Search Results: "Anna Witte"


BOOK REVIEW

LOLA'S FANDANGO by Anna Witte
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2011

"A passable effort with some high points. (author's note, Spanish glossary, CD; not heard) (Picture book. 5-8)"
A young Latina girl emerges from her older sister's shadow when her father secretly teaches her to dance the flamenco. Read full book review >

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FANDOM AND FRIENDSHIP
by Leila Roy

I don’t know if this has ever happened before: One week after listing all of the new releases I’m looking forward to reading this month, I’m ready to report back on the two that were at the top of my list! And I’ve got good—nay, GREAT—news!

Lily Anderson’s Not Now, Not Ever and Anna Priemaza’s Kat and Meg Conquer the ...


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LOVE YOU TO THE MOON AND BACK
by Mandy Curtis

BOOK REPORT for When the Moon Was Ours by Anna-Marie McLemore

Cover Story: Play Set
BFF Charm: Third Wheel
Swoonworthy Scale: 8
Talky Talk: Otherworldly
Trigger Warning: Abuse
Bonus Factors: LGTBQ Characters, Multicultural Magic
Anti-Bonus Factor: Abuse
Relationship Status: Happily Ever After

Cover Story: Play Set

This cover is cute, and features important elements of the story, but it ...


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LOVE BLOOMS
by Mandy Curtis

BOOK REPORT for Wild Beauty by Anna-Marie McLemore

Cover Story: How Does Your Garden Grow

BFF Charm: Sixth Wheel

Swoonworthy Scale: 7

Talky Talk: Magical

Bonus Factors: LGBTQ, Latinx Culture

Relationship Status: Forever and Ever

Cover Story: How Does Your Garden Grow

 

This is a book about girls and flowers. This cover is wholly appropriate.

But I do ...


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WHAT I'M WATCHING FOR THIS OCTOBER
by Leila Roy

New month, new books! This month, there are so very many that I want to read that I’m going to list my five MOST EAGERLY ANTICIPATED titles at the top, and then quick notes on Everything Else. (And there is a Quite A Lot of Everything Else.)

I Am Not Your Perfect Mexican Daughter, by Erika L. Sánchez

I’ve been ...


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BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 1, 2000

"Less a polemic than a tool to foster closer consideration of an idea whose time may or may not have come. (Tables, maps, and charts throughout)"
The official evaluator of the country's first private-school voucher program reports on his provocative but often inconclusive findings. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

LLAMA LLAMA GRAM AND GRANDPA by Anna Dewdney
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2015

"For longtime fans and new readers of the beloved Llama Llama series alike, this won't disappoint. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Llama Llama reaches another childhood milestone—his first sleepover. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

A TOWER OF GIRAFFES by Anna Wright
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 8, 2015

"This brief, exquisite overview may well have readers wishing for a sequel—or consulting reference books to find out more collective nouns. (Informational picture book. 4-9)"
From a gaggle of geese to an ostentation of peacocks, a gathering of collective nouns. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

AGATHA by Anna Pignataro
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 3, 2015

"Though it's certainly well-meaning, it lacks the wit that brings such schoolroom dramas as Kevin Henkes' and Peter McCarty's alive. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Even in a world populated by anthropomorphic animals of all sorts, Agatha stands out. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

LLAMA LLAMA HOME WITH MAMA by Anna Dewdney
ANIMALS
Released: Aug. 23, 2011

"A worthy addition to the Llama collection, just right for readers' own sick days. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Proving once again that she understands the preschool set, Dewdney shows what life is like when first Llama Llama and then Mama get sick. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ABIGAIL SPELLS by Anna Alter
ANIMALS
Released: April 28, 2009

"Quiet and unassuming, this sympathetic testament to friendship is a great addition to a child's shelf. (Picture book. 5-8)"
This winsome tale demonstrates the value of friendship during the trials and travails of life. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

GRUMPY GLORIA by Anna Dewdney
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2006

"Bound to be a read-aloud favorite. (Picture book. 3-6)"
A disgruntled bulldog provides fodder for a seriously funny tale from Dewdney. Read full book review >