Karen Lee Schmidt - Popular Childrens Books

Review Neighborhood Sharks: Hunting with the Great Whites of California’s Farallon Islands

Review Neighborhood Sharks: Hunting with the Great Whites of California’s Farallon Islands Up close with the ocean’s most fearsome and famous predator and the scientists who study them–just thirty miles from the Golden Gate Bridge! Neighborhood Sharks: Hunting with the...

Review I’ll Save You Bobo!

Review I’ll Save You Bobo! The irresistible stars of I Must Have Bobo! return in another everyday adventure in domestic disharmony! Willy wants to write a storybook starring Bobo—and act out revenge fantasies on Earl—but Earl keeps wrecking the...

Review Dear Hank Williams

Review Dear Hank Williams It’s 1948 in Rippling Creek, Louisiana, and Tate P. Ellerbee’s new teacher has just given her class an assignment―learning the art of letter-writing. Luckily, Tate has the perfect pen pal in mind: Hank Williams, a...

Review To Grandmother’s House We Go

Review To Grandmother’s House We Go To avoid being sent to a foster home while their mother is hospitalized, Kevin, Rosie, and Nate run away to their grandmother’s–a risky move, since they’ve never met her. Grudingly allowed to stay,...

Review Fallen Angels

Review Fallen Angels An exciting, eye-catching repackage of acclaimed author Walter Dean Myers’ bestselling paperbacks, to coincide with the publication of SUNRISE OVER FALLUJA in hardcover. A coming-of-age tale for young adults set in the trenches of the Vietnam...

Review Unusual Chickens for the Exceptional Poultry Farmer

Review Unusual Chickens for the Exceptional Poultry Farmer Fans of Polly Horvath or Roald Dahl will love this quirky story of a determined girl, and some extraordinary chickens.   Twelve-year-old Sophie Brown feels like a fish out of water...

Review I, Juan de Pareja

Review I, Juan de Pareja When the great Velázquez was painting his masterpieces at the Spanish court in the seventeenth century, his colors were expertly mixed and his canvases carefully prepared by his slave, Juan de Pareja. In a...