Search Results: "Angela Royston"


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RABBIT by Angela Royston
by Angela Royston, photographed by Barrie Watts
ANIMALS
Released: Jan. 1, 1992

"Printed on extra-heavy stock, an unusually attractive informational book for the youngest. (Nonfiction/Picture book. 3-7)"
One of two new entries in the ``See How They Grow'' series (the other is Chick). Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 1, 2009

"Full-color photographs of children and just-detailed-enough illustrations are a great balance to the information presented. (glossary, index) (Nonfiction. 4-10)"
Royston's latest science title is an in-depth introduction to the human body for the youngest readers. Read full book review >

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WHERE DO BABIES COME FROM? by Angela Royston
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 21, 1996

"But the point is made and the smiling people of different races and sizes in colorful clothes are especially appealing. (Picture book/nonfiction. 4-9)"
An outstanding introduction for preschoolers who are already starting to ask a lot of questions about reproduction. Read full book review >

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THE SPIDER by Royston Cole
Released: March 10, 2013

"A bit rough but generally entertaining. At 105 pages, it's worth a quick read."
Cole's darkly humorous novella follows burned-out rock 'n' roller Clifford as he cares for his abusive, mentally ill wife, Suzie, over the course of a day, years after his big shot at fame has passed. 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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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 >