Search Results: "Raquel Cepeda"


BOOK REVIEW

BIRD OF PARADISE by Raquel Cepeda
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 5, 2013

"Despite occasional choppy patches, a spirited memoir deeply committed to personal self-worth."
Snappy, jazzy memoir of a Dominican upbringing by a New York journalist and documentary filmmaker. Read full book review >

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THE SWING by Joe Cepeda
by Joe Cepeda, illustrated by Joe Cepeda
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2006

"Engaging fantasy with bright watercolor illustrations. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Josey finds a virtual treasure trove, in a very unusual way. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

UP by Joe Cepeda
by Joe Cepeda, illustrated by Joe Cepeda
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2016

"An accessible and imaginative title for emergent readers just learning to decode and understand the written word. (Early reader. 3-7)"
One gusty fall morning, a surprise blows through an open window into the bedroom of two sleeping children, both with dark hair and light-brown skin. It's a pinwheel! Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

A Heart Full of Whiskey by Raquel Lesser
Released: Feb. 22, 2012

"Often revelatory verse about the status of youth in urban America."
Sixteen-year-old debut author Lesser tackles topics that are far more weighty than typical adolescent angst in this disturbing YA poem. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 31, 2011

"A spicy mélange of Cuban and Cuban-American cuisine."
Turn your kitchen into an authentic Cuban cocina with these flavorful tropical recipes. Read full book review >

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Released: Nov. 1, 1998

"An unpretentious feminist tale of love and determination, refreshingly unsentimental."
A sweetly affirming debut novel describing one woman's long journey to autonomy via Spain, Cuba, and the US. Read full book review >

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JUST ME by Raquel  Cané
by Raquel Cané, illustrated by Raquel Cané, developed by Luis Parravicini
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 16, 2011

"Bold colors, minimalist illustrations and the low level of interaction/animation makes the app just about right for the intended audience, so long as they aren't hoping for concrete resolution. (iPad storybook app. 1-5)"
A young bunny compares himself to the members of his family. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY
Released: May 1, 2004

"Appropriate for all elementary school collections, but especially in areas with Latino populations. (Picture book/biography. 6-9)"
Meted colors and sharp black outlines characterize Molinari's full-page illustrations for this brief biography of the noted Chilean author. Read full book review >

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TALES OF A TAILLESS DOG NAMED SAGEBRUSH by Joni Franks
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 6, 2017

"A charming addition to the charismatic pup's ranch adventures."
A young dog discovers the impact of deforestation on the local wildlife in this second installment of a series. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE HANDIEST THINGS IN THE WORLD by Andrew Clements
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 25, 2010

"Pure fun that will spark young imaginations. (Informational picture book. 4-6)"
What are the handiest things in the world? Read full book review >