Search Results: "Nadia Aguiar"


BOOK REVIEW

NADIA by Karlin Gray
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 7, 2016

"Poised for the 2016 Summer Games, this pays a respectful, 40th-anniversary tribute to Comaneci's soaring achievements. (afterward, timeline, quotation sources, selected bibliography, websites, two photographs) (Picture book/biography. 6-9)"
Gray presents the childhood of the sensational Romanian gymnast who, at age 14, won five medals at the 1976 Olympics. Read full book review >

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THE LOST ISLAND OF TAMARIND by Nadia Aguiar
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2008

"Spunky kids, perilous pursuits and marine mystery make for a smashing good read. (Fantasy. 10-14)"
Stranded on a lost island, a teen faces nail-biting adventures searching for her missing parents in this fantasy cliffhanger. Read full book review >

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SECRETS OF TAMARIND by Nadia Aguiar
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 5, 2011

"Like Simon, Maya and Penny, readers will find it hard to leave the magical world of Tamarind. (map) (Fantasy. 10-12)"
After rescuing their marine-biologist parents from a mysterious island in The Lost Island of Tamarind (2008), feisty siblings Maya, Simon and Penny encounter more amazing adventures as they return to prevent Tamarind's destruction in this hair-raising sequel. Read full book review >

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THE GREAT WAVE OF TAMARIND by Nadia Aguiar
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 28, 2017

"This exciting, fast-paced, satisfying finale to the Tamarind trilogy does not disappoint. (map) (Fantasy. 10-14)"
Seven years after siblings Maya, Simon, and Penny visited the mysterious island of Tamarind in The Secrets of Tamarind (2011), Penny, now 12, returns alone on her own perilous, life-changing adventure. Read full book review >

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NADIA, CAPTIVE OF HOPE by Fay Afaf Kanafani
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 1, 1999

"A moving narrative that passionately describes one Muslim woman's determination to lead a life of her own choosing."
A candid memoir from a Beirut-born Muslim woman who recounts the drama of her personal life against the backdrop of political violence and upheaval in the Middle East. Read full book review >

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I, NADIA, WIFE OF A TERRORIST by Baya Gacemi
NON-FICTION
Released: June 20, 2006

"An ultimately heart-wrenching personal account."
An as-told-to autobiography explores an Islamist marriage. Read full book review >

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YETI AND THE BIRD by Nadia Shireen
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 24, 2015

"Striking visuals that combine compelling use of shape, page design and color successfully carry this version of an oft-told story. (Picture book. 3-7)"
A picture book about an unexpected friendship. Read full book review >

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HEY, PRESTO! by Nadia Shireen
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 13, 2012

"Distinct from run-of-the-mill argument arcs requiring apology before reconciliation, this alternate model provokes thought. (Picture book. 4-7)"
A magic act goes temporarily awry when a bossypants walks all over his best mate. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: July 24, 2007

"This intimate, often brutal portrait of an enduring illness will be eye-opening for the uninitiated, and painfully familiar to those in its clutches. (afterword, eating disorder resources) (Nonfiction. YA)"
Shivack hoarded candy in her sock drawer when she was six years old. Read full book review >

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GOOD LITTLE WOLF by Nadia Shireen
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 13, 2011

"Visually interesting, but flawed. (Picture book. 4-7)"
When Rolf, a good little wolf, encounters the archetypal big baddie, justice is nearly—but not quite—served. Read full book review >

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CHICKEN, CHICKEN, DUCK! by Nadia Krilanovich
ANIMALS
Released: March 22, 2011

"For the youngest set, a basic introduction to barnyard animals; for emergent readers, a repetition-filled romp; for all, sheer fun. (Picture book. 2-5)"
Who can control six chickens, a goat, a llama, a cow, a dog and a whole host of other barnyard animals? Read full book review >

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ONE HALF FROM THE EAST by Nadia Hashimi
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 6, 2016

"Well-told through appealing characters, this tale sheds light from a unique cultural perspective on the link between vastly different, rigidly enforced roles for boys and girls and gender-identity issues. (author's note) (Fiction. 8-12)"
Obayda's family moved to a rural village after a Kabul bomb blast took her father's leg and the family's livelihood; in a bid to attract good fortune, relatives persuade her mother to transform Obayda, 10, youngest of four daughters, into a bacha posh: a boy. Read full book review >