New SLJ Review for Extreme Longevity!

School Library Journal, January 1, 2019 KENNEY, Karen Latchana. Extreme Longevity: Discovering Earth’s Oldest Organisms. 104p. bibliog. chron. diag. further reading. glossary. index. notes. photos. websites. Twenty-First Century. Oct. 2018. lib. ed. $37.32. ISBN 9781512483727. Gr 7 Up–A fascinating study of some of the longest-living organisms on the planet. Although many books cover the life … Continue reading

Fashion Design and Designers: A Booklist Roundup

Three of my books for Lerner Publishing were featured in a recent Booklist roundup on fashion and fashion designers. They’re in the What’s Your Style? series, including: Boho Fashion. By Karen Latchana Kenney. Illus. by Ashley Newsome Kubley. (9781467714709) Hipster Fashion. By Karen Latchana Kenney. Illus. by Ashley Newsome Kubley. (9781467714723) Preppy Fashion. By Karen Latchana … Continue reading

Exoplanets featured on Booklist

Nice mention of my book Exoplanets: Worlds beyond Our Solar System in this Booklist article about the fortieth anniversary of the historic Voyager mission and related books about space. 

New Review for Miniature Donkey and Pygmy Goat!

“Young aspiring pet owners looking for something a little out of the ordinary will find plenty of inspiration and realistic guidance in these entries in the You Have A Pet What?! series. . . . The adorable photos of fuzzy-nosed creatures in Miniature Donkey might catapult them to the top of pet wish lists, but be prudent: these animals … Continue reading

New Book Day: Abraham Lincoln’s Presidency

I love it when a final book is delivered by the publisher! The book process is lengthy, lasting a year or sometimes longer, but the final book is such a reward to receive. My latest book is titled Abraham Lincoln’s Presidency in the Presidential Powerhouses series by Lerner Publishing. I learned so much while researching the … Continue reading

Science in Action!

Some of my new books just arrived! The 6-book Science in Action series for Abdo Publishing includes: The Science of Color: Investigating Light The Science of Glaciers: How Temperature Works The Science of Music: Discovering Sound The Science of Race Cars: Studying Forces and Motion The Science of Roller Coasters: Understanding Energy The Science of Stars: … Continue reading

School Library Journal: new review!

My books in the You Have a Pet What?! series from Rourke Educational Media were recently reviewed in School Library Journal. Here’s what they had to say about this fun series, of which I wrote Rat and Sugar Glider: “This collection of exotic pets introduces these animals, covering history, natural habitat, care, and characteristics both positive … Continue reading

New Review! Everything World War I

Everything World War I. National Geographic Kids, 2014 “Kenney, along with historian Edward G. Lengel, introduces middle grade students to the key events and major characters of the first modern war in the 20th century. Filled with color and b&w maps, infographics, and behind-the scene photos, the book covers the events that led to war, battlefields, the home front, major personalities, and … Continue reading

New books from ABDO!

Two new books I authored are just out from ABDO Publishing! Stephen Hawking: Extraordinary Theoretical Physicist in the CORE Library series Teen Pregnancy in the Essential Issues series