Search Results: "Adam McCauley"


BOOK REVIEW

ADAM by Ariel Schrag
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 10, 2014

"A well-composed story about love and lust in all their myriad variations and about a boy finding his place in a mixed-up, muddled-up, shook-up world."
An emotionally mature, socially tongue-tied and sexually anxious teenage boy abandons the comforts of suburbia for a walk on the wild side in LGBT New York. Read full book review >

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CHEESIE MACK IS COOL IN A DUEL by Steve Cotler
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 26, 2012

"The promise of volume three on the way will have readers cheering. Wind-WHOOP! (Fiction. 9-12)"
Can Cheesie Mack keep his cool and survive a summer in the Big Guys' cabin? Read full book review >

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OH NO, NOT GHOSTS! by Richard Michelson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2006

"A straightforward, humorous tale, perfect for Halloween. (Picture book. 4-6)"
It's a dark and creepy night, and a boy and girl are supposed to sleeping. Read full book review >

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JUNE AND AUGUST by Vivian Walsh
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2009

In this tongue-in-cheek take on the tried-and-true theme of unlikely friendships, a python meets what she thinks is another python one night. Read full book review >

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VIKING AND LIKING IT by Jon Scieszka
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2002

"Light fare at best, Bullshik at worst. (Fiction. 7-10)"
Another adventure in history by the boys in the Time Warp Trio. Read full book review >

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SAM SAMURAI by Jon Scieszka
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2001

"It's not the freshest of the Trio's escapades, but the author plainly isn't ready to throw in the bowel—er, towel, quite yet. (Fiction. 9-11)"
Guys writing poetry? Read full book review >

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ANN AND NAN ARE ANAGRAMS by Mark Shulman
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2013

"Although the complex form is challenging to imitate, this tale will surely spark fun wordplay; successful practitioners will fawn proudly. (Picture book. 6-10)"
It is bad enough that Robert's Mom and Dad Are Palindromes (2006), but when he learns that his sisters are anagrams, it nearly sends him over the edge. Read full book review >

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TAKE ME TO YOUR BBQ by Kathy Duval
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 12, 2013

"The knee-slapping humor, retro feel of the illustrations and the included recipe for Willy's special sauce serve up some spicy preschool fun. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Many people boast that their barbecue is out of this world, but Willy's fine-smelling and lip-smacking meal attracts visitors from outer space. Read full book review >

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CHEESIE MACK IS NOT A GENIUS OR ANYTHING by Steve Cotler
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 22, 2011

"No art was seen, but the final book will have many fun illustrations (according to Cheesie) from Time Warp Trio illustrator McCauley. (Fiction. 8-12)"
Ronald "Cheesie" Mack and his best friend, Georgie, are about to graduate fifth grade and embark on the best summer ever, which will include, but not be limited to, making points in a private battle against Cheesie's evil older sister June, hanging out in their treehouse and, most importantly, summer camp in Maine. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BASKETBALL BATS by Betty Hicks
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2008

"A real score! (Fiction. 7-10)"
This first in a series of sports-oriented books uses basketball to explore such topics as sportsmanship and friendship. Read full book review >

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HALLOWEEN NIGHT by Charles Ghigna
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2003

"Still, the collection's perennially popular theme and evocative look should earn it a try, where budgets permit. (Poetry. 7-10)"
Using a color scheme heavy on orange and black, along with plenty of glaring eyes and eerie silhouettes, McCauley creates the right atmosphere for this uneven gathering of verse. Read full book review >