Search Results: "Ruben Alvarado"


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FOLLOW THE MONEY by Ruben Alvarado
Released: Jan. 31, 2013

"A highly readable disentangling of currency's past and present."
Alvarado, in his debut, offers a detailed study of money and financial concepts through the ages. Read full book review >

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FIGHTING RUBEN WOLFE by Markus Zusak
ADVENTURE
Released: March 1, 2001

"Engrossing. (Fiction. YA)"
From Australia, Zusak debuts with an intense tale about boxing, brotherly solidarity, and searching for self-respect. Read full book review >

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RUBEN’S JUNGLE/LA SELVA DE RUBEN by Carlos Harrison
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 2003

"Librarians will likely want to shelve this one not with the picture books but rather with the AV kits for listening centers. (Picture book. 3-6)"
A simple and repetitive tale of a boy whose dream visit to the jungle rewards him with a clutch of stuffed animals is full of soothing blue and green swatches and features a cheerfully cartoonish Ruben and his animal friends. Read full book review >

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GHOSTLY THIEF OF TIME by Ruben Bolling
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 3, 2015

"A pleaser for Wimpy Kid fans as well as any students who find the last few minutes before the bell rings an eternity. (Graphic/hybrid mystery. 8-10)"
The discovery that time actually does move more slowly in the back of a classroom than in the front puts a trio of amateur sleuths on the trail of even more startling revelations. Read full book review >

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ALIEN INVASION IN MY BACKYARD by Ruben Bolling
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 7, 2015

"A credible bit of sleuthing and a spectacular escalation factor give this opener a bit of bounce. (Mystery/fantasy. 8-10)"
A seemingly insignificant clue leads three young would-be detectives to mind-blowing adventures in their outwardly ordinary suburban neighborhood. Read full book review >

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LOTERÍA by Ruben Mendoza
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 16, 1998

"Still, craft and energy enough to suggest that Mendoza is a writer to watch."
An energetic if uneven debut collection focusing mostly on the lives of Hispanics in modern California. Read full book review >

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NOT A MATTER OF LOVE by Beth Alvarado
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 2006

"A couple of gems in a so-so debut collection."
Ten tales of broken families and fearless youths against the backdrop of Arizona's searing heat and saguaros. Read full book review >

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S STREET RISING by Ruben Castaneda
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 1, 2014

"The subject matter is explosive and informed by good reporting, but the various narrative lines never really tie together, and the novelistic approach undermines the journalism."
An illumination of the Washington, D.C., crack epidemic. Read full book review >

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Released: Sept. 1, 2015

"Recommended for children who enjoy ghost stories and spooky mysteries, with Spanish lessons as an educational bonus."
The first installment of Alvarado's mystery series introduces Perla Garcia, a bilingual little girl and aspiring detective who's determined to uncover the truth behind a local legend. Read full book review >

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ANTHROPOLOGIES by Beth Alvarado
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 1, 2011

"Fragmented but poetic."
An unusually structured and gravely confessional memoir. Read full book review >