Search Results: "Angela Ricketts"


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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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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 >

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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 >