Search Results: "Kelli Kyle Dominguez"


BOOK REVIEW

THE PERFECT PIÑATA, LA PIÑATA PERFECTA by Kelli Kyle Dominguez
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2001

"While the storyline isn't especially inspired, the translation serves as an engaging counterpoint, making this a solid addition to multicultural and ESL collections. (Picture book. 5-8)"
A week before her sixth birthday, Marisa's mother takes her to pick out a piñata. Read full book review >

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KYLE FINDS HER WAY by Susie Salom
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 11, 2016

"Amusing, engaging, and honest, Kyle and her struggles and successes will be familiar to many middle school girls. (Fiction. 9-12)"
Kyle can have a hard time telling the truth, both to others and to herself. Read full book review >

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KYLE GOES ALONE by Jan Thornhill
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 15, 2015

"A startlingly informative alternative to the run-of-the-mill potty book. (Picture book. 3-7)"
The call of nature prods a young three-toed sloth to go it alone. Read full book review >

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WILD WILLIE AND KING KYLE DETECTIVES by Barbara M. Joosse
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 20, 1993

"Joosse catches the kids' concerns with engaging humor; her realistic dialogue and approachable, staccato style—plus Truesdell's wonderfully lively and comical b&w illustrations—are sure to appeal. (Fiction/Young reader. 7-10)"
When his best friend Kyle moves to ``stupid-Cleveland- stupid-Ohio,'' a disgusted Willie expects the girl who moves in next door to have a closet full of party dresses, a unicorn with a lavender tail, and a bike with hearts and sparkles. Read full book review >

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HOW DO YOU SAY? / ¿CÓMO SE DICE?  by Angela Dominguez
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 8, 2016

"This charming story is as light as air yet carries heft. (Picture book. 2-4)"
As a Spanish-speaking giraffe and an English-speaking giraffe meet, they discover friendship has no language barriers. Read full book review >

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KNIT TOGETHER by Angela Dominguez
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 24, 2015

"A warm family story. (Picture book. 3-6)"
A mother and daughter share their art, their craft and their love. Read full book review >

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MARIA HAD A LITTLE LLAMA / MARÍA TENÍA UNA LLAMITA by Angela Dominguez
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 20, 2013

"A fresh and enjoyable reimagining of a traditional children's rhyme. (Bilingual picture book. 3-7)"
Mary had a little lamb, and now María has a little llama in this bilingual presentation of a classic children's rhyme, set in rural Peru. Read full book review >

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SING, DON'T CRY by Angela Dominguez
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 22, 2017

"The advice to sing whenever life deals a difficult hand loses its impact due to a confusing and convoluted visual narrative. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Via the English-language lyrics of "Cielito Lindo," a traditional Mexican song, a child fondly recalls her abuelo's visits from Mexico. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SANTIAGO STAYS by Angela Dominguez
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 3, 2013

"Dog lovers and older siblings alike will bask in the quiet humor as they try to solve this gentle canine mystery. (Picture book. 2-5)"
Why won't Santiago come? Read full book review >

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LET'S GO, HUGO! by Angela Dominguez
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 7, 2013

"A story that could have been pinned to the ground by didacticism instead soars. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Tone and artwork mix beautifully in this endearing tale about overcoming a debilitating fear. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHARLY'S EPIC FIASCOS by Kelli London
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Aug. 28, 2012

"Just enough realism to be believable—and plenty of wish fulfillment, too. (Fiction. 12-16)"
A rough-around-the-edges road-trip story with a heart of gold. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SLEEPY TOES by Kelli McNeil
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 28, 2017

"Slightly padded covers and board pages make this a sturdy, albeit optimistic, choice for establishing bedtime routines. (Board book. 1-3)"
A good-night tour of body parts for the mildly sleep-resistant. Read full book review >