Search Results: "Sara Palacios"


BOOK REVIEW

SARA by Yasser S. Hassan
FICTION & LITERATURE

"A scintillating tale that ends just as it gets going."
The government's leading telepath, John Doe, has a new Black Ops assignment: help mentor a beautiful test-tube woman whose powers exceed his. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

HENRY HOLTON TAKES THE ICE by Sandra Bradley
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 2, 2015

"It doesn't matter what you do on the ice, suggests Bradley, just do it with a song in your heart. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A young ice skater finds his métier on the ice in a family full of hockey players. And it doesn't involve a stick. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE PRINCESS AND THE FROGS by Veronica Bartles
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 15, 2016

"A refreshing princess book that puts kissing in its place and rejoices in childhood idylls. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Sometimes a prince is not what a princess needs. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

LOLA KNOWS A LOT by Jenna McCarthy
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 7, 2016

"By the end, there's no doubt in anyone's mind that Lola's learned the most important thing of all: she's 'ready to learn all the things I still don't know.' (Picture book. 4-8)"
A little girl starting school for the first time already knows a lot of things, but her big sister's got her worried others will know more. Read full book review >

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ONE BIG FAMILY by Marc Harshman
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 8, 2016

"Though joyful, this celebration of the American family is regrettably nostalgic. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Poet Laureate of West Virginia Harshman's anthem to extended families is a mellow catalog of togetherness. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2011

"Marisol's varied, distinctive lifestyle and multiracial family affirms our increasingly blended society and clearly celebrates independent thinking. Brava! (author's note) (Picture book. 5-8)"
A little girl celebrates her multiracial background and pride in her individuality through a creative and non-conformist attitude. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SARA BISHOP by Scott O'Dell
FICTION
Released: April 23, 1980

"It is, though, her own resourcefulness that gets her out each time; there is some small, undramatic progression in her withdrawal and incipient healing; and the adventure, historical background, survival mechanics, and inner condition are well integrated."
In the early days of the Revolutionary War, Sara Bishop's Tory father is killed and their farmhouse burned by hoodlum Patriot Boys. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

'TWAS NOCHEBUENA by Roseanne Greenfield Thong
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 16, 2014

"This pleasant family story conveys strong family bonds and traditions while offering non-Spanish speakers a way to learn some basic vocabulary. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A Latina child celebrates the Christmas season with her extended family in this warm, cheery story that incorporates Spanish vocabulary into the text. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

LOVE, SARA by Mary Beth Lundgren
FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 2001

"Lundgren has indeed made a promising start. (Fiction. YA)"
Fifteen-year-old Sara has already experienced extreme trauma in her life. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SMARTY SARA by Anna Jane Hays
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 8, 2008

"Emergent readers deserve better than this incoherent and condescending tale. (Early reader. 4-7)"
The "mystery" of the key Sara finds on her doorstep plays itself out in this wan offering for young readers. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 1, 2004

"Skims across the surface of a very deep lake. (16 pp. b&w photos, not seen)"
A thoroughly researched, though highly chatty and oddly superficial, attempt to rehabilitate the image of FDR's mother, which was besmirched, the author argues, by less sympathetic Roosevelt biographers. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MARISOL MCDONALD AND THE CLASH BASH/MARISOL MCDONALD Y LA FIESTA SIN IGUAL by Monica Brown
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 15, 2013

"A broadly appealing bilingual and bicultural celebration of being oneself and the love of family. (author's note, bilingual glossary) (Picture book. 6-8)"
The confident, exuberant, bicultural-and-proud Marisol McDonald is back in this follow-up to Brown's introduction to the character, Marisol McDonald Doesn't Match/Marisol McDonald no combina (2011). Read full book review >