Search Results: "Adam Stower"


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

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

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

MRS. NOODLEKUGEL AND DROOLY THE BEAR by Daniel Pinkwater
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 12, 2015

"Utterly, endearingly ridiculous. (Fiction. 5-9)"
Is there a Mr. Noodlekugel? Apparently the answer is yes. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MRS. NOODLEKUGEL AND FOUR BLIND MICE by Daniel Pinkwater
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 24, 2013

"A savory episode for noodle—er, newly independent or struggling readers. (Fantasy. 8-10)"
The archetypal babysitter introduced in Mrs. Noodlekugel (2012) takes a quartet of farsighted mice to the oculist for an exam in this equally offbeat second chapter. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MRS. NOODLEKUGEL by Daniel Pinkwater
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 24, 2012

"Good news, if so. It is, to quote the children's reaction to the gingermice, 'extremely entertaining—and weird.' (Fantasy. 8-10)"
Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle meets Mary Poppins. 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

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

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

THE SHADOW WORLD by Jane Johnson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 21, 2007

"The author evidently couldn't think of any other way to keep the series going—but there's a Prophecy to fulfill, and you know what that means. (Fantasy. 10-12)"
The second episode in this formulaic fantasy shifts the scene to the otherworldly Secret Country. Read full book review >