Search Results: "René King Moreno"


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¡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 >

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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 >

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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 >

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

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A GOOD LONG WAY by René Saldaña Jr.
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Oct. 30, 2010

"Teen readers chafing at the domestic bit will find food for thought here. (Fiction. YA)"
Two Rio Grande Valley high schoolers flirt with cutting out early but find reasons to finish school in this purposeful but intense tale. Read full book review >

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CODA by René Belletto
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 1, 2011

"Fans of Paul Auster's brand of literary gamesmanship will recognize a kindred spirit here."
A very slim, very French novella about conspiracy, coincidence and mortality. Read full book review >

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SEÑOR PANCHO HAD A RANCHO by René Colato Laínez
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 15, 2013

"Chock-full of bicultural fun on the farm. (glossary, pronunciation guide, author's note) (Picture book. 3-7)"
Colato Laínez (The Tooth Fairy Meets El Ratón Pérez, 2010) presents a bicultural rendition of "Old MacDonald Had a Farm," one of the most widely known and loved children's songs. Read full book review >

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THE TOOTH FAIRY MEETS EL RATÓN PÉREZ by René Colato Laínez
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 23, 2010

"And not only is Miguelito rewarded with two shiny coins under his pillow, but readers are treated to a clever introduction to two charming folk customs. (author's note, glossary of Spanish terms) (Picture book. 4-7)"
Mexican-American Miguelito loses his tooth and so begins an amusing battle between the Tooth Fairy and El Ratón Pérez. Read full book review >

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WAITING FOR PAPÁ/ESPERANDO A PAPÁ by René Colato Laínez
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 30, 2004

"Laínez's child-centered words make the concept of refugees more approachable and sympathetic, but Beto's love for his father goes beyond the specificity of the situation, making the story universally endearing. (Picture book. 4-7)"
For three years eight-year-old Beto and his mother, Salvadoran refugees, have been in the US, where his grandfather already lived. Read full book review >

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IN CASE OF EMERGENCY by Courtney Moreno
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 9, 2014

"In this emotionally moving, well-written, engaging novel, Moreno strikes a profound balance between the clinical logic of trauma and the personal irrationality of a young woman dealing with her demons.
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A debut novel that taps the trauma of the streets to explore one woman's personal damage and the difficulty of relationships. Read full book review >

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