Search Results: "Gwendolyn Zepeda"


BOOK REVIEW

LEVEL UP / PASO DE NIVEL by Gwendolyn Zepeda
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 30, 2012

"This agreeably didactic tale clearly makes the point; it might be most useful as an introductive resource for classroom discussion followed by active participation. (Picture book. 6-9)"
A boy reluctantly joins his friends outside for some competitive sports when his fascination with video games is unexpectedly interrupted after his device stops functioning. Read full book review >

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I KICK THE BALL / PATEO EL BALÓN by Gwendolyn Zepeda
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 31, 2011

"A good bet for young soccer fans. (Picture book. 4-8)"
With an underlying message of good nutrition and daily exercise, Zepeda introduces a young boy struggling to balance school and chores with his dreams of future soccer stardom. Read full book review >

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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 >

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SUNFLOWERS/GIRASOLES by Gwendolyn Zepeda
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 31, 2009

"A pleasing and effective multicultural offering. (Picture book. 5-7)"
Marisol enjoys working the family garden with her grandfather, who teaches her about many different vegetables and plants, like the sunflower that makes him happy. Read full book review >

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WELFARE'S END by Gwendolyn Mink
NON-FICTION
Released: March 1, 1998

"Something to think about as the time limits on welfare support start kicking in."
At last—a serious counterthrust against the popular self-interested praise for welfare reform. Read full book review >

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DON'T CALL ME BABY by Gwendolyn Heasley
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 22, 2014

"This surprisingly poignant comedy about teen-parent communication has enough bite to pique the interest of any teenager having trouble interacting meaningfully with her parents. (Fiction. 12 & up)"
Usually it's a kid's use of social media that is a problem…. Read full book review >

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THE MEMORY PAINTER by Gwendolyn Womack
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 28, 2015

"Dive into this sweeping, romantic journey that will leave you breathless and a little unsure of where in time you've landed."
Four scientists receive a grant to study memory in the hope of finding a cure for Alzheimer's and make the discovery of a lifetime—or lifetimes. Read full book review >

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Meditation Moments by Victor Stobbe
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 9, 2015

"A worthy contribution to the afterlife of biblical poetry."
Debut author Stobbe gives modern readers a fresh look at the Psalms in this clever poetic experiment. Read full book review >

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WHERE I BELONG by Gwendolyn Heasley
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Feb. 8, 2011

"Patience really is required: Rich girl Corrinne is truly obnoxious, but her attitude is amusing, and her evolution, although much too facile, is at least entertaining. (Fiction. 12 & up)"
Sixteen-year-old Corrinne begins her self-focused narrative with a plea—"If you hate me at first, keep reading." Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 19, 2012

"A compelling travel and sports narrative occasionally marred by a lack of focus."
A former star college soccer player travels the world to find and film pickup games for a documentary. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 1, 2005

"Faithful attempt. Still, it could be that you had to be there."
Forced to relocate from downtown Manhattan after 9/11, a career woman discovers warmth, camaraderie and more in a small-town barroom. Read full book review >