Search Results: "Adam J.B. Lane"


BOOK REVIEW

STOP THIEF! by Adam J.B. Lane
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 22, 2012

"The story meanders just as much as the chase, but comics-style panels and fun, intricate details demand a closer look at this caper. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Randall McCoy is a self-proclaimed big boy now, with all the boundary testing that goes with it. Read full book review >

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MONSTERS PARTY ALL NIGHT LONG by Adam J.B. Lane
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2004

"Though this is at least the third 'monster party' of the year for young readers, it's definitely not one to miss. (Picture book. 6-8)"
This uneven but promising, sometimes hysterically funny debut showcases framed, compressed-perspective bas-relief illustrations—all of which feature monsters of various oogy aspect and texture boogeying down at a party thrown by lonely Dracula. 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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BOOK REVIEW

THE MIDDLE OF SOMEWHERE by J.B. Cheaney
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: May 8, 2007

"While Cheaney provides plenty of 'oh-my-gosh' scenarios with Gee's escapades, the story, as the trip, tends to drag on a bit until the climactic conclusion, despite the crafty, descriptive first-person narrative. (Fiction. 12-14)"
Ronnie takes care of her ADHD little brother, Gee, with more responsibility than usual for a 13-year-old, while developing her own philosophy from a self-help book. Read full book review >

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MY FRIEND THE ENEMY by J.B. Cheaney
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 12, 2005

"Fans of Cheaney's Elizabethan thrillers The Playmaker (2000) and The True Prince (2004) will find this equally compelling. (author's note) (Fiction. 10-14)"
War is a complicated thing for 11-year-old Hazel Anderson. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

HAPPY IS COOL. by J.B. Brocato
Released: June 29, 2014

"A straightforward, concise self-help guide for readers who have the courage to trust their own feelings."
Professional life coach Brocato's (Manage Yourself, 2011, etc.) third self-help book describes how to achieve "coolness" by cultivating positive traits that engender happiness. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHILI CON CORPSES by J.B. Stanley
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Jan. 1, 2008

"Not by any means a challenging puzzle. But the Mexican recipes, the cozy hometown setting and a touch of romance make it a pleasant read."
When murder comes to the Luray Caverns, a group of small-town Virginia friends play sleuth. Read full book review >

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THE TANNENBAUM TAILORS AND THE BRETHREN OF THE SAINTS by J.B. Michaels
Released: Nov. 8, 2016

"A lively tale whose highly skilled, pint-sized heroes provide endless fun."
In Michaels' (The Order of St. Michael, 2016, etc.) middle-grade adventure sequel, Christmas elves fight against an evil group's diabolical plan, which involves kidnapping Santa Claus.Read full book review >

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TAKING THINGS SLOW WITH ADAM RAPP
by Julie Danielson

Adam Rapp is no stranger to the arts. He is a novelist, playwright, film director, screenwriter, and musician. He is a Pulitzer Prize finalist (2005’s play, Red Light Winter), and his young adult novel Punkzilla was awarded a 2010 Printz Honor. Kirkus reviewers over the years have noted his talents in “pushing the boundaries of fiction for teens,”as well ...


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BOOK REVIEW

THE TRUE PRINCE by J.B. Cheaney
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Oct. 8, 2002

A new Robin Hood rides in London, robbing gentlemen, humiliating rivals in Elizabeth's Court, and threatening the reputation of Shakespeare's theater. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

He Can See Heaven by J.B. Keats
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 7, 2015

"An entertaining and thoughtful race to find a historical gem and a potentially world-changing truth."
A debut archaeological thriller examines the possible existence of ancient scrolls that could change the face of Christianity. Read full book review >