Search Results: "Sara Kadefors"


BOOK REVIEW

ARE U 4 REAL? by Sara Kadefors
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: May 1, 2009

"Predictable but addictive plotting, combined with Alex's and Kyra's trenchant, deeply conflicted inner monologues, will keep readers rooting for these two crazy kids to navigate the messy transition from online to real-life romance. (Fiction. YA)"
Alex and Kyla feel trapped in their respective lives—he as a socially outcast ballet dancer fulfilling his mother's dreams by proxy, she as a lonely, hard-partying Hollywood girl barely propping up her depressed mom—and both think they've found a true friend in an online chat room. Read full book review >

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THE RABBIT, THE FOX, AND THE WOLF by Sara
ANIMALS
Released: Aug. 1, 1991

"That rabbit is taking a terrrible chance; still, the art here is extraordinary and the outcome, at the least, provocative. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Another wordless book from the creator of Across Town (1990). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BAKE SALE by Sara Varon
by Sara Varon, illustrated by Sara Varon
FICTION
Released: Aug. 30, 2011

"An offbeat story about the sacrifices made for friends, about the very everydayness of such acts and the pitfalls and pleasures in their wake. (Picture book. 6 & up)"
Varon returns with another strange and charming graphic work that touches on the theme of her terrific Robot Dreams (2007), namely: how fine friendship can be, and how surely it leads you down a twisty road of joys and melancholy. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE NUMBER GARDEN by Sara Pinto
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2009

"Not for beginning counters, the fine lines and busy compositions will be most enjoyed by preschoolers—and their grown-ups. (Novelty/picture book. 3-5)"
A sweetly goofy companion to The Alphabet Room (2003) uses the same lift-the-flap format. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

A DAY AT THE MARKET by Sara Anderson
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2006

"Despite some specific signage, the setting is generalized enough to stand in for similar markets almost anywhere, and the kaleidoscopic art nicely captures both the venue's characteristic bustle and its rich sensory experience. (Picture book. 5-7)"
Bright, cut-paper-style illustrations compensate for decidedly patchwork rhyming in this affectionate tribute to Seattle's Pike Place Market. Read full book review >

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MYTHOLOGICAL MONSTERS OF ANCIENT GREECE by Sara Fanelli
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 2002

"One is left with just one word: Why? (Picture book/nonfiction. 3-7)"
A picture-book catalogue of creatures of Greek myth is rendered in such a way that Phidippides would never recognize them. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

TRUCKS by Sara Gillingham
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 15, 2015

"Young readers will enjoy looking at the book and spinning the face, either independently or with their adult readers. (Board book. 2-4)"
A transportation book for the youngest ones. Read full book review >

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MY MAP BOOK by Sara Fanelli
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 30, 1995

"For the artistically intrepid, it's a trip worth taking. (Picture book. 5-8.)"
Fanelli's first book uses a map analogy to explore the varied facets of a child's life. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ROBOT DREAMS by Sara Varon
ANIMALS
Released: Aug. 1, 2007

"Witty and plaintive by turns, this is thoughtful, provocative pleasure. (Graphic novel. 8-14)"
A wordless graphic novel provides a plangent meditation on the nature of friendship. Read full book review >

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WOLF by Sara Fanelli
by Sara Fanelli, illustrated by Sara Fanelli
ANIMALS
Released: May 1, 1997

"Not everyone will be enchanted; this is mostly for those who already find Fanelli's eccentricities winning. (Picture book. 4- 8)"
Fanelli (My Map Book, 1995, etc.) turns the idea of the wolf at the door on its head in this offbeat story. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE GOOD GIRLS by Sara Shepard
YOUNG ADULT
Released: June 2, 2015

"A delectably devious conclusion. (Suspense. 14-18)"
The follow-up to gossipy thriller The Perfectionists (2014) begins with its protagonists reeling from a teacher's death.Read full book review >