Esperanza Rising

Esperanza Rising
Author: Pam Munoz Ryan
Publsiher: Scholastic Inc.
Total Pages: 262
Release: 2000
ISBN 10: 9780439120425
ISBN 13: 043912042X
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Esperanza Rising Book Review:

Esperanza and her mother are forced to leave their life of wealth and privilege in Mexico to go work in the labor camps of Southern California, where they must adapt to the harsh circumstances facing Mexican farm workers on the eve of the Great Depression. Jr Lib Guild. Reprint.

Paint the Wind

Paint the Wind
Author: Pam Munoz Ryan
Publsiher: Scholastic Inc.
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2012-11-01
ISBN 10: 0545281407
ISBN 13: 9780545281409
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Paint the Wind Book Review:

A sheltered girl. A wild horse. An unforgettable journey. Maya lives like a captive. At Grandmother's house in California, everything is forbidden: friends, fun, even memories. And her life is built on lies: lies Grandmother tells her about her dead mother, lies Maya tells to impress or manipulate. But then she moves to the vast Wyoming wilderness where her mother's family awaits - kind, rugged people who have no tolerance for lies. They challenge Maya to confront the truth about who she is. And a mysterious mustang called Artemisia waits, too. She holds the key to Maya's freedom. But to find it, Maya will have to risk everything, including her life.

Riding Freedom

Riding Freedom
Author: Pam Munoz Ryan
Publsiher: Scholastic Inc.
Total Pages: 144
Release: 2013-10-29
ISBN 10: 0545360293
ISBN 13: 9780545360296
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Riding Freedom Book Review:

A reissue of Pam Munoz Ryan's bestselling backlist with a distinctive new author treatment. In this fast-paced, courageous, and inspiring story, readers adventure with Charlotte Parkhurst as she first finds work as a stable hand, becomes a famous stage-coach driver (performing brave feats and outwitting bandits), finds love as a woman but later resumes her identity as a man after the loss of a baby and the tragic death of her husband, and ultimately settles out west on the farm she'd dreamed of having since childhood. It wasn't until after her death that anyone discovered she was a woman.

Becoming Naomi Leon

Becoming Naomi Leon
Author: Pam Munoz Ryan
Publsiher: Scholastic Inc.
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2012-10-01
ISBN 10: 0545532329
ISBN 13: 9780545532327
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Becoming Naomi Leon Book Review:

A reissue of Pam Munoz Ryan's bestselling backlist with a distinctive author treatment and new cover art by Raul Colon. Naomi Soledad Leon Outlaw has had a lot to contend with in her young life, her name for one. Then there are her clothes (sewn in polyester by Gram), her difficulty speaking up, and her status at school as "nobody special." But according to Gram, most problems can be overcome with positive thinking. And with Gram and her little brother, Owen, Naomi's life at Avocado Acres Trailer Rancho in California is happy and peaceful...until their mother reappears after seven years of being gone, stirring up all sorts of questions and challenging Naomi to discover and proclaim who she really is.

Echo

Echo
Author: Pam Muñoz Ryan
Publsiher: Scholastic Inc.
Total Pages: 592
Release: 2015-02-24
ISBN 10: 0545576504
ISBN 13: 9780545576505
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Echo Book Review:

Music, magic, and a real-life miracle meld in this genre-defying masterpiece from Newbery Honoree Pam Muñoz Ryan! Winner of a 2016 Newbery Honor, ECHO pushes the boundaries of genre, form, and storytelling innovation. Lost and alone in a forbidden forest, Otto meets three mysterious sisters and suddenly finds himself entwined in a puzzling quest involving a prophecy, a promise, and a harmonica. Decades later, Friedrich in Germany, Mike in Pennsylvania, and Ivy in California each, in turn, become interwoven when the very same harmonica lands in their lives. All the children face daunting challenges: rescuing a father, protecting a brother, holding a family together. And ultimately, pulled by the invisible thread of destiny, their suspenseful solo stories converge in an orchestral crescendo. Richly imagined and masterfully crafted, this impassioned, uplifting, and virtuosic tour de force will resound in your heart long after the last note has been struck.

Ma analand

Ma  analand
Author: Pam Muñoz Ryan
Publsiher: Scholastic Inc.
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2020-03-03
ISBN 10: 1338157884
ISBN 13: 9781338157888
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Ma analand Book Review:

Newbery Honoree Pam Muñoz Ryan weaves an entrancing tale of courage and self-discovery.

The Dreamer

The Dreamer
Author: Pam Munoz Ryan
Publsiher: Turtleback Books
Total Pages: 373
Release: 2012-03-01
ISBN 10: 9780606239400
ISBN 13: 0606239405
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Dreamer Book Review:

A fictionalized biography of the Nobel Prize-winning Chilean poet Pablo Neruda.

Henry and Mudge and the Happy Cat

Henry and Mudge and the Happy Cat
Author: Cynthia Rylant
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 48
Release: 2011-06-28
ISBN 10: 1442441194
ISBN 13: 9781442441194
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Henry and Mudge and the Happy Cat Book Review:

In this eighth book in the Henry and Mudge series, Henry and his dog Mudge take in a stray cat. It's not a pretty cat, but it is a happy cat and it loves Mudge!

Do Hard Things

Do Hard Things
Author: Alex Harris,Brett Harris
Publsiher: Multnomah
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2016-04
ISBN 10: 1601428294
ISBN 13: 9781601428295
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Do Hard Things Book Review:

A generation stands on the brink of a "rebelution." "Most people don't expect you to understand what we're going to tell you in this book. And even if you understand, they don't expect you to care. And even if you care, they don't expect you to do anything about it. And even if you do something about it, they don't expect it to last. We do." - Alex and Brett Do Hard Things is the Harris twins' revolutionary message in its purest and most compelling form, giving readers a tangible glimpse of what is possible for teens who actively resist cultural lies that limit their potential. Combating the idea of adolescence as a vacation from responsibility, the authors weave together biblical insights, history, and modern examples to redefine the teen years as the launching pad of life. Then they map out five powerful ways teens can respond for personal and social change. Written by teens for teens, Do Hard Things is packed with humorous personal anecdotes, practical examples, and stories of real-life rebelutionaries in action. This rallying cry from the heart of an already-happening teen revolution challenges a generation to lay claim to a brighter future, starting today. Now includes: -- A new introduction from the authors, "Looking Back, Looking Ahead" -- Questions (and Stories) To Get You Started -- A list of 100 Hard Things to help inspire you -- A study guide for personal or group use

Tony Baloney

Tony Baloney
Author: Pam Muñoz Ryan,Edwin Fotheringham
Publsiher: Scholastic Inc.
Total Pages: 40
Release: 2011-01-01
ISBN 10: 0545231353
ISBN 13: 9780545231350
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Tony Baloney Book Review:

Tony, a macaroni penguin, is a middle child with very exasperating siblings, and although he never looks for trouble, it often finds him.

Mexican Proverbs

Mexican Proverbs
Author: Octavio A. Ballesteros
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 66
Release: 1979
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: UTEXAS:059173005579060
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Mexican Proverbs Book Review:

The Road

The Road
Author: Cormac McCarthy
Publsiher: Vintage
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2007-03-20
ISBN 10: 0307267458
ISBN 13: 9780307267450
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Road Book Review:

NATIONAL BESTSELLER WINNER OF THE PULITZER PRIZE The searing, post-apocalyptic novel about a father and son's fight to survive. A father and his son walk alone through burned America. Nothing moves in the ravaged landscape save the ash on the wind. It is cold enough to crack stones, and when the snow falls it is gray. The sky is dark. Their destination is the coast, although they don't know what, if anything, awaits them there. They have nothing; just a pistol to defend themselves against the lawless bands that stalk the road, the clothes they are wearing, a cart of scavenged food—and each other. The Road is the profoundly moving story of a journey. It boldly imagines a future in which no hope remains, but in which the father and his son, "each the other's world entire," are sustained by love. Awesome in the totality of its vision, it is an unflinching meditation on the worst and the best that we are capable of: ultimate destructiveness, desperate tenacity, and the tenderness that keeps two people alive in the face of total devastation. A New York Times Notable Book One of the Best Books of the Year The Boston Globe, The Christian Science Monitor, The Denver Post, The Kansas City Star, Los Angeles Times, New York, People, Rocky Mountain News, Time, The Village Voice, The Washington Post

Mice and Beans

Mice and Beans
Author: Pam Munoz Ryan
Publsiher: Turtleback Books
Total Pages: 32
Release: 2005-02-01
ISBN 10: 9781417738298
ISBN 13: 1417738294
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Mice and Beans Book Review:

In this rhythmic cumulative tale, Rosa Maria spends the week getting ready for her granddaughter's birthday party and trying to avoid attracting mice--unaware that the mice in her walls are preparing for a party of their own.

Amelia and Eleanor Go for a Ride

Amelia and Eleanor Go for a Ride
Author: Pam Munoz Ryan
Publsiher: Scholastic Inc.
Total Pages: 40
Release: 1999
ISBN 10: 059096075X
ISBN 13: 9780590960755
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Amelia and Eleanor Go for a Ride Book Review:

A fictionalized account of the night Amelia Earhart flew Eleanor Roosevelt over Washington, D.C. in an airplane.

Cinder

Cinder
Author: Marissa Meyer
Publsiher: Feiwel & Friends
Total Pages: 400
Release: 2012-01-03
ISBN 10: 1466800119
ISBN 13: 9781466800113
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Cinder Book Review:

The #1 New York Times Bestselling Series! Humans and androids crowd the raucous streets of New Beijing. A deadly plague ravages the population. From space, a ruthless lunar people watch, waiting to make their move. No one knows that Earth's fate hinges on one girl. . . . Cinder, a gifted mechanic, is a cyborg. She's a second-class citizen with a mysterious past, reviled by her stepmother and blamed for her stepsister's illness. But when her life becomes intertwined with the handsome Prince Kai's, she suddenly finds herself at the center of an intergalactic struggle, and a forbidden attraction. Caught between duty and freedom, loyalty and betrayal, she must uncover secrets about her past in order to protect her world's future. Marissa Meyer on Cinder, writing, and leading men Which of your characters is most like you? I wish I could say that I'm clever and mechanically-minded like Cinder, but no—I can't fix anything. I'm much more like Cress, who makes a brief cameo in Cinder and then takes a more starring role in the third book. She's a romantic and a daydreamer and maybe a little on the naïve side—things that could be said about me too—although she does find courage when it's needed most. I think we'd all like to believe we'd have that same inner strength if we ever needed it. Where do you write? I have a home office that I've decorated with vintage fairy tale treasures that I've collected (my favorite is a Cinderella cookie jar from the forties) and NaNoWriMo posters, but sometimes writing there starts to feel too much like work. On those days I'll write in bed or take my laptop out for coffee or lunch. If you were stranded on a desert island, which character from Cinder would you want with you? Cinder, definitely! She has an internet connection in her brain, complete with the ability to send and receive comms (which are similar to e-mails). We'd just have enough time to enjoy some fresh coconut before we were rescued. The next book in the Lunar Chronicles is called Scarlet, and is about Little Red Riding Hood. What is appealing to you most about this character as you work on the book? Scarlet is awesome—she's very independent, a bit temperamental, and has an outspokenness that tends to get her in trouble sometimes. She was raised by her grandmother, an ex-military pilot who now owns a small farm in southern France, who not only taught Scarlet how to fly a spaceship and shoot a gun, but also to have a healthy respect and appreciation for nature. I guess that's a lot of things that appeal to me about her, but she's been a really fun character to write! (The two leading men in Scarlet, Wolf and Captain Thorne, aren't half bad either.)

Dreaming in Cuban

Dreaming in Cuban
Author: Cristina García
Publsiher: Ballantine Books
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2011-06-08
ISBN 10: 0307798003
ISBN 13: 9780307798008
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Dreaming in Cuban Book Review:

“Impressive . . . [Cristina García’s] story is about three generations of Cuban women and their separate responses to the revolution. Her special feat is to tell it in a style as warm and gentle as the ‘sustaining aromas of vanilla and almond,’ as rhythmic as the music of Beny Moré.”—Time Cristina García’s acclaimed book is the haunting, bittersweet story of a family experiencing a country’s revolution and the revelations that follow. The lives of Celia del Pino and her husband, daughters, and grandchildren mirror the magical realism of Cuba itself, a landscape of beauty and poverty, idealism and corruption. Dreaming in Cuban is “a work that possesses both the intimacy of a Chekov story and the hallucinatory magic of a novel by Gabriel García Márquez” (The New York Times). In celebration of the twenty-fifth anniversary of the novel’s original publication, this edition features a new introduction by the author. Praise for Dreaming in Cuban “Remarkable . . . an intricate weaving of dramatic events with the supernatural and the cosmic . . . evocative and lush.”—San Francisco Chronicle “Captures the pain, the distance, the frustrations and the dreams of these family dramas with a vivid, poetic prose.”—The Washington Post “Brilliant . . . With tremendous skill, passion and humor, García just may have written the definitive story of Cuban exiles and some of those they left behind.”—The Denver Post

Mummies in the Morning

Mummies in the Morning
Author: Mary Pope Osborne
Publsiher: Random House Books for Young Readers
Total Pages: 80
Release: 2010-06-15
ISBN 10: 0375894209
ISBN 13: 9780375894206
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Mummies in the Morning Book Review:

The #1 bestselling chapter book series of all time celebrates 25 years with new covers and a new, easy-to-use numbering system! Jack and Annie don't need another mummy. But that's what they get when the Magic Tree House whisks them back to ancient Egypt. There they meet a long-dead queen who needs their help. Will Jack and Annie be able to solve the puzzle, or will they end up as mummies themselves? Did you know that there’s a Magic Tree House book for every kid? Magic Tree House: Adventures with Jack and Annie, perfect for readers who are just beginning chapter books Merlin Missions: More challenging adventures for the experienced reader Super Edition: A longer and more dangerous adventure Fact Trackers: Nonfiction companions to your favorite Magic Tree House adventures Have more fun with Jack and Annie at MagicTreeHouse.com!

Wildfire

Wildfire
Author: Rodman Philbrick
Publsiher: Blue Sky Press
Total Pages: 208
Release: 2019
ISBN 10: 9781338266900
ISBN 13: 133826690X
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Wildfire Book Review:

Thirteen-year-old Sam Castine is at summer camp while his mother is in rehab, but when the camp is evacuated ahead of a fast moving wildfire, he makes the mistake of going back for his phone, and finds himself left behind, disoriented, and running for his life, together with a girl, Delphy, from a different camp--finding an old jeep keeps them going, but in the wilds of Maine, there are only logging roads and the deadly crown fire is everywhere.

Our California

Our California
Author: Pam Muñoz Ryan
Publsiher: Charlesbridge Publishing
Total Pages: 48
Release: 2008
ISBN 10: 1580891160
ISBN 13: 9781580891165
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Our California Book Review:

A rhyming trip through the author's home state of California celebrates its major cities and regions and offers facts about the state and its symbols.

Auggie Me Three Wonder Stories

Auggie   Me  Three Wonder Stories
Author: R. J. Palacio
Publsiher: Knopf Books for Young Readers
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2017-11-14
ISBN 10: 0525644245
ISBN 13: 9780525644248
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Auggie Me Three Wonder Stories Book Review:

WONDER IS NOW A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE STARRING JULIA ROBERTS AND JACOB TREMBLAY! Over 8 million people have read the #1 New York Times bestseller Wonder and have fallen in love with Auggie Pullman, an ordinary boy with an extraordinary face. Auggie & Me gives readers a special look at Auggie’s world through three new points of view. These stories are an extra peek at Auggie before he started at Beecher Prep and during his first year there. Readers get to see him through the eyes of Julian, the bully; Christopher, Auggie’s oldest friend; and Charlotte, Auggie’s new friend at school. Together, these three stories are a treasure for readers who don’t want to leave Auggie behind when they finish Wonder.