Search Results: "Maria Ferrari"


BOOK REVIEW

WHAT IS ROUND? by Rebecca Kai Dotlich
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 31, 1999

"An expertly executed precursor to the I Spy books and their kind. (Picture book. 1-3)"
Bright full-color photographs, featuring bold objects and dramatic contrasts, characterize this first book about shapes in the Growing Tree series. Read full book review >

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WHAT IS A TRIANGLE? by Rebecca Kai Dotlich
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 30, 2000

"Once again, Dotlich and Ferrari make learning about shapes a colorful, fun experience for the littlest reader. (Picture book. 2-6)"
Young children discover triangles in the unlikeliest places in this latest addition to Dotlich's shape book series (What is Round, What is Square, 1999, etc.). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BORN TO FLY by Michael Ferrari
ADVENTURE
Released: July 14, 2009

"Middle-grade readers of either gender looking for suspenseful historical fiction won't notice that the combination of events adds up to an unlikely story, but they will enjoy Bird's flight. (Historical fiction. 8-12)"
Eleven-year-old outcast Bird McGill feels she was born to fly. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE KINDHEARTED CROCODILE by Lucia Panzieri
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2013

"A paradoxically enjoyable and consternating metafictive read. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A postmodern picture book with decidedly antiquated characterization, this Italian import may upend conventional wisdom about crocodiles, but it reinforces gender stereotypes. Read full book review >

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NO HONKING ALLOWED by Stephanie Calmenson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 15, 2017

"Put pedal to the metal and read this as fast as wheels will allow. (Picture book. 3-6)"
At last, an answer to that long-standing question: would you trust a T. rex in the driver's seat? Read full book review >

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INK-BLOT by Maria Eugênia
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 10, 2014

"This didactic little piece will likely leave readers puzzled rather than liberated. (Picture book. 7-11)"
This quirky—odd, even—paean to female self-respect preaches too baldly and too briefly. Read full book review >

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I'M 3! LOOK WHAT I CAN DO by Maria Carluccio
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 17, 2010

"The mundane sentences and audience-limiting age specification won't work for group storytime; save this for close-up readings by kids who enjoy gently complex aesthetics. (Picture book. 2-4)"
Light, pretty pictures with subtly plentiful patterns provide visual interest unmatched by lackluster text and vague point of view. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE BOOK OF JOBY by Mark J. Ferrari
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Aug. 1, 2007

"Just quirky, clever, sincere and sporadically uplifting enough to balance the depressing nature of Joby's many trials."
Ferrari's allegorical fantasy debut updates the Book of Job, setting it in contemporary California. Read full book review >

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JERSEY TOMATOES ARE THE BEST by Maria Padian
FICTION
Released: March 8, 2011

"While there is nothing new about teens struggling with self-image, the interesting protagonists, details from both worlds and the well-drawn, flawed adult characters make this a worthwhile read. (Fiction. 14 & up)"
The worlds of ballet and tennis provide an intriguing background for this story about two gifted best friends. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WRECKED by Maria Padian
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Oct. 4, 2016

"An important, devastating new perspective on an all-too-timely subject. (Fiction. 14-18)"
A group of white college students becomes entangled in the investigation of an on-campus rape. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DARK OF THE MOON by Maria Trautman
Released: Sept. 4, 2009

"A searing memoir of family ties that bind all too cruelly."
An impoverished girl in Portugal endures a hellish childhood in this moving autobiography. Read full book review >