Search Results: "Elisa Amato"


BOOK REVIEW

I DREAMT...A BOOK ABOUT HOPE by Gabriela  Olmos
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 14, 2013

"Bibliotherapy is a tricky business, as is the desire to shield young children from images that may cause nightmares. This is sure to arouse passion in both camps. (editor's note) (Picture book. 7-12)"
Created to benefit the International Board on Books for Young People's Fund for Children in Crisis program, this picture book presents provocative images and ideas regarding the violence many young people encounter. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2004

"Hope for sequels. (Fiction. 7- 9)"
Amato offers an early chapter book sure to entice reluctant readers and leave them laughing. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 15, 2010

"Solving puzzles, making friends and learning to see the world more clearly are the true aims of this adventure. (Mystery. 7-10)"
A mystery, a school story, sibling rivalry and the loss of a pet blend surprisingly well in this engaging chapter book. Read full book review >

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OUR TEACHER IS A VAMPIRE AND OTHER (NOT) TRUE STORIES by Mary Amato
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2016

"Great fun, especially for budding writers; they'll find kindred spirits within. (Fiction. 9-12)"
Alexander suspects Mrs. Penrose is a vampire; that mystery is the spark that ignites an exciting year. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

STUFF by Ivan Amato
NON-FICTION
Released: May 7, 1997

"It is a heady time for this new discipline, and Amato gives a good sense of its energy and potential. (illustrations, not seen)"
Materials science sees the world as fodder for new and better structural materials; here's an overview of this new discipline. Read full book review >

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GUITAR NOTES by Mary Amato
YOUNG ADULT
Released: July 24, 2012

"This one will resonate. (Fiction. 12-16)"
Tripp Broody and Lila Marks (Mr. Odd and Ms. Even) alternate lunch-period use of an instrumental practice room and a school guitar, developing a bond through their shared feelings of pressure and their love for making their own music. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: June 1, 2009

"Passionately argued but technical and tedious."
An examination of the obstacles that independent and third-party candidates face while running for office. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

King Peso by Carmen Amato
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 2016

"A satisfying read with plenty of bad guys and a solid, well-defined heroine."
Emilia Cruz Encinos is back for her fourth outing as Acapulco's only female detective, once again confronting institutionalized corruption while trying to solve a string of murders. Read full book review >

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THE NAKED MOLE-RAT LETTERS by Mary Amato
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 15, 2005

"However, middle-graders looking for a realistic summer read with laughs and a few misty-eyed moments won't be disappointed. (Fiction. 8-12)"
Seventh-grader Frankie Wallop has enough problems: No mother, two wild younger brothers and a perfect reputation to uphold. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE WORD EATER by Mary Amato
ANIMALS
Released: June 15, 2000

"Several stories bundled together, this amiable cautionary tale, often reminiscent of Clifton Fadiman's Wally the Wordworm or Mary Haynes's more melodramatic Wordchanger , makes a promising, if undisciplined, debut. (Fiction. 10-12)"
An overstuffed tale that will nevertheless wriggle its way into readers' affections, starring an out-crowd sixth grader and a tiny, worm-like creature who can make anything vanish by eating the word for it. Read full book review >

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Cliff Diver by Carmen Amato
Released: Jan. 30, 2013

"A clever Mexican detective tale that will leave readers eager for the series' next installment."
Emilia Cruz, Acapulco's first-ever female detective, investigates a police lieutenant's murder and tracks down counterfeit bills in the second installment of Amato's (Made In Acapulco, 2012) mystery series. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

GET HAPPY by Mary Amato
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Oct. 28, 2014

"Hits a deep, sweet resonating note. (Fiction. 12-16)"
On her 16th birthday, not only does Minerva Watson not get the gift she wanted, she receives an unwanted gift—from her estranged father. Read full book review >