Search Results: "Adam Rubin"


BOOK REVIEW

BIG BAD BUBBLE by Adam Rubin
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 6, 2014

"The book's potential utility in helping children cope with irrational fears is undermined by its absence of a credible story. (Picture book. 4-7)"
La La Land is populated by scaredy-cat monsters. Read full book review >

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ROBO-SAUCE by Adam Rubin
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 20, 2015

"An abundance of absurdity that will entertain boys and girls of all ages. (Picture book. 4-8)"
The creators of Dragons Love Tacos (2012) and Secret Pizza Party (2013) serve up another heaping helping of silliness. Read full book review >

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THOSE DARN SQUIRRELS FLY SOUTH by Adam Rubin
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 11, 2012

"Hysterical—again. (Picture book. 5-9)"
Birds of a feather (along with a cantankerous gentleman and his pesky squirrels) flock together at this tropical destination. Read full book review >

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THOSE DARN SQUIRRELS AND THE CAT NEXT DOOR by Adam Rubin
ANIMALS
Released: May 1, 2011

"Great googley-moogley, indeed. (Picture book. 5-8)"
Squirrels, watch out; there's a new cat in town. Read full book review >

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DRAGONS LOVE TACOS 2 by Adam Rubin
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 2, 2017

"Most young readers, even those in diapers, would agree. (Picture book. 3-5)"
As if the fiery disaster of the first outing (2012) weren't bad enough, news that the world's entire supply of tacos has been used up leaves not just the dragons dismayed. Read full book review >

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DRAGONS LOVE TACOS by Adam Rubin
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 14, 2012

"A wandering effort, happy but pointless. (Picture book. 3-5)"
The perfect book for kids who love dragons and mild tacos. Read full book review >

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SECRET PIZZA PARTY by Adam Rubin
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 10, 2013

"This screwball of a story will leave readers hankering for a slice. (Picture book. 3-6)"
From the madcap creators of Dragons Love Tacos (2012), another animal foodie shows just how far he will go to get his favorite meal. Read full book review >

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THOSE DARN SQUIRRELS! by Adam Rubin
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 8, 2008

"Bald Fookwire is a riot as the agitation builds, with his beakish nose, elongated neck and wiry limbs, and the squirrels, with their bloated bellies and contented smiles, are a flying hoot in this droll debut. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Old Man Fookwire, a "grump" of the first order, hates everything, except for his birds. 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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TAKING THINGS SLOW WITH ADAM RAPP
by Julie Danielson

Adam Rapp is no stranger to the arts. He is a novelist, playwright, film director, screenwriter, and musician. He is a Pulitzer Prize finalist (2005’s play, Red Light Winter), and his young adult novel Punkzilla was awarded a 2010 Printz Honor. Kirkus reviewers over the years have noted his talents in “pushing the boundaries of fiction for teens,”as well ...


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BOOK REVIEW

SAMURAI SANTA by Rubin Pingk
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 22, 2015

"This unusual if culturally hegemonic Christmas story will appeal to kids interested in ninjas and samurais and, of course, to any kids who like an epic snowball fight. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A mischievous little ninja scares Santa away and then receives an unexpected gift in the form of a huge snowball fight. Read full book review >