Books by Luciano Lozano

THE SUN SHINES EVERYWHERE by Mary Ann Hoberman
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 19, 2019

"A celebration of unity through variety that's just right for these divided times. (Picture book. 4-8)"
An ebullient tribute to geographic and cultural diversity on this planet. Read full book review >
DIANA DANCES by Luciano Lozano
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 12, 2019

"Dreams may or may not come true, but the opportunity to have them is wonderful. (Picture book. 4-6)"
A young girl finds her inner beauty in music and dance. Read full book review >
I (DON'T) LIKE SNAKES by Nicola Davies
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2015

"The protagonist isn't the only one who will find snakes spellbinding by the end. (author's note, bibliography, index) (Informational picture book. 4-9)"
A girl's family shows her oodles of cool details about snakes. Read full book review >
MISTER H by Daniel Nesquens
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 2015

"Mister H may be inscrutable, but once readers notice him, they will find him hard to forget. (Fantasy. 7-10)"
A hippopotamus escapes from a zoo in this fable from Spain. Read full book review >
WHAT I LIKE MOST IN THE WORLD by Noemí Pes
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 16, 2013

"There's a lot to recommend about the app, including that database. That could have been the star attraction instead of a narrative that feels incomplete. (iPad storybook app. 2-7)"
A feature-rich app for kids around the world about other kids from around the world in which the main story is outshone by abundant extras.

In a series of simple pencil-and-crayon drawings, scenes of children from all over the Earth serve to illustrate how they are all alike in fundamental ways. "All us kids like to dance," one page reads, while another showing kids watching a 3-D movie says, "And we all like to observe." The main story features narration read by children, and it fits the app's homemade vibe. The narrative part of the app has no menus beyond a home button—only an ongoing swiping method of navigation. This would be fine, in a less-is-more app. But when readers scope the app's other features, like a set of five games, a painting tool, and a remarkably robust and simple-to-use database of different world cultures as they relate to children, they may feel as if the main story was an afterthought. For instance, when a child in China is shown banging a gong, no gong sounds. That sound effect is used in one of the extra-feature games but not in the story itself, an odd, self-defeating choice. Read full book review >