Search Results: "Duncan Tonatiuh"


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FUNNY BONES by Duncan Tonatiuh
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 25, 2015

"Following on his Sibert Honor-winning Separate Is Never Equal (2014), Tonatiuh further marks himself as a major nonfiction talent with this artistically beautiful and factually accessible offering that effectively blends artistic and political content for young readers. (Picture book/biography. 7-13)"
Tonatiuh's Mixtec-influenced illustrations make an apt complement to this picture-book biography of one of Mexico's most beloved artists, José Guadalupe Posada. Read full book review >

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DEAR PRIMO by Duncan Tonatiuh
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2010

In a story based on the author's childhood experiences, two cousins, Charlie and Carlitos, exchange letters. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: May 6, 2014

"A compelling story told with impeccable care. (Informational picture book. 6-9)"
A little-known yet important story of the fight to end school discrimination against Mexican-American children is told with lively text and expressive art. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: May 7, 2013

"An incandescent, humane and terribly necessary addition to the immigrant-story shelf. (Picture book. 5-9)"
A brilliant modern fable—eloquent, hopeful and heart-rending—about a rabbit family whose members cross the border in search of a better life, and each other. Read full book review >

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DIEGO RIVERA by Duncan Tonatiuh
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2011

"Both solid introduction and exhortation, this book will thrill budding artists. (glossary, author's note, bibliography, lists of museums and paintings) (Picture book/biography. 5-9)"
A simple picture-book biography of Diego Rivera concentrates on his artistic career and encourages children to imagine themselves painting their own world. Read full book review >

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DANZA! by Duncan Tonatiuh
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 22, 2017

"Play music from Mexico and dance to the beat. (glossary, bibliography, index) (Picture book/biography. 6-10)"
An ode to Mexico's rich heritage of indigenous dance. Read full book review >

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THE PRINCESS AND THE WARRIOR by Duncan Tonatiuh
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 4, 2016

"Equal parts melancholic and transcendent—a genuine triumph. (author's note, glossary, bibliography) (Picture book/folklore. 6-9)"
A Mexican legend explains the origins of two volcanoes. Read full book review >

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ESQUIVEL!  by Susan Wood
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 6, 2016

"A lively introduction to a somewhat obscure and profoundly innovative musical figure. (author's note, illustrator's note, resources) (Picture book/biography. 6-9)"
Wood and Tonatiuh combine to tell the story of a musician and composer kids have likely never heard of. Read full book review >

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SALSA by Jorge Argueta
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 17, 2015

"Ummm, a delicious companion to Argueta's Tamalitos (2013, illustrated by Domi), Guacamole (2012, illustrated by Margarita Sada) and his other poemas para cocinar. (Picture book. 5-8)"
Music, dancing and food unite in this giddy bilingual whirl. Read full book review >

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THE BEAR WHO STARED by Duncan Beedie
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 5, 2016

"A nicely understated lesson in politeness for the very young. (Picture book. 3-5)"
He didn't mean to annoy all the other animals. He was just naturally curious. Read full book review >

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THE LUMBERJACK'S BEARD by Duncan Beedie
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 17, 2017

"A good addition to the growing shelf of facial-hair fables; themes of conservation and friendship are a plus. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Jim Hickory, a lumberjack with a guilty conscience, opens his beard to a trio of forest refugees. Read full book review >

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THE SALVATION OF GABRIEL ADAM by S.L. Duncan
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Aug. 11, 2015

"A horrific merging of dimensions looms for fans in the next installment as the teen archangels grapple their way toward ultimate salvation. (Fantasy. 12-18)"
This second book in the Revelation Saga finds teen archangel Gabriel in human form as he begrudgingly continues fighting demons from hell. Read full book review >