Search Results: "Lila Quintero Weaver"


BOOK REVIEW

DARKROOM by Lila Quintero Weaver
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 1, 2012

"A powerful story of a tumultuous era by an author more adept at visual art than textual storytelling."
A debut graphic memoir provides a unique child's perspective on racial strife in 1960s Alabama. Read full book review >

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DINOSAURS?! by Lila Prap
by Lila Prap, illustrated by Lila Prap
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2010

"From now on human visitors to the henhouse had better watch their step. (Informational picture book. 6-8)"
Loaded with appeal for confirmed young fans, this import surrounds thick-lined, grainy, colored cartoon portraits of 14 dinosaurs with an awed audience of modern dino-descendants—which is to say, chickens. Read full book review >

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ANIMAL LULLABIES by Lila Prap
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2006

"A sweet bedtime poetry collection, but for lullabies, nothing beats Kate McMullan and David McPhail's If You Were My Bunny (1996). (Picture book. 3-6)"
A creative look at what lullabies animals might sing to their babies. Read full book review >

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SHOW AND PROVE by Sofia Quintero
Released: July 14, 2015

"A must-read for fans of Walter Dean Myers' All the Right Stuff and other lovers of proud urban realism. (Historical fiction. 12 & up)"
Academic ambition and hip-hop intersect in the South Bronx, where two friends spend a summer growing up and, unwillingly, apart. Read full book review >

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1001 STORIES by Lila Prap
by Lila Prap, illustrated by Lila Prap
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 2006

"A great addition to any fairy-tale collection, teacher's bookshelf to teach parts of a story or carry-on tote. (Picture book. 3-8)"
This ingenious amalgamation of fairy tales will have readers opening it over and over, never reading the same tale twice. Read full book review >

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GABI, A GIRL IN PIECES by Isabel Quintero
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 2014

"A fresh, authentic and honest exploration of contemporary Latina identity. (Fiction. 14 & up)"
Struggles with body image, teen pregnancy, drug addiction, rape, coming out, first love and death are all experiences that touch Gabi's life in some way during her senior year, and she processes her raw and honest feelings in her journal as these events unfold. Read full book review >

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EFRAIN’S SECRET by Sofia Quintero
FICTION
Released: April 13, 2010

"Both Spanish and urban African-American vernacular dialogue add credibility to this innovative novel that is sure to spark discussion among students who are pondering their options. (Fiction. YA)"
Efrain Rodriguez, on track to be valedictorian at Pedro Albizu Campos High School in the South Bronx, is determined to break the barriers that have kept other low-income students out of ultra-selective universities such as Harvard, Yale and Princeton. Read full book review >

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DOGGY WHYS? by Lila Prap
by Lila Prap, illustrated by Lila Prap
ANIMALS
Released: June 11, 2011

"Filled with questions any child might ask, replete with a sense of warmth and good cheer and packing enough offbeat facts to entice even the most reluctant reader, this is bound to be a classroom favorite as well as a great choice for any dog lover. Can a selection on cats be far behind? (Informational picture book. 4-8)"
Everything you wondered about dogs but were afraid to ask is answered in this slim, friendly volume of canine Q&A. Read full book review >

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DADDIES by Lila Prap
by Lila Prap, illustrated by Lila Prap
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 2007

"Regardless, this is a loving tribute to the special relationship between a father and his son. (Picture book. 3-6)"
An imaginative son and his father romp through a myriad of incarnations of animal pairs in the five minutes before bedtime. Read full book review >

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THE STAR SHACK by Lila Castle
FICTION
Released: June 1, 2010

"A starry-eyed, beachy, light romance. (Fiction. 12 & up)"
The rainy beach town of Gingerbread is Pete and Annabelle's summer home. Read full book review >

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LILLI'S QUEST by Lila Perl
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Nov. 10, 2015

"A not-particularly-dynamic addition to the Holocaust shelves. (Historical fiction. 12-16)"
A companion to Isabel's War (2014) fills in and expands the story of the girl known as Helga, explaining why Lilli, and not her younger sister, the real Helga, was on the Kindertransport to England. Read full book review >