Search Results: "Alex Thomas"


BOOK REVIEW

DINOBOY by Alex Thomas
by Alex Thomas, illustrated by Arnie Jorgensen, developed by 3037
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 11, 2011

"It's hard to quibble with Dino Boy's appeal, his cheerful sense of adventure and the app's beautiful design. The punctuation problems don't ruin an otherwise lovely app experience. (iPad storybook app. 3-8)"
An artful bundle of cuteness, marred only by some careless errors in the accompanying text. Read full book review >

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EVERY TIME I SPEAK, I WANT THE TRUTH TO COME OUT
by Mandy Wan

BOOK REPORT for The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas

Cover Story: Statementastic
BFF Charm: Platinum Edition
Swoonworthy Scale:
 6
Talky Talk: A Star(r) Is Born
Bonus Factors:
 Political Activism, Awesome Family, Community
Relationship Status: Head Over Heels

Cover Story: Statementastic

Simple and perfect. Although I'll give it the benefit of the doubt that Starr is, indeed, in ...


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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 >

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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 >

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ANGIE THOMAS
by Maya Payne Smart

It’s tempting to think of Angie Thomas’ YA novel The Hate U Give as being ripped straight from the latest headlines about an unarmed black person shot by the police. But that would miss the point that for many people, Thomas included, the news is not only news: it is lived experience—raw and achingly intimate. And the lives stolen are ...


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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 >

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GUARDIAN by Alex London
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: May 29, 2014

"Corrupt powers, budding romance, an epidemic and grisly action synthesize to sate sci-fi fans. (Science fiction. 12 & up)"
It's a grave new world when the revolution a reluctant hero inspired could mean the death of everyone he tried to save, including himself. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WILD by Alex Mallory
YOUNG ADULT
Released: July 8, 2014

"Nevertheless, that impact is still made, and Cade and Dara's struggle to be together shines. (Adventure/romance. 14-18)"
Overcoming a slow start and a cacophony of voices, this novel combines adventure and romance into an engaging read. Read full book review >

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SABOTAGE SEASON by Alex Morgan
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 3, 2013

"Although formulaic, the story's fast pace and plot buildup will appeal to female athletes. (Fiction. 8-10)"
Team co-captain and eighth-grader Devin returns (The Kicks: Saving the Team, 2013) for another tale of soccer teamwork, this time with a little sleuthing thrown in. Read full book review >

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SURVIVE by Alex Morel
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Aug. 2, 2012

"Compelling start, clichéd end. (Adventure. 12 & up)"
"Here's what you need to know: When I get on that airplane tonight, I will never arrive home." Read full book review >