Search Results: "Raquel Jaramillo"


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 >

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LITTLE MICE / RATONCITOS by Susie Jaramillo
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 20, 2017

"Here's looking forward to the addition of more books to this delightful series. (Board book. 1-5)"
In this bilingual version of the popular Spanish song "Cinco Ratoncitos," five mice hurry up to eat their cheese. Read full book review >

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THE BIRTHDAY BOOK / LAS MAÑANITAS by Susie Jaramillo
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 20, 2017

"Not quite as successful as the previous entries but still a charming addition to the series. (Board book. 1-5)"
The traditional song sung for birthdays in Mexico is presented with an American twist at the end. Read full book review >

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ELEFANTITOS / LITTLE ELEPHANTS by Susie Jaramillo
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 27, 2016

"Another design success for Jaramillo and the lucky babies who are given this book. (Board book. 1-3)"
In this bilingual version of a traditional Mexican counting song, an ever growing herd of elefantitos plays on a spider's web.Read full book review >

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LITTLE CHICKIES / LOS POLLITOS by Susie Jaramillo
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 26, 2016

"A thoroughly engaging, ingeniously designed Latino celebration. (Board book. 1-5)"
A concertina-style board book features the Spanish nursery rhyme "Los pollitos dicen" on one side and an English translation on the other. Read full book review >

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LA LÍNEA by Ann Jaramillo
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: April 1, 2006

"A nail-biting real-life adventure. (author's note) (Fiction. 12+)"
A Mexican teen risks everything to emigrate illegally to the U.S. to join his family and find a new life. 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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GOING POSTAL by Stephan Jaramillo
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 27, 1997

"Jokes about Charles Manson and designer coffee—this pointless debut appeals to the lowest common denominator of slacker chic, itself a rather passÇ phenomenon."
The title is the only funny thing about this fictional memoir of a mailman's son, a 27-year-old slacker who's haunted by ``the Evil Seed of Postal Hate.'' His juvenile rants and violent fantasies add to the sense that he's really just slumming in Bukowski-land. Read full book review >

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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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DUPLICATIONS by Enrique Jaramillo Levi
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 1994

"Forgettable."
There are so many of these brief, unspectacular stories by the Panamanian Levi that eventually their very number overwhelms. Read full book review >