Search Results: "Oscar Ortiz"


BOOK REVIEW

THE POET UPSTAIRS by Judith Ortiz Cofer
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 30, 2012

"This interesting-enough, though obvious tale is made remarkable by its illustrations. (Picture book. 5-9)"
With help from her imagination and the poet upstairs, a young Latina escapes a dreary winter in the city. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ANIMALS
Released: June 1, 2006

"Throughout, Oscar keeps his head and stops to smell the roses, even when their thorns could prove prickly—an important subtle message about problem solving and the power of a positive attitude. (Picture book. 3-7)"
A small sock monkey tackles the big city in an attempt to save the day in this husband-and-wife collaboration. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

OSCAR J by Sherlene Adolphe
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 10, 2013

"A compassionate guide that can help parents and kids with tough questions."
A debut book steers young readers and their families through experiences of loss. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SUPER OSCAR by Oscar De La Hoya
BIOGRAPHY
Released: May 1, 2006

"This simple story, suffused with good feelings and elevated by wry artwork, marks a notable debut for its celebrity author. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Besides daydreaming, young Oscar's favorite activity is his neighborhood's Saturday picnics. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

IZZY & OSCAR by Allison Estes
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 7, 2015

"A grand addition to any pet-themed read-aloud session. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Pirate captain Izzy finds a treasure of a pet in an octopus. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ORDINARY OSCAR by Laura Adkins
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2010

"Nonstop drollery for adventurous children and the adults who read to them. (Picture book. 3-7)"
One little snail has big dreams. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 23, 2001

"Tediously written and sloppy—barely an also-ran for any film buff's shelf. (49 film stills)"
A revised and updated version of And the Winner Is . . . (1987) provides a decidedly less-than-stellar overview of Hollywood's annual exercise in tackiness and self-congratulation. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 1, 1996

"Stavans does service to Acosta's memory and to Chicano literature, with this collection."
The Brown Buffalo bellows from beyond the grave—and the roar resounds. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

OSCAR SEASON by Mary McNamara
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 1, 2008

"The main dish here is dish, but McNamara's too diplomatic or starstruck to give her whimsical portraits of stars behaving madly much of an edge."
The hard-pressed PR head of a posh Hollywood hotel copes with Oscar madness in L.A. Times writer McNamara's manic, loose-limbed debut. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ADIOS OSCAR! by Peter Elwell
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 2009

"The afterword supplies moth and butterfly facts. (Picture book. 6-8)"
Dreams of wings and Mexico light up a caterpillar's imagination after a brief conversation with a passing monarch butterfly. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE FAIRY TALES OF OSCAR WILDE by Oscar Wilde
FAIRY TALES, FOLKTALES AND MYTHS
Released: Oct. 1, 1994

"Classic tales wonderfully adorned with Brent's lustrous, jewel-toned illumination. (Stories/Fiction. All ages)"
After over 100 years, Wilde's fairy tales have lost none of their tragic beauty, or their sly humor, to which these nine bear witness. Read full book review >