Search Results: "Roberta Angaramo"


BOOK REVIEW

A PERFECT HOME FOR A FAMILY by David L. Harrison
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2013

"A fresh take on the familiar theme: 'There's no place like home.' (Picture book. 3-7)"
A raccoon couple searches for a new home in this amusing, succinct story with a plot that's short enough for younger preschoolers and comical enough for older kids. Read full book review >

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DOG IN BOOTS by Greg Gormley
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 2011

"A truly enjoyable selection and a nice follow-up to a favorite fairy tale, just right for reading aloud. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Inspired by the story "Puss in Boots," Dog decides that he needs some splendid boots of his own, so he trots off to his local shoe shop to purchase a pair. Read full book review >

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ERROL AND HIS EXTRAORDINARY NOSE by David Conway
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 2010

"A big bowl of literary chicken soup for any calf in need of a dose of self-confidence. (Picture book. 5-7)"
The message may be a standard one, but its vehicle is particularly friendly and comforting to younger children. Read full book review >

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THE BICKLEBYS’ BIRDBATH by Andrea Perry
ANIMALS
Released: March 9, 2010

"Sweetly clever. (Picture book. 3-6)"
This jaunty cumulative tale has a pleasingly playful complexity, both in the wording and in its sense of time. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ONE, TWO, SKIP A FEW! by Roberta Arenson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 20, 1998

"A joyful book. (Picture book. 4-7)"
With exuberant paper and paint collages, Arenson (A Caribbean Counting Book, 1996) illustrates 20 counting rhymes, many of which dance across the double-page spreads and all of which must be read aloud. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Aug. 1, 1999

"The sparkling tale is fun to read and illuminating, and will round out any lesson on early settlers. (Picture book. 5-9)"
PLB 0-688-16204-5 When young Constance accidentally lets the cabin's fire die out, her father composes a riddle to cheer her up, spawning a riddle marathon as the entire family participates in creating conundrums. Read full book review >

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UNTIL YOU SEE ME by Roberta Degnore
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 20, 2012

"A thoughtful, engrossing story of a young woman desperately fighting to find her own voice even as family, friends and society try to keep her silent."
A young woman from a strict, religious family and trapped in an equally oppressive marriage struggles to break free in the midst of the Great Depression. Read full book review >

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THE BRACELET by Roberta Gately
Released: Nov. 6, 2012

"Despite menacing characters and real atrocities, this mystery deflates."
On a run through the early morning mists of Geneva, Abby Monroe watches in horror as a woman falls from a balcony to her death. Was she pushed? Read full book review >

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A PERSONAL DEVIL by Roberta Gellis
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 1, 2001

"A host of well-drawn characters and a mass of historical detail make this 12th-century adventure entertaining despite its hopelessly confusing mishmash of a plot."
In all of Southwark, there's no more skilled saddlemaker than Master Mainard, married to shrewish Bertrild but deeply in love with Sabina, the blind whore who lives in the Old Priory Guesthouse, a brothel run by beautiful Magdalene la Bâtarde (A Mortal Bane, 1999). Read full book review >

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THE PROBLEM OF THE EVIL EDITOR by Roberta Rogow
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 1, 2000

"If The Oxford Companion to English Literature had conjugal relations with a London tourist map, this might be the result."
From his offices in Fleet Street, Samuel Bassett, editor of Youth's Companion, berates his copy editors, denies heat to his printers, and tosses aspiring writers out on their ears. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Sky Woman Lives In Me by Roberta Capasso
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 8, 2016

"An authentic story of Native American culture, inheritance, and loss."
A debut memoir of a woman discovering her Native American heritage and coming to terms with an ancestor's history at an "Indian school." Read full book review >