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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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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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

I DON'T KNOW HOW THE STORY ENDS by J.B. Cheaney
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 6, 2015

"Impressive on all fronts. (Historical fiction. 8-12)"
The early days of cinema change a young girl's perspective on war. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

AN ABSENCE OF ETHICS by J.B. Millhollin
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 6, 2014

"A somewhat formulaic but still well-crafted suspense story."
A legal thriller that looks at the corrosive effects organized crime has on the moral compasses of normally well-intentioned people. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BLACK BEANS & VICE by J.B. Stanley
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Nov. 1, 2010

"Calorie-conflicted cozy fans will enjoy the latest exploits of the Supper Club (The Battered Body, 2009, etc.) along with the appended recipes."
The five members of the Supper Club of Quincy's Gap, always looking for new ways to slim down, try hypnotherapy, with mixed results. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE ONCE AND FUTURE WORLD by J.B. MacKinnon
NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 24, 2013

"An intriguing but uneven perspective on rewilding. If the image of a bit of lichen clinging to the slopes of a single mountain appeals to you as an apt metaphor for life on planet Earth, this book is for you."
An earnest but diffuse look at what we mean when we talk about nature and the natural world and why what we think about nature is important. Read full book review >

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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 >