Search Results: "Felipe Galindo"


BOOK REVIEW

MY TEACHER CAN TEACH...ANYONE! by W. Nikola-Lisa
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2004

"An inspiring introduction to the new school year. (Picture book. 3-6)"
A little boy pays homage to his remarkably talented and creative teacher who confidently and competently teaches skills, concepts, ideas, behavior, and more. Read full book review >

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MY NEW MOM & ME by Renata Galindo
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 22, 2016

"A welcome addition. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Galindo's American picture-book debut makes strides toward filling gaps in adoption narratives. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE CHERRY THIEF by Renata Galindo
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2014

"A sweet diversion. (Picture book. 3-6)"
A master pâtissier is flummoxed when his signature cherries go missing from his pastries.Read full book review >

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KIDNAPPED INNOCENCE by Rebeca Gomez Galindo
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 3, 2016

"A little bit of thriller, a little bit of romance make this coming-of-age story a lot of fun."
The kidnapping of the daughter of a prominent Mexican banker forces the young woman to face uncomfortable truths about her sheltered upbringing. Read full book review >

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IT’S BEDTIME, CUCUY/¡A LA CAMA, CUCUY! by Claudia Galindo
BEDTIME BOOK
Released: Oct. 31, 2008

"When bedtime becomes a hideous affair, the outrageously grotesque behavior of one may spark a bit of realistic appreciation for many. (Picture book. 3-5)"
Another bedtime battle is won in this bilingual text featuring the Latin-American bogeyman and his mother, both rendered here as decidedly cute and unfrightening elfin creatures with blue skin and spiky blue hair. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ICEBREAKER by Rudy Galindo
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 1, 1997

"His story is more edifying than Ekaterina Gordeeva's—but can he join her on the bestseller list?"
Tonya Harding is not the only figure skater born on the worng side of the tracks—and others, like Rudy Galindo, have achieved respect along with their success. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

HUMANKIND by Felipe Fernández-Armesto
NON-FICTION
Released: July 1, 2004

"Good food for thought for ethicists and ethologists alike."
Humankind is in danger of doing itself in—not with weapons of mass destruction, but with shifting conceptual categories. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 1995

"Nonetheless, a scholarly, entertaining, and astonishing look at the enormous distance humankind has traveled in a historical instant. (400 b&w photos and illustrations, not seen) (Book-of-the- Month Club alternate selection/History Book Club main selection)"
An erudite and breathtaking, if sometimes vexing, review of how our waning millennium might seem from the perspective of ``some galactic museum of the future.'' An American or European reader of the 1990s will be forgiven for thinking of this millennium as one of Western preeminence. Read full book review >

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SKATEFATE by Juan Felipe Herrera
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: March 1, 2011

"Only one thing is certain—readers expecting a skating account are in for a wipeout. (Poetry. 12 & up)"
Short diary entries and a series of confident, colorful poems introduce readers to Lucky, a wheelchair-bound former skater and drag racer who became paralyzed after a car accident. Read full book review >

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CINNAMON GIRL by Juan Felipe Herrera
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Aug. 1, 2005

"The Puerto Rican flavor of this lyrical, authentic novella will appeal to urban Latinas especially, but anyone touched by the events of September 11 will relate to Yolanda's story. (Fiction. YA)"
Yolanda's grasp on reality crumbles along with the World Trade Center after her beloved Uncle DJ is injured on September 11. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

PUNIA AND THE KING OF SHARKS by Lee Wardlaw
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 1, 1997

"A skillful creation of a fantasy world. (glossary) (Picture book/folklore. 4-8)"
This engrossing Hawaiian folktale combines lyrical language and a lush setting. Read full book review >

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FEATHERLESS/DESPLUMADO by Juan Felipe Herrera
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2004

"Both Spanish and English texts are direct, inviting, and expressive. (Picture book. 6-9)"
Like his pet bird Desplumado, featherless and with a drawn-in foot, Tomasito can't fly. Read full book review >