Search Results: "Cynthia Fisher"


BOOK REVIEW

HOW TO SURVIVE A TOTALLY BORING SUMMER by Alice DeLaCroix
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 15, 2007

"Judy Moody and Stink fans will not be bored with this offering. (Fiction. 8-11)"
Randall has just finished third grade and is about to experience his first summer in Rushport since his parents' divorce. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE HERO OF THIRD GRADE by Alice DeLaCroix
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 15, 2002

"Young readers looking for the next chapter book will find this just marginally acceptable. (Fiction. 6-9)"
Another transferring-to-a-new-school story for young readers. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CAN YOU GUESS WHERE WE'RE GOING? by Elvira Woodruff
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 15, 1998

"When the two finally pull up in front of the library, it comes not as a surprise but as a pleasant inevitability. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Can You Guess Where We're Going? Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THIRD GRADE PET by Judy Cox
ANIMALS
Released: Dec. 15, 1998

"The class, the teacher, even Brian are all casually realistic, and the story will surely have young readers clamoring for rats of their own. (b&w illustrations, not seen) (Fiction. 6-10)"
A girl with a fear of rats overcomes that aversion in this fast-paced classroom story, where the personalities of the students and a funny, alert teacher take center stage. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

HOW TO SURVIVE A TOTALLY BORING SUMMER by Alice DeLaCroix
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 15, 2007

"Judy Moody and Stink fans will not be bored with this offering. (Fiction. 8-11)"
Randall has just finished third grade and is about to experience his first summer in Rushport since his parents' divorce. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE WORST KID WHO EVER LIVED ON EIGHTH AVENUE by Laurie Lawlor
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 15, 1998

"The formula is too familiar; new readers will already have encountered similar events in such picture books as Roni Schotter's Captain Snap and the Children of Vinegar Lane (1993). (Fiction. 6-8)"
A book that takes into account what beginning readers need'simple words, uncomplicated sentence structure—but provides little original in the way of plotting and action to keep them involved. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE CHICKEN GAVE IT TO ME by Anne Fine
ANIMALS
Released: May 1, 1993

"Animal-rights advocates will be delighted; others can enjoy Fine's wry wit—and have their sensitivities enhanced. (Fiction. 8-12)"
Avidly, Gemma and Andrew pore over the extraordinary manuscript forced on him by a passing hen: ``The True Story of Harrowing Farm.'' The hen tells how little green men shoo her and her fellows from the cramped cages where they've been confined to lay eggs, uncomfortably, in public, then fit the cages to humans- -the species they prefer as food. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2005

"An unusual way to introduce the topic—but the CD is the only part of this that stands alone. (Picture book. 6-8)"
Human anatomy with a beat. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE SKY IS FALLING! by Betty Miles
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 1998

"Fisher's illustrations turn the motley flock of well-meaning dimwits into quite a lovable bunch. (Picture book. 5-8)"
In this entry in the Ready-To-Read series, Miles retells a cumulative folktale in language that beginning readers can tackle. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

B.J.'S BILLION-DOLLAR BET by Julie Anne Peters
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 1994

"Entertaining light fare. (Fiction/Young reader. 7-10)"
From the author of The Stinky Sneakers Contest (1992), another Springboard Book featuring ordinary kids and their extraordinary mishaps. B.J.'s Mom has won the lottery but can't find the ticket. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE SCHOOL MOUSE by Dick King-Smith
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 1995

"Fisher's pointed black-and-white illustrations are perfectly pitched to the sharp text. (Fiction. 7-10)"
As usual, King-Smith (Harriet's Hare, 1995, etc.) gives readers a children's book that's everything it should be. Read full book review >

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A DIFFERENT KIND OF GHOSTING
by Mandy Wan

BOOK REPORT for The Afterlife of Holly Chase by Cynthia Hand

Cover Story: Bah, Humbug
BFF Charm: Eventually Sassy Gay Friend
Swoonworthy Scale:
 4
Talky Talk: Easy Breezy Ebeneze-y 
Bonus Factor:
 A Christmas Carol
Anti-Bonus Factor: Workplace Misconduct
Relationship Status: Holiday Hookup

Cover Story: Bah, Humbug

Sure, I guess? It's fine, but it doesn't bring joy to ...


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