Search Results: "Sara Palacios"


BOOK REVIEW

HENRY HOLTON TAKES THE ICE by Sandra Bradley
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 2, 2015

"It doesn't matter what you do on the ice, suggests Bradley, just do it with a song in your heart. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A young ice skater finds his métier on the ice in a family full of hockey players. And it doesn't involve a stick. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

'TWAS NOCHEBUENA by Roseanne Greenfield Thong
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 16, 2014

"This pleasant family story conveys strong family bonds and traditions while offering non-Spanish speakers a way to learn some basic vocabulary. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A Latina child celebrates the Christmas season with her extended family in this warm, cheery story that incorporates Spanish vocabulary into the text. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MARISOL MCDONALD AND THE CLASH BASH/MARISOL MCDONALD Y LA FIESTA SIN IGUAL by Monica Brown
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 15, 2013

"A broadly appealing bilingual and bicultural celebration of being oneself and the love of family. (author's note, bilingual glossary) (Picture book. 6-8)"
The confident, exuberant, bicultural-and-proud Marisol McDonald is back in this follow-up to Brown's introduction to the character, Marisol McDonald Doesn't Match/Marisol McDonald no combina (2011). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2011

"Marisol's varied, distinctive lifestyle and multiracial family affirms our increasingly blended society and clearly celebrates independent thinking. Brava! (author's note) (Picture book. 5-8)"
A little girl celebrates her multiracial background and pride in her individuality through a creative and non-conformist attitude. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ONE BIG FAMILY by Marc Harshman
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 8, 2016

"Though joyful, this celebration of the American family is regrettably nostalgic. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Poet Laureate of West Virginia Harshman's anthem to extended families is a mellow catalog of togetherness. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

LOLA KNOWS A LOT by Jenna McCarthy
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 7, 2016

"By the end, there's no doubt in anyone's mind that Lola's learned the most important thing of all: she's 'ready to learn all the things I still don't know.' (Picture book. 4-8)"
A little girl starting school for the first time already knows a lot of things, but her big sister's got her worried others will know more. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE PRINCESS AND THE FROGS by Veronica Bartles
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 15, 2016

"A refreshing princess book that puts kissing in its place and rejoices in childhood idylls. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Sometimes a prince is not what a princess needs. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

AGNES AND CLARABELLE by Adele Griffin
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 17, 2017

"Though episodic rather than eventful, it's sure to entertain young readers transitioning to chapter books.(Fiction. 5-7)"
Griffin, Sheinmel, and Palacios introduce an earnest, quirky duo in a light series for transitioning readers. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MARISOL MCDONALD Y EL MONSTRUO / MARISOL MCDONALD AND THE MONSTER by Monica Brown
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 15, 2016

"Marvelously mismatched Marisol McDonald brings her unique perspective to the exploration of the universal topic of fear. (author's note, bilingual glossary) (Picture book. 5-8)"
When Marisol McDonald hears a bump in the night, her imagination goes wild, making her certain there must be a monster beneath her bed. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Oct. 1, 2012

"A valuable guide to competitive school admissions."
An experienced college-admissions advisor offers a comprehensive guide to gaining entrance to competitive schools from preschool to graduate school. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE RABBIT, THE FOX, AND THE WOLF by Sara
ANIMALS
Released: Aug. 1, 1991

"That rabbit is taking a terrrible chance; still, the art here is extraordinary and the outcome, at the least, provocative. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Another wordless book from the creator of Across Town (1990). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

HOW TO MEND A HEART by Sara Gillingham
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 22, 2015

"Heartbreak is a tough concept for young children to comprehend, and this metaphor doesn't make it any easier. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A young boy must sew his beloved stuffed elephant back together after his dog gets hold of it; Gillingham uses this as a metaphor for mending broken hearts. Read full book review >