Search Results: "Alexis ONeill"


BOOK REVIEW

THE KITE THAT BRIDGED TWO NATIONS by Alexis ONeill
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2013

"Memorable and dramatic. (Fiction. 7-11)"
A young kite enthusiast lends his skill to an engineering feat—the construction of the first suspension bridge downstream from Niagara Falls. Read full book review >

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THE TEA DRAGON SOCIETY by Katie O'Neill
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 31, 2017

"Undeniably whimsical and extremely cute. (Graphic fantasy. 7-11)"
In this tale based on the imaginative webcomic, a young blacksmith finds herself welcomed into a society that cares for tea-leaf-producing minidragons. Read full book review >

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MONTY'S MAGNIFICENT MANE by Gemma O'Neill
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 24, 2015

"The tried-and-true fable about curbing vanity and appreciating friends enjoys a fresh touch with these ebullient African animals. (Picture book. 2-5)"
A lion named Monty is so proud of his mane that he nearly causes disaster for himself and his little meerkat friends. Read full book review >

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PRINCESS PRINCESS EVER AFTER by Katie O'Neill
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 20, 2016

"Combine a cuddly purple dragon, much sharing of cookies, abundant humor, and two distinct and appealing heroines, and you have a royal winner. (Graphic fantasy. 8-13)"
Someday your princess will come—and she'll be rocking a mohawk-mullet, wearing a jaunty tunic complete with epaulets and cravat, and riding a disdainful pink unicorn. Read full book review >

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BANANA MUFFINS AND OTHER STORIES by Catharine O'Neill
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 23, 2017

"Welcome back, Annie and Simon. (Early reader. 7-9)"
A glimpse at sibling love in a book for newly independent readers, the third Annie and Simon book. Read full book review >

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ANNIE AND SIMON by Catharine O'Neill
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2013

"Would that all sib relationships were so harmonious. (Early reader. 5-7)"
Four more emergent-reader episodes featuring little Annie, her "big, big brother," Simon, and bucketloads of sibling togetherness. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE WEALTH OF A NATION by T.B. O'Neill
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: July 1, 2017

"Dystopian political sci-fi with a disturbingly persuasive edge."
In an overregulated, stratified future, an idealistic lawyer gets caught up in power schemes between unscrupulous politicians and a crime kingpin manipulating a dysfunctional government. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SLOW LORIS by Alexis Deacon
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 2002

"Pair this with Lynn Munsinger's Score One for the Sloths (2001) and learn to take it easy. (Picture book. 4-8)"
"Slow Loris wasn't his real name but that was what everyone called him. A slow loris is just a type of animal. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WHILE YOU ARE SLEEPING by Alexis Deacon
BEDTIME BOOK
Released: Sept. 8, 2006

"No child will miss the answer as the girl cuddles her toys in the morning light. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Deacon's illustrations for this variation on the theme of toys that wake while a child sleeps are heartwarming and very nearly profound. Read full book review >

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A MATTER OF LIFE AND DEATH by Alexis Deacon
GRAPHIC NOVELS & COMIC BOOKS
Released: July 26, 2016

"Readers will give themselves over to the dreamlike, immersive narrative, trusting that Volume 2, A Game Without Rules will be along soon. (Graphic fantasy. 12 & up)"
Fifty souls of diverse race and gender gather to witness the passing of great chief Matarka, and one of them will be her successor—if that person can win the cruelly arbitrary contest governed by the sorceress Niope. Read full book review >