Search Results: "Anna Perera"


BOOK REVIEW

THE GLASS COLLECTOR by Anna Perera
Released: March 1, 2012

"A novel of hope and redemption in the most unlikely of settings. (author's note) (Fiction. 13 & up)"
A 15-year-old Coptic Christian struggles to survive on the outskirts of modern-day Cairo. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

GUANTANAMO  BOY by Anna Perera
FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 2011

"Nonetheless, this gripping look at a poorly defined war's unintended consequences uniquely challenges readers to reexamine common beliefs and ask searching questions about means and ends. (author's note, timeline, discussion guide) (Fiction. 13 & up)"
This debut, published in 2009 in the UK, chronicles in devastating detail the kidnapping, incarceration and torture of an ordinary teenager six months after 9/11. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 31, 2015

"A heartfelt but narrow prescription for finding a partner and creating a loving heterosexual marriage."
A Christianity-based approach to relationships driven by positive thinking, based on the authors' own courtship and marriage. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 1993

"A harrowing study of our hemisphere's own killing fields- -admirably written, painstakingly researched. (Twenty-eight photographs—not seen)"
Shattering examination of Guatemala's bloody civil war, combining oral history, investigative journalism, personal narrative, and ethnography. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE BOY & THE BINDI by Vivek Shraya
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2016

"The mostly easy rhyming and vivid colors make this an unforgettable look into Hindu culture. (Picture book. 4-8)"
An unnamed South Asian boy becomes fascinated with the decoration on his mother's brow, and when she explains what it means to her, he asks for one of his own. 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 POLISHED PRESENTATION by Mary Fensholt Perera
NON-FICTION
Released: April 27, 2017

"A meticulous, no-nonsense collection of strategies to ensure successful presentations."
Fensholt Perera (The Francis Effect, 2006) offers a detailed guide on improving one's public speaking performance.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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >

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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 >