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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

THE LAST GIRL by Nadia  Murad
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 7, 2017

"A devastating yet ultimately inspiring memoir that doubles as an urgent call to action."
A raw, terrifying account of religious genocide and life in captivity under the Islamic State by a young Yazidi woman who survived it. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FEMINISM by Nadia Abushanab Higgins
YOUNG ADULT
Released: March 1, 2016

"A good starting point for discussions. (timeline, glossary, source notes, bibliography, further information, resources) (Nonfiction. 14-18)"
This small, colorful book introduces readers to the complexities of an ever evolving movement, drawing partly on world history but mainly concentrating on the United States in the late 20th and early 21st centuries. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

UKALIQ AND KALLA GO FISHING by Nadia Mike
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2017

"Ultimately more about highlighting the culture of Nunavut than learning any life lessons, but it's still a cute story suitable for sharing. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Inuit author Mike (Leah's Mustache Party, 2016) channels her northern roots in this lighthearted parable of mismatched friendship. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

The Proactive Health Solution by Nadia Yacoub Cavallini
NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 27, 2014

"A great starting point for readers looking to improve their health and a useful supplement for those already pursuing healthy lifestyles."
A comprehensive guide to improving one's physical, mental, and spiritual health through better education, motivation, and self-discipline. Read full book review >