Search Results: "Adam Osterweil"


BOOK REVIEW

COOPER AND THE ENCHANTED METAL DETECTOR by Adam Osterweil
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2013

"A poignant coming-of-age story and history lesson rolled into one. (Fiction. 10-13)"
A young boy's life takes an unexpected turn when he receives an old metal detector. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE BASEBALL CARD KID by Adam Osterweil
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2009

"Time Warp Trio lite. (Fantasy. 9-11)"
The slapstick time-travel antics continue in this sequel to The Comic Book Kid (2001). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE LOST TREASURE OF TALUS SCREE by Adam Osterweil
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 15, 2005

"Sophomoric and flimsy. (Fantasy. 9-11)"
Osterweil offers a thin, weak fantasy with no depth or solidity. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE AMULET OF KOMONDOR by Adam Osterweil
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2003

"Don't bother—go play a good video game instead. (Fantasy. 7-9)"
In this facile, thin fantasy, 12-year-olds Joe and Katie are drawn into a video game in which they must put together the five pieces of a dragon amulet in order to save a kingdom. 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.

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BOOK REVIEW

NAUGHTY KITTY! by Adam Stower
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 27, 2014

"Funny enough to create sincere longings for a hapless house cat and its large rampaging cousin. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Is Lily's soft, tiny kitty wreaking havoc, or might there be an escaped tiger lurking about? Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

TROLL AND THE OLIVER by Adam Stower
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 25, 2015

"Nicely tuned to a preschool sense of the ridiculous. (Picture book. 3-5)"
A clever—and impossibly cute—child thwarts a bumbling beast at every turn. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SILLY DOGGY! by Adam Stower
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2012

"Funny enough, but it won't have much staying power. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Lily's new pet is a real handful. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ME AND MEOW by Adam Gudeon
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2011

"More. (Picture book/early reader. 2-6)"
Gudeon's picture-book debut is high on style and charm as it introduces Me and Meow, a little girl and her cat, in a beginning-reader-friendly tale. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FRANKENSTEIN MAKES A SANDWICH by Adam Rex
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2006

"Making Judy Sierra's Monster Goose (2001), illustrated by Jack E. Davis, look like an exercise in restraint, here's a read-aloud candidate sure to elicit loud screams—but not of fright. (Poetry. 6-10)"
Readers will relish every gross and hilarious entry in this monstrous menu of misadventures, from the towering appetizer concocted by Frankenstein—a green-skinned Fred Gwynne in Rex's detail-rich, superbly over-the-top illustrations—to the Japanese-inflected closer, "Godzilla Pooped on my Honda." Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MONKEY BROTHER by Adam Auerbach
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 27, 2017

"In the end it won't be hard to feel empathy for both kids, doing their best to get along. (Picture book. 4-6)"
Coping with a younger, rambunctious, adoring sibling is reflected in a child's complaining yet fond lament. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FIRST FRENCH KISS by Adam Bagdasarian
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Sept. 30, 2002

"Perhaps other sons dealing with critical fathers can take heart in that message. (Short stories. 12+)"
An autobiographical short-story collection from Bagdasarian (Forgotten Fire, 2000) chronicles his childhood and adolescence. Read full book review >