Search Results: "Christina Rodriguez"


BOOK REVIEW

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

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 >

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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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

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

ROOSTER'S REVENGE by Béatrice Rodriguez
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2011

"Plenty to look at and much to think about in this complex and funny trilogy conclusion. (Picture book. 5-8)"
Picking up where The Chicken Thief (2010) left off, this companion follows Hen's erstwhile friends Rabbit, Bear and jilted Rooster as they make their way back home. Read full book review >

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<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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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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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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FOX AND HEN TOGETHER by Béatrice Rodriguez
ANIMALS
Released: June 15, 2011

"A sweetly loopy look at domestic travails filtered through a wickedly subversive lens. (Picture book. 5-8)"
Bringing home the bacon (or, in this case, the fish) is not as simple as it may seem. Read full book review >