Alma Ramos McDermott

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Review of Family Poems for Every Day of the Week

Family Poems for Every Day of the Week / Poemas familiares para cada día de la semanaby Francisco X. Alarcón; illus. by Maya Christina GonzalezPrimary, Intermediate    
Children’s Book Press/Lee & Low    40 pp.9/17    978-0-89239-275-9    $18.95Alarcón uses simple verse (printed in both Spanish and English) to explain the origins of the days...

Review of Forest World

Forest Worldby Margarita EngleIntermediate    Atheneum    195 pp.    g8/17    978-1-4814-9057-3    $16.99e-book ed.  978-1-4814-9059-7    $10.99Eleven-year-old Edver wishes his cryptozoologist mother would pay attention to him, instead of traveling the world looking for rare creatures in danger of becoming extinct. Even when she’s home in Miami, she doesn’t seem to notice that Edver...

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