Search Results: "Andy Myer"


BOOK REVIEW

HENRY HUBBLE'S BOOK OF TROUBLES by Andy Myer
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 10, 2015

"For readers who've exhausted the Wimpy Kid series, an acceptable follow-up. (Fiction. 8-11)"
Middle schooler Henry Harrison Hubble keeps an occasional "pretty personal" journal, but when it's stolen and pages are posted on social media, he has to take drastic action. Read full book review >

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PICKLICIOUS! by Andy Myer
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 8, 2011

"Alec is earnest enough, but his campy enthusiasm is a bit hard to choke down and leaves behind a slightly sour aftertaste. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Alec enjoys pickles' snappy yumminess in all their great shades and variations, but no one understands his heartfelt adoration for them. Read full book review >

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DELIA'S DULL DAY by Andy Myer
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2012

"Young readers will chuckle at Delia's cluelessness—and maybe think twice about their own assumptions. (Picture book. 4-9)"
An amusing visual riff on the frequent refrain "nothing ever happens to me." Read full book review >

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FRIENDS ALL AFLUTTER! by Andy Runton
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 8, 2011

"New format, new look, same 'Aw, shucks' story, art and characters. (Picture book. 2-5)"
Graphic novelist Runton trades off page count for picture-book-bright hues and tones in his first all-color Owly story. Read full book review >

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ARE YOU A HORSE? by Andy Rash
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 2009

"It's silliness without sweetness or charm, and the surprise ending falls flat. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Cowboy Roy gets a saddle for his birthday, complete with instructions: Find a horse and go for a ride. Read full book review >

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AGENT A TO AGENT Z by Andy Rash
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 2004

"Chicka Chicka Boom Boom this isn't, but some of the rhymes are clever, and there's a movie in miniature, or at least a familiar scenario, on nearly every page. (Picture book. 7-8)"
Pairing a rhymed text to digitally colored "Spy-vs.-Spy" style cartoons, Rash sends a secret agent out on a quest to find the ringer among his 25 associates. Read full book review >

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VARMINTS by Andy Hirsch
by Andy Hirsch, illustrated by Andy Hirsch
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 27, 2016

"Yee-haw! Pa never does show up, but there are plainly more misadventures in store before trail's end. (Graphic Western. 11-13)"
Two children get into one pickle after another as they search the Old West for their elusive dad. Read full book review >

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DOGS by Andy Hirsch
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 31, 2017

"Thorough, clearly presented scientific information is lightened by silly asides from dog-narrator Rudy to keep readers entertained and engaged as they learn a huge amount about the science of dogs. (further reading) (Graphic nonfiction. 8-14)"
In-depth science about dogs is presented in a graphic-novel format in this latest Science Comics installment for middle graders. Read full book review >

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JANE AUSTEN by Valerie Grosvenor Myer
NON-FICTION
Released: April 1, 1997

"While those made curious by the large (and small) screen versions of Austen's works could do worse, true Austen fanatics will not be satisfied. (16 pages of b&w photos, not seen)"
This gossipy sketch by a poet and critic accurately outlines the life of the beloved novelist, without however fully sounding the depths of her character. Read full book review >

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Released: May 19, 1989

In 1935, the bloodied, beaten body of Thelma ("Hot Toddy") Read full book review >

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My Hilarious Sex Life by Andy Halmay
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 22, 2015

"A mildly provocative, gloriously eccentric autobiography told through the aging eyes of a man who unapologetically adores the charms and wonders of women."
An affable octogenarian reflects on the spicier snippets of his sex life. Read full book review >

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CANNIBAL LAKE by Andy Gregg
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 2003

"For all the corpses and ghosts, Gregg's first serves up cardboard characters in an underplotted broth that's terminally bland."
A thin debut about a cannibalistic spirit chewing 'em up and spitting 'em out in Wisconsin's North Woods. Read full book review >