Search Results: "DC Pierson"


BOOK REVIEW

CRAP KINGDOM by DC Pierson
YOUNG ADULT
Released: March 7, 2013

"Adults might wonder what Pierson's smoking; teens will just enjoy the ride. (Fantasy. 12 & up)"
Tom Parking dreamed of being whisked away to a fantasy realm, but his real life just wasn't crappy enough. Read full book review >

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THE BOY WHO COULDN’T SLEEP AND NEVER HAD TO by DC Pierson
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Feb. 1, 2010

"Is it a teen-angst novel? Sci-fi? Funny as hell? All of those things and more."
Inspired first novel about a high-school misfit who freaks out when he discovers his best friend has an extraordinary gift. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

AC/DC by Mick Wall
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 12, 2013

"Like most of Wall's books, this one will be best appreciated by devotees of the band, which, given the fact that AC/DC has sold more than 200 million albums worldwide, is quite a large audience."
Comprehensive, albeit indirect, retelling of how an unlikely collection of lads road the highway to hell straight into the upper echelons of rock's pantheon of gods. Read full book review >

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DC TRIP by Sara Benincasa
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 3, 2015

"A promising concept from a talented writer, though the novel fails to deliver."
A high school trip to Washington, D.C., borders on bacchanal in Benincasa's (Great, 2014, etc.) new novel.Read full book review >

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MY WASHINGTON, DC by Kathy Jakobsen
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 6, 2016

"Nevertheless, the visuals and rather challenging hide-and-seek component will make this a popular introduction to or souvenir from the nation's capital. (map, facts, websites, artist's note) (Informational picture book. 6-9)"
From Union Station to the Lincoln Memorial, Jakobsen's double-page spreads depict the monuments and structures in Washington, D.C., that are highest in child appeal. Read full book review >

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THE PROMISE OF PIERSON ORCHARD  by Kate Brandes
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 22, 2017

"An expertly paced, moving exploration of grief and responsibility and an eloquent portrait of a small town struggling with compromise."
A small-town family, torn apart by tragedy, must find a way to overcome their grievances when they face a common threat in Brandes' debut novel. Read full book review >

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THAT’S GOOD! THAT’S BAD! IN WASHINGTON, DC by Margery Cuyler
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 2007

"This is only worth it if a unit on DC is a big part of your curriculum. (Picture book. 3-6)"
On a visit to the nation's capitol, a boy and his class hop aboard a DC Duck. Read full book review >

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LARRY GETS LOST IN WASHINGTON, DC by John Skewes
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2014

"A few standard-issue facts shoveled into a quick dog's-eye view of the Smithsonian and environs do not an effective tour make. (Informational picture book. 6-9)"
The compulsively errant pooch's latest touristic ramble takes him around the National Mall. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

GIRL POWER! by DC Comics
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 3, 2017

"A decent introduction to the characters, but diversity remains a problem. And give Supergirl some pants! (Board book. 2-3)"
DC Comics' superwomen fight the good fight. Read full book review >