Search Results: "Yuyi Morales"


BOOK REVIEW

RUDAS by Yuyi Morales
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 18, 2016

"A rowdy, raucous return for Niño and a dazzling debut for his most worthy rivals. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Pint-sized luchador Niño captured readers' imaginations in the Pura Belpré Award-winning title Niño Wrestles the World (2014). Now he is back, but this time his baby sisters, Las Hermanitas, have come to steal the show. Read full book review >

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NIÑO WRESTLES THE WORLD by Yuyi Morales
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 11, 2013

"Sure to be a smash. (author's note) (Picture book. 4-8)"
Little luchador Niño battles out-of-this-world opponents one by one until he finally meets his match. Read full book review >

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ABC BOOKS
Released: Oct. 1, 2008

"As gifted an artist as she is a storyteller, Morales is in top form here. (Picture book. 6-9)"
Even better, if possible, than its predecessor, Just A Minute! (2003), this original trickster tale pitches Señor Calavera (i.e., Death—rendered as a skeleton topped by a hilariously expressive sugar skull) into a frantic hunt for birthday presents for his elderly friend Grandma Beetle. Read full book review >

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JUST A MINUTE! by Yuyi Morales
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 2003

"Lit with dancing lines and warm colors, Morales's illustrations enhance the appeal of this winning story even further. (Picture book. 6-8)"
Winking and nodding as she goes, a Latino grandmother will charm readers as she charms Death Himself in this original counting-cum-trickster tale. Read full book review >

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VIVA FRIDA by Yuyi Morales
by Yuyi Morales, illustrated by Yuyi Morales, photographed by Tim O'Meara
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 23, 2014

"Out of context, visually radiant; as an introduction to Kahlo herself, almost irrelevant.(Picture book. 3-6)"
This luminescent homage to Frida Kahlo doesn't hew to her artwork's mood but entrances on its own merit. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 27, 2012

"Accessible, unfussy and visually charming. (author's and illustrator's notes; sources) (Picture book/biography. 6-10)"
An appealing and slightly humorous portrayal of O'Keeffe's artistic vision and determination, along with a peek at the Hawaii of over half a century ago. Read full book review >

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HARVESTING HOPE by Kathleen Krull
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Aug. 1, 2003

"A notable achievement. (Biography. 8-12)"
Cesar Chavez, like his heroes Martin Luther King and Mahatma Gandhi, believed in non-violent change. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

LITTLE NIGHT by Yuyi Morales
BEDTIME BOOK
Released: April 1, 2007

"Lovely. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Little Night hides and Mother Sky must find her behind the hills, in the bats' cave and in the blueberry field. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MY ABUELITA by Tony Johnston
by Tony Johnston, illustrated by Yuyi Morales, photographed by Tim O'Meara
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2009

"Children and adults, especially those who love listening and telling stories, will be thrilled to discover Abuelita's enchanting profession. (Picture book. 3-7)"
A Mexican-flavored story of a small child who lives with a lovely and extravagant grandmother. Read full book review >

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LOS GATOS BLACK ON HALLOWEEN by Marisa Montes
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2006

"A spooky seasonal treat and a great choice for any collection. (Picture book. 6-8)"
Montes's vivid poem, replete with the appropriate creepiness, describes all of the usual—and some not-so-usual—Halloween suspects. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THUNDER BOY JR. by Sherman Alexie
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 10, 2016

"An expertly crafted, soulful, and humorous work that tenderly explores identity, culture, and the bond between father and son. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Thunder Boy Smith Jr. hates his name. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2010

"Together, author and illustrator offer a story filled with whimsy and humor about the power of voice and family. (Picture book. 4-7)"
When Anita turns seven, something magical happens—her mother's singing makes listeners float. Read full book review >