Search Results: "Adam Minter"


BOOK REVIEW

JUNKYARD PLANET by Adam Minter
NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 12, 2013

"A detailed view of a mostly unknown business that touches the lives of everyone, whether or not they ever dragged a trash and/or recycle bin out to the curb."
The international recycling business comes under the probing and widely roaming yet ultimately friendly eye of a young journalist. Read full book review >

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THE INSIDERS by J. Minter
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: May 1, 2004

"But that won't hamper its potential popularity and likelihood of being devoured by that fan base—and romance fans alike. (Fiction. YA)"
Fashionista Jonathan, slutty playboy Arno, sensitive basketballer David, impulsive Mickey, and slacker-hippie Patch are the five unlikely filthy-rich best friends who together form the Insiders. Read full book review >

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LITTLE SISTER’S LAST DOSE by Alex Minter
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: April 1, 2003

"The stories of the past and the present both get a little lost in it, but so most likely will the reader."
In the first volume of a proposed trilogy, twentysomething Felix Novak returns to his native New York after a decade in Oregon to claim the body of his younger sister. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE FIRST MARATHON by Susan Reynolds
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2006

"Reynolds closes with a detailed source note and a brief history of the modern marathon—not enough to carry this, or readers, much past the starting line. (Picture book/nonfiction. 7-9)"
Reynolds, a distance walker herself, spins detail around skimpy Classical sources to create a tale in tribute to every marathoner's hero. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 24, 2011

"A useful blend of friendly and snarky advice from an older sibling."
Minter compiles advice and reflections that he has told his children into a short, easy, entertaining read geared to young adults who appreciate a little sass in their reading material. 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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BOOK REVIEW

EDDA by Adam Auerbach
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 24, 2014

"While this will introduce readers to aspects of Norse mythology, there's not enough detail to satisfy; the questions this will raise far outweigh any comfort those new to school may gain from it. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Wagner's operas inspired this Valkyrie-themed look at the first day of school. Read full book review >

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FRANKENSTEIN TAKES THE CAKE by Adam Rex
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2008

"Some of the humor will resonate more with adults than kids, but there's something in here for just about everyone—even a grouchy raven. (Picture book/poetry. 7-12)"
A snort-inducing companion to 2006's Frankenstein Makes a Sandwich, Rex's return to horror-poetry finds the green-skinned monster getting ready for his wedding, complete with a comic-strip visit to his future mother-in-law ("I'm not trying to be mean, but I never thought my little girl would be marrying someone green") and best man Dracula encountering garlic bread at the buffet. Read full book review >

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NOTHING RHYMES WITH ORANGE by Adam Rex
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2017

"Fruitful in every sense of the word. (Picture book. 4-8)"
As page after page uses rhymes and puns to celebrate fruits, an orange, who is sadly aware of its nonrhyming name, provides commentary that encompasses a wide range of emotions—ending with a feeling of acceptance from the greater fruit community. Read full book review >

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ELLEN'S BROOM by Daniel Minter
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 5, 2012

"A spirited story filled with the warmth of a close family celebrating a marriage before God and the law. (author's note) (Picture book. 4-7)"
Ellen cheerfully watches as her parents, former slaves, legally register their wedding at a Freedman's Bureau during Reconstruction. Read full book review >

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SEVEN SPOOLS OF THREAD by Angela Shelf Medearis
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 2000

"A fine choice for a Kwanzaa gift, and a first choice for most school and public-library collections. (Picture book. 6-10)"
Any family with seven sons must hear plenty of bickering, but the seven Ashanti brothers in this family quarrel from dawn to dusk and into the night. Read full book review >