Search Results: "Adam Gidwitz"


BOOK REVIEW

SO YOU WANT TO BE A JEDI? by Adam Gidwitz
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 22, 2015

"An enthusiastic, mostly successful experiment to make old new again. (Science fantasy. 8-12)"
Gidwitz turns to second-person narration in his retelling of The Empire Strikes Back.Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 27, 2012

"Not so much a set of retellings as a creative romp through traditional and tradition-based story-scapes, compulsively readable and just as read-out-loudable. (source note) (Fantasy. 11-14)"
The author of A Tale Dark and Grimm (2010) starts over—sending young Jack and Jill on a fresh quest for self-knowledge through trials and incidents drawn (stolen, according to the author) from a diverse array of European folk and fairy tales. Read full book review >

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A TALE DARK & GRIMM by Adam Gidwitz
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 2010

"The narrator's presence lessens; action and emotion deepen; funny gross-outs pop up amid serious violence; and everything builds to one painful and triumphant catharsis. (Fractured fairy tale. 10-13)"
Fairy tales for the horror set blend themselves into one intact thread that's satisfying enough to overcome an intrusive narrator. Read full book review >

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THE INQUISITOR'S TALE by Adam Gidwitz
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Sept. 27, 2016

"A masterpiece of storytelling that is addictive and engrossing. (Fantasy. 11 & up)"
Gidwitz strikes literary gold with this mirthful and compulsively readable adventure story set in medieval France. 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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IF YOU LOVE SOMETHING, LET IT GO
by Mandy Curtis

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.

The ...


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FROZEN SMILES
by Mandy Curtis

BOOK REPORT for More Happy Than Not by Adam Silvera

Cover Story: Smiley Big Face

BFF Charm: Big Sister

Swoonworthy Scale: 3

Talky Talk: He Said

Trigger Warnings: Suicide, Self-Harm, Sexual Identity Issues

Bonus Factor: Near-Future Technology

Relationship Status: Tearing Up

 

Cover Story: Smiley Big Face

We rag on Big Face a lot around here—for good reason—but this is ...


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