Search Results: "Amy Córdova"


BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 2015

"Adults wishing to share childhood memories with a new generation will appreciate the opportunities this title offers, but children may find this edition somewhat daunting.(Picture book. 5-8)"
Packaged as a Christmas trilogy, this edition of Anaya's nostalgic narrative includes new illustrations and two personal essays, giving readers a historical perspective on some of the multicultural traditions of New Mexico. Read full book review >

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TALKING EAGLE AND THE LADY OF THE ROSES by Amy Córdova
BIOGRAPHY
Released: May 11, 2011

"Respectful and affectionate, this book will be welcomed by Sunday-school teachers and religious households alike. (Picture book/religion. 5-10)"
Jewel-toned, folk-art-style illustrations illuminate this tale of the first indigenous saint in the Americas. Read full book review >

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ROSES FOR ISABELLA by Diana Cohn
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 11, 2011

"A concluding free-verse poem celebrating the benefits of fair trade and environmental consciousness will resonate more with readers than the mostly instructive text. (afterword) (Picture book. 6-9)"
Isabella, an aspiring writer and daughter of rose-farm workers in Ecuador, relates the story of her family's livelihood. Read full book review >

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AMADITO AND THE HERO CHILDREN by Enrique R. Lamadrid
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2011

"A purpose-driven patchwork, it nonetheless illuminates two little-known episodes that left deep and lasting impressions on Southwestern culture. (glossary, scholarly bibliography) (Historical fiction. 10-13, adult)"
Historical perspective shares the front seat with plot in this scholar's bilingual portrait of a small New Mexico community struck by the Great Flu Epidemic of 1918. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE VAST AND BRUTAL SEA by Zoraida  Córdova
YOUNG ADULT
Released: July 1, 2014

"Fans of the mermaid craze will enjoy it. Others may struggle. (Paranormal romance. 12-18)"
Those who enjoy pure, lightweight fantasy fluff will find all they want in the conclusion of the Vicious Deep series. Read full book review >

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THE VICIOUS DEEP by Zoraida  Córdova
Released: May 1, 2012

"Neither vicious nor deep, the novel is mildly entertaining and will likely appeal most to dedicated mer-fans. (Paranormal romance. 14 & up)"
Another mermaid book joins the flood. Read full book review >

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LABYRINTH LOST by Zoraida  Córdova
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Sept. 6, 2016

"Underwhelming bruja adventure is fine for fans of diverse or urban paranormal stories. (author's note, map) (Fantasy. 13-17)"
A Brooklyn bruja who doesn't want her powers must journey to another dimension to save her family. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

I CAN'T WAIT! by Amy Schwartz
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 27, 2015

"Although listeners will relate to the difficulty of waiting as presented in Schwartz's straightforward plot, there is not more to glean. Henkes and Portis offer deeper pleasures in more succinct packages. (Picture book. 4-5)"
Periodically, a publishing season yields titles on a common theme. This year, coincidentally, three artists explore dimensions of waiting. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE NOISY FOXES by Amy Husband
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 1, 2015

"Familiar ground, with an effulgent new look. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Three urban-dwelling foxes head to the countryside in search of a little quiet. Read full book review >

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DEE DEE AND ME by Amy Schwartz
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2013

"Bright and captivating, this new take on sibling relations is a needed tale for all. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Schwartz examines sibling power dynamics in this humorous and ultimately empowering tale. Read full book review >

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SYMPHONY CITY by Amy  Martin
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 7, 2011

"This lovely tribute to the power of music to take us away and soothe our fears will likely fly over the heads of its intended audience. (Picture book. 4-7)"
On her way to a concert, a young girl loses the hand of the adult taking her. Following a trail of music through the city, she finds her way home where "the best songs love you back." Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2005

"Sure to become a new classic. (Picture book. 3-6)"
The 1983 story of Sara, a budding artist with a challenging school art project, has been given a modern, colorful, spacious new look. Read full book review >