Search Results: "Chad Cameron"


BOOK REVIEW

CHAD by Gary Chapman
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 11, 2014

"A tragic yet uplifting account of a young man's spiritual growth despite adversity."
The inspiring true story of a beloved son taken too soon and the life he packed into his 33 years. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

A DAY WITH NO CRAYONS by Elizabeth Rusch
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 2007

"Crayon-wielders aren't the only ones who will benefit from this exercise in thinking outside the box, whether flip-top or figurative. (Picture book. 6-8)"
Having her crayons confiscated after an unfortunate incident with a wall turns out to be a real horizon-expander for a budding artist. Read full book review >

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GEORGE HOGGLESBERRY, GRADE SCHOOL ALIEN by Sarah Wilson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2002

"This is so over-the-top that it may well make such differences easier to deride. (Picture book. 7-9)"
This "first day at a new school" tale doesn't ring true. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MAL AND CHAD by Stephen McCranie
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 19, 2012

"Some readers will come for the heartbreak, others will come for the forest of cupcake trees, but everyone will be cheered by the happy ending, which involves the 'biggest, bestest bark ever!' (Graphic novel. 8-11)"
There are some literary characters you wish were real, so that you could be friends with them, and Mal and Chad may belong on that list. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FALL MIXED UP by Bob Raczka
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2011

"A true celebration of fall certain to be a winner with teachers and children alike; here's hoping that the rest of the seasons will follow. (Picture book. 4-8)"
This rollicking fall frolic is sure to arouse a chorus of hearty negatives in every audience as children race to point out the mistakes in both the text and the illustrations. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

PINK MAGIC by Donna Jo Napoli
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 12, 2005

"Receiving mail is a very big deal for this age group and versatile Napoli delivers an amusing story stamped with her whimsy that integrates a favorite toy, brother-sister bond and imaginative play—and it works like a charm. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Nick and his toy rabbit, Pinky, are dejected because his sister Eva is getting a lot of mail for her birthday. Read full book review >

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CAN'T-DANCE-CAMERON by Emily Dodd
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 1, 2014

"Lovely to look at—and just kooky enough to keep readers engaged for the hoary message. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Can Cameron kick up a capercaillie ceilidh—a shindig, that is, a hoedown, a bird hop—in the ancient evergreen woodlands under the Cairngorms, or is he a grouse with two left feet? Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2011

"Sequels will not be amiss. (Graphic fiction. 10-12)"
Shy, geeky preteen Malcolm's efforts to hide his super-intelligence repeatedly fall afoul of mishaps involving a series of spectacular inventions in this web comic crossover. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WILLIAM CAMERON MENZIES by James Curtis
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 10, 2015

"While it can get bogged down in the minutiae of camera angles, set details, and the tedium of production, this is an illuminating, long-overdue book about the man who taught the world how to make a good film."
Curtis (Spencer Tracy, 2011, etc.) details just about every aspect of director and film production designer William Cameron Menzies (1896-1957).Read full book review >

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CAMERON AND THE GIRLS by Edward Averett
YOUNG ADULT
Released: April 16, 2013

"Complex questions are carefully presented but answered too simply in this nevertheless intriguing exploration. (Fiction. 12-16)"
In an engaging if predictable cautionary tale, 14-year-old Cameron stops taking medications for his schizophreniform disorder and finds that his choice brings unwanted consequences. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Feb. 7, 2012

"Rich with detail and emotion, a sophisticated read for teens and adults alike. (Fiction. 14 & up)"
Set in rural Montana in the early 1990s, this lesbian coming-of-age story runs the gamut from heart-rending to triumphant, epic to mundane. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE MOUSE AND THE MEADOW by Chad Wallace
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2014

"Stiff verse aside, the book has undeniable child appeal. (notes, suggested activities) (Picture book. 5-8)"
An inquisitive field mouse ventures from his nest for the first time and encounters various creatures—big and small, friend and foe—all while learning and teaching readers about the habitat of a meadow. Read full book review >