Search Results: "Maryn Roos"


BOOK REVIEW

MARIO & BABY GIA by Mario Lopez
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2011

"A good choice for children with younger siblings and cousins, especially Latinos. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Returning with his second picture book, Lopez (Mud Tacos, 2009) stresses the importance of family. Read full book review >

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MUD TACOS! by Mario Lopez
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2009

Mario, an ingenious boy, is spending the morning at his Nana's house along with his little sister, Marissa. Read full book review >

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SUGAR PLUM BALLERINAS by Whoopi Goldberg
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 21, 2008

"Ultimately, though, an endearing multiethnic cast of characters and a positive message of the power of friendship make this one a keeper. (Fiction. 7-10)"
When her ballet-nut mother decides to take her costume-designing business from Apple Creek, Ga., to Harlem, Alexandrea Petrakova Johnson ("The closest I've ever been to Russia is Atlanta") finds herself moving from a sleepy little small-town dance studio to the illustrious Nutcracker Ballet School. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE EDGE OF RUIN by Irene Fleming
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: April 1, 2010

"Emily is a strong heroine with a handsome but unappreciative husband. Perhaps future installments will reveal whether her marriage will stand the strain."
The early days of moviemaking provide exciting but dangerous experiences for a feisty young woman. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: March 23, 2010

"A meticulously researched, frightening report on a deadly pathogen."
A gripping account of one of the most devastating infectious agents on the planet. Read full book review >

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THE GYPSIES NEVER CAME by Stephen Roos
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2001

"But they are bound to be perplexed, too. (Fiction. 8-12)"
Here's a quirky and implausible story about sixth-grader Augie Knapp, who was born with a deformed left hand. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

RECYCLING GEORGE by Stephen Roos
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2001

"So his final decision doesn't have the emotional gravitas and air of inevitability this graceful book deserves. (Fiction. 8-12)"
In this slender but expressively written story that is full of agile observations yet strangely lacking in emotional reality, a poor boy moves in with a rich classmate and his family, enjoys the good life, then realizes that staying on involves a sacrifice he isn't willing to make. Read full book review >

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THE COTTONTAIL CAPER by Stephen Roos
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 1992

"Fluffy but readable, with advice for rabbit owners and a record-keeping chart. (Fiction. 8-10)"
A second episode in the ``Pet Lovers Club'' series pits third-grader Erin and her bunny Peter against the other club members, who want to raise money for the new animal shelter by electing a pet to lead the Easter Parade. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NEVER TRUST A SISTER OVER TWELVE by Stephen Roos
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 1993

"Awkward treatment of a well-worked theme. (Fiction. 9-12)"
A routine, heavy-handed take on close sisters drifting apart. Read full book review >

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LOVE ME, LOVE MY WEREWOLF by Stephen Roos
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 1991

"No surprises here: formulaic but readable and wholesome. (Fiction. 9-12)"
In this first in a new series, the third graders of the Pet Lovers' Club organize a Halloween party to benefit a local animal shelter; unfortunately, class bully Dirty Donald promises to come. Read full book review >