Search Results: "James Luna"


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LUNA by Julie Anne Peters
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: May 1, 2004

"The first of its kind—well done and essential for every library serving young adults. (Fiction. YA)"
Groundbreaking, finely tuned realism about a transsexual teen. Read full book review >

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LUNA by Toni B. McNeill
Released: March 5, 2012

"Smooth prose and a suspenseful plot further improve this winning story about the rewards of perseverance."
A black Labrador dog named Alayna runs away from her family's campsite during a thunderstorm and gives birth to four puppies in McNeill's middle-grade novel. Read full book review >

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"A fun, light read brightened by a splash of mythology."
The Roman goddess of love pays a visit to Cleveland. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 31, 2012

"An innocuous Halloween and Day of the Dead book for readers who prefer to skip scarier fare. (Adventure. 8-11)"
In this bilingual book, a young girl finds a surprise upon returning from a trip to Guanajuato, Mexico. Read full book review >

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LA LUNA by Enrico Casarosa
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 15, 2012

"Rich and lovely to look at, but probably much more evocative as a memory of the animated short rather than a thing in itself. (Picture book. 5-9)"
A Pixar film with an Academy Award nomination for Best Animated Short is transformed into a picture book with decidedly mixed results. Read full book review >

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MOONY LUNA by Jorge Argueta
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 10, 2005

"This timeworn theme is made fresh with a lively, bilingual text full of familial love and Gómez's brilliant acrylic illustrations, featuring a little crayoned monster on several pages and Luna's long, thin parents in contrast to Luna's tiny body and oversized head. (Picture book. 4-6)"
Even though she is "grande como la luna llena" (big as the full moon), Luna isn't sure that she wants to begin kindergarten. Read full book review >

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EVA LUNA by Isabel Allende
Released: Oct. 21, 1988

"Lively entertainment, then, with little resonance."
Here, after last year's Of Love and Shadows, the tale of a quirky young woman's rise to influence in an unnamed South American country—with a delightful cast of exotic characters, but without the sure-handed plotting and leisurely grace of Allende's first—and best—book, The House of the Spirits (1985). Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: May 12, 2015

"A gentle introduction to environmental activism for the very young. (Picture book. 4-7)"
A nature lover called Butterfly saves a redwood by living up in the tree for 738 days. Read full book review >

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LUNA LOVES LIBRARY DAY by Joe  Coehlo
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 1, 2017

"Reassuring, appealing, and endearing, especially for children in similar situations. (Picture book. 4-8)"
What makes library day so special for Luna? Read full book review >

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Edna and Luna by Gleah Powers
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 28, 2016

"An appealing story of human resilience and connection with two memorable female protagonists."
Two unconventional women build an uneasy alliance that evolves into family. Read full book review >

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LOOKING FOR LUNA by Tim Myers
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 2009

"The playfulness of the text combined with its predictability makes this a suitable candidate for read-aloud time with the preschool set. (Picture book. 3-6)"
A girl and her father embark on a quest in search of their missing cat. Read full book review >