Search Results: "Lupe Ruiz-Flores"


BOOK REVIEW

THE BATTLE OF THE SNOW CONES / LA GUERRA DE LAS RASPAS by Lupe Ruiz-Flores
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 30, 2010

"While the themes of friendly rivalry and work-made-fun are worthwhile, the odd deus ex machina mystifies more than it delights. (Picture book. 5-7)"
On one of the hottest weeks of the summer in Caliente, Texas, best friends Elena and Alma open competing snow-cone stands across the street from each other. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: May 31, 2012

"The simplicity of the suggested idea that homemade fruit juice will always be fun to make and delicious to drink is appealing. (Picture book. 6-8)"
The fruit-blended juice drinks known as aguas frescas offered at a fair inspire a little girl and her mother to serve their own version after soccer practice. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

COYOTE AMERICA by Dan Flores
NON-FICTION
Released: June 7, 2016

"Well written throughout and just the right length, Flores' book makes a welcome primer for living in a land in which coyotes roam freely—in, that is to say, the Coyote America of his title."
A thoughtful study of Canis latrans, that quintessential North American mammal. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

RAINING SARDINES by Enrique Flores-Galbis
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 2007

"Nostalgia in a fresh form. (Fiction. 10-14)"
Enriquito and Ernestina are good friends in a small rural village in pre-revolutionary Cuba. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

TERMINAL POINT by K.M. Ruiz
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: June 1, 2012

"If this book sounds appealing, then read Mind Storm first to avoid at least some of the confusion."
Continuation of Mind Storm (2011) as "psions," mutants with psychic powers, battle it out over the fate of humanity. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

I KNOW A BEAR by Mariana Ruiz Johnson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 9, 2014

"Ultimately, though, there is too much philosophy here and not near enough story. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A picture-book parable encourages children to ponder the notion of freedom. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WHEN PENNY MET POTUS by Rachel Ruiz
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 2016

"As a sweet, simple miniexplainer of a very specific bit of jargon, it works, and the election-year timing couldn't be better. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A common political acronym is decoded when a young girl accompanies her mother to her White House job and meets the mysterious "POTUS." Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE RUINS by Rafael Reyes-Ruiz
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 2014

"A stylish, jampacked tale that examines love, memory, and international identity.
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A professor of Japanese history searches for a long-lost lover while studying the Portuguese diaspora throughout Asia. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

JUMPED IN by Patrick Flores-Scott
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Aug. 27, 2013

"Unabashedly didactic, but moving nonetheless. (Fiction. 12-16)"
A slacker learns life lessons from a slam-poet classmate in an inspiring if overly optimistic school story. Read full book review >