Search Results: "Erica Sirotich"


BOOK REVIEW

J.P. AND THE GIANT OCTOPUS by Ana Crespo
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2015

"Quick, cut-and-dried behavior modeling to share with children in the wakes of common emotional tempests. (Picture book. 4-6)"
To many if not most children, a first visit to a car wash can be a terrifying experience. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FOUND DOGS by Erica Sirotich
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 18, 2017

"An unusual counting book that goes beyond the basics, providing opportunities to reread and recount in different ways. (Picture book. 2-5)"
Friendly dogs from an animal shelter are the smiling stars of this counting book, progressing from one dog to 10 and then counting back down from 10 to one. Read full book review >

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J.P. AND THE BOSSY DINOSAUR by Ana Crespo
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2016

"Crespo needs a dictionary if she's going to make the series succeed. (note to parents and teachers) (Picture book. 4-6)"
Young JP's happy mood takes a (temporary) flier when he discovers from a dinosaur-shaped measuring sign that he's too short for the Tween-o-Saurus Rex pool. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE ROAD THAT TRUCKS BUILT by Susanna Leonard Hill
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 25, 2017

"Truck-hungry children may love this unreservedly, but it will make environmentalists and transportation reformers weep. (Picture book. 4-7)"
"This is the traffic that's moving too slow. / Cars and buses have nowhere to go. / What is the answer? I'm guessing you know." Read full book review >

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THE DOG DAYS OF SUMMER
by Julie Danielson

I’ve seen quite a handful of new picture books lately starring dogs, such as Maria Gianferrari’s Hello Goodbye Dog, a spirited tribute to therapy dogs and classroom-reader dogs, illustrated by Patrice Barton, as well as Found Dogs, a sunny counting book for very young children from Erica Sirotich where shelter dogs are united with new family members. Those are but ...


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BOOK REVIEW

IN DREAMS by Erica Orloff
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Jan. 9, 2014

"Solid. (Paranormal thriller. 12 & up)"
Orloff mixes suspense, romance and Greek mythology to tell the tale of a 16-year-old girl who learns that her dreams might kill her. Read full book review >

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BOUND by Erica  O'Rourke
YOUNG ADULT
Released: July 1, 2012

"Jam-packed with meaty storylines, spot-on pacing, an active heroine and the strongest romance yet, this ending will thrill fans of the series. (discussion questions) (Paranormal romance. 13 & up)"
Mo must play all sides, magical and mob, in this complex trilogy conclusion. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ANIMALS
Released: June 24, 2008

"While tiresome and plodding, with little characterization and clunky dialogue, anyone who got through the first part of the story will probably want to know what happens next (although they can probably guess). (Fantasy. 9-12)"
Elissa's (endless) quest, which just kind of...stopped at the end of Book One, continues at a stately pace in Book Two. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ILLUMINATED by Erica Orloff
ROMANCE
Released: Dec. 1, 2011

"A beach read that might inspire an interest in history. (Romance. 12-17)"
The hunt for the origins of a medieval tome sets the backdrop for revelations and romance in a Boston teen's savvy first-person tale. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WILD GIRLS by Erica Abeel
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 25, 2016

"Readers of Abeel's earlier books may not find much new here, but that may be perfectly fine. Those who haven't tried her yet—women and men of all ages—should give her a try."
Abeel (Conscience Point, 2008, etc.) returns to a favorite subject here, following three women from their heady days at artsy Foxleigh College in the mid-1950s through the next several decades of hopeful and heartbreaking life. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: April 1, 2001

"Wagner—knowledgeable, perceptive, and wise—guides us gracefully through Hughes's poems so that we see with a new clarity his responses to his life with Plath, and to her lamentable death. (8 pages b&w photos, not seen)"
The literary editor of the Times (of London) revisits the oft-told lives of Hughes and Plath, focusing on Hughes's Birthday Letters (1998), the volume he addressed to Plath shortly before his death. Read full book review >