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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2005

"Her story, based on a historical figure (who later saved the lives of several white women captured by the Utes), is a valuable addition to Native American literature. (Fiction. 8-12)"
The year Elk Tooth Dress was neither child nor adult she climbed the juniper fence to watch her brother Ouray dance the Bear Dance that signaled the arrival of spring. Read full book review >