Search Results: "Diane de Anda"


BOOK REVIEW

A DAY WITHOUT SUGAR / UN DÍA SIN AZÚCAR by Diane  de Anda
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 31, 2012

"Though the focus on sugar is apparent, an underlining theme of balancing nutrition with exercise rounds out the purpose-filled story told with a fluent dual English and Spanish text. (Picture book. 6-8)"
A risk of family diabetes prompts Tía Sofía to teach her nieces and nephews about alternatives to sugar when choosing meals and snacks. Read full book review >

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THE PATCHWORK GARDEN / PEDACITOS DE HUERTO by Diane  de Anda
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 31, 2013

"A worthwhile, eco-friendly bilingual edition. (Picture book. 5-10)"
A grandmother's vision and instruction inspires a little girl to change the desolate look of her inner-city neighborhood by encouraging the community to plant a series of vegetable gardens. Read full book review >

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A CRACK IN THE WALL by Mary Elizabeth Haggerty
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 15, 1993

"Overall, nice. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Mama says that once she finds a job they'll move to a better place; meanwhile, in their seedy interim apartment, there's a large crack that scares Carlos, particularly when it's lit up by cars at night. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY
Released: Aug. 1, 1996

For chapter-book readers, an accessible and informative illustrated biography of the winner of the 1992 Nobel Peace Prize, tracing Mench£'s hard life from birth in a remote Mayan village in the mountains of Guatemala to the present. Read full book review >

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ANNIE PITTS, ARTICHOKE by Diane de Groat
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 6, 1992

"Good fun. (Fiction. 8-10)"
Stagestruck Annie sees an opportunity for breaking into show biz almost everywhere she looks—even in the dairy section of the supermarket that her third-grade class visits on a field trip- -which is why she ends up dropping yogurt on the floor. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

AMY DUNN QUITS SCHOOL by Susan Shreve
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 1993

"Illustrations not seen. (Fiction. 9-12)"
An overscheduled sixth-grader impulsively plays hooky on Halloween and is found out when her hyperconscientious single mother unexpectedly arrives at school for the Halloween parade. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

IT GOES Eeeeeeeeeeeee! by Jamie Gilson
ANIMALS
Released: April 18, 1994

"Address to write for information on bat houses. (Fiction. 6-10)"
Best friends Richard and Ben are supposed to be nice to new kid Patrick, but it's hard—he's a know-it-all in a suit, bow tie, and shiny shoes; and a pest, the kind of kid who gleefully turns earthworms to mush with his squirt gun. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE GREAT EGGSPECTATIONS OF LILA FENWICK by Kate McMullan
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 23, 1991

"Though light, this touches on serious issues of responsibility; McMullan deserves praise for creating its well-rounded, individualized characters. (Fiction. 8-12)"
In a third book about Lila, the girl sees all her Great Ideas go unexpectedly wrong during the first month of school. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ATTABOY, SAM! by Lois Lowry
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 1992

"Illustrations not seen. (Fiction. 7-12)"
Anastasia's little brother, whose infant point of view was explored in All About Sam (1988), is now a preschooler whose wit and persistence mark him as precocious, but who is still winningly typical in such details as the messy results of mixing mustard and ketchup on his hotdog. Read full book review >

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ITCHY RICHARD by Jamie Gilson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 28, 1991

"Gilson's light touch enables readers to laugh at what might otherwise be embarrassing- -as well as to learn a lot about lice and enjoying the relaxed, mutually supportive atmosphere of a classroom where even the teacher might harbor the pesky intruders. (Fiction. 6-9)"
Second-graders meet an infestation of lice head-on: someone in Mrs. Zookey's class has them, and the nurse must check each student's scalp to see if they've spread. Read full book review >

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SUNSHINE HOME by Eve Bunting
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 21, 1994

"A poignant slice of life in the 90's; Timmie's successful intervention sends the message that even a child can offer real consolation. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Timmie and his parents make their first visit to Gram at a nursing home; she's had to move there since "the doctors said she needed full-time nursing care." Read full book review >

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FRUIT FLIES, FISH AND FORTUNE COOKIES by Anne LeMieux
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Oct. 1, 1994

"Classic characters for Generation Y from LeMieux (The TV Guidance Counsellor, 1993). (Illustrations not seen) (Fiction. 8+)"
Finally, some 11-year-olds you'd really want to hang with. Read full book review >