Search Results: "Francisca Marquez"


BOOK REVIEW

A TRIP INTO SPACE by Lori Haskins Houran
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2014

"A good introduction to the International Space Station for very young children just beginning to look beyond the stratosphere. (Informational picture book. 2-5)"
The youngest space enthusiasts get a look at life aboard the International Space Station in Houran's latest. Read full book review >

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HOW TO SPY ON A SHARK by Lori Haskins Houran
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2015

"The dichotomy between the adult tasks and the simply worded rhyming text makes this one to skip. (Informational picture book. 4-6)"
Houran invites readers along as a group of marine biologists tracks and follows a juvenile mako shark. Read full book review >

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DIG THOSE DINOSAURS by Lori Haskins Houran
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2013

"A rousing prelude to Aliki's more detailed dino discourses, tailor-made for reading aloud. (Informational picture book. 3-5)"
New and preliterate readers will happily clap along to the incantatory rhythms of this primary-level call to "dig, dig, dig"—in both senses of the word—dino fossils. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2001

"Teachers, grandparents, and parents will enjoy sharing this with children of all cultures and then moving on to their own family memories. (Nonfiction. 5-8)"
Engaging color photographs of Angelica and her grandmother, who lives right next door in a San Francisco housing project, accompany the simple text that highlights the contemporary life of a Hispanic family. Read full book review >

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The Rootlets: Super Rootabilities by Vicki Marquez
Released: Oct. 28, 2014

"A palatable mix of education and entertainment for kids."
In this debut children's book by a certified health coach, four young residents of an alien planet discover that they're destined to develop nutrition-based superpowers. Read full book review >

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THE IDIOCY OF PERFECTION by Jesus Silva-Herzog Marquez
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: April 5, 2017

"A judicious, agile look at the limits of reason and modern liberalism."
A series of biographical vignettes captures a shared skepticism about the rewards of modernity. Read full book review >

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HIDDEN HERITAGE by Charlotte Hinger
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Nov. 5, 2013

"This third case for Lottie (Lethal Lineage, 2011, etc.) is filled with surprising historical information, social commentary, romance and a strong mystery."
A nasty murder pits the local police against the state police. Read full book review >

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A GIFT FOR LITTLE TREE by Colleen D.C. Marquez
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 14, 2014

"More than most adoption books, this one is love-it or hate-it, as its metaphor is likely to sail over most children's heads and shows adoption as only a Plan B. (Picture book. 5-8)"
A God-centric adoption story using a grafted apple tree as a metaphor. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NIGHT GAME by Kirk Russell
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 15, 2004

"Superb suspense, culminating in an exhausting but satisfying series of chases, showdowns, and bitter glimpses of justice denied."
Splendid second outing in a procedural series (Shell Games, 2003) about a tough-as-nails California Fish & Game investigator busting a cabal of bear poachers. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DEAD GAME by Kirk Russell
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Sept. 1, 2005

"Russell tackles both action sequences and intractable moral problems with prose as sharp and efficient as a filleting knife."
The latest challenge for California Fish & Game Warden John Marquez is a group of poachers who kill sturgeon for caviar and aren't too solicitous about higher species either. Read full book review >

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LOVE IN THE TIME OF CHOLERA by Gabriel García Márquez
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 29, 1988

"Broad and brilliant as it is, though, there's an awful lot about a little here—a candy-box of a novel: more paper slots and creamy centers than something hard to bite down on."
Almost two decades after One Hundred Years of Solitude, Garcia Marquez has delivered another long, woolly, at times wonderful but consistently elective novel. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 3, 1976

When first seen at his second death, the solitary despot who has lived for a conjectural 107 to 232 years, lies in his dungheap "house of castaways," vultures pecking at his body while a cow appears on the balcony where he delivered his pronunciamentos. Read full book review >