Search Results: "Monster Costume"


BOOK REVIEW

MONSTER NEEDS A COSTUME by Paul Czajak
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 3, 2013

"Given the jaunty flow of the story and the humorous details on every page, put this at the top of the list for unscary options come October. (Picture book. 3-6)"
What to wear for trick-or-treating? The perennial dilemma stumps Monster, who takes costume suggestions from a helpful boy, who narrates this rhyming tale. Read full book review >

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MALAIKA'S COSTUME by Nadia L. Hohn
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2016

"A wholly earned celebration. (glossary) (Picture book. 3-7)"
Hohn's debut children's book explores Caribbean culture as it follows Malaika on her determined path to creating her dream carnival costume. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 11, 2011

"Lucky for the developers that Bartleby's books are worth the wait. This app series continues to delight; it feels innovative and well-told at the same time, a tricky balance. (iPad storybook/puzzle app. 4-10)"
A continuation of the charmingly playful series about button-collecting, bowler-hat-wearing Bartleby, this volume is no less winning than the first even as it adds more locales and characters. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MONSTER by Walter Dean Myers
Released: Oct. 13, 2015

"It's not easy for an adaptation to please both old and new readers, but this respectful one pulls off that trick. (Graphic adaptation. 13 & up)"
A faithfully adapted graphic-novel retelling of the first Printz Award winner. Read full book review >

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THE COSTUME PARTY by Victoria Chess
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2005

"Not a bad way to while away some stuck-indoors time. (Picture book. 6-8)"
After a long rainy spell sets her five bull terriers to tearing up the house, Madame Coco decides to divert them with a costume party. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

A CATERED COSTUME PARTY by Isis Crawford
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 29, 2017

"The killer may be elusive, but the plot is tangled in far too many red herrings."
Holidays are never happy occasions for a pair of sleuthing sisters. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MONSTER by Kody Scott
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 28, 1993

"Anyone who wants to know why L.A. burned will find the chilling answer here. (First printing of 65,000; first serial rights to Esquire)"
LÇon Bing's study of L.A. gangs, Do or Die (1991) featured on its cover an awesomely muscular African-American male, naked to the waist, wearing sunglasses and wielding an automatic weapon. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE COSTUME COPYCAT by Maryann Macdonald
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2006

"A wise and winning story about sisterly rivalry and affection. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Angela struggles in the shadow of her more admired older sister. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MONSTER by Michael Grant
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Oct. 17, 2017

"A bombastic, engaging start to a sequel series full of potential. (Science fiction. 14-17)"
The Gone series continues. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MONSTER by Jonathan Kellerman
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 1, 1999

"And no one else in the cast has substance enough to make a long book seem shorter."
A psychologist hunts the killer of a psychologist when Dr. Alex Delaware returns after a hiatus that perhaps should have extended beyond one book (Billy Straight, 1999). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MONSTER by John Gregory Dunne
NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 1, 1997

"This is a reasonably familiar Hollywood story, but Dunne's limber prose and acute, acid-tipped observations always keep things interesting: No need for rewrites here."
Further proof, elegantly presented, that Hollywood screenwriting is a mad, bad, wasteful, and highly remunerative process. Read full book review >