Search Results: "René King Moreno"


BOOK REVIEW

¡BRAVO! by Ginger Foglesong Guy
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2010

"The loving relatives maintain a supportive role in this successful celebration of innovative play. (Picture book. 2-5)"
Guy and Moreno (Siesta, 2005, etc.) continue this family's familiar adventures with an imaginative outdoor romp. Read full book review >

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PAPI’S GIFT by Karen Stanton
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2007

"This sweet, gentle story of the love between a father and daughter separated by circumstances is enhanced by details in the warm pastel illustrations. (Picture book. 4-6)"
Graciela, a young girl living in a country south of the U.S., tells of waiting for the gift that her Papi has promised for her seventh birthday. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

UNCLE MONARCH AND THE DAY OF THE DEAD by Judy Goldman
ANIMALS
Released: Aug. 1, 2008

"Try George Ancona's Pablo Remembers: The Fiesta of the Day of the Dead (1993), with its vibrant photos, to give readers a stronger experience of the holiday. (glossary, note) (Picture book. 6-8)"
Lupita's uncle dies a few days before the important celebration of Día de Muertos, when the souls of the dead are welcomed back by friends and relatives with special foods and flowers in cemeteries. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: April 30, 2005

"A winner all-around. (Picture book. 6-9)"
Humorous illustrations, marked by oversized heads, mildly Cubist perspectives and rich pastels, combine with a wry narrative tone to fashion a marvelous look not simply at names shared by boys and girls, but also the transformation required of Spanish-speaking children as they remake themselves into English speakers. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 31, 2009

"The significance of this Hispanic tradition respecting both sides of a child's parentage is well explained in this easily understood example of cultural differences. (Picture book. 5-8)"
On the first day in his new school, René's teacher gives everyone a nametag with their first and last names. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SIESTA by Ginger Foglesong Guy
BEDTIME BOOK
Released: April 1, 2005

"Warm and charming, this treat invites young readers to broaden their linguistic horizons. (Picture book. 4-8)"
In this festive companion to their Fiesta (1996), Guy and Moreno again combine a brief bilingual text with full-page, full-color illustrations brimming with soft-edged details. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

!FIESTA! by Ginger Foglesong Guy
FICTION
Released: Aug. 1, 1996

BOOK REVIEW

KING by Kevin J. High
Released: Sept. 20, 2012

"A surprising amount of real analysis is embedded within this political fable, but it remains more fairy tale than meticulous study."
Combining both political fantasy and theory, the author imagines how he would reconstruct the federal government if he suddenly found himself king of the United States. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

KING by Harvard Sitkoff
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 1, 2008

"Serviceable but undistinguished fare for those disinclined to read more substantial texts."
Concise biography of the famed civil-rights leader. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

KING by Ellen Oh
YOUNG ADULT
Released: March 30, 2015

"This finale is recommended only for completists. (map, glossary) (Fantasy. 13-16)"
In the conclusion to the Prophecy trilogy, Kira must decide if she can fully embrace her destiny as the Dragon Musado. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

KING by John Berger
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 1999

"Spare and dreamlike, yet for all its delicacy harshly real: a story that opens a window on a world easily ignored, and makes its case long after the last page is turned."
As usual from Berger (Isabelle, 1998, etc.), a deceptively simple tale—here, about a day in the life of a homeless couple and their German Shepard, on whom they rely—turns into a thing of eloquence and beauty, with tragedy and humanity evident in equal measure. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

KING & KING by Linda de Haan
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2001

"Hurrah to newcomers de Haan and Nijland and to the publisher for bringing them to an American audience. (Picture book. 5-7)"
Move over, Princess Smartypants: this Dutch import arrives to take top honors in the fairytale-fracturing department. Read full book review >