Search Results: "Alex Lidell"


BOOK REVIEW

THE CADET OF TILDOR by Alex Lidell
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Jan. 10, 2013

"No fairy-tale resolution here; rather a warts-and-all portrayal of believable characters struggling with realistic conflicts affecting every level of society. (Fantasy. 12 & up)"
A gripping debut embraces the trend toward gritty grimdark fantasy. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CROCODILE'S TEARS by Alex Beard
ANIMALS
Released: Jan. 1, 2012

"Ecological storytelling at its finest. (author's note, glossary of endangered animals with colored photos) (Picture book. 4-8)"
Rhino and Tickbird's query about why Crocodile cries tears leads them from one animal to another, triggering troubling and provocative questions about Africa's endangered habitats and its vanishing wildlife. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

PIGSTICKS AND HAROLD AND THE PIRATE TREASURE by Alex Milway
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 2, 2016

"A silly gem of a chapter book. (Adventure. 7-10)"
Pig Pigsticks and hamster Harold return for a third installment of their odd-couple story for newly independent readers. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

STAY! by Alex Latimer
by Alex Latimer, illustrated by Alex Latimer
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2015

"Kid-friendly and full of action and gentle suspense, this selection will be a favorite of dog lovers and reluctant readers alike—and it comes with value-added dog-training tips. (Picture book. 4-8)"
What if your dog just won't? Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE JUNGLE GRAPEVINE by Alex Beard
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2009

"One wonders, too, about the choice of 'Jungle' for the title, since the setting, depicted in charming endpaper maps, appears to be a savanna. (author's note) (Picture book. 4-7)"
Imbuing a game of "Telephone" with elements of Chicken Little's hysteria, Beard focuses on the animals dwelling around a watering hole in a fictive African landscape. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WHERE DO FROGS COME FROM? by Alex Vern
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2001

"Lifecycles are part of the standard curriculum in the early elementary grades, and this will be a welcome addition to school and public libraries, both for its informational value and as an easy reader. (Nonfiction/easy reader. 5-7)"
The lifecycle of the frog is succinctly summarized in this easy reader for children reading at the late first-grade level. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MY DAY by Alex Ayliffe
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2013

"Though a little on the slight side, these are cozy and familiar experiences for little ones nonetheless. (Board book. 6-18 mos.)"
A baby with mocha-colored skin enjoys a romp in the bath. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

LION VS. RABBIT by Alex Latimer
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2013

"A droll, nonthreatening tale of bullying in the guise of a modern fable. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Lion's a real bully, but he may have met his match when wily Rabbit takes him on. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NEVER FOLLOW A DINOSAUR by Alex Latimer
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2016

"It's a goofy romp with a very lovable dinosaur at its center that never loses its (very small) footing. (Picture book. 4-8)"
If a set of small tracks leads to a bowl of missing cat food, it must be a dinosaur, right? One with very tiny feet? Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

PIG AND SMALL by Alex Latimer
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2014

"It's a fine message, but it lacks a certain pizzazz. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Can a pig and a bug become friends, or will the matter of size get in their way? Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE MOUSEHUNTER by Alex Milway
ADVENTURE
Released: April 1, 2010

"The author's unique vision—imagine a composite of Jules Verne, Jorge Luis Borges and Hergé—matched by stronger writing chops make this second title in the energetic series a recommended pick for young readers in search of new worlds to explore. (Fantasy. 8-12)"
The pirate Mousebeard is determined to lift the curse that prevents him from setting foot on land. Read full book review >