Search Results: "Denise Vega"


BOOK REVIEW

YOUNG ADULT
Released: March 5, 2012

"Nevertheless, readers will appreciate Ori's gently self-deprecating humor and the lively Web postings and texts woven throughout that help tell the story. (Fiction. 12-16)"
Self-conscious Orion "Ori" Taylor is the front man for a promising, but nameless band in this teen drama. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2005

"Muster your courage for Erin's cringe-inducing escapades. (Fiction. 8-12)"
Erin navigates the trials of 7th grade's social mortifications. Read full book review >

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ACCESS DENIED by Denise Vega
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 2009

"However, Erin's ups and downs are humanizing, entertaining and real. (Fiction. 9-13)"
Ever funny and clever, Erin tackles eighth grade. Read full book review >

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FACT OF LIFE #31 by Denise Vega
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: May 13, 2008

"Told in Kat's passionate voice, this coming-of-age novel, with its romantic subplot, snappy dialogue and strong secondary characters, will appeal to fans of Sarah Dessen. (Fiction. YA)"
High-school junior Kat Flynn loves working after school at her mother's birthing center where her kindness and compassion make her popular with the expectant mothers. Read full book review >

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IF YOUR MONSTER WON'T GO TO BED by Denise Vega
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 14, 2017

"A few moments shine, but all in all an overstuffed effort. (Picture book. 4-6)"
What with keeping the fridge stocked with slug mush and sour green milk, incidentals such as mud soap and fang paste seem downright ordinary—unlike the consequences of ignoring the emphatic "Don't"s populating this unorthodox DIY manual: "massive monster tantrums." Read full book review >

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GRANDMOTHER, HAVE THE ANGELS COME? by Denise Vega
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 2009

"We will set the world on fire,' an unarguably beautiful inspiration that needs a little tinkering and demystifying to work with its target audience. (Picture book. 3-5)"
Kono's flowing acrylics swirl about this bright, abstract tribute to an old woman's love for her little brown granddaughter, who thinks angels have made her wonderful grandmother the way she is: white hair, bowed back, slow step. Read full book review >

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SURVIVE THE NIGHT by Danielle Vega
YOUNG ADULT
Released: July 7, 2015

"Both scary and gory, tailor-made for fans of the genre. (Horror. 12-18)"
A girl gets out of rehab but can't stop herself from hanging with her wild friend. Read full book review >

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REBECCA HOROWITZ, PUERTO RICAN SEX FREAK by Edgardo Vega Yunqué
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 1, 2008

"Too slack for satire."
An attempt at parody in the form of a memoir, from Puerto Rico native Yunqué (Blood Fugues, 2005, etc.). Read full book review >

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THE MERCILESS by Danielle Vega
YOUNG ADULT
Released: June 12, 2014

"It'll take a sturdy reader not to keep flinching—or put this exercise in sensation down altogether. (Horror. 16-18)"
Mean Girls with an occult twist. Read full book review >

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THE EVERYTHING BOOK by Denise Fleming
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2000

"It truly has everything. (Picture book. 1-4)"
Beginning with a brilliantly colored rooster greeting the day in "Good Morning to You!" and concluding with a mother hen cuddling her chicks in "Good Night," this compilation of rhymes, games, and learning will keep young readers busy from sunup to sundown. Read full book review >

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WHERE ONCE THERE WAS A WOOD by Denise Fleming
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 1996

"Perfect for Earth Day observances, a book that's as welcome as spring. (bibliography) (Picture book. 3-6)"
Already a favorite of preschoolers, Fleming (In the Small, Small Pond, 1993, etc.) takes an appreciation of the natural world a giant step further. Read full book review >