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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Julia Durango  

Pen Name: JD Vaughn - when writing with Tracie Zimmer

Genre: Fiction

Audience: Young Adult; Children;

Born: in Las Vegas, Nevada


-- Blog -- Silly
-- Website -- http://www.juliadurango.com
-- Julia Durango on WorldCat -- http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=julia+durango

E-Mail: -- juliadurango@yahoo.com


Illinois Connection

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.

Biographical and Professional Information

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


Awards

'''Body of Work

Speaking Engagements

Speaking Engagement Availability (Yes) Read about her appearances at http //juliadurangobooks.blogspot.com

Selected Titles At Your Library

Angels watching over me /
ISBN: 0689862520. OCLC Number: 85850782

Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers,. .

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 Number: 63197542

Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers,. .

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 Number: 894252810

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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 Number: 474866842

Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers,. .

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 Number: 61409167

Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers,. .

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

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

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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 Number: 1016158487

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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 Number: 968772466

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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 Number: 935092979

Simon & Schuster Merchand,. .

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

Paulist Press,. .

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 Number: 869436283

Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers,. .

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 Number: 317383445

Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers,. .

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 Number: 890971636

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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 Number: 926050145

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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 Number: 870439198

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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 Number: 934795017

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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 Number: 310963870

Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers,. .

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 Number: 180756421

Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers,. .

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 Number: 224440543

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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 Number: 1083226210

CHARLESBRIDGE PUBLISHING,. .

Yum! Yuck! :
ISBN: 1570916594. OCLC Number: 56347701

Charlesbridge,. .

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 Number: 824106145

Charlesbridge Publishing. .

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).