Search Results: "Anthony Accardo"


BOOK REVIEW

CHILES FOR BENITO/CHILES PARA BENITO by Ana Baca
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 2003

"Rendered in both Spanish and English, the tale is a natural not only for southwestern libraries, but also for any serving Spanish-speaking patrons. (recipe) (Picture book. 4-8)"
In this New Mexican variation on "Jack and the Beanstalk," Christina's grandmother explains to her the importance of chile peppers to their people by telling her the story of her great-grandfather Benito. Read full book review >

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WAITING FOR PAPÁ/ESPERANDO A PAPÁ by René Colato Laínez
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 30, 2004

"Laínez's child-centered words make the concept of refugees more approachable and sympathetic, but Beto's love for his father goes beyond the specificity of the situation, making the story universally endearing. (Picture book. 4-7)"
For three years eight-year-old Beto and his mother, Salvadoran refugees, have been in the US, where his grandfather already lived. Read full book review >

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RICARDO’S RACE/LA CARRERA DE RICARDO by Diane Gonzales Bertrand
BIOGRAPHY
Released: May 31, 2007

"Both English and Spanish texts are smooth, inviting and squarely aimed at young readers. (Picture book/biography. 8-11)"
This direct and heartwarming biography follows the life of Ricardo Romo from his boyhood in San Antonio, Texas, as the son of small grocers, through his hard work and successes as a high-school and university athlete and into his adult life as a schoolteacher, professor and university president. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BENITO’S SOPAIPILLAS/LAS SOPAIPILLAS DE BENITO by Ana Baca
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 30, 2007

"Both English and Spanish versions move smoothly and quickly, and best of all, there's a recipe for the treat at the end. (Picture book. 6-9)"
In her latest, Baca offers another tale about the appealing and not always sensible Benito. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Infinity by Jus Accardo
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 1, 2016

"A fun YA sci-fi story with a compelling cast of characters."
A rebellious teenager discovers a family secret that involves hopping between dimensions and confronts a dangerous killer in Accardo's (Embraced, 2015, etc.) latest novel, the first in a series.Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WHAT IF...? by Anthony Browne
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 5, 2014

"An amazingly astute, artful unfurling of tightly coiled childhood social anxieties. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Joe worries the whole way to his first party, clutching the gift to his chest, furrowing his brow, and asking his mother, again and again, "What if…?"  Read full book review >

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LITTLE BEAUTY by Anthony Browne
ANIMALS
Released: Nov. 1, 2008

"Young children may not know the visual King Kong reference, but the rest of the love story will need no explanation. (Picture book. 3-7)"
A lonely gorilla who has been taught sign language tells his keepers that he wants a friend. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WILLY'S PICTURES by Anthony Browne
Released: Nov. 1, 2000

"His confirmed fans won't be the only ones delighted with this album, part affectionate tribute to great art, part grin-inducing invitation to play with visual ideas. (Picture book. 6+)"
Bringing back his favorite chimp once again, the Hans Christian Andersen Medal winner expands on a conceit from Willy the Dreamer (1998), presenting gorillafied pastiches of famous paintings torn from Willy's sketchbook. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ONE GORILLA by Anthony Browne
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 2013

"The former British Children's Laureate has a simple point—'All primates. / All one family. / All my family… / and yours!'—and he makes it in a visually compelling way. (Picture book. 3-8)"
Browne really cranks up the color intensity in this gorgeous, large-trim portrait gallery of primates. Read full book review >

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MY BROTHER by Anthony Browne
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 6, 2007

"Perhaps a book about sisters is not far behind. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Having described a father and a mother in previous outings, Browne now moves on to the pleasures of having a male sibling. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

POINT BLANK by Anthony Horowitz
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2001

"The unabashed fantasy imitates the James Bond movies more closely than the books, but it's all plenty of fun. (Fiction. 11-14)"
Fasten your seat belts for the second installment in Anthony Horowitz's spy-thriller series starring 14-year-old British schoolboy and ace agent from MI6, Alex Rider. Read full book review >