Search Results: "Paula Barragán"


BOOK REVIEW

¡FIESTA! by Sherry Shahan
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2009

"Although there is a Spanish pronunciation guide for the months, there is no bibliography or resources for further reading. (Nonfiction. 6-10)"
Using the months of the year in Spanish and English as a structure, this engaging survey introduces holidays from all over Latin America, many of which are not found in other books. Read full book review >

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SPICY HOT COLORS/COLORES PICANTES by Sherry Shahan
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2004

"Successful both as an introduction to Latin American culture for children unfamiliar with it and as a celebration for those who call it their own. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Despite its title, Shahan's latest is not really bilingual, but rather a poetic characterization of nine colors, introducing their Spanish names and employing similes rooted in Latin American culture. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

COOL CATS COUNTING by Sherry Shahan
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 2005

"Simple and short enough for a breezy read-aloud, this also provides illustrations sufficiently detailed for pre-readers and beginners to mull over at their leisure. (Picture book. 3-7)"
In their follow-up to Spicy Hot Colors (2004), Shahan and Barragán again combine short, peppy text and vivid colors to create a busy, attractive picture book, informed by rhythmically jazzy beats. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2005

"Includes both English and Spanish versions of the poems. (Poetry. 7-11)"
In these free verse, mostly unpunctuated poems, Alarcón explores the world of both sleeping and waking dreams and his hope for a better world of tolerance and peace. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

LOVE TO MAMÁ by Pat Mora
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 15, 2001

"Abrazos (hugs) for Mora and all the contributors for this one. (author's note, biographical sketches) (Picture book/poetry. 5-10)"
The warmth of family life, especially that of mothers, aunts, and grandmothers, pervades this delightful collection of poems by Latino writers from various national backgrounds. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE LINE by Paula Bossio
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2013

"Though the art has its charms, the story, wordless as it is, unsettles. (Picture book. 4-7)"
A wordless tale with a trick ending. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

LILY WOOL by Paula Vásquez
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 18, 2017

"Delightful. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Don't judge a sheep by its cover. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

LIARS, INC. by Paula Stokes
YOUNG ADULT
Released: March 24, 2015

"Captivating to the very end. (Mystery. 12-16)"
When Max's friend goes missing, he finds himself in the middle of an increasingly tangled web of lies and conspiracy. Read full book review >

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UNBROKEN by Paula Morris
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Feb. 1, 2013

"A solid and satisfying paranormal mystery, this offering will please existing fans and may win over some new ones to boot. (postscript) (Paranormal thriller. 12 & up)"
In this second installment of the Ruined series, New Yorker Rebecca Brown heads back to New Orleans, where new mysteries—and new ghosts—await. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

GOOD ENOUGH by Paula Yoo
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Feb. 1, 2008

"Teens living through the pressure of college applications and questioning their futures will sympathize with Patti in this enjoyable, funny but not superficial read, which bears many similarities to Alex Flinn's Diva (2006). (Fiction. YA)"
Patti knows that the only thing harder than calculus, or maybe mastering the cadenza from the Mendelssohn Violin Concerto in E Minor, is being a PKD, a Perfect Korean Daughter. Read full book review >

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UNITED TATES OF AMERICA by Paula Danziger
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2001

"The author's scrapbook art may inspire readers to try crafting their own documentary pages. (Fiction. 9-11)"
Danziger (What a Trip, Amber Brown, 2001, etc.) breaks new ground with this amusing middle-school story illustrated in a novel way—with scrapbook art by the author done in the style of the sixth-grade narrator, Skate Tate. Read full book review >