Search Results: "Nadia Aguiar"


BOOK REVIEW

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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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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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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THIRTEEN SHELLS by Nadia Bozak
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 10, 2017

"A coming-of-age tale that resists the usual clichés to focus on the telling details that reveal the essence of a life."
Bozak's quiet, observant novel in stories touches down once a year into the life of young Shell, who grows up in the 1970s and '80s in a small town outside Toronto. Read full book review >

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THE BABY THAT ROARED by Simon Puttock
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 2012

"Both cute and creepy; for those seeking relief from unrelieved sweetness in their children's books. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Some parents are blind to the faults of their beloved babies. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE MANUSCRIPT by Eva Zeller
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 15, 2001

"Zeller's keen eye for revelatory detail and skilful sense of pacing remind us that even stories we think we've heard many times before are capable of surprising us with their singularity and in-held passion."
In this very deliberately muted meditative novel, based on a real-life account, high-school teacher Beate Hennig, having recently inherited her grandparents' home, discovers a manuscript written by her mother Ruth, who had been captured by Russian soldiers and died in1945 in a Siberian labor camp. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 30, 2016

"The narrative demonstrates a clear progression from a woman's dream for a model school to that reality, which has made a huge impact in its neighborhood and across the country."
The methods one principal used to create a safe learning environment for her students. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Jenna's Truth by Nadia L. King
Released: Sept. 12, 2016

"A deeply affecting, valuable story and educational tool."
A debut YA novella about cyberbullying by journalist and short story writer King. Read full book review >