Search Results: "Adam Gallardo"


BOOK REVIEW

ZOMBURBIA by Adam Gallardo
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Sept. 1, 2014

"More brains than your average zombie novel…and more entrails as well! (Horror. 14 & up)"
Unlike the classic zombie-apocalypse scenario, humanity here hasn't been completely devastated—in suburbia, life has adapted. Read full book review >

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100 GIRLS by Adam Gallardo
SCIENCE FICTION
Released: June 17, 2008

"Though the pace is fun, Gallardo's storytelling fails to compel, doing nothing new with the tropes of this familiar science-fiction story and rendering Sylvia's quest ultimately uninteresting. (Graphic fiction. YA)"
Tiny, blond Sylvia Mark is an outsider in her suburban neighborhood—being a 13-year-old overachiever in high school definitely has its downside, especially when her older classmates decide to pick fights with her. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY
Released: March 1, 1993

"List of organizations; glossary; index. (Nonfiction. 9- 12)"
First in ``The Great Naturalists'' series: a portrait of a woman who has been observing Borneo's orangutans and championing their preservation since 1971. Read full book review >

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NAUGHTY KITTY! by Adam Stower
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 27, 2014

"Funny enough to create sincere longings for a hapless house cat and its large rampaging cousin. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Is Lily's soft, tiny kitty wreaking havoc, or might there be an escaped tiger lurking about? Read full book review >

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TROLL AND THE OLIVER by Adam Stower
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 25, 2015

"Nicely tuned to a preschool sense of the ridiculous. (Picture book. 3-5)"
A clever—and impossibly cute—child thwarts a bumbling beast at every turn. Read full book review >

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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 >

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ME AND MEOW by Adam Gudeon
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2011

"More. (Picture book/early reader. 2-6)"
Gudeon's picture-book debut is high on style and charm as it introduces Me and Meow, a little girl and her cat, in a beginning-reader-friendly tale. Read full book review >

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FRANKENSTEIN MAKES A SANDWICH by Adam Rex
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2006

"Making Judy Sierra's Monster Goose (2001), illustrated by Jack E. Davis, look like an exercise in restraint, here's a read-aloud candidate sure to elicit loud screams—but not of fright. (Poetry. 6-10)"
Readers will relish every gross and hilarious entry in this monstrous menu of misadventures, from the towering appetizer concocted by Frankenstein—a green-skinned Fred Gwynne in Rex's detail-rich, superbly over-the-top illustrations—to the Japanese-inflected closer, "Godzilla Pooped on my Honda." Read full book review >

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MONKEY BROTHER by Adam Auerbach
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 27, 2017

"In the end it won't be hard to feel empathy for both kids, doing their best to get along. (Picture book. 4-6)"
Coping with a younger, rambunctious, adoring sibling is reflected in a child's complaining yet fond lament. 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 >