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Julia Durango

Born: in Las Vegas, Nevada
Pen Name: JD Vaughn - when writing with Tracie Zimmer

Connection to Illinois: Durango attended the University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign where she received degrees in Latin American Studies and Political Science. She currently resides in Ottawa.

Biography: Julia Durango is a former school librarian and the author of picture books, adventure novels, and poetry for kids of all ages.


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Primary Literary Genre(s): Fiction

Primary Audience(s): Children; Young adult readers

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Email: juliadurango@yahoo.com
Website: http://www.juliadurango.com
Julia Durango on WorldCat : http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=julia+durango


Selected Titles

Angels watching over me /
ISBN: 0689862520 OCLC: 85850782

Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, New York, N.Y. : ©2007.

A young child is comforted by the thoughts of guardian angels through the words of this soothing spiritual lullaby.

Cha-cha chimps
ISBN: 9781416995746 OCLC: 63197542

Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, New York : ©2006.

Counting and dancing go hand in hand at Mambo Jamba's, the place where hippos hokey-pokey and meerkats macarena and ten little chimps do the cha-cha-cha, until Mama Chip says, Time for bed!

Dream away
ISBN: 9781439160213 OCLC: 894252810

At bedtime, a young boy looks forward to falling asleep and dreaming about sailing the ocean of stars with his father.

Dream away /
ISBN: 1416987029 OCLC: 474866842

Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, New York : ©2011.

At bedtime, a young boy looks forward to falling asleep and dreaming about sailing the ocean of stars with his father.

Dream hop /
ISBN: 0689871635 OCLC: 61409167

Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, New York : 2005.

Children learn a way to escape the dreams which scare them.

Go-go gorillas /
ISBN: 141693779x OCLC: 185123361

Summoned to the Great Gorilla Villa by King Big Daddy to meet the newest member of their family, ten gorillas arrive on time using various forms of transportation, including hot-air balloon, taxicab, and pogo stick.

Here, there, everywhere
ISBN: 9780062314055 OCLC: 1016158487

Zeus would rather be anywhere than here--Buffalo Falls, the tiny town his family moved to at the end of the school year. Having left all his friends back in Chicago, and with nothing to look forward to except helping out at his mother's cafe and biking around town with his weird little brother, Zeus is pretty sure this is destined to be the worst summer of his life.

Here, there, everywhere /
ISBN: 0062314033 OCLC: 968772466

Zeus would rather be anywhere than here--Buffalo Falls, the tiny town his family moved to at the end of the school year. Having left all his friends back in Chicago, and with nothing to look forward to except helping out at his mother's cafe and biking around town with his weird little brother, Zeus is pretty sure this is destined to be the worst summer of his life.

  Pest fest.
ISBN: 1442430958 OCLC: 935092979

Simon & Schuster Merchand, [Place of publication not identified] : 2012.

Peter Claver, patron saint of slaves =
ISBN: 0809166976 OCLC: 47916152

Paulist Press, New York : ©2002.

An introduction to the life of Saint Pedro Claver, a seventeenth century Jesuit priest who spent his life caring for slaves in Colombia and working for their freedom.

Sea of the Dead
ISBN: 9781416995838 OCLC: 869436283

Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, [Place of publication not identified] : 2009.

Kehl hates pirates. His father, the Warrior Prince, has always told him they were responsible for his mother?s death. So when he is kidnapped by Temoc, the Pirate King, Kehl is more furious than frightened. But Temoc is mapping the vast seas known as the Carrillon and needs Kehl?s cartography expertise. As Kehl spends more and more time with Temoc and his crew, he comes to realize that his father has not been honest with him and that his past is linked to the future of the new world he is mapping.

Sea of the Dead /
ISBN: 1416957782 OCLC: 317383445

Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, New York, N.Y. : ©2009.

When thirteen-year-old Kehl, fifth son of the Warrior Prince Amatec, is kidnapped by the Fallen King and forced to map the entire Carillon Empire, he also discovers a secret about his own past.

  The leveller
ISBN: 9780062314000 OCLC: 890971636

Nixy Bauer, a sixteen-year-old self-made video-game bounty hunter, gets in over her head when she attempts to rescue a game developer's son from a virtual trap--

The one day house
ISBN: 9781607349235 OCLC: 926050145

A little boy promises his beloved friend, an elderly lady, that one day he will fix up her old house--and his words inspire the other people in the neighborhood to pitch in and get it done.

The Second Guard /
ISBN: 1423169093 OCLC: 870439198

While training to join the ranks of the Queen's legendary army, the Second Guard, fifteen-year-old Talimendra and her new friends Zarif and Chey discover a conspiracy that could bring down the entire Tequendian Empire.

  The shadow guard /
ISBN: 1423170970 OCLC: 934795017

When the Earth guild begins to demand fairer treatment by the queen, Brindl Pacari, an Earth guilder and now Master of Messages for the Princess, must choose sides: join the rebellion, or stay loyal to the crown.

  The walls of Cartagena
ISBN: 9781416962359 OCLC: 310963870

Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, New York : ©2008.

Thirteen-year-old Calepino, an African slave in the seventeenth-century Caribbean city of Cartagena, works as a translator for a Jesuit priest who tends to newly-arrived slaves and, after working for a Jewish doctor in a leper colony and helping an Angolan boy and his mother escape, he realizes his true calling.

The walls of Cartagena /
ISBN: 1416941029 OCLC: 180756421

Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, New York : ©2008.

Thirteen-year-old Calepino, an African slave in the seventeenth-century Caribbean city of Cartagena, works as a translator for a Jesuit priest who tends to newly-arrived slaves and, after working for a Jewish doctor in a leper colony and helping an Angolan boy and his mother escape, he realizes his true calling.

Under the mambo moon /
ISBN: 157091723x OCLC: 224440543

Contains poems about the different people who stop by Marisol's father's music store on a hot summer night, looking for just the right songs to make their hearts fly home.

UNDER THE MAMBO MOON.
ISBN: 1570917248 OCLC: 1083226210

CHARLESBRIDGE PUBLISHING, [S.l.] : 2019.

Yum! Yuck! :
ISBN: 1570916594 OCLC: 56347701

Charlesbridge, Watertown, MA : ©2005.

At a busy street market, kids are happily eating ice cream. But disaster strikes when a little dog overturns a spice cart, showering pepper on everyone's ice cream. Will the kids end up crying or cheering? Energetic art and a lift-the-flap feature make exploring language fun.

  Yum! Yuck! A Foldout Book of People Sounds.
ISBN: 1283418479 OCLC: 824106145

Charlesbridge Publishing 2011.

Disaster strikes at a street market when a dog overturns a spice cart and showers everyone's ice cream with pepper - Yuck! As the story unfolds in pictures, readers explore the emotions and sounds that children make in different languages. By the end, everyone is yelling -- Hurray! Awards: ALA Notable Children's Books, Bank Street College of Education's Best Books of the Year (Outstanding Merit), Bookbuilders of Boston New England Book Show Winner, CCBC Choices, Nick Jr.'s Best Books of the Year, Notable Children's Books in the Language Arts (NCTE).

 

 

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