Search Results: "Linda Rodriguez"


BOOK REVIEW

EVERY LAST SECRET by Linda Rodriguez
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 1, 2012

"Skeet's debut introduces a strong, intelligent woman detective with both a knack for solving crimes and a difficult personal life. The next episode can't come too soon."
Leaving her stressful job as the highest-ranked woman with the Kansas City Police Department to take over a small-town campus police force poses more challenges than Marquitta "Skeet" Bannion had bargained for. Read full book review >

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EVERY BROKEN TRUST by Linda Rodriguez
Released: May 7, 2013

"Skeet's second outing (Every Last Secret, 2012) showcases a strong, intelligent woman with a difficult past that keeps returning to haunt her."
Doing a favor for a friend forces Skeet Bannion to investigate her friends and neighbors for murder. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE GINGERBREAD MAN by Béatrice Rodriguez
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2012

"Not the most flavorsome retelling, but worth a nibble. (Picture book folk tale. 4-6)"
It's all a lark in this quick and simple version of the tale—at least until someone gets eaten. Read full book review >

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From the Banks of Brook Avenue by W.R. Rodriguez
FICTION & LITERATURE

"A long, beautiful praise song to the land north of the Harlem River."
Poet Rodriguez (Concrete Pastures of the Beautiful Box, 2008, etc.) brings his Bronx Trilogy to a resounding, satisfying conclusion. Read full book review >

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SERGIO MAKES A SPLASH! by Edel Rodriguez
ANIMALS
Released: May 1, 2008

"Sergio comes with his own website, but a celebrity like Olivia he's not—more of an everypenguin, whose angst in the face of new experiences will strike a chord in many young children. (Picture book. 5-7)"
Sergio the Argentinian penguin loves drinking, splashing and playing with water, but he can't swim—which makes for some anxious moments when his class takes a field trip to the ocean. Read full book review >

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ROOSTER'S REVENGE by Béatrice Rodriguez
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2011

"Plenty to look at and much to think about in this complex and funny trilogy conclusion. (Picture book. 5-8)"
Picking up where The Chicken Thief (2010) left off, this companion follows Hen's erstwhile friends Rabbit, Bear and jilted Rooster as they make their way back home. Read full book review >

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FOX AND HEN TOGETHER by Béatrice Rodriguez
ANIMALS
Released: June 15, 2011

"A sweetly loopy look at domestic travails filtered through a wickedly subversive lens. (Picture book. 5-8)"
Bringing home the bacon (or, in this case, the fish) is not as simple as it may seem. Read full book review >

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SERGIO SAVES THE GAME! by Edel Rodriguez
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2009

"Victory is sweet, especially when it's earned. (Picture book. 6-8)"
Enthusiastic but clumsy—"It's not you, it's all this ice!" says his mother, but the other penguins don't seem to have a problem—Sergio finds himself playing goal in a last-ditch attempt to keep himself in the game. Read full book review >

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THE CHICKEN THIEF by Béatrice Rodriguez
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2010

"Rodriguez's delicate line-and-watercolor paintings extend over disproportionately wide spreads (it opens to a 6' X 20' panorama), allowing children a wide-angle view of both lovely pastoral scenes and the comical capers taking place within them. (Picture book. 5-8)"
All is not what it seems in this sweet, funny wordless picture book about a fox who steals a chicken. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ELDORADO IN EAST HARLEM by Victor Rodriguez
Released: Sept. 1, 1992

"Familiar types in an unconvincing story."
A clunky debut—about coming of age in East Harlem in 1960. Read full book review >