Search Results: "Lara Xavier"


BOOK REVIEW

LARA by Anna Pasternak
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 24, 2017

"A sympathetic portrait of a woman who saw her lover in the same 'heroic light' as he saw himself."
A British journalist investigates her great-uncle's love affair. Read full book review >

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HEDGEHOG BOOK by Lara  Xavier
by Lara Xavier, illustrated by Roberta Lucarini, developed by Ardozia
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 5, 2012

"Still a bobble or two in the design, but an engaging imagination stretcher. (iPad play app. 4-6)"
Three independent, partly cumulative illustrated minitales—none of which features a hedgehog. Read full book review >

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BEING LARA by Lola Jaye
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 13, 2012

"An earnest but often clichéd and sentimental coming-of-age story."
An adopted child turns 30 and confronts her African origins. Read full book review >

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LARGER-THAN-LIFE LARA by Dandi Daley Mackall
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2006

"Laney's portrayal is nicely subtle, but Lara's unflinching martyrdom is awkward for realism (and is another harmful example of fat character as victim). (Fiction. 9-11)"
A likable fourth-grader writes a book (this one) about a cryptic and crucified fellow classmate. Read full book review >

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"The first volume of what promises to be a fulfilling science-fiction trilogy.
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Austen's debut fantasy is the account of beast-like Silas, whose unintentional rescue of a beautiful barmaid from obscurity will have lasting consequences on the fate of his homeland, Larasca. Read full book review >

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ALWAYS AND FOREVER, LARA JEAN by Jenny Han
YOUNG ADULT
Released: May 2, 2017

"An emotionally engaging closer that fumbles in its final moments. (Romance. 14-17)"
Lara Jean prepares for college and a wedding. Read full book review >

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VEHICLES by Xavier Deneux
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 4, 2015

"The tactile elements, engaging visuals, and provocative word clusters offer a rewarding experience for adults and tots alike. (Board book. 2-4)"
Different types of vehicles are introduced using tactile images paired with word clusters. Read full book review >

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FLY! by Xavier Deneux
Kirkus Star
by Xavier Deneux, illustrated by Xavier Deneux
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 7, 2017

"A charming, not-so-simple board book that will surely engage. (Board book. 2-3)"
A bird embarks on a long journey. Read full book review >

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THE GREAT AND MIGHTY NIKKO by Xavier Garza
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 2015

"One, uno; two, dos; three, tres¡LUCHA! (Bilingual picture book. 3-6)"
What's better than one wrestler jumping on the bed? Ten of them! Read full book review >

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SEASONS by Xavier Deneux
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 5, 2016

"Although the touch-and-feel element is not essential, this French import is a cheery way to teach very young children about seasonal weather. (Board book. 6-18 mos.)"
A large 8-inch square trim size is put to good use to introduce the four seasons to young children in this touch-and-feel outing. Read full book review >

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MAXIMILIAN & THE BINGO REMATCH by Xavier Garza
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 13, 2013

"Though this sequel doesn't achieve the same victory as its predecessor, it does set the stage for more engaging rounds to come—here's hoping. (Fiction. 9-12)"
Maximilian, the lucha-libre-obsessed 11-year-old from Garza's Pura Belpré Honor winner, Maximilian and the Mystery of the Guardian Angel (2011), returns to tackle a new mystery—understanding girls! Read full book review >

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ON HER OWN TWO WHEELS by Stacy Xavier
Released: Nov. 5, 2012

"A unique coming-of-agestory on wheels."
A young woman seeking adventure changes her life by taking motorcycle lessons in Xavier's debut novel. Read full book review >