Search Results: "Adam Bagdasarian"


BOOK REVIEW

FIRST FRENCH KISS by Adam Bagdasarian
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Sept. 30, 2002

"Perhaps other sons dealing with critical fathers can take heart in that message. (Short stories. 12+)"
An autobiographical short-story collection from Bagdasarian (Forgotten Fire, 2000) chronicles his childhood and adolescence. Read full book review >

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FORGOTTEN FIRE by Adam Bagdasarian
FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 2000

"Kerop Bedoukian's Some of Us Survived (1978) and David Kherdian's Newbery Honor book The Road from Home (1979) are still in print, but this should find a new and appreciative readership. (Fiction. 12+)"
Bagdasarian's moving story of the little-told horror of the Armenian genocide is based on the recorded account by his great uncle. Read full book review >

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BOOK REPORT for History Is All You Left Me by Adam Silvera

Cover Story: Night and Day
BFF Charm: Big Sister
Swoonworthy Scale: 4
Talky Talk: Past and Present
Anti-Bonus Factor: Mental Illness
Relationship Status: Let’s Be Friends

Cover Story: Night and Day

One boy walks in the night. The other, in the day. Never the twain shall meet.

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BOOK REVIEW

SLAM! by Adam Stower
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 15, 2014

"Not a lullaby by any stretch, but good for a guffaw. (Picture book. 3-7)"
A boy slams a door. This is not late-breaking news. Read full book review >

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PING WANTS TO PLAY by Adam Gudeon
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 15, 2014

"This playful story offers plenty of support to new readers. (Early reader. 5-8)"
Ping and Pong are canine companions who demonstrate caring cooperation in this pleasant, predictable story for emergent readers. Read full book review >

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MOONDAY by Adam Rex
Kirkus Star
by Adam Rex, illustrated by Adam Rex
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 3, 2013

"This mashup of the ordinary and the far-out, of a little neighborhood and a giant, glowing orb from outer space, thrills. (Picture book. 3-6)"
The moon follows a girl home, takes up residence in her yard and stays put—keeping the sun from rising and the town stuck in a drowsy stupor. Enchanting language and a jaw-dropping premise place readers under a similar somnolent spell. Read full book review >

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ABCS FROM SPACE by Adam Voiland
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 29, 2017

"Definitely not your usual ABC book, this sophisticated approach will best appeal to science teachers and scientifically minded children. (Informational picture book. 6-10)"
Ever wonder what the Earth looks like from space? This highly unusual and scientific alphabet book will intrigue those sky gazers who see shapes in the clouds. Read full book review >

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SMEK FOR PRESIDENT! by Adam Rex
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 10, 2015

"This sequel shares the strengths of its predecessor: the loving friendship between Tip and J.Lo, the respect for the absurd, and the social consciences of the teen protagonist and her ET BFF. (Science fiction. 11-15)"
Gratuity "Tip" Tucci doesn't see why her mom won't let a 13-year-old who saved the world take an off-planet vacation.Read full book review >

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ASIAGO by Adam McHeffey
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2012

"Goodhearted, if silly. (Picture book. 3-5)"
How can the little vampire enjoy the beach with his friends? Read full book review >

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TREE-RING CIRCUS by Adam Rex
ANIMALS
Released: June 1, 2006

"An interesting but overwrought effort. (Picture book. 4-7)"
In this debut, pictures outdo the rhymed story, the idea of which derives from the title's double-pun. Read full book review >

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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 >

BOOK REVIEW

PEEPER AND ZEEP by Adam Gudeon
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2017

"A sweet story that's not without its narrative gaps. (Picture book/early reader. 3-6)"
In this picture book with an intentionally easy-to-read text, a bird and an extraterrestrial find friendship while far from home. Read full book review >