Search Results: "Eida de la Vega"


BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2005

"Not an essential purchase, but one sure to be popular in larger collections. (vocabulary list) (Picture book. 4-7)"
A young boy is convinced that an alien invasion from outer space has already occurred: The invaders are insects. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

VEGETABLE DREAMS/HUERTO SOÑADO by Dawn Jeffers
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2006

"An additional title, this is most suited for large collections or those in which gardening or bilingual titles are especially needed. (Picture book. 5-8)"
After Erin tells her parents of her dream of having a beautiful vegetable garden, they disappoint her by telling her that she's too young to take on such responsibility. Read full book review >

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OCEAN WHISPER/SUSURRO DEL OÉANO by Dennis Rockhill
ANIMALS
Released: June 1, 2005

"Skillful but overly sentimental, the artwork will appeal to some and turn others away. (Picture book. 4-7)"
A young boy, his room decorated with a poster of whales hanging next to his small fish tank, prepares for sleep listening to a seashell, feeding his fish and staring meditatively into space. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

TITO, THE FIREFIGHTER/TITO, EL BOMBERO by Tim Hoppey
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2005

"A perfectly acceptable story elevated by first-rate artwork. (vocabulary list) (Picture book. 4-7)"
Tito, a bilingual boy who lives in East Harlem, dreams of riding on the fire truck. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

RAINBOW WEAVER / TEJEDORA DEL ARCORIS by Linda Elovitz Marshall
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 15, 2016

"A buoyant, accessible, if simplified tribute to Mayan weaving. (glossary, author's note) (Picture book. 4-8)"
A resourceful Maya girl crafts rainbow-colored fabric out of recycled plastic bags in this modest tale of ingenuity. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

OH, CRUMPS!/¡AY CARAMBA! by Lee Bock
ANIMALS
Released: June 1, 2003

"Midgett's illustrations are reminiscent of Joe Cepeda's rowdy, good-humored style and serve to prove useful at story time and in farm units for primary-grade students. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Beautiful illustrations—humorous, busy, matte-surfaced, revealing the canvas texture of the original acrylic paintings—highlight this twisting account of a farmer's attempt to get a good night's sleep. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

POEMAS DE LA ISLA by Josefina de la Torre
Released: June 1, 2000

De la Torre, now 93 and living in Madrid, was born in the Canary Islands and was among the original members of the "generation of '27"—the Latino Bloomsbury Group that included such stars as Buñuel, Salinas, and Lorca. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MEMORIAS DE UN CAMALEON by Miguel De La Cruz
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 20, 2013

"A creative, evocative mix of stories."
A debut collection of short fiction, mostly in Spanish, addressing aspects of the Mexican and Mexican-American experiences. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CARRETA DE LA MUERTE by Mari Ulmer
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: March 1, 2001

"The highlight may be the appended Spanish-to-English glossary."
Taos, New Mexico, gearing up for the revelry of Las Fiestas, suddenly has more con artists and killers than tourists. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 2011

"Even with its design flaws, the book remains a good choice for bilingual storytimes and conversations about color. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Following Opuestos (2009), Weill introduces colors with mixed success in the latest book in her bilingual First Concepts with Mexican Folk Art series. Read full book review >

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CREME DE LA CRIME by Janet Hutchings
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 2000

"By and large, however, Hutchings's compendium should serve readers well through many a dark and stormy night."
The modern crime story is not just about whodunit anymore. Read full book review >