Search Results: "Andrés Barba"


BOOK REVIEW

SUCH SMALL HANDS by Andrés Barba
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 11, 2017

"A darkly evocative work about young girls, grief, and the unsettling, aching need to belong."
A newcomer to an all-girls orphanage invents a violent game for the other children to play each night. Read full book review >

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AUGUST, OCTOBER by Andrés Barba
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 13, 2015

"This is a coming-of-age novel that can be captivating and possesses many strengths but an equal—perhaps greater—number of weaknesses."
Fourteen-year-old Tomás' life changes forever while on a beach vacation with his family in award-winning Spanish writer Barba's (Rain Over Madrid, 2014, etc.) newly translated novel. Read full book review >

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BLACK WOLF by Andrés Aloi
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 24, 2014

"A quasi-humorous novel and field guide for broken-hearted adolescents."
In Aloi's debut novel, a young man struggles to decide whether to stay with his girlfriend or try to sleep with many other girls. Read full book review >

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HUMAN BODY by Heather Alexander
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 15, 2017

"A basic study of the human body for an uncertain audience. (Nonfiction. 5-8)"
A lift-the-flap book explores the human body. Read full book review >

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LIFE ON EARTH: DINOSAURS by Heather Alexander
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 15, 2017

"A little technical for very first encounters, but both the content and the interactive presentation will absorb younger fans of dinosaurs or natural science in general. (Informational novelty. 4-7)"
Cartoon portraits of ancient creatures and the modern scientists who study them illustrate a lift-the-flap dino Q-and-A. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 1, 2012

"A confidently told but not wholly inspiring memoir."
A young Latino man recounts his coming-of-age amid the usual foibles inherent in growing up. Read full book review >

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WHEN YOUR ELEPHANT COMES TO PLAY by Ale Barba
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 5, 2016

"An excellent addition to any collection, this appealing tale is full of humor and easily extends imaginative play. (Picture book. 2-5)"
There are certain rules to keep in mind when an elephant comes to visit.... Read full book review >

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TIME OUT! by Ale Barba
Kirkus Star
by Ale Barba, illustrated by Ale Barba
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 27, 2017

"Totally fun, visually startling, and a paean to creative thinking. (Picture book. 3-5)"
An anthropomorphic pig stars in an adventure reminiscent of Max's and Harold's but with a Miró-like journey to outer space. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2012

"Beautifully drawn and quietly evocative. (glossary, timeline, author biography, translations of Chinese characters, maps) (Graphic memoir. 9-12)"
A striking glimpse into Chinese girlhood during the 1970s and '80s. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Dec. 1, 2007

"The experiences of one of the first outsiders to see the American Southwest still prove fresh and pertinent."
Delightful retelling of the incredible journey of a castaway Spaniard who was in turn enslaved and befriended by Native Americans. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Nov. 1, 1997

"And as a writer and thinker he did a good deal to wean Latin America off its stance of intellectual servility to the Old World."
Available in English for the first time, the greatest essays and speeches of the 19th-century Latin American educator, politician, and scholar, a leading figure in building a humanistic post-colonial tradition in Latin America. Read full book review >

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THE JOURNEY OF CAPTAIN SCAREDY CAT by José Carlos Andrés
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 12, 2016

"The suggested coping strategy won't work for all children, but if read with proper gusto, the book will be a sure storytime hit. (Picture book. 5-7)"
A once fearless pirate captain gets his mojo back—just in time for bed. Read full book review >