Search Results: "Angela Ricketts"


BOOK REVIEW

NO MAN'S WAR by Angela Ricketts
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 15, 2014

"Outspoken in her critique of the 'Army machine,' Ricketts celebrates the 'secret sisterhood' of soldiers' wives, defiantly and desperately battling for survival. A blunt, bold debut memoir."
An Army wife reflects on marriage, war and guilt. 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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Released: Jan. 17, 2012

"An impressive story about a girl whose courage transforms a town."
Nine-year-old author Ricketts (Where Are the Animals, 2010) returns with the adventure of Lyla Lyte, a young girl who rescues books from obscurity. Read full book review >

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LET'S GO, HUGO! by Angela Dominguez
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 7, 2013

"A story that could have been pinned to the ground by didacticism instead soars. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Tone and artwork mix beautifully in this endearing tale about overcoming a debilitating fear. Read full book review >

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SANTIAGO STAYS by Angela Dominguez
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 3, 2013

"Dog lovers and older siblings alike will bask in the quiet humor as they try to solve this gentle canine mystery. (Picture book. 2-5)"
Why won't Santiago come? Read full book review >

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THE BATTLE OF SIR COB AND SIR FILBERT by Angela McAllister
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 1992

"An acceptable additional title on a perennially knotty theme. (Picture book. 4-8)"
The peace message reduced to essentials: each envying the other his castle, two knights do battle till there are ``only cows where their castles had been,'' then decide to settle down as friends. Read full book review >

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STELLA DÍAZ HAS SOMETHING TO SAY by Angela Dominguez
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 16, 2018

"A nice and timely depiction of an immigrant child experience. (Fiction. 7-10)"
Speaking up is hard when you're shy, and it can be even harder if you've got two languages in your head. 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 >