Search Results: "Anna Jarzab"


BOOK REVIEW

TETHER by Anna Jarzab
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: March 10, 2015

"Despite predictability and second-book syndrome, a generally fast and enjoyable read of interpersonal drama and rescues. (Science fantasy. 12 & up)"
Back on Earth and discontented after the events of Tandem (2013), Sasha returns to Aurora for the boy she left behind.Read full book review >

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THE OPPOSITE OF HALLELUJAH by Anna Jarzab
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Oct. 9, 2012

"A layered meditation on family and belief that will ring true for faith-questing teens. (Fiction. 12 & up)"
A teenage girl comes to terms with her sister's secret past and her own spirituality in this sophomore title by the author of All Unquiet Things (2010). Read full book review >

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ALL UNQUIET THINGS by Anna Jarzab
FICTION
Released: Jan. 12, 2010

"Less successful as a mystery than as a subtle look at family tensions and entitlement, at which it excels. (Mystery. 14 & up)"
Neily Monroe is struggling to adjust to life following the murder of his ex-girlfriend Carly and the guilt he feels for not responding to her final attempts to reach him. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

RED DIRT by Anna Jarzab
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Aug. 29, 2017

"Manipulative and unpleasant. (Fiction. 14-18)"
Eighteen-year-old Sammy was born in Bittersweet, Oklahoma, and suspects she will die there. But while the red dirt of her home keeps her grounded, she wonders if there is more beyond the county line. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

I LOVE MY MOM by Anna Walker
ANIMALS
Released: March 23, 2010

"A companion, I Love My Dad (ISBN: 978-1-4169-8319-4; April 2010), treats Ollie's relationship with his dad with a similarly light touch. (Picture book. 2-5)"
Ollie B., a gray-and-white striped creature with long ears and floppy legs, tells readers just how he and his mom spend time together. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE COLOR MONSTER by Anna Llenas
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2015

"Bright and buoyant. (Pop-up picture book. 5-8)"
A child helps a mixed-up monster sort out its feelings in this inventive pop-up import from Spain. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

LLAMA LLAMA TRICK OR TREAT by Anna Dewdney
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 19, 2014

"This simple holiday title will win Llama Llama new fans, and old friends will want to add it and its companion to their collections. (Board book. 1-2)"
In this board book designed for the littlest llama lovers, adorable-as-ever Llama Llama (Llama Llama Red Pajama, 2005, etc.) gets ready for some Halloween fun. Read full book review >

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THIS BELONGS TO ME by Anna Wray
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2013

"All in all, nifty stuff for the artistically inclined. (Nonfiction. 9-14)"
Snazzy! Funky! Cool stuff, not boring! Somehow the vocabulary seems a little dated, but the idea is fairly neat: making stencils, collages and other items to personalize backpacks, tabletops, jeans and even your skin (jagua or henna tattoos). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

LLAMA LLAMA, TIME TO SHARE by Anna Dewdney
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 4, 2012

"A solid addition to the popular series for toddlers and preschoolers. (Picture book. 2-4)"
Dewdney's newest Llama Llama picture book delivers a lesson in social skills to its camelid protagonist and its young readers, too. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ROLY POLY PANGOLIN by Anna Dewdney
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 2010

"Roly, alas, is no Llama Llama. (note on pangolins) (Picture book. 2-5)"
Roly Poly is a pangolin, a small, endangered mammal covered with scales found mainly in Africa, China and Southeast Asia. Read full book review >

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I LOVE CHRISTMAS by Anna Walker
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 6, 2009

"This would be an excellent choice for a toddler's first book about the Christmas season and could also serve as an early reader. (Picture book. 1-6)"
Ollie is a gray-striped animal, perhaps a toy rabbit or zebra. Read full book review >