Search Results: "Christian Slade"


BOOK REVIEW

WHAT DOES MRS. CLAUS DO? by Kate Wharton
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2008

"It's great to see a senior citizen so breezily handling any job that might come her way. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Some might think that Mrs. Claus stays home quietly reading on Christmas Eve, with retired reindeer curled up at her feet. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

REALITY LEAK by Joni Sensel
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2007

"Slade's illustrations add greatly to the tale, but the strange juxtaposition of reality and fantasy doesn't quite gel. (Fiction. 9-12)"
This truly eccentric take on the power of imagination requires a big suspension of disbelief on the part of the reader. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

RASCAL by Ken Wells
ADVENTURE
Released: Sept. 28, 2010

In this new novel geared toward younger readers, Wells brings back Meely LaBauve, the hero of his young adult trilogy set in the South Louisiana bayous. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WHERE DO DIGGERS SLEEP AT NIGHT? by Brianna Caplan Sayres
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 22, 2012

"Caught right, as here—what's not to love? (Picture book. 3-6)"
Another good old truck book; they never come amiss. Read full book review >

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THE CURSE OF THE ROMANY WOLVES by S. Jones Rogan
ADVENTURE
Released: Aug. 11, 2009

"The characters behave more like humans than animals, but Slade's charming illustrations help to supply much of what is missing in the text. (Fantasy. 8-12)"
All is not well with the multispecies residents of Porthleven village. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE DARING ADVENTURE OF PENHALIGON BRUSH by S. Jones Rogan
ADVENTURE
Released: Sept. 25, 2007

"Appealing, detailed drawings add a touch of warmth, adventure and fun. (Fiction. 8-12)"
Penhaligon Brush is a young fox with sparkling wit, extra-long ears and unusual, dark-tipped fur. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SUNSHINE PICKLELIME by Pamela Ellen Ferguson
ANIMALS
Released: June 22, 2010

"In this setting that's more evocative of a luxury spa for the superrich than a real town, only Sunshine's dad, unhappy and out of step, seems truly alive. (Fiction. 8-12)"
Sunshine Picklelime, age unspecified, lives "in a village very close to you," populated by affluent, high-tech professional families from across the globe. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ALIENS ON VACATION by Clete Barrett Smith
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 3, 2011

"Ideal for upper-elementary readers dabbling in sci-fi. (Science fiction. 9-13)"
Summer with grandma: boring, right? Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WHERE DO STEAM TRAINS SLEEP AT NIGHT? by Brianna Caplan Sayres
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 24, 2016

"Thanks to the popularity of Thomas the Tank Engine, hopeful engineers will want to be able to identify the many different types of trains, and their out-of-the-know adults will appreciate this inclusive primer. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Sayres and Slade move naturally from their truck lullaby, Where Do Diggers Sleep at Night? (2012), to this nighttime serenade to all things train. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WHERE DO JET PLANES SLEEP AT NIGHT? by Brianna Caplan Sayres
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 16, 2017

"Combining a quiet, nocturnal story with the ever popular subject of flying machines, this is a nifty bedtime book for budding aviators. (Picture book. 4-6)"
Jet planes, helicopters, hot air balloons, blimps—these are just some of the anthropomorphized flying machines that need to bed down at night. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CRUCIFIED by Michael Slade
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Nov. 1, 2008

"Overwriting takes the edge off the horror and slows the pace of what should be a nonstop thriller."
A downed World War II bomber is unearthed, launching a competitive search for a biblical secret that pits science against faith and threatens to bring down the Catholic Church. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

EMPIRE OF RUINS by Arthur Slade
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 13, 2011

"Another fun outing, sure to please series fans. (Steampunk. 10-14)"
Brittania's secret weapon, shape-changing orphan Modo, returns for a third steampunky, jingoistic outing. Read full book review >