. /# 151 pages. $15. Ages 12 and up | December 1, 1991
CITY LIMITS: MEMORIESOF A SMALL TOWN BOY.Terry Teachout.Poseidon.204 pages. $29. Terry Teachout is a respected music critic, journalist and spare-time jazz musician. As a child, he was a misfit -- awkward, isolated from his niche. Then in early adolescence, he discovered what would become his passion.Placing his dad's 78-rpm record onto the phonograph, he was unprepared for "the loud, piercing, joyous strains of the big band in full cry." Rhythm entered his life and changed everything, Mr. Teachout explains in "City Limits," his evocative and beautifully written memoir.
NEWS
By Madeline Bryant and Madeline Bryant,Los Angeles Times | December 17, 2006
Children are always looking for a good read - it helps postpone bedtime like nothing else. Here are some titles that stand up equally well in daylight. PICTURE BOOKS Fourteen masters of illustration answer the eternal comedic question Why Did the Chicken Cross the Road? (Dial: 40 pp., $16.99). The nearly wordless responses range from the obvious to the absurd. Mo Willems' chicken is being "grilled" by police after running "afowl" of the law, while Jerry Pinkney's wants to attend a lavish tea party.
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March 10, 1999
"'Newt' by Matt Novak is my favorite book because the Newt has a funny bug as a friend. They both live together in a house by the pond."-- Antwan PilsonLeithwalk Elementary"The book 'Jessica' by Kevin Henkes is a spectacular book. It is about a girl who has an imaginary friend whose name is Jessica and then she met a real girl whose name is Jessica. The reason I like this book so much is because my name is Jessica!"-- Jessica FultonbergerLansdowne Elementary"My favorite book is 'Hatchet' by Gary Paulsen.
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October 17, 2001
"Brian's Return, by Gary Paulsen is about how 14-year-old boy Brian, who used to live in the woods, finally comes out of the woods. When he returns to civilization, he discovers new experiences, like girls and fighting. If you like adventure books, this is the right one for you." Janet Mallon Oakleigh Elementary "I like it when the animals talk in the book Henny Penny. I like the characters in the story. I think that Paul Galdone is a good writer." Trinique Stallings Cedarmere Elementary "In Corduroy by Don Freeman, Corduroy is a bear who lives in a big department store.
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February 13, 2002
"Do you like horses? Then you will enjoy Riding Freedom by Pam Munoz Ryan. This is a book that is interesting and sad. First, Charlotte's parents ride a horse down the hill with a baby and they crash into a boulder on a stormy night. A great sacrifice happens to save the baby. To find out more, you should read the book." -- Michael Spanos Joppa View Elementary "I read a book called Grizzly by Gary Paulsen. I would not recommend this book for kids younger than third-grade because it might give them nightmares, but I would recommend it for older kids because it will help them get into chapter and non-picture books.
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January 2, 2000
"Of all the qualities a teacher might possess, the most contagious is enthusiasm. Are you enthusiastic about books? Do your students ever see you with something other than a textbook in your hand? Have you shared with your class a book you stayed awake reading until 2 o'clock in the morning? Have your read a magazine article or newspaper column to your students about something that really interested you? "If you want your science or history class to be alive, wrap the facts and figures, the dates and battles, in flesh-and-blood novels.
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By JUDITH B. ROSENFELD The Cat Who Lived High. Lilian Jackson Braun. Putnam. 239 pages. $17.95 | November 18, 1990
Canyons.Gary Paulsen.Delacorte.184 pages. $14.95.Ages 12 and up. Writing in the alternate voices of Coyote Runs, an Apache boy of the 1800s, and 15-year-old Brennan Cole of today, Gary Paulsen describes their coming of age in Dog Canyon, a setting still wide open. Coyote Runs, eager to earn the status of manhood by riding in a huge horse raid with the braves of his tribe, feels that he possesses "medicine" that will protect him from harm. Four Army soldiers prove him wrong.Over 100 years later, when Brennan -- on a camping trip with his mother, her new boyfriend and a pack of boisterous brats -- moves to an isolated spot for some peace, he finds the skull of the Indian boy, torn apart by a large rifle shot at very close range.
FEATURES
September 26, 1990
Books recommended by librarians for adolescent readers:*Vera Cleaver: "Where the Lilies Bloom"*Susan Cooper: "The Dark is Rising," "The Gray King "Greenwitch," "Silver on the Tree"*Robert Cormier: "The Chocolate War," "Fade"*Jean Craighead George: "Julie of the Wolves," "My Side of th Mountain," "On the Far Side of the Mountain"*Roald Dahl: "Matilda," "The Witches"*Paula Danzinger: "The Cat Ate My Gym Suit," "Make Like a Tre and Leave"*Lois Lowry: "Anastasia...
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By Tricia Bishop | September 21, 2000
A 14-year old boy's adventure at sea Borders Books & Music in Bowie holds a book club for kids in fourth to sixth grade the last Tuesday of every month. This time, the group will discuss "Voyage of the Frog" by Gary Paulsen, the author of more than 175 books. The story details the adventure of 14-year-old David Alspeth as he sets out to complete his deceased Uncle Owen's last wish: to have his ashes spread at sea. David rows far out into the Pacific Ocean in his uncle's old boat, the Frog.
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August 23, 1998
"My favorite book is 'The Foot Book.' It is by Dr. Seuss. I like this book because it is all about different feet. It is a great book. You should read it."Christopher ClashBedford Elementary" 'Hatchet' by Gary Paulsen. A 13-year-old boy named Brian is on his way to Alaska to meet his dad. His parents are divorced, so Brian flies in a one-engine bush plane from New York to Alaska. Everything goes all right until the pilot has a heart attack ... and dies. The bush plane soon crashes into the Canadian wild leaving Brian alone, with nothing but his windbreaker, his hatchet and himself.
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