Search Results: "Heide Ayarbe"


BOOK REVIEW

WANTED by Heidi Ayarbe
Released: May 1, 2012

"A bad bet all around. (Fiction. 14 & up)"
A young bookie finds herself on the wrong side of the odds. Read full book review >

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COMPULSION by Heidi Ayarbe
Released: May 3, 2011

"Taut, suspenseful and well-realized. (Fiction. 14 & up)"
A compelling entrée into the claustrophobic world of an OCD teen. Read full book review >

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The Robin Stories by Heide Koenitzer Clark
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 3, 2015

"A novel about a novelist that's short on plot but long on character development."
In Clark's (Monsignor, 2014) latest work of fiction, a college senior defies his parents in his quest to write the next Great American Novel.Read full book review >

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COMPROMISED by Heidi Ayarbe
ADVENTURE
Released: May 1, 2010

"A poignant portrait slightly marred by its fairy-tale ending, out of place in an otherwise devastated landscape. (Fiction. 14 & up)"
Maya, the world-weary daughter of a seasoned con, finds solace in using scientific equations to exert order over the chaos of her life. Read full book review >

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FREEZE FRAME by Heidi Ayarbe
Released: Oct. 1, 2008

"A satisfying and truly moving final third alleviates some of the flaws, but ideally, this novel would have focused more on the journey to the other side of grief and guilt and spent less time in that frozen first scene. (Fiction. 12 & up)"
Ayarbe's debut explores the ramifications of killing your best friend. Read full book review >

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TIO ARMANDO by Florence Parry Heide
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 1998

"Grifalconi's gentle watercolors group people together in intimate moments and in larger groups that convey familial bonds. (Picture book. 5-8)"
A graceful chronicle of the last year in a beloved great-uncle's life, relayed month by month in the first-person narration of a Mexican-American girl. Read full book review >

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OH, GROW UP! by Florence Parry Heide
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 1996

Twenty-nine funny poems about the everyday indignities of childhood, from braces and hand-me-downs to the rigors of family and school life: ``Could anything be drearier/than the food in the school cafeteria?'' Westcott's bright, zany ink-and-watercolor illustrations and hand-lettered titles get right into the poems, sometimes encasing lines in dialogue balloons, sometimes adding an extra element to the drama, as in ``Danger: Overload,'' in which a busy mother fires a list of chores at her daughter, who then gets them hopelessly mixed up. Read full book review >

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ALWAYS LISTEN TO YOUR MOTHER by Florence Parry Heide
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 3, 2010

"Gleefully subversive. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Ernest is a nice little boy, and he always listens to his mother—"Nice children always listen to their mothers"—even though it means he never, ever has a good time but rather spends his time helping his mother with all the household chores. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 22, 2009

"Molly Leach's clever design shows the word 'up' repeatedly rising, and one sentence levitates partially off the page—naturally. (Picture book. 4-7)"
No shrinking violet (nor Treehorn), Princess Hyacinth yearns to play outside—but she'll float away! Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

HOW TO BE A HERO by Florence Parry Heide
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 4, 2016

"Heroism with a wink. (Picture book. 3-6)"
What does it take to become a hero? Read full book review >

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THE RED CHALK by Iris van der Heide
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2006

"Readers will be unmoved by the weak ending, and even non-reflective ones will come away wondering why Sara doesn't just put herself into one of her own enticing scenarios. (Picture book. 6-8)"
In a tale that decidedly misses the mark, a child keeps trading toys and other items because she becomes bored with them—but at the same time shows a vivid streak of imagination. Read full book review >