Search Results: "Adam Record"


BOOK REVIEW

EVEN SUPERHEROES HAVE TO SLEEP by Sara Crowe
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 14, 2017

"A nonessential addition to the evening storytime stack. (Picture book. 3-5) "
Everybody needs to sleep. Read full book review >

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EVEN SUPERHEROES USE THE POTTY by Sara Crow
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 13, 2018

"A potty-training book to go for. (Picture book. 1-3)"
Rhyming verse and cartoon illustrations assure toilet-training readers that everyone, but everyone, uses the potty. Read full book review >

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GHOST IN THE HOUSE by Ammi-Joan Paquette
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 9, 2013

"Although not particularly memorable, this slip of a story offers mild entertainment for the youngest readers. (Picture book. 2-6)"
Counting to five and back provides the underlying structure of Paquette's innocuous ghost tale that challenges the preschool set to guess what spooky creature makes each sound. Read full book review >

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ELF IN THE HOUSE by Ammi-Joan Paquette
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 19, 2017

"A forgettable effort without the spark of excitement required to light up a Christmas Eve story. (Picture book. 3-5)<"
A little girl hears strange sounds on Christmas Eve, leading to encounters with a mouse, an elf, a reindeer, and Santa himself. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: April 30, 1993

"Worldly-wise observations, affording valuable perspectives on a famous victory."
A thoughtful and provocative commentary on the causes, conduct, and consequences of the Gulf War. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Dec. 20, 2011

"While the Disney-esque tale feels saccharine at times, the fast-paced, eventful plot will appeal to younger readers who are able to suspend their disbelief and enter a nicer world than our own."
Loftus' young adult novel creates a fantasy world of good kings, evil witches and happily-ever-afters. 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 >

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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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >