Search Results: "Adam Stower"


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 >

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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

SLAM! by Adam Stower
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 15, 2014

"Not a lullaby by any stretch, but good for a guffaw. (Picture book. 3-7)"
A boy slams a door. This is not late-breaking news. 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 >

BOOK REVIEW

ADAM by Ariel Schrag
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 10, 2014

"A well-composed story about love and lust in all their myriad variations and about a boy finding his place in a mixed-up, muddled-up, shook-up world."
An emotionally mature, socially tongue-tied and sexually anxious teenage boy abandons the comforts of suburbia for a walk on the wild side in LGBT New York. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

IT'S A DOGGY DOG WORLD  by Tommy Greenwald
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 11, 2016

"Fun and friendship combine for a satisfying sequel. (Fiction. 8-12)"
Following on My Dog Is Better than Your Dog (2015), this second in the CrimeBiters! series finds crime-fighting vampire dog Abby going to obedience school. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 4, 2011

"Readers who've begun this well-written, modern kid-power mystery series will be glad to see this and eager for more. (Mystery. 8-12)"
Working frantically to save their historic school from the wrecking ball scheduled in three weeks, sixth graders Ben Pratt and Jill Acton find the first of five safeguards planted more than 200 years earlier, an ally and treasure that may also help their cause. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: April 6, 2010

"Stower's art unseen. (Fiction. 8-12)"
Sixth-grader Ben Pratt is thrust into a mystery-adventure when his school's janitor shoves a gold coin in his hand, passing on the responsibility to save Oakes School from developers. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MY DOG IS BETTER THAN YOUR DOG by Tommy Greenwald
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 29, 2015

"Who wouldn't want to read a whole series of superhero-vampire-crime-fighter-dog books? (Fiction. 8-12)"
A new series for middle-grade readers begins when 11-year-old Jimmy gets a dog that just might have supernatural powers. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WALLS WITHIN WALLS by Maureen Sherry
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 14, 2010

"A delicious multilayered romp. (Magical adventure. 8-12)"
Myriad mysteries and long-lost treasure await the Smithfork children when they move from Brooklyn into an eccentric, historic apartment on the Upper East Side of New York City. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MUNGO AND THE SPIDERS FROM SPACE by Timothy Knapman
ADVENTURE
Released: April 1, 2009

"Ardent fans of gigantic robot spiders may not mind. (Picture book. 5-8)"
Mungo is obsessed with outer space. Read full book review >