Search Results: "Moises Velasquez-Manoff"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 4, 2012

"A solid, up-to-date report on a growing area of scientific research."
More on the hygiene hypothesis by a science writer who has searched the literature, traveled the world and interviewed scores of scientists who attribute a rise in allergies, autoimmune disease, asthma and many other disorders in our sanitized societies to an imbalance in our immune systems. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

GRANDMA’S RECORDS by Eric  Velasquez
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2001

"Although we can't hear Grandma's song, this heart-felt story has a melody of its own. (author's note) (Picture book. 5-8)"
In his debut as an author, Velasquez, illustrator of The Sound That Jazz Makes (2000) tells an entertaining first-person story (presumably autobiographical) of an unnamed Puerto Rican boy in the '50s who spends every summer with his grandmother in Spanish Harlem. Read full book review >

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LOOKING FOR BONGO by Eric  Velasquez
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 15, 2016

"Darling. (glossary) (Picture book. 2-5)"
A little boy searches for his lost toy. Read full book review >

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HUNTERS OF CHAOS by Crystal Velasquez
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 9, 2015

"Here's hoping the second volume evens out the rough patches, as readers will undoubtedly be hungry for more of Ana and her friends' adventures. (Fantasy. 10-14)"
Shape-shifting teenage girls work together to save the world in this contemporary fantasy. Read full book review >

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YOUR LIFE, BUT BETTER by Crystal Velasquez
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 12, 2010

"Girls who are eagerly anticipating their teen years will enjoy this breezy, reader-driven tale, however it turns out for them. (Novelty/fiction. 10-13)"
"Choose your own adventure" meets fashion-magazine personality quiz in this lively, light story aimed at young teens. Read full book review >

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THE CIRCLE OF LIES by Crystal Velasquez
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 16, 2016

"The book closes with events that will no doubt be the cornerstone of the plot of the next book; here's hoping that it will be believable. (Fantasy. 10-14)"
The second installment in the Hunters of Chaos series doesn't waste time getting started. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

VOICES OF CHRISTMAS by Nikki Grimes
RELIGION
Released: Oct. 1, 2009

"Velasquez's striking, dramatic illustrations add to the personality of the characters, who are clearly of Middle Eastern ethnicity. (CD) (Picture book/religion. 6 & up)"
Grimes uses her talent as a poet to retell the Nativity story from several different viewpoints, each one a distinct voice with its own style. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY
Released: Jan. 1, 2007

"This is a fascinating life laid out in clear writing that blends 16th-century history with his biography, as it combines wonderful historical and lush original art. (author's note, bibliography, quote and picture credits, glossary, discography) (Nonfiction. 11-14)"
Brewster introduces the multi-talented life of the man known to the French as Le Mozart Noir. Read full book review >

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THE TERRIBLE, WONDERFUL TELLIN' AT HOG HAMMOCK by Kim Siegelson
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 30, 1996

"A simple story that somehow seems to fill the senses. (b&w illustrations, not seen) (Fiction. 7-10)"
Living on a remote island in the marshes of coastal Georgia, Jonas is looking forward to the big storytelling, a gathering of all the islanders. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SWIM! by Marilyn  Brigham
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2012

"Forced enthusiasm and confusing images sink this experience. (Board book. 1-3)"
This ho-hum dip in the pool skims the surface without wading in the deep. Read full book review >

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CHAMPION by Jim Haskins
BIOGRAPHY
Released: May 1, 2001

"Both the magnetic, complex subject and young readers deserve better. (Picture book/biography. 6-10)"
On the heels of the film, a new picture-book biography of the boxing powerhouse accorded the title of "Athlete of the Century." Read full book review >