Books by Adam Stower

MRS. NOODLEKUGEL AND FOUR BLIND MICE by Daniel Pinkwater
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 24, 2013

"A savory episode for noodle—er, newly independent or struggling readers. (Fantasy. 8-10)"
The archetypal babysitter introduced in Mrs. Noodlekugel (2012) takes a quartet of farsighted mice to the oculist for an exam in this equally offbeat second chapter. Read full book review >
MRS. NOODLEKUGEL by Daniel Pinkwater
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 24, 2012

"Good news, if so. It is, to quote the children's reaction to the gingermice, 'extremely entertaining—and weird.' (Fantasy. 8-10)"
Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle meets Mary Poppins. Read full book review >
SILLY DOGGY! by Adam Stower
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2012

"Funny enough, but it won't have much staying power. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Lily's new pet is a real handful. Read full book review >
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 4, 2011

"Readers who've begun this well-written, modern kid-power mystery series will be glad to see this and eager for more. (Mystery. 8-12)"
Working frantically to save their historic school from the wrecking ball scheduled in three weeks, sixth graders Ben Pratt and Jill Acton find the first of five safeguards planted more than 200 years earlier, an ally and treasure that may also help their cause. Read full book review >
WALLS WITHIN WALLS by Maureen Sherry
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 14, 2010

"A delicious multilayered romp. (Magical adventure. 8-12)"
Myriad mysteries and long-lost treasure await the Smithfork children when they move from Brooklyn into an eccentric, historic apartment on the Upper East Side of New York City. Read full book review >
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 6, 2010

"Stower's art unseen. (Fiction. 8-12)"
Sixth-grader Ben Pratt is thrust into a mystery-adventure when his school's janitor shoves a gold coin in his hand, passing on the responsibility to save Oakes School from developers. Read full book review >
GRUFFEN by Chris d’Lacey
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2009

"The idea of a small guard dragon is undeniably appealing, but Stower's inferior illustrations, the flat characters, shifting story line and the too-obvious message make this a disappointment. (Fantasy. 7-10)"
Nine-year-old Lucy Pennykettle's new guard dragon, Gruffen, discovers that the terrifying monster in her bedroom is really the shadow of a small bat in need of a better home. Read full book review >
THIS SIDE OF MAGIC by Debbie Dadey
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2009

"Considering the authors' track record, the pace may never pick up, but the bright humor will attract and keep young pre-Potterites. (Fantasy. 9-11)"
The authors of the Bailey School Kids set their new series in a small town that is unknowingly protected from the magical creatures just adjacent by a spellcast hedge of thorns and magic. Read full book review >
MUNGO AND THE SPIDERS FROM SPACE by Timothy Knapman
ADVENTURE
Released: April 1, 2009

"Ardent fans of gigantic robot spiders may not mind. (Picture book. 5-8)"
Mungo is obsessed with outer space. Read full book review >
THE SHADOW WORLD by Jane Johnson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 21, 2007

"The author evidently couldn't think of any other way to keep the series going—but there's a Prophecy to fulfill, and you know what that means. (Fantasy. 10-12)"
The second episode in this formulaic fantasy shifts the scene to the otherworldly Secret Country. Read full book review >
THE EIDOLON CHRONICLES, #1 by Jane Johnson
ANIMALS
Released: May 1, 2006

"Stay tuned. (Fantasy. 10-13)"
A talking cat pitches young Ben Arnold into the role of semi-reluctant Hero, as a scheme to drain Eidolon, the Hidden Land, of magic by importing its creatures to this plane puts him up against his cruel uncle and a powerful, dog-headed sorcerer. Read full book review >
TWO LEFT FEET by Adam Stower
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2004

"Big pictures, short text: a terpsichorean triumph that will send even younger readers into a twirl. (Picture book. 5-7)"
Cheery creatures in a riotous array of forms and colors cavort across the pages of Stower's genial solo debut. Read full book review >