Search Results: "Esperança Ros"


BOOK REVIEW

LITTLE RIDING HOOD'S HOODS by La Tortuga Casiopea
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 27, 2011

"A visually rich, technologically sound app that could be a homerun with a bit of storytelling help. (iPad storybook app. 3-5)"
In this iteration of the classic fairy tale, Little Riding Hood (no Red) accumulates hoods from various family members—in a variety of colors. Read full book review >

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WHEN THE SLAVE ESPERANÇA GARCIA WROTE A LETTER by Sonia Rosa
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 13, 2015

"Garcia is apparently lost to history aside from her petition, but its very existence marks her as 'truly an unforgettable woman!' (Picture book. 6-8)"
By way of tribute, two admirers spin a tale around a truly rare document: a petition sent by an 18th-century enslaved woman to a Brazilian governor. Read full book review >

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IT'S NOT FAIRY by Ros Asquith
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 16, 2013

"May not end complaining altogether, but it's sure to get a lot of laughs. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Rhymed and subversively, hilariously funny, this British import might well spark discussion while amusing mightily. Read full book review >

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SHAMOO by Ros Hill
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 2005

"Tongues will definitely mooooove into cheeks for this going-away-then-coming-back tale. (Picture book. 6-8)"
Holstein meets Humpback in this offbeat take on a familiar theme. Read full book review >

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DEVOTION by Ros Barber
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 12, 2016

"Barber's sensational premise delivers an unexpectedly piercing exploration of loss and different kinds of faith."
In a novel that examines the divide between skepticism and religion, Barber (The Marlowe Papers, 2012, etc.) uses the sweeping ideas of faith and science to delve into the story of a man struggling with the ever incomprehensible force of grief. Read full book review >

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THE MARLOWE PAPERS by Ros Barber
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 29, 2013

"Lush, inspired and provocative, this spellbinding dossier conjures up a bewitching Marlowe."
What if Kit Marlowe wasn't really killed in a tavern brawl? What if he escaped and became the secret scribe of Shakespeare's plays and sonnets? Read full book review >

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MORE BLUEBERRIES! by Susan Musgrave
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2015

"A little monomaniacal, but a great read-aloud that supports both vocabulary building and phonemic awareness. (Board book. 6 mos -2)"
Two siblings overindulge in the titular fruit. Read full book review >

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JOJO THE GIANT by Jane Barclay
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 10, 2012

"Barclay ably captures the affection of the central relationship, though, and the ending is a genuine surprise. Heartwarming. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Could little JoJo possibly win the big race? Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

LOVE YOU MORE by Susan Musgrave
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2014

"Not exactly captivating toddler fare, but this celebration of love and life will no doubt be enjoyed by doting new parents and their not-yet-mobile infants. (Board book. 6 mos.-3)"
A parent or other loving caregiver proclaims love for a child in a series of couplets that invoke the beauty of each month of the year. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MERCI MISTER DASH! by Monica Kulling
ANIMALS
Released: April 12, 2011

"A good choice to generate discussion, this will appeal to energetic youngsters and dog lovers alike. (Picture book. 5-8)"
Mr. Dash may be a mixed breed, but he is a most fastidious dog, well mannered, well dressed and very well behaved. Read full book review >

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THE GREAT BIG BODY BOOK by Mary Hoffman
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 2016

"Cheerful and informative, this is a splendid introduction for humans of all shapes and sizes to share. (Informational picture book. 3-7)"
What is a body? Read full book review >

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WELCOME TO THE FAMILY by Mary Hoffman
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 1, 2014

"Laudable in its inclusivity and content, imperfect in execution. (Informational picture book. 5-8)"
In a companion to The Great Big Book of Families (2011), Hoffman and Asquith tackle the myriad ways families are made in the 21st century.Read full book review >