Search Results: "Christina Ann Rodriguez"


BOOK REVIEW

<i>¡A BAILAR!</i> LET'S DANCE! by Judith Ortiz Cofer
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 31, 2011

"An earnest effort that unfortunately falls short. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Excitement builds for a little girl and her Mami as they dance through the streets of their barrio to hear Papi play salsa on his trombone. Read full book review >

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UN DÍA CON MIS TÍAS/A DAY WITH MY AUNTS by Anilú Bernardo
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 30, 2006

"While not an essential purchase for libraries, it will be useful in collections with an emphasis on family traditions and togetherness. (Picture book. 6-9)"
Isabel loves spending her Saturdays with her aunts, tías Dulce, Rosa and Clara. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 31, 2011

"The dual message of nutrition and diversity will probably find its place in today's curriculum and can certainly augment units on food, language and culture. (Picture book. 5-8)"
On the first day of her new school, Adelita learns that vegetables can have similarities and differences, as can new friends. Read full book review >

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WE ARE COUSINS/SOMOS PRIMOS by Diane Gonzales Bertrand
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 31, 2007

"We are family,' nicely sums up the premise of this concept book that will be useful for story times and lessons with the theme of family. (Picture book. 4-8)"
This joyous bilingual, multicultural celebration of the pleasures of the extended family presents a childlike view of relationships among cousins. Read full book review >

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BASEBALL ON MARS/BÉISBOL EN MARTE by Rafael Rivera Jr.
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 31, 2009

"The subtle message of the importance of a parent's role in a child's creative play blends seamlessly with the simpler theme of a son's love for his father in a traditionally American setting. (Picture book. 6-8)"
Roberto's imaginary space trip to Mars requires the somewhat reluctantly granted use of his father's favorite chair for TV baseball viewing. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MAYTE AND THE BOGEYMAN/MAYTE Y EL CUCO by Ada Acosta González
ADVENTURE
Released: March 31, 2006

"Still, both Spanish and English texts flow smoothly, and even the suggestion of terror is sure to set younger hearts racing. (Picture book. 5-8)"
Despite the title, González's first book is less a scary story than a child's-eye view of life in Puerto Rico and the importance of community. Read full book review >

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LET'S NOT DO THE TIME WARP AGAIN
by Mandy Wan

 

BOOK REPORT for The Here and Now by Ann Brashares

Cover Story: I Weep for the Big Faced Future
BFF Charm: Meh
Swoonworthy Scale: 4
Talky Talk: Show and Tell and Tell and Tell
Bonus Factors: Time Travel, The Future
Relationship Status: Hot and (Mostly) Cold

Cover Story: I Weep for the Big Faced Future

I don’t even know ...


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BOOK REVIEW

THE GINGERBREAD MAN by Béatrice Rodriguez
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2012

"Not the most flavorsome retelling, but worth a nibble. (Picture book folk tale. 4-6)"
It's all a lark in this quick and simple version of the tale—at least until someone gets eaten. Read full book review >

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From the Banks of Brook Avenue by W.R. Rodriguez
FICTION & LITERATURE

"A long, beautiful praise song to the land north of the Harlem River."
Poet Rodriguez (Concrete Pastures of the Beautiful Box, 2008, etc.) brings his Bronx Trilogy to a resounding, satisfying conclusion. Read full book review >

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SERGIO MAKES A SPLASH! by Edel Rodriguez
ANIMALS
Released: May 1, 2008

"Sergio comes with his own website, but a celebrity like Olivia he's not—more of an everypenguin, whose angst in the face of new experiences will strike a chord in many young children. (Picture book. 5-7)"
Sergio the Argentinian penguin loves drinking, splashing and playing with water, but he can't swim—which makes for some anxious moments when his class takes a field trip to the ocean. Read full book review >