Search Results: "Gabriela Olmos"


BOOK REVIEW

I DREAMT...A BOOK ABOUT HOPE by Gabriela  Olmos
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 14, 2013

"Bibliotherapy is a tricky business, as is the desire to shield young children from images that may cause nightmares. This is sure to arouse passion in both camps. (editor's note) (Picture book. 7-12)"
Created to benefit the International Board on Books for Young People's Fund for Children in Crisis program, this picture book presents provocative images and ideas regarding the violence many young people encounter. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

IT'S A GIFT! by Gabriela Keselman
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 13, 2014

"Very little fun and lots of preaching do not make a good story. If the lesson is to give away all your stuff until you have nothing left, what child wants to learn that? (Picture book. 4-7)"
Anthropomorphic animals enact something of a frenzy of giving and receiving. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE COLORS OF MEMORY by Gabriela Tagliavini
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 15, 2001

"Toying with concepts of time, art, and reality, Tagliavini's interesting experiment tries too hard to be symbolic and lovingly weird, though it's ultimately quite touching."
Argentinean-born, L.A.-resident screenwriter/director Tagliavini makes her fiction debut with this tale of an odd, disgruntled old woman and an abused ten-year-old boy fleeing their hospital beds in Mexico to search for lost loved ones north of the border. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE ENCOUNTER by Gabriela Adamesteanu
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 15, 2016

"Layered, nuanced, and deeply allusive; readers without a grounding in recent Balkans history may miss some of the clues. The meaning of the story is clear enough, though, even if parts are opaque."
An exiled scientist returns home to a country that has forgotten him. Or has it? Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE GIFT by Gabriela Keselman
Released: Oct. 1, 1999

"It's fun to read and reread, is delightful without being simpering, and will have children guessing to the end. (Picture book. 3-7)"
A straightforward and winsome translation of an award-winning picture book from Spain. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ANIMALS
Released: April 30, 2006

"Jara's illustrations are detailed, featuring slightly exaggerated faces and the desert flora and simple adobe dwellings of southern California several decades in the past. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Once again an animal plays a central role in Villaseñor's story, but this time the other characters are human. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ROOSTER JOE AND THE BULLY / EL GALLO JOE Y EL ABUSÓN by Xavier Garza
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 31, 2016

"Well-meaning but a miss. (Fiction. 10-12)"
After observing the roosters in his artist grandpa's backyard, seventh-grader Joe López can't get enough of these indomitable avians. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

PEPITA PACKS UP/PEPITA EMPACA by Ofelia Dumas Lachtman
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 30, 2005

"While not an essential purchase, Pepita's latest adventure will be welcome in libraries where the earlier books are popular and those in which more bilingual titles are necessary. (Picture book. 4-8)"
On moving day, Pepita does not want to say goodbye to her friends and neighbors because doing so makes her cry. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DALIA'S WONDROUS HAIR / EL CABELLO MARAVILLOSO DE DALIA by Laura Lacámara
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 31, 2014

"A delightful account of one fanciful little girl's enchanted day in Cuba. (Bilingual picture book. 3-6)"
One magical morning, Dalia awakes to find her hair has grown up toward the sky, "tall and thick as a Cuban royal palm tree." Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

GROWING UP WITH TAMALES/LOS TAMALES DE ANA by Gwendolyn Zepeda
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 31, 2008

"Young readers will delight in Zepeda's use of repetition and will giggle over the story's jocular ending. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Six-year-old Ana can't wait until she is eight, so she can be more grown-up like her big sister Lidia. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CLARA AND THE CURANDERA / <i>CLARA Y LA CURANDERA</i> by Monica Brown
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2011

"A charming tale almost any child (and parent) can relate to. (Picture book. 4-7)"
In Brown's latest bilingual offering, a grumpy little Latina girl gets a subtle lesson in caring, sharing and the pleasures of reading. Read full book review >