Search Results: "Angela Pelster"


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LIMBER by Angela Pelster
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: April 1, 2014

"As the author reveals in these charming essays, nature is imbued with enticing mysteries, and trees can be agents of salvation."
In this debut collection of essays, trees evoke lyrical reflections on the intimacies among humans, plants and animals. 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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THE ICE PALACE by Angela McAllister
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 19, 1994

"A beautifully decorated story. (Fiction/Picture book. 4-8)"
Little Anna, who lives in a hot, dry land, has a terrible fever. Read full book review >

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SING, DON'T CRY by Angela Dominguez
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 22, 2017

"The advice to sing whenever life deals a difficult hand loses its impact due to a confusing and convoluted visual narrative. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Via the English-language lyrics of "Cielito Lindo," a traditional Mexican song, a child fondly recalls her abuelo's visits from Mexico. 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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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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WHEN MULES FLEW ON MAGNOLIA STREET by Angela Johnson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 1, 2000

"Middle readers will find Magnolia Street well worth repeat visits. (Fiction. 9-11)"
Following up Maniac Monkeys on Magnolia Street (1998), Johnson rejoins Charlie and her friends, Lump and Billy, for more neighborhood comings, goings, and hijinks. Read full book review >

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BIRD by Angela Johnson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2004

"A lovely and sad glimpse of individuals caring for one another in an imperfect world. (Fiction. 10-13)"
Bird confronts friendship, family, and human limitations in this poignant tale. Read full book review >

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SONGS OF FAITH by Angela Johnson
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 1998

"But the message is uplifting—even though her family cannot be together, and she is still in pain, Doreen is left at the conclusion still full of love and, more importantly, hope. (Fiction. 9-12)"
A young African-American girl struggles to reconcile her parents' divorce and the subsequent fragmentation of her family in this eloquent and life-affirming novel from Johnson (Humming Whispers, 1995, etc.). Read full book review >

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HUMMING WHISPERS by Angela Johnson
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: April 1, 1995

"An ambitious work, as startling in its originality as Johnson's award-winning Toning the Sweep (1993). (Fiction. 12+)"
The slow and melancholy stream of consciousness of Sophy, 14, whose life and thoughts revolve around her older sister, Nicole. Read full book review >

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MY FIRST SCIENCE BOOK by Angela Wilkes
Released: Nov. 10, 1990

A visually striking, oversize book containing poorly executed science experiments intended for young children. Read full book review >