Search Results: "Adam Pertman"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: April 4, 2011

"A valuable learning experience for anyone, especially the adoptive parent."
In an updated edition, journalist turned adoption advocate Pertman presents a modern take on adoption and how it's changing American families. Read full book review >

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 >

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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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SMEK FOR PRESIDENT! by Adam Rex
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 10, 2015

"This sequel shares the strengths of its predecessor: the loving friendship between Tip and J.Lo, the respect for the absurd, and the social consciences of the teen protagonist and her ET BFF. (Science fiction. 11-15)"
Gratuity "Tip" Tucci doesn't see why her mom won't let a 13-year-old who saved the world take an off-planet vacation.Read full book review >

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ASIAGO by Adam McHeffey
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2012

"Goodhearted, if silly. (Picture book. 3-5)"
How can the little vampire enjoy the beach with his friends? Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

TREE-RING CIRCUS by Adam Rex
ANIMALS
Released: June 1, 2006

"An interesting but overwrought effort. (Picture book. 4-7)"
In this debut, pictures outdo the rhymed story, the idea of which derives from the title's double-pun. Read full book review >

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TWO LEFT FEET by Adam Stower
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2004

"Big pictures, short text: a terpsichorean triumph that will send even younger readers into a twirl. (Picture book. 5-7)"
Cheery creatures in a riotous array of forms and colors cavort across the pages of Stower's genial solo debut. Read full book review >

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PEEPER AND ZEEP by Adam Gudeon
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2017

"A sweet story that's not without its narrative gaps. (Picture book/early reader. 3-6)"
In this picture book with an intentionally easy-to-read text, a bird and an extraterrestrial find friendship while far from home. Read full book review >