Search Results: "Patricia Reilly Giff"


BOOK REVIEW

UNTIL I FIND JULIAN by Patricia Reilly Giff
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 8, 2015

"A moving quest of family, survival, and home. (Fiction. 8-12) "
When a Mexican family stops hearing from the eldest brother, working in the States, 12-year-old Mateo risks everything and runs away in search of Julian. Read full book review >

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WINTER SKY by Patricia Reilly Giff
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 7, 2014

"Tender and satisfying. (author's note) (Fiction. 8-12)"
Siria was born on New Year's Day and named for the star Sirius, which shines brightest in the winter. Read full book review >

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HUNTER MORAN SAVES THE UNIVERSE by Patricia Reilly Giff
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2012

"The boys' exaggerated escapades make for an appealing read-aloud as well as a successful summer read. (Fiction. 9-12)"
On the first day of vacation, when rising sixth-grader Hunter Moran intercepts a phone call he interprets as a bomb plot, he sets out with his twin brother, Zack, to save the town of Newfield. Read full book review >

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WILD GIRL by Patricia Reilly Giff
ANIMALS
Released: Aug. 11, 2009

"A stakes winner. (Fiction. 8-14)"
Five years ago, when she was seven, Lidie's mother died and her father and brother left to train racehorses in America without her. Read full book review >

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THE SNEAKY SNOW FOX by Patricia Reilly Giff
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 2012

"Not likely to sneak past the early-reader set. (Early reader. 5-8)"
Giff's Fiercely and Friends early-reader series limps along with this not-so-suspenseful tale. Read full book review >

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GINGERSNAP by Patricia Reilly Giff
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 8, 2013

"While the outcome is foreseeable, Jayna's journey is a memorable one. (Historical fiction. 9-12)"
Giff is one of few writers who can entwine an odd lot of characters, set them in Brooklyn during World War II, flavor the story with soup recipes, add a ghost and infuse the plot with a longing for family—and make it all believable. Read full book review >

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ELEVEN by Patricia Reilly Giff
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 8, 2008

"An engrossing examination of a profound theme in the deft hands of a discerning author. (Fiction. 9-12)"
This psychological mystery explores a child's deepest genetic need for belonging. Read full book review >

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PATTI CAKE AND HER NEW DOLL by Patricia Reilly Giff
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 1, 2014

"Books on moving to a bigger bed abound; this title does little to set itself apart. (Picture book. 3-5)"
Giff's rather wordy text about a little girl moving to a new room and a big bed may fail to keep young readers engaged, but Bryant's watercolor-and-colored-pencil illustrations add a touch of sweet humor. Read full book review >

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HUNTER MORAN DIGS DEEP by Patricia Reilly Giff
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 15, 2014

"The nonstop action and near-slapstick humor will surely please Hunter's middle-grade fans. (Fiction. 8-12)"
The Moran family follies continue as Hunter and Zack search low and high for town father and soup magnate Lester Tinwitty's storied buried treasure. Read full book review >

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BEARS BEWARE by Patricia Reilly Giff
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 10, 2012

"Young readers transitioning to chapter books will find themselves laughing while they empathize. (Fiction. 6-9)"
Mitchell thinks he isn't brave, so an overnight camping trip fills him with worry—and, besides, he doesn't want to celebrate his birthday in the woods. Read full book review >

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STAR TIME by Patricia Reilly Giff
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 9, 2011

"These amusing tales feel increasingly cozy as the reader comes to know each character one by one; fans of the Zigzag Kids will anticipate the next. (Fiction. 6-8)"
Each slim volume of The Zigzag Kids series highlights one character among the diverse group of friends attending one afterschool program; in this fourth installment, Gina is convinced that she will be the shining star of the upcoming Afternoon Center play. Read full book review >

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NUMBER ONE KID by Patricia Reilly Giff
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 10, 2010

"Sequel Big Whopper publishes simultaneously (ISBN: 978-0-385-74688-5; PLB: 978-0-385-90926-6; paper: 978-0-553-49469-3). (Fiction. 6-9)"
This debut title in Giff's Zigzag Kids series introduces a large cast of characters who gather at the Afternoon Center of Zelda A. Zigzag School. Read full book review >