Search Results: "Barry Gott"


BOOK REVIEW

HONK! SPLAT! VROOM! by Barry Gott
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 2018

"On track to become a repeated favorite. (Picture book. 3-6)"
A book with plenty of honks, plenty of vrooms, and more than its fair share of splats! Read full book review >

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DINO-WRESTLING by Lisa Wheeler
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2013

"Young wrestlers will find all the action and moves they are seeking within these pages, and the dinosaurs and rhymes are an added, entertaining bonus. (Picture book. 5-9)"
Wheeler, that rhyming dino-sports enthusiast, is back, this time with a survey of wrestling styles. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DINO-BASKETBALL by Lisa Wheeler
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2011

The team that brought us Dino-Baseball, -Soccer and -Hockey (2010, 2009, 2007) this time delivers nothing but net. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BRAVE ROONEY AND THE SUPER-SIZED SUPERHEROES by Gerry Renert
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 23, 2014

"Rooney's story effectively makes the case that the true heroes are just regular people who show up, make smart choices even when it's hard and take the lead when the opportunity arises. (iPad storybook app. 5-8)"
More adventures in the life of Brave Rooney, a regular kid finding his way at a school for superheroes. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

PATCHES LOST AND FOUND by Steven Kroll
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 2001

"This first-time book illustrator is a talent to watch. (Picture book. 3-7)"
In this edifying picture book, Kroll (William Penn: Founder of Pennsylvania, 2000) reveals that there is more than one way to tell a story. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ADVENTURE
Released: Feb. 1, 2003

"Illustrations not seen. (Fiction. 10-12)"
More goofy fare for Captain Underpants devotees about the masked Cupcaked Crusader—actually diminutive fifth-grader Horace, who gets temporary, unpredictable superpowers from special cupcakes, whipped up by his bigger, smarter, bossy little sister. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BRAVE ROONEY by Gerry Renert
Kirkus Star
by Gerry Renert, illustrated by Barry Gott, developed by Bacciz
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 23, 2011

"Rooney's story is one any kid, super-powered or not, can identify with, and the app does everything it can to make his story into an enjoyably playful experience. (iPad storybook app. 5-8)"
An amusing, cleverly told story that plays off the glut of superheroes in pop culture benefits tremendously from an app design that's just as fun and engaging. Read full book review >

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HORACE SPLATTLY by Lawrence David
ADVENTURE
Released: May 1, 2001

"Bad guys better stay away from Blootinville from now on—but you know they won't. (Fiction. 9-11)"
Watch out, Captain Underpants, there's a new superhero on the scene. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DINO-HOCKEY by Lisa Wheeler
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2007

"There's many a tale featuring dinosaurs playing, being pets and even dancing, but here's an activity far better suited to their red-in-tooth-and-claw natures. (Picture book. 6-8)"
It's prehistoric pandemonium on ice as the toothy Meat-Eaters (in red jerseys) and the tough Veggiesaurs (in green) face off in a wild championship game. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BE BROWN! by Barbara Bottner
ANIMALS
Released: Feb. 1, 2001

"Still, as a first outing for a new reader, this commands attention. (Picture book. 2-5)"
Bottner's simple tale concerns a young boy with a need to control. Read full book review >

BLOG POST

BARRY LYGA
by Megan Labrise

What’s Barry Lyga’s secret to writing books teen readers love?

“I don’t write for teens,” says the New York Times bestselling author of I Hunt Killers. “That’s my secret—I write about teens.

“I’m aware that my books are published as YA,” he continues, “and I love that, and there’s a magic to having teenagers tell you a book ...


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