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Precious McKenzie

Precious McKenzie, author, Vice President to the Board of Directors, and member-owner of This House of Books, the community-owned independent bookstore and tea shop in downtown Billings, Montana

Precious McKenzie holds a Ph.D. in English from the University of South Florida. Her area of specialization is nineteenth-century British literature so, naturally, she loves those big, fat Victorian novels. A native Floridian but naturalized to Montana, she's taught at the University of South Florida, New College of Florida, and Montana State University's City College. She is currently an assistant professor of English at Rocky Mountain College and a former Senior Editor at Rourke Educational Media.

She is a leader in the Society of Children's Book Writers & Illustrators and the Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association. Her poetry has appeared in ellipsisGemini, and as part of Tupelo Press's 30/30 Project. She is also the author of more than 50 books for children including the popular Buff DucksIsle of EnchantmentOne Thousand MilesNow or Later Alligator, and Disaster Day.

Here is a little challenge: Who do you imagine is the most prolific author/member of our bookstore? There are several strong contenders. Craig Johnson, for example, as 16 at last count, but the answer is Precious McKenzie.  If you count her titles in translation and the collections she edited, we find a total of 60 books with her name on the cover. Most are children's books, but she has also written or edited books for adults. Several of her books are available in Spanish translation.

Check out Precious's website.

Precious is a member-owner August 2016 and served as our first Board Vice President.

The following is a listing of books that Precious has published since becoming a member-owner at This House of Books, or titles that she herself chose to list. Although most of the titles listed here are paperbacks, a quick search will turn up the hardbound versions.


 

Sandstone: An Anthology to Support This House of Books Cover Image
By Vicki Tapia (Contribution by), Bernard Quetchenbach (Contribution by), Jamie Ford (Contribution by)
$22.95
ISBN: 9780692908556
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Published: Billings Bookstore Cooperative - August 28th, 2017

Clouds (Mother Nature) Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781683424161
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Published: Rourke Educational Media - August 1st, 2017

Rainbows (Mother Nature) Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781683424192
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Published: Rourke Educational Media - August 1st, 2017

Trees (Mother Nature) Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781683424185
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Published: Rourke Educational Media - August 1st, 2017

Waterfalls (Mother Nature) Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781683424178
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Published: Rourke Educational Media - August 1st, 2017

Australian Shepherds (Dog Applause) Cover Image
$38.38
ISBN: 9781683421689
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Published: Rourke Educational Media - January 1st, 2017

Pit Bulls (Dog Applause) Cover Image
$35.02
ISBN: 9781683421672
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Published: Rourke Educational Media - January 1st, 2017

Helping a Friend with a Drug Problem (How Can I Help? Friends Helping Friends) Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781499464443
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Published: Rosen Young Adult - January 1st, 2017

Women Rewriting Boundaries: Victorian Women Travel Writers Cover Image
By Precious McKenzie Stearns (Revised by)
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ISBN: 9781443897310
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Published: Cambridge Scholars Publishing - October 1st, 2016

Bug Band Jamboree Cover Image
By Maegan Cook (Illustrator), Precious McKenzie
$12.49
ISBN: 9781534900769
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Published: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform - July 12th, 2016

Roller Coasters (How It Works) Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781681917856
Availability: Backordered
Published: Rourke Educational Media - August 1st, 2016

Wave Pools (How It Works) Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781681917849
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Published: Rourke Educational Media - August 1st, 2016

Sherwood Anderson's Winesburg, Ohio (Dialogue #20) Cover Image
By Precious McKenzie (Volume Editor)
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ISBN: 9789004311008
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Published: Brill/Rodopi - January 28th, 2016

A Vacation in Ruins Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781634304931
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Published: Rourke Educational Media - August 1st, 2015

Isle of Enchantment (Rourke's World Adventure Chapter Books) Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781634304900
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Published: Rourke Educational Media - August 1st, 2015

Peace, Love, and K-Pop (Rourke's World Adventure Chapter Books) Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781634304924
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Published: Rourke Educational Media - August 1st, 2015

Search and Rescue Animals Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781634300971
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Published: Rourke Educational Media - January 1st, 2015

Buff Ducks Cover Image
By Precious McKenzie, John Reasoner (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9781618103048
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Published: Rourke Educational Media - August 1st, 2012