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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

ARE WE THERE YET? by Nina Laden
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2016

"Surreally unsatisfying. (Picture book. 3-5)"
The trip to Grandma's house goes through many remarkable places. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2006

"En route to Jon Agee's tours de force, don't miss this wow of a detour. (Picture book. 5-9)"
Retro art, inventive typography and antic wordplay mix in this bright offering. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

HEY KID, WANT TO BUY A BRIDGE? by Jon Scieszka
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2001

"Perhaps it is time for the trio to take a break. (Fiction. 8-11)"
Fred, Sam, and Joe once again time-travel with the help of The Book. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >