Search Results: "Ray Villareal"


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ON THE OTHER SIDE OF THE BRIDGE by Ray Villareal
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 31, 2014

"Villareal paints a believable picture of what can happen to a family when a crisis hits and how such events can ripple throughout every aspect of an adolescent's life. (Fiction. 11-14)"
The loss of his mother catapults a young teen and his father into homelessness. Read full book review >

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DON'T CALL ME HERO by Ray Villareal
ADVENTURE
Released: Oct. 31, 2011

"A good story with some unexpected twists. (Fiction. 12-15)"
After saving the life of a famous model, a 14-year-old Mexican-American boy learns the pressures of popularity and the definition of true heroism. Read full book review >

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BODY SLAMMED! by Ray Villareal
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 30, 2012

"More about teachable moments than suplexes and drop kicks. (Fiction. 11-13)"
A San Antonio teenager hooks up with a fast-living pro wrestler and discovers the downside of hanging out with risky companions in this sequel to My Father, the Angel of Death (2006). Read full book review >

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WHO’S BURIED IN THE GARDEN? by Ray Villareal
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 31, 2009

"This story of three Latino boys with Stephen King-ish imaginations ought to find a wide audience. (Fiction. 8-12)"
Seventh grader Joshua Ramirez knows he shouldn't believe Artie Mendoza's story: Mrs. Foley surely didn't murder her husband and bury him in her flower garden. Read full book review >

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THE T.F. LETTERS by Karen Ray
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 1998

"Readers in the know will appreciate the creative adult-child communication and picture Alex's parents grappling to smooth her adjustment; others will settle for believing, as Alex does, in magic. (Fiction. 7-10)"
Suddenly, Alex Vandershoot is going through a lot of changes, losing her first tooth, and facing her family's move to California from Texas. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 1, 2010

"Full of visual aids and a lead-by-example attitude, this refreshing book of recipes is a useful tool in promoting a healthy lifestyle and gradual weight loss."
A guide for dieters who like to keep food journals, measure portions and count calories. Read full book review >

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TO CROSS A LINE by Karen Ray
FICTION
Released: April 1, 1994

"An afterword sums up what later happened to Egon and his family. (Fiction. 12+)"
In her first book for young people, a novelist recounts her Jewish father-in-law's experiences in escaping Germany. Read full book review >