Search Results: "Angela Cerrito"


BOOK REVIEW

THE SAFEST LIE by Angela  Cerrito
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 15, 2015

"Balancing honesty and age-appropriateness, Cerrito crafts an authentic, moving portrait. (Historical fiction. 9-12)"
Anna Bauman, 9 years old and Jewish, escapes certain death in Nazi-occupied Poland with the help of many who keep her hidden with a false Catholic identity. Read full book review >

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THE END OF THE LINE by Angela  Cerrito
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: April 1, 2011

"A thought-provoking look at culpability and grief. (Fiction. 12-15)"
This riveting debut opens with seventh-grader Robbie Thompson locked in solitary confinement at Great Oaks School (or Prison, as Robbie refers to it), where he's forced to meet required behavioral expectations to gain even basic needs. Read full book review >

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KNIT TOGETHER by Angela Dominguez
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 24, 2015

"A warm family story. (Picture book. 3-6)"
A mother and daughter share their art, their craft and their love. Read full book review >

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HOW DO YOU SAY? / ¿CÓMO SE DICE?  by Angela Dominguez
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 8, 2016

"This charming story is as light as air yet carries heft. (Picture book. 2-4)"
As a Spanish-speaking giraffe and an English-speaking giraffe meet, they discover friendship has no language barriers. Read full book review >

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MARIA HAD A LITTLE LLAMA / MARÍA TENÍA UNA LLAMITA by Angela Dominguez
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 20, 2013

"A fresh and enjoyable reimagining of a traditional children's rhyme. (Bilingual picture book. 3-7)"
Mary had a little lamb, and now María has a little llama in this bilingual presentation of a classic children's rhyme, set in rural Peru. Read full book review >

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GABY, LOST AND FOUND by Angela Cervantes
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2013

"A timely, touching and nuanced portrayal of real-life challenges experienced by children in mixed-status families. (Fiction. 8-12)"
Gaby Ramirez Howard faces the same ups and downs as any 11-year-old girl, but they are made more complicated by her mother's absence. Read full book review >

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THE LOVE PLAN by Angela Darling
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 7, 2013

"The story has a lesson worth learning: If a girl has to change 'the way she looks and acts' to interest a guy, then maybe that guy isn't worth interesting. (Fiction. 8-12)"
Things don't work out as intended when an overorganized, fiercely determined girl tries to get a handsome boy to like her by following a rigidly detailed "Love Plan." Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

TAKEN BY STORM by Angela Morrison
FICTION
Released: March 5, 2009

"Many readers may want to just swim by this mundane effort. (Fiction. 12 & up)"
In this debut novel, after a belief-stretchingly unexpected hurricane kills high-school senior Michael's parents while on a diving vacation, he's sent to his grandmother's in Washington. Read full book review >

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THE FIRST PART LAST by Angela Johnson
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: June 1, 2003

"It's the tale of one young man and his choices, which many young readers will appreciate and enjoy. (Fiction. YA)"
"The rules: If she hollers, she is mine. If she needs to be changed, she is always mine. Read full book review >

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THE HOWLING HIMALAYAN AND PEPE AT WORTHWYLE by Angela DeFina
Released: May 20, 2016

"A clumsily executed tale, although its happy ending will have some appeal."
An illustrated debut children's book that tells the story of a family and their beloved cat. Read full book review >