Search Results: "Paloma Valdivia"


BOOK REVIEW

UP ABOVE AND DOWN BELOW by Paloma Valdivia
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 15, 2012

"A visually stunning, gently restrained picture book that should be high up on readers' lists. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A small book about a big idea. Read full book review >

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AND SO IT GOES by Paloma Valdivia
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2017

"A tribute to those who pass, a celebration of time here, and a multilayered rumination on the cycle of life. (Picture book. 4-8)"
As loved ones leave this world, others arrive in this existential meditation on the cycle of life, an import from Mexico. Read full book review >

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PALOMA THE POSSIBLE by gaily told tales
Released: Nov. 3, 2014

"Vibrant collages and a fun style make this book a treat to read."
Gaily Told Tales and Storytella's debut picture book is about what it means to be part of a family, with particular appeal for adopted children. Read full book review >

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CANCERLANDIA! by Juan Alvarado Valdivia
Released: Sept. 1, 2015

"Readers seeking a more universal account of illness will be better served by Christopher Hitchens' nervy Mortality (2012), Susan Sontag's disquisitions on cancer, and son Philip Rieff's Swimming in a Sea of Death (2008), and other more mature reflections."
A memoir of mixed maladies. Read full book review >

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RANDOM KINDNESS AND SENSELESS ACTS OF BEAUTY by Anne Herbert
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 30, 2014

"The big idea is worth pondering, but it's presented in such abstract terms that younger readers may struggle to grasp it. (foreword by Desmond Tutu). (Picture book. 8-10, adult)"
Twenty years after its original issue, this expanded version of Herbert's pervasive catchphrase gets a fresh go-round with newly colored illustrations. Read full book review >

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THE TRUTH ABOUT MY SUCCESS by Dyan Sheldon
YOUNG ADULT
Released: June 9, 2015

"Constantly funny, splendidly witty: a bull's-eye. (Fiction. 12-18)"
A struggling waitress trades places with a spoiled-brat TV star in this comedy. Read full book review >

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THE ELEGANCE OF THE HEDGEHOG by Muriel Barbery
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 26, 2008

"With its refined taste and political perspective, this is an elegant, light-spirited and very European adult fable."
The second novel (but first to be published in the United States) from France-based author Barbery teaches philosophical lessons by shrewdly exposing rich secret lives hidden beneath conventional exteriors. Read full book review >