Search Results: "Rachel Aparicio"


BOOK REVIEW

ONE WHITE DOLPHIN by Gill Lewis
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 12, 2012

"Readers captivated by Wild Wings (2011) may find this less engaging but will certainly be hoping for more books from Lewis in the future. (Fiction. 9-13)"
A boy with cerebral palsy and an injured albino dolphin calf help Kara Wood come to terms with her mother's death and the sale of the family's boat, Moana. Read full book review >

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THE COLORS OF ISRAEL by Rachel Raz
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2015

"A nice, basic introduction to language, Israel, and some of its vibrant highlights. (Picture book. 2-4)"
Bold, bright photography illustrates this color-concept picture book set in Israel. Read full book review >

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LOVE MONSTER AND THE PERFECT PRESENT by Rachel Bright
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 14, 2014

"The best gifts are those that come from the heart, and this book surely comes from Bright's. (Picture book. 3-6)"
What to give the one you love? Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

PEEKABOO BEDTIME by Rachel Isadora
BEDTIME BOOK
Released: May 1, 2008

"Perfect for laptime sharing or calm story hours. (Picture book. 2-5)"
Where Peekaboo Morning (2002) began the day, Isadora's latest features the delightful brown-skinned, tousle-haired toddler wrapping up his/her day with the same people and objects with which it started. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

YO, JO! by Rachel Isadora
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2007

"The depiction of a little boy so thoroughly at home in his community is a delight to see in these suspicious days of stranger danger: Jo is indeed Peter's direct—and very welcome—descendant. (Picture book. 2-6)"
While big brother Franklin waits on the stoop for Grandpa to arrive home for dinner, Jomar engages every passer-by in an exuberant exchange of urban slang. Read full book review >

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UNDER THE BLACKBERRIES by Rachel Pank
ANIMALS
Released: May 1, 1992

"Overall, an attractive setting for the theme. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Sonia and her black cat, Barney, are inseparable; when he suddenly disappears, she's inconsolable—offstage, Dad has explained that Barney was hit by a car. Read full book review >

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SONIA AND BARNIE AND THE NOISE IN THE NIGHT by Rachel Pank
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 1991

"A promising debut. (Picture book. 3-8)"
When Sonia sees the pointy-nosed creature making a strange noise in the garden, she decides—with a delicious thrill—that it's a wolf. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

I HEAR A PICKLE by Rachel Isadora
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 12, 2016

"Teachers, make sure this is on your shelves—it's a great read-aloud, an easy read for beginning readers, and a model for student books. (Picture/concept book. 3-6)"
Only the last page features the titular pickle—the rest of the book is a tribute to the five senses that will resonate with young readers. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

LOVE YOU HOO by Rachel Bright
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2017

"The loving parental sentiments ring true, and young listeners will chime in on the 'hoo' sounds throughout the story. (Picture book. 3-6)"
A proud parent speaks of hopes and dreams for a young child. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SAY HELLO! by Rachel Isadora
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2010

"Simply enchanting. (Picture book. 3-5)"
Today Carmelita visits her Abuela Rosa, but to get there she must walk. Read full book review >

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WHAT A FAMILY! by Rachel Isadora
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2006

"EWSLUGp1995. (Picture book. 6-8)"
Poorly designed for library use but likely to keep detail-oriented children engrossed, this introduction to genetics and genealogy identifies physical characteristics shared among a multicultural gaggle of nearly three dozen cousins. Read full book review >