Search Results: "Rachelle Sparks"


BOOK REVIEW

Released: March 5, 2013

"The subject matter makes the book occasionally painful to read, but it is informative about the difficult world of children with life-threatening diseases and their families."
An inspirational book about eight children who struggled with life-threatening diseases and had their wishes granted by the Make-A-Wish foundation. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SPARKS by S. J. Adams
FICTION
Released: Nov. 1, 2011

"A kinetic and well-paced comedy that just might win a few converts. (Fiction. 12 & up)"
What's a heartbroken teen to do when the object of her secret lesbian crush ditches her for a boring boyfriend? Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SPARKS by Cathryn Louis
Released: Oct. 22, 2012

"An intelligent thriller that's a bit overdone."
Set soon before the recent housing-market crash, Louis' debut features an excellent heroine in an elaborate financial thriller. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SPARKS by Graham McNamee
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 13, 2002

"This sweet story sparkles with wit and warmth. (Fiction. 8-11)"
Todd Foster's fifth-grade classmates call him a range of insulting nicknames from Gump (after Forrest Gump) to Retardo. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ICY SPARKS by Gwyn Hyman Rubio
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 1, 1998

"Well intentioned, for sure, but Icy is too much the poster child for great success as fiction."
An overwritten, underdeveloped story celebrating Appalachia and a young woman who suffers from Tourette's syndrome. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE SPARKS by Kyle Prue
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 3, 2017

"A worthy series introduction with a blistering pace and a gleeful heap of mayhem."
In the opener of this debut YA fantasy-adventure trilogy, families with god-granted abilities are at war but may unite against a common enemy when they become targets of the Imperial Army. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SILENT SPARKS by Sara Lewis
NON-FICTION
Released: May 10, 2016

"A delightful book sure to charm nature lovers of all ages."
An exploration of the little-known lives of fireflies. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

GATHERING SPARKS by Howard Schwartz
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 3, 2010

"The second-person free-verse text is complemented by dreamy, nature-filled mixed-media paintings in smudgy purple, blue and green hues that extend the theme that all are responsible, in whatever small way, for creating and maintaining a peaceful world. (author's note) (Picture book/religion. 4-6)"
On a clear night a young child is told of a time spent with Grandfather learning about how and why the stars appear in the sky. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE PEOPLE OF SPARKS by Jeanne DuPrau
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 25, 2004

"So you do a good thing, and that turns it around'), this fast-paced tale of post-Apocalyptic strife will resonate with new and returning fans alike. (Fiction. 9-13)"
At the end of The City of Ember (2003), Lina and Doon had found the way out of their doomed underground home. Read full book review >