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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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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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 >

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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 >

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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 >

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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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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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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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CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2007

"The glimpses of the artists' work are more intriguing than the illustrator's pastels, which include attractive landscapes, handsome animal portraits and human portrayals that vary in quality. (author's note, bibliography, glossary) (Nonfiction. 9-12)"
One might expect that these stories would examine the pivotal points when the four artists decided to take up sculpture or printmaking, but the world of art is far removed from the content of these pieces. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

A GIRL, A BOY, AND A MONSTER CAT by Gail Gauthier
ANIMALS
Released: June 1, 2007

"This mildly humorous, mid-level chapter book is a quick read, but lacks oomph. (Fiction. 7-9)"
Brandon hates Monday, Wednesday and Friday afternoons because his mom sends him to Hannah's house after school. Read full book review >