Search Results: "Aaron Renier"


BOOK REVIEW

THE UNSINKABLE WALKER BEAN by Aaron Renier
ADVENTURE
Released: Sept. 1, 2010

Anyone who has said that pirates are an overused motif in youth literature has not yet met Walker Bean. Read full book review >

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THE ADVENTURES OF SIR LANCELOT THE GREAT by Gerald Morris
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 5, 2008

"More, please. (Fantasy. 9-11)"
Rejoice, fans of the Squire's Tales, Morris is finally bringing his terrific recastings of Arthurian legend to a younger audience. Read full book review >

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THE ADVENTURES OF SIR BALIN THE ILL-FATED by Gerald Morris
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 3, 2012

"Shame on you, Gerald Morris, for treating the Matter of Britain with insufficient solemnity. (Snicker.) (Fantasy. 9-11)"
Prophecies. A young knight learns that they're just not to be trusted in this fourth of the light-hearted Arthurian Knights' Tales. Read full book review >

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THE ADVENTURES OF SIR GAWAIN THE TRUE by Gerald Morris
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 18, 2011

"Worthy reading for all budding squires and damsels. (Fantasy. 9-11)"
Continuing the masterful reboot of his Squire's Tales for younger audiences, Morris takes his favorite knight from "Sir Gawain the Undefeated" to "Sir Gawain the Once Defeated" and thence to the titular moniker. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

TOOLS RULE! by Aaron Meshon
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 25, 2014

"Buy it along with a wooden tool set as a gift for an enterprising young carpenter. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Are there any tots who don't like to play with toy tools? Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

TAKE ME OUT TO THE YAKYU by Aaron Meshon
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 19, 2013

"Yakyu or baseball, it's all sheer joy. (Picture book. 3-8)"
A young boy enjoys the best of two baseball worlds. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

HUG A BULL by Aaron Zenz
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 2, 2013

"While it's useful for the wide range of animals covered, the disconnect between the occasionally sophisticated text and the slightly saccharine pictures ultimately compromises its success. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Zenz utilizes clever wordplay to introduce names for a menagerie of animal dads to the preschool crowd. Read full book review >

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THE BEST DAYS ARE DOG DAYS by Aaron Meshon
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 12, 2016

"When the duo brush their teeth, the spread has just two words in gigantic type: 'MINTY! / BEEFY!' That sums it up: a dog story with a fresh approach and something with solid flavor to chew on. (Picture book. 2-5)"
A French bulldog narrates a simple but charming story about the activities of his day with a parallel look at similar behavior by his human companion, Sis. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FLOOD by Aaron Rosenberg
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2016

"The plot's on a mission, though there's sufficient humor and drama to keep it wheeling along. (bibliography) (Fiction/nonfiction hybrid. 11-13)"
Five teenagers find themselves transferred to an experimental science class that's considerably more hands-on than they expect. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

PIG THE PUG by Aaron Blabey
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 27, 2016

"Children who love dogs will find this amusing the first time through, but the humor palls quickly. (Picture book. 3-5)"
In rhyming text, a bug-eyed pug named Pig stubbornly refuses to share with the almost equally bug-eyed Trevor, the "wiener dog" he lives with—and soon gets his comeuppance. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE HICCUPOTAMUS by Aaron Zenz
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2009

"Fun for all. (Picture book. 2-7)"
"There was a hippopotamus / Who hiccupped quite-a-lotamus / And every time he got'emus... / …He'd fall upon his bottomus." Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE BAD GUYS IN MISSION UNPLUCKABLE by Aaron Blabey
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 28, 2017

"Another uproarious romp that explores what it is to be good as well as do good. (Fiction. 7-11)"
The foursome of reformed villains returns with a new mission and new team member in a continued effort to repair their reputations in Blabey's (The Bad Guys, 2017) rollicking sequel. Read full book review >