Search Results: "Marcella Marino Craver"


BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 15, 2011

"The graphic-novel format and very brief text, followed by a longer section of more in-depth information on anger, is likely to make this effort an easy sell to young teen readers. (Self-help graphic novel. 9-15)"
In a self-help graphic novel, angry Ernie, called "Erupto" by his friends, receives some counseling on anger management. Read full book review >

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SPLOTCH by Gianna Marino
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 2, 2017

"Despite the dead fish, this isn't about grief; it's about anxious, humane, funny attempts to protect loved ones from sadness. (Picture book. 5-8)"
How identifiable is an individual goldfish, anyway? Read full book review >

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The Sugar Witch Switch by Marcella Ricker
Released: April 17, 2014

"Charming resource for parents looking for a way to allow their kids to celebrate Halloween without becoming indebted to the dentist."
A debut Halloween picture book that ends with a tricky treat. Read full book review >

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NIGHT ANIMALS by Gianna Marino
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 14, 2015

"A giggle-inducing new gem for the night-fears bookshelf. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Animals turn topsy-turvy in fear of things that go bump in the night. Read full book review >

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MEET ME AT THE MOON by Gianna Marino
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2012

"Radiating warmth and comfort, this distinguished title strikes home. (Picture book. 2-5)"
On the African plains a little elephant struggles with the prospect of missing his mother as she prepares to "climb the highest mountain to ask the skies for rain." Read full book review >

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TOO TALL HOUSES by Gianna Marino
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 27, 2012

"Another winner for rising star Marino. (Picture book. 3-6) "
Hilltop neighbors Rabbit and Owl nearly destroy their friendship when envy and one-upmanship take hold in this appealing story that reads much like a folk tale. Read full book review >

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IF I HAD A HORSE by Gianna Marino
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 30, 2018

"Readers will almost feel the wind in their hair and hear the thunder of hooves as they are inspired to pursue their dreams. Beautiful. (Picture book. 3-7)"
A young child imagines having a horse for a companion. Read full book review >

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HIDING OUT AT THE PANCAKE PALACE by Nan Marino
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 16, 2013

"Her audience will eat it up. (Fiction. 9-12)"
A pair of not-yet-teenagers finds common ground searching for their personal music in New Jersey's Pinelands. Read full book review >

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DOUGH BOY by Peter Marino
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Oct. 15, 2005

"Insightful. (Fiction. YA)"
Fifteen-year-old Tristan reports his enduring humiliation and bullying in this humorous tale about living under a yoke of criticism. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Presidential Supremacy by Fred Marino
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 27, 2015

"Power-wielding adversaries in a tale that blends technology and espionage make for a rousing story."
In this debut political thriller, a National Security Agency analyst suspects that the villain behind a terrorist attack on American soil is someone in government—and in the U.S. Read full book review >

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THE DOOR by Andy Marino
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 29, 2014

"The unwieldy plot twists and turns, always creating new questions, but it leaves an uncomfortably large aperture—an unfinished hero's journey or, more aptly, a literary purgatory. (Fantasy. 8-12)"
Twelve-year-old Hannah Silver, armed solely with some newfound knowledge and her three imaginary friends, crosses a forbidden threshold to try to find the soul of her recently, unexpectedly deceased—likely murdered—mother. Read full book review >