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 >

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

THE ASSASSINATION OF LUMUMBA by Ludo De Witte
Released: July 1, 2001

"Thoroughly researched, passionately written, deeply disturbing. (1 map, 2 charts, 8 pages b&w photos)"
Indefatigable Dutch sociologist De Witte (Crisis in Kongo, not reviewed) examines the murder of Congolese nationalist leader Patrice Lumumba and unearths a sordid story of corruption, violence, conspiracies, and lies. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WHERE YOU END by Anna Pellicioli
YOUNG ADULT
Released: June 8, 2015

"Intriguing but frustratingly uneven. (Fiction. 14-18)"
Reeling from heartbreak on a school field trip, Miriam deliberately pushes a valuable sculpture to the ground, and another girl sees her do it. Read full book review >