Search Results: "Luciana Navarro Powell"


BOOK REVIEW

MY MOM IS THE BEST CIRCUS by Luciana Navarro  Powell
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 26, 2013

"Fans of the first book may want to see mom in action, but as a solo act, this one just doesn't fly. (Board book. 1-3)"
Mom gets to be the star in this follow-up to My Dad is the Best Playground (2012). Read full book review >

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BUSY LITTLE DINOSAURS by Betty Schwartz
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2015

"With so many wonderful ABC books out there, it's safe to skip this ambitious but ultimately disappointing effort. (Board book. 2-5)"
This interactive alphabet book describes a dinosaur day at school. Read full book review >

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TEN PLAYFUL TIGERS by Betty Schwartz
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 1, 2015

" A perfectly adequate count-along. (Board book. 1-3)"
A streak of tiger cubs scampers around the jungle, gradually increasing in number. Read full book review >

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SPATTER & SPARK by Deborah Underwood
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 21, 2013

"Regardless of which reading mode is chosen, this app has one speed: s-l-o-w. (for iPad 2 and above) (iPad storybook app. 2-5)"
A peppy yet, paradoxically, painfully slow story about a porcupine on an artistic quest. Read full book review >

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MY DAD IS THE BEST PLAYGROUND by Luciana Navarro  Powell
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 8, 2012

"This late-night roughhousing romp speaks volumes about a father's love. (Board book. 1-3)"
Whether through horseplay or a kiss, this hip dad physically expresses his affection. Read full book review >

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BABIES COME FROM AIRPORTS by Erin Dealey
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2017

"While some families may 'come from' adoption, babies simply do not come from airports. (Picture book. 3-6)"
A celebration of a multiracial family formed through international adoption. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WHOSE HANDS ARE THESE? by Miranda Paul
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 2016

"A great addition to libraries' and teacher's shelves for units on community helpers. (author's note) (Informational picture book. 3-7)"
Rhyming verses and illustrations of hands working give readers the opportunity to guess what community jobs people do. Read full book review >

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GOODNIGHT SAFARI by Luciana Navarro  Powell
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 11, 2012

"A simple, lovely lullaby. (iPad storybook app. 1-4)"
A mellow bedtime book about baby animals preparing to sleep. Read full book review >

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FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 21, 2015

"Strong writing and a compelling protagonist propel Navarro's narrative, but the novel's problematic romantic relationship may offend readers."
Pretty Woman meets "Cinderella" in Navarro's novel, which explores a troubling relationship, the first of a proposed trilogy. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 18, 2017

"A fascinating account of counterintelligence in the pre-cyber era and a reminder of how an astute interviewer can be an invaluable asset to law enforcement."
Firsthand account of Cold War espionage from the FBI agent who uncovered it. Read full book review >