Search Results: "Thelma Muraida"


BOOK REVIEW

MY BIG SISTER / MI HERMANA MAYOR by Samuel Caraballo
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 30, 2012

"A charming, if idealized tale highlighting a situation familiar to many children. (Picture book. 3-7)"
This bilingual tale captures the loving relationship of two latchkey siblings. Read full book review >

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THE PLACE WHERE YOU LIVE / EL LUGAR DONDE VIVES by James Luna
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 31, 2015

"A lighthearted celebration of a child's sense of place and belonging. (Bilingual picture book. 4-6)"
From enjoying tortillas and hot chocolate with their abuela to finishing a long day in their parents' arms, two siblings explore the place where they live. Read full book review >

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CLARA AND THE CURANDERA / <i>CLARA Y LA CURANDERA</i> by Monica Brown
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2011

"A charming tale almost any child (and parent) can relate to. (Picture book. 4-7)"
In Brown's latest bilingual offering, a grumpy little Latina girl gets a subtle lesson in caring, sharing and the pleasures of reading. Read full book review >

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CECILIA AND MIGUEL ARE BEST FRIENDS / CECILIA Y MIGUEL SON MEJORES AMIGOS by Diane Gonzales Bertrand
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 31, 2014

"Nevertheless, an infectiously warm celebration of friendship. (Picture book. 5-8)"
A childhood friendship remains steady and true throughout teenage years and beyond into adult life and marriage. Read full book review >

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PLAYDATE by Thelma Adams
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 1, 2011

"A snappily told middle-class morality tale which, due to a meandering story line and unattractive characters, fails to catch fire."
With a wildfire approaching, marriages are already smoldering, in a brittle social comedy by Us Weekly's film critic. Read full book review >

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Released: Nov. 22, 2011

"One woman's search for self in New Mexico achieves an abstract, meditative beauty."
Striking New Age novel about a woman who is drawn to an enigmatic store through which she begins a spiritual journey involving beings from ancient and traditional cultures inhabiting the raw landscape. Read full book review >

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TEN MILES FROM WINNEMUCCA by Thelma Hatch Wyss
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2002

"With truly readable style, she balances plot and language in an entirely plausible adventure into growing up that should have wide appeal. (Fiction. 11-14)"
Stories of runaways and survival attract middle-grade readers nearly as well as a short format. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 11, 2011

"Those interested in attending a sesshin will find Landrum's book useful, though the tight focus on the author's individual experience may be too specific for general application."
Landrum, a woman well-practiced in helping others overcome difficulty and achieve success, offers her insights into the Japanese practice of sesshin through her personal journal. Read full book review >

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HOW TO DRESS A DRAGON by Thelma Lynne Godin
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 26, 2016

"Simple, direct text and the extra-large dragon squeezing into tiny clothes—plus the underwear endpapers—make for fine fun. (Picture book. 2-5)"
A little boy carefully explains each step of dressing a dragon. Read full book review >

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THE HULA HOOPIN' QUEEN by Thelma Lynne Godin
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2014

"A fine incentive to motivate couch potatoes young and old to move. (Picture book. 6-10)"
A lively intergenerational picture book that will send readers out to the sidewalk for a hoopin' good time. Read full book review >

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A STRANGER HERE by Thelma Hatch Wyss
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 28, 1993

A frothy but refreshingly unportentous tale about an Idaho girl who forms a romantic attachment to the ghost of her cousin Roseanne's fiancÇ, shot down over the Pacific on the day Jada was born 16 years ago. Read full book review >

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A TALE OF GOLD by Thelma Hatch Wyss
ADVENTURE
Released: Oct. 23, 2007

"The Yukon rush of the 1890s is historic, but even when James and his companions find gold, it seems unexciting. (A map would have been a plus.) (Historical fiction. 6-8)"
At 14, orphaned James leaves San Francisco to become a "stampeder" in the Yukon. Read full book review >