Search Results: "Eida de la Vega"


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 >

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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 >

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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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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 >

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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 >

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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 >

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"Young readers will enjoy Jack's adventures while learning about the value of loyalty and a little about Peruvian culture."
A reluctant hero makes guinea pigs cool in this illustrated chapter-book sequel set in Peru. Read full book review >

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Released: Sept. 30, 2011

"An accessible guide for empowering women to advance in their careers."
An executive outlines best practices for climbing the corporate ladder. Read full book review >

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BUZZ by Anders de la Motte
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 7, 2014

"A timely, realistic thriller about the governance of online information."
The second book of a trilogy from former Swedish policeman and IT security specialist de la Motte (Game, 2013) features a computer whiz and his bodyguard sister continuing their struggle with an ominous Game Master. Read full book review >

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THE RING AND THE CROWN by Melissa de la Cruz
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: April 1, 2014

"Readers captivated by the setting may enjoy this novel-length setup; they will hope for more plot in the next installment. (Historical fantasy. 14 & up)"
The lives of five teens intersect in turn-of-the-20th-century London, the capital of the Franco-British Empire. Read full book review >

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WE WERE HERE by Matt de la Peña
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Oct. 13, 2009

"A story of friendship that will appeal to teens and will engage the most reluctant readers. (Fiction. YA)"
The emotional diary of a teenager, Miguel Castañeda, sentenced to one year in a group home and to keep a journal. Read full book review >