Search Results: "Courttia Newland"


BOOK REVIEW

Released: Feb. 5, 2013

"Boisterous street slang and the opinions of a younger generation lend vitality to an earnest domestic tragedy, but this is an uneasy fusion of troubled psychology and social issues."
Abducted from a car 20 years ago, a lost child reappears—or is he a fake; someone claiming his identity, someone with a violent streak? Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

A BOY ASKED THE WIND by Barbara Nickel
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2016

"Lovely. (Picture book. 5-9)"
Powered by legend and known by many names, the wind takes a little boy on an international odyssey. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FESTIVALS AND CELEBRATIONS  by Sandra Lawrence
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2017

"Despite its purported scope, of limited use in today's multicultural classrooms and libraries. (Nonfiction. 8-11)"
Informational tidbits about world holidays will leave readers hoping for more details. Read full book review >

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THE MAGICIAN OF AUSCHWITZ by Kathy Kacer
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 15, 2014

"Though its sourcing is lacking, this is nevertheless a poignant, inspiring story of friendship, hope and survival. (Biography. 7-10)"
A moving Holocaust story for younger readers about a young boy sent to Auschwitz and befriended by a magician. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

I AM NOT A NUMBER by Jenny Kay Dupuis
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 6, 2016

"A moving glimpse into a not-very-long-past injustice. (Picture book. 7-11)"
When the Indian agent comes for Irene and her brothers, their parents reluctantly give them up to be taken to one of Canada's infamous residential schools. Read full book review >

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BIG AND SMALL, ROOM FOR ALL by Jo Ellen Bogart
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 14, 2009

"A necessary purchase that surpasses the ordinary fare. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Bogart presents a way for young children to explore the concepts of big and small in a way few picture books address. Read full book review >