Search Results: "Anna DiVito"


BOOK REVIEW

ANNA by Meghan Riley
Released: Aug. 29, 2013

"The protagonist mooning over boys sometimes overwhelms the engaging, unique sci-fi elements."
A teenage girl emerges from wallflower status only to be plagued by unexplained phenomena in this young-adult romance novel. Read full book review >

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ANNA by Michael Derechin
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 21, 2014

"A compassionate portrait of a doctor's quest to make a difference."
In this novel set in 1973, a cancer doctor, who's struggling with feelings of futility, reluctantly agrees to treat an 11-year-old girl. Read full book review >

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ANNA by William Loizeaux
NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 1, 1993

"On behalf of his daughter, Loizeaux shares his sorrow with heartbreaking honesty."
An eloquent, extraordinarily painful memoir of a father's loss of his baby daughter. Read full book review >

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ANNA by Cynthia Harrod-Eagles
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 17, 1991

"To Be Continued'' quality, making for less than truly satisfying fiction."
In a first US publication, veteran British writer Harrod- Eagles (20 previous novels) brings her not-inconsiderable skills to a grand-scale, if curiously lackluster, romance set against the complex political backdrop of the Napoleonic wars. Read full book review >

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WHY DO DOGS BARK? by Joan Holub
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 2001

"A companion volume is available: Why Do Cats Meow? (ISBN 0-8037-2503-5) (Easy reader. 5-8)"
The only hesitation readers might have about this easy-to-read gathering of dog information is that the answers are a little too pat, without room for doubt or suggestion. Read full book review >

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WHY DO HORSES NEIGH? by Joan Holub
ANIMALS
Released: Jan. 1, 2003

"The amount of information covered in a simple, interesting way makes this an excellent introduction to this popular topic. (Easy reader/nonfiction. 6-9)"
Holub (Why Do Rabbits Hop?, below, etc.) continues her series of easy readers focusing on a particular animal with this offering that will be popular with the younger faction of the horse-crazy set. Read full book review >

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A KIDS' GUIDE TO AMERICA'S FIRST LADIES by Kathleen Krull
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 3, 2017

"An inspirational lot, overall, of women who have 'enhanced our country in many resplendent ways.' (selected sources, index) (Collective biography. 10-14)"
Frank profiles of 45 women who, for the most part, made the best of a "weird job." Read full book review >

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ANIMALS
Released: Jan. 1, 2003

"The wider topic with this format does not work quite as well as the other volumes in Holub's series, but the newly fluent reader interested in furry little critters will still find this an interesting and informational read. (Easy reader/nonfiction. 6-9)"
Using the same question-and-answer format as her previous entries in this easy reader series, Holub (Why Do Horses Neigh?, above, etc.) offers some basic information about rabbits, guinea pigs, hamsters, and gerbils. Read full book review >

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ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2004

"Some recommendations for further reading or Web viewing wouldn't have been amiss, but the steady course steered here between the empty hype and numbing barrages of undigested fact offered by similar titles earns it above average marks. (Easy reader/nonfiction. 6-8)"
Younger readers with an affinity for all creatures green and scaly will linger over both the sharply detailed photos and the easy but specific text in this three-part Q&A. Holub poses and answers about a half-dozen similar questions for each type of reptile—how many kinds are there? Read full book review >

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STRIKING IT RICH by Stephen Krensky
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 1996

"Beginning readers will cherish this brand of history. (maps) (Nonfiction. 6-9)"
History in highly congenial style—wit sizzles in both text and illustration—marks this entry in the Ready-to-Read series a winner. Read full book review >

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I WANT ANSWERS AND A PARACHUTE by P.J. Petersen
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 15, 1993

"DiVito's frequent b&w illustrations resemble Sue Truesdell's in style; though they don't match Truesdell's impeccable eye and witty characterizations, they add nicely to the humor. (Fiction. 8-11)"
When Matt and his little brother Jason fly from Phoenix to visit Dad and his new wife and stepdaughter in San Francisco, they're determined to be on their best behavior; meanwhile, Dad, wanting to make it a gala occasion, has planned a heavy two days of sightseeing. Read full book review >

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DROWNING ANNA by Sue Mayfield
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2002

"Justice for Hayley is less important than Melanie's and Frances's realizations of their own failures to nurture Anna; in the end, the story represents a bleakly compelling cautionary tale for teens and their adults. (Fiction. 10-14)"
The slow but near-total destruction of a bright and talented teenage girl is clinically anatomized in this British import. Read full book review >