Search Results: "Jennifer Cervantes"


BOOK REVIEW

TORTILLA SUN by Jennifer Cervantes
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2010

"A beautiful and engaging debut novel. (author's note, tortilla recipe, glossary) (Fiction. 8-12)"
Twelve-year-old Izzy Roybal, who loves writing stories, is reluctant to spend the summer in a small village in the New Mexican desert, where she was born. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ALLIE, FIRST AT LAST by Angela Cervantes
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 29, 2016

"A sweet middle-grade read that promotes compassion and empathy over competitiveness. (Fiction. 8-12)"
Nothing but a first-place trophy will do for a 10-year-old girl obsessed with living up to her family's name. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

GABY, LOST AND FOUND by Angela Cervantes
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2013

"A timely, touching and nuanced portrayal of real-life challenges experienced by children in mixed-status families. (Fiction. 8-12)"
Gaby Ramirez Howard faces the same ups and downs as any 11-year-old girl, but they are made more complicated by her mother's absence. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Feb. 1, 2006

"Full of hard facts, good science and excellent illustrations, this is the bomb-and just the thing for crafting the stuff of righteous bombers. For medical purposes only, of course."
A sticky, satisfying vade mecum, and a horticulturally sound guide to producing tasty bud-for medical purposes only, of course. Read full book review >

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WHEN HISTORY IS BURIED ALONGSIDE THE BODIES
by Jennie K.

BOOK REPORT for Dreamland Burning by Jennifer Latham

Cover Story: Big Face Split Screen
BFF Charm: Yay
Swoonworthy Scale: 1
Talky Talk: She Said, He Said
Bonus Factors: Awesome Grownups
Relationship Status: So This Is Love

Cover Story: Big Face Split Screen

As a rule, I generally don’t like Big Face covers, and as with all rules, there are exceptions ...


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BOOK REVIEW

FRANKIE THE BLANKIE by Jennifer Sattler
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 10, 2016

"Why couldn't Doris have just kept Frankie as her beloved blankie? (Picture book. 3-5)"
Doris the gorilla tries to make others respect her attachment to her blankie. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

PAINT by Jennifer Dance
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 7, 2015

"Next time, Dance should focus on a single agenda or, better yet, tell a single story. (Historical fiction. 10-14)"
A paint horse spends her life with several different owners on the Great Plains of the late 1800s. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MAID OF WONDER by Jennifer McGowan
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 25, 2015

"For readers who like their historical romance with a touch of second sight. (Historical fiction. 12 & up)"
It is the turn of shy Sophia to tell her story in the third of a series about the Maids of Honor, a privileged cadre of five young women assigned to spy for Elizabeth I. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THESE SHALLOW GRAVES by Jennifer Donnelly
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Oct. 27, 2015

"Readers who love costume dramas will relish this one. (Historical mystery. 13-17)"
In 19th-century Manhattan, socialite Jo Monfort's wealthy father meets an untimely death. Read full book review >