Tag Archives: Latin American

Crescendo

Author: Becca Fitzpatrick Publisher: Simon & Schuster Children’s Publishing Product Description The sequel to the New York Times Best selling phenomenon, Hush, Hush!  Nora should have know her life was far from perfect. Despite starting a relationship with her guardian angel, Patch (who, title aside, can be described anything but angelic), and surviving an attempt […]

Starfire Angels (Starfire Angels: Dark Angel Chronicles Book 1)

Author: Melanie Nilles Publisher: Prairie Star Publishing Product Description 2011 EPIC Ebook Award Finalist They’ve been coming here for thousands of years, using Earth as a sanctuary to escape threats from their own kind. Mankind knows them as angels, and one of them left a child upon her death to be raised as a human. […]

A Christmas Carol

Rating: (5 reviews) Author: Charles Dickens Publisher: HighBridge Company Product Description The enchanting NPR holiday favorite is finally on CD. “Old Marley was as dead as a doornail”—and so, nearly, was Christmas itself when Charles Dickens published “A Christmas Carol” in 1843. Most traditions had been forgotten, and few if any employees got time off […]

The House on Mango Street

Rating: (602 reviews) Author: Sandra Cisneros Publisher: Vintage Product Description Told in a series of vignettes stunning for their eloquence, The House on Mango Street is Sandra Cisneros’s greatly admired novel of a young girl growing up in the Latino section of Chicago. Acclaimed by critics, beloved by children, their parents and grandparents, taught everywhere […]

The Outsiders

Rating: (8 reviews) Author: SE Hinton Publisher: Puffin

The Neverending Story

Rating: (256 reviews) Author: Michael Ende Publisher: Dutton Juvenile

The Seeing Stone (The Spiderwick Chronicles, Book 2)

Rating: (64 reviews) Author: Holly Black Publisher: Simon & Schuster Children’s Publishing Amazon.com In the Spiderwick Chronicles’ second book, things get even more exciting–and kind of scary–for the Grace kids, as the strange faerie world hinted at in The Field Guide blooms to full life around them. After making tentative peace with Thimbletack (a coveralled […]

Swimmy (Knopf Children’s Paperbacks)

Rating: (23 reviews) Author: Leo Lionni Publisher: Dragonfly Books Book Description Illus. in color. “An exquisite picture book. A little fish, the lone survivor of a school of fish swallowed by a tuna, devises a plan to camouflage himself and his new companions.”–(starred) School Library Journal.  

Arthur Spiderwick’s Field Guide to the Fantastical World Around You: Movie Tie-in Edition (The Spiderwick Chronicles)

Rating: (49 reviews) Author: Holly Black Publisher: Simon & Schuster Children’s Publishing Amazon.com Spiderwick fans will adore this gorgeous guidebook to the fantastical creatures featured in Holly Black and Tony DiTerlizzi’s spectacular series. The superdeluxe, lavishly illustrated “field guide” features 142 information-packed pages, 41 full-color plates, 6 spectacular gatefolds, 6 watercolor landscapes, scores of black-and-white […]

Little Women (Signet Classics)

Rating: (66 reviews) Author: Louisa May Alcott Publisher: Signet Classics Book Description In picturesque nineteenth-century New England, tomboyish Jo, beautiful Meg, fragile Beth, and romantic Amy come of age while their father is off to war.

Rover Saves Christmas

Rating: (12 reviews) Author: Roddy Doyle Publisher: Scholastic Paperbacks Amazon.com Although most grownups know Roddy Doyle better from his Barrytown comic novels (including The Commitments), he’s thankfully returned for a children’s book follow-up to his ridiculously ridiculous The Giggler Treatment. What’s the cast of kids from that nimble-witted book leaving on the mantel for Santa? […]

Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day

Rating: (144 reviews) Author: Judith Viorst Publisher: Aladdin Product Description Judith Viorst. Poor Alexander! He woke up with gum in his hair; his mom forgot to put dessert in his lunch bag; there were lima beans for dinner, and kissing on TV even the cat refuses to sleep in his bed. Some days are just […]