Search Results: "Clara Rojas"


BOOK REVIEW

CAPTIVE by Clara Rojas
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 25, 2010

"A disappointingly superficial, unrevealing adventure memoir."
Another perspective on the most famous hostage case in Colombia's troubled recent history. Read full book review >

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SMALL by Clara Vulliamy
ANIMALS
Released: March 18, 2002

"While not especially inspired, this is a warm tribute to the relationship of children with their toys. (Picture book. 2-5)"
A lot of things are needed for his first sleepover, and Tom packs and repacks his little suitcase trying to find room for it all; but has he forgotten an important item? Read full book review >

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ELLEN AND PENGUIN AND THE NEW BABY by Clara Vulliamy
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 1996

"With so many books available about new arrivals in the family, there's still room for one as high-spirited and realistic as this one. (Picture book. 3-5)"
The stars of Ellen and Penguin (1993) are back and this time they have a new baby brother who manages to intrude upon just about everything. Read full book review >

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AFTERMATH by Clara Kensie
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Nov. 1, 2016

"A melodramatic take on a sensitive subject. (resources) (Fiction. 14-18)"
A white teenage girl must navigate the emotional aftermath of her rescue from an abusive kidnapper. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 1, 1997

"An interesting, occasionally gossipy look behind Congress's closed doors, but hardly authoritative. (Author tour)"
A workmanlike account of the 103rd Congress, elected in 1992, the Year of the Woman, focusing on four Democratic women: newcomers Senator Patty Murray and Representatives Cynthia McKinney and Louise Slaughter, as well as veteran representative Pat Schroeder. Read full book review >

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Released: June 1, 2016

"People like Bingham (b. 1963), who 'missed the party,' may be astonished by aspects of this tumultuous story. Baby boomers will find themselves infuriated once again by vivid accounts of the My Lai massacre, the Kent State and Jackson State shootings, and other tumultuous events."
An engrossing oral history of the youth rebellion of the 1960s. Read full book review >

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DIGBY O'DAY IN THE FAST LANE by Shirley  Hughes
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2014

"Digby and Percy are slated to return in additional adventures; whether they can win the contest to capture the interest of young readers and listeners remains to be seen. (Fiction. 6-8)"
Mother-daughter, author-illustrator team Hughes and Vulliamy collaborate for a low-key tale with an old-fashioned feel, decidedly British flavor and cheerful illustrations. Read full book review >

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SECRETS OF GREYMOOR by Clara Gillow Clark
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 2009

"Although able to stand alone, this effort will most likely satisfy only those readers wanting to reconnect with Hattie. (Mystery. 10-12)"
Hattie's third outing (Hattie On Her Way, 2005, etc.) begins with a mystery: Does the tiny encoded book left hidden in a coat by her (possibly insane) grandfather contain the key to a hidden treasure? Read full book review >

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POOR MONTY by Anne Fine
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 23, 1992

"A charming vignette that should strike a responsive chord in many families. (Picture book. 3-8)"
Monty's mother is a doctor; after a morning seeing patients, lunch visiting the ``old folk,'' and an afternoon coping with ``forms,'' she's desperate for a few peaceful moments when she finally gets home. Read full book review >

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I'VE GOT MY PERIOD. SO WHAT? by Clara Henry
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Aug. 15, 2017

"Appealingly laid out in black and white with color washes and photos, comics-style graphics, and pull quotes, this chatty, frank, exhaustive exploration provides both solid information and plenty to think about. (Nonfiction. 12-18)"
Menstruation is viewed through a feminist lens in this nonfiction work by white, Swedish YouTube celebrity Henry. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 1, 1997

The origins of humankind have inspired endless speculation in myth, religion, philosophy, and science. Read full book review >

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MARTHA BUNNY LOVES SCHOOL by Clara Vulliamy
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2013

"Still, Martha's excitement is infectious, and younger siblings should feel it as well as newly minted students. (Picture book. 4-7)"
With an enthusiasm that virtually oozes off the pages and infects readers, Martha tells readers all about herself and her preparations for her first day of school. Read full book review >