Search Results: "Hector R. Hernandez"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: July 8, 2010

"Upbeat and encouraging, but short on real depth."
Hernandez presents a self-help book about attaining personal and financial success. Read full book review >

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CAT NAPPED! by Leeza Hernandez
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 12, 2014

"A cat caper with a happy end for the youngest listeners. (Picture book. 2-5)"
Curious cats can get into lots of trouble, even when napping…. Read full book review >

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DOG GONE! by Leeza Hernandez
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 14, 2012

"A sweet pooch portrait of unconditional love. (Picture book. 3-6)"

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THE LITTLE MATADOR by Julian Hector
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 15, 2008

"The contrasts and similarities between the Little Matador and his 20th-century counterpart Ferdinand would make for an interesting storytime. (Picture book. 4-7)"
A family of renowned bullfighters raises a son to carry on their glory in the ring. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 2007

"The sensibility's definitely older than the reading level here, but fans of Berke Breathed's non-Bloom County work may be drawn in. (Picture book. 7-9)"
Writing under a pseudonym, Dave Cooper offers a departure from his erotic and disturbing graphic novels with this tale of a dog who reconstructs his day in an effort to track down a missing hat. Read full book review >

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THE GENTLEMAN BUG by Julian Hector
ANIMALS
Released: April 6, 2010

"The author relies a little too heavily on details in the pictures to fill out his sketchy text, but he artfully uses subdued colors, elegant lines and generous quantities of space to lend low-key grace to each scene. (Picture book. 6-8)"
Hector follows up Little Matador (2008) with another simply told take on the value of staying true to oneself. Read full book review >

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ANIMALS ON THE FARM by Christopher  Hernandez
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 1, 2012

"There are a lot of opportunities to add to the noise in this barn. (Board book. 18 mos.-3)"
Duck encourages children to connect sounds to their corresponding animals down on this farm. Read full book review >

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WHAT THE NIGHT TELLS THE DAY by Hector Bianciotti
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 1995

"Those who call him enchanting, however, may be equalled in number by those who call him precious."
A fictional memoir of growing up in the Argentine pampas from the literary correspondent of Le Monde, elegantly translated from the apparently elegant French. Read full book review >

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THE MIND GAME by Hector Macdonald
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: March 6, 2001

"A strong concept spoiled by overly complex plotting that strains commonsense and credibility."
Imagine The Magus written by Michael Crichton during a busy week when he was paying even less attention than usual to the niceties of logic and motivation: that's the essence of Macdonald's ambitious but ultimately unconvincing debut—a thriller based on the potential uses and abuses of the emerging science of emotions. Read full book review >

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SUCKERPUNCH by David Hernandez
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Jan. 1, 2008

"Nevertheless, Hernandez's solid first YA effort will have readers clamoring for his next work. (Fiction. YA)"
Marcus Mendoza, aka Nub because of a severed index finger, narrates this hard-hitting and profane novel about parental abuse. Read full book review >