Search Results: "Diane Gonzales Bertrand"


BOOK REVIEW

THERE'S A NAME FOR THIS FEELING / HAY UN NOMBRE PARA LO QUE SIENTO by Diane Gonzales Bertrand
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 13, 2014

"Despite a lack of gray area, these educational short stories make for appealing, quick reads. (Short stories. 10-13)"
In a series of short stories that integrate English and Spanish, characters face love, loss and hard decisions, while consequences follow closely behind. Read full book review >

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CECILIA AND MIGUEL ARE BEST FRIENDS / CECILIA Y MIGUEL SON MEJORES AMIGOS by Diane Gonzales Bertrand
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 31, 2014

"Nevertheless, an infectiously warm celebration of friendship. (Picture book. 5-8)"
A childhood friendship remains steady and true throughout teenage years and beyond into adult life and marriage. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 31, 2015

"Benign but bland. (Bilingual picture book. 4-7)"
Darío is excited for his younger brother Ariel's upcoming birthday. How will the family celebrate? Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: May 31, 2012

"Sofía's best realization is that her new lifestyle can lead to other positive accomplishments, which helps to cut the didacticism of this good-hearted book. (activity sheet) (Picture book. 5-8)"
A quinceañera and a special purple dress serve as inspiration for a little girl to change her lifestyle with exercise and healthier foods. Read full book review >

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LESSONS OF THE GAME by Diane Gonzales Bertrand
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 30, 1998

"Romance fans and other tenderhearts will sigh over Bertrand's mauve prose, no matter how unpolished it is. (Fiction. 11-13)"
A new student teacher and a young San Antonio high school football coach score "a touchdown for love" in this steamy but decorous romance. 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 >

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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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THE STORY CIRCLE / EL CIRCULO DE CUENTOS by Diane Gonzales Bertrand
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 31, 2016

"This fully bilingual title is marginal at best—not recommended. (Bilingual picture book. 5-9)"
After a storm floods their school, a group of racially diverse children is left with no books. 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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LOST IN THOUGHT by Cara Bertrand
YOUNG ADULT
Released: April 18, 2014

"For genre fans only. (Paranormal romance. 12-18)"
This debut sends a paranormally afflicted teen to a posh school with a secret in this familiar-feeling series opener. Read full book review >

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HOUSE OF PAIN by Laurence Gonzales
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: Oct. 1, 2013

"Gonzales travels where few people might want to go, and he brings back wondrous tales. This is more diffuse than his previous books, but it will be a pleasure for his admirers."
Journalist and novelist Gonzales (Lucy, 2010) gathers scattered essays that speak to his current interest as an observer of the human capacity to endure. Read full book review >

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ONE DAY, TWO DRAGONS by Lynne Bertrand
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 1992

"Not as accomplished as Peter Sis's Going Up (1989), but in the same useful vein. (Picture book. 4-8)"
``One day, two dragons caught a cab to Three Bug Street...to get four vaccinations...for measles, mumps, scale rot, and morning breath'' begins this amiable counting-cum-shots-aren't- so-bad book. Read full book review >