Search Results: "Dan Krokos"


BOOK REVIEW

THE BLACK STARS by Dan Krokos
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 14, 2014

"It's good fluff, but it doesn't satisfy the dire need for well-wrought SF for preteens. (Science fiction. 9-12)"
Can Earth Space Command cadet Mason Stark safeguard a shaky intergalactic peace? Read full book review >

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THE PLANET THIEVES by Dan Krokos
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 21, 2013

"Clichés aside, it's an enjoyable, if totally undemanding read for sci-fi-starved audiences. (Science fiction. 9-12)"
Eighteen cadets stand between the terrifying Tremist fleet and the annihilation of Earth! Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FALSE SIGHT by Dan Krokos
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 13, 2013

"A remix of the first, weighed down with extraneous back story. (Action. 10-14)"
Memories and bodies hop across dimensions in this sequel to False Memory (2012). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FALSE MEMORY by Dan Krokos
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 14, 2012

"Nothing new here, but readers more interested in plot than depth will find it an appealing segue from summer into school. (Action. 10-14)"
Teens with mysterious abilities and the possibly sinister people who seek to control them are the ingredients for this end-of-summer thriller. Read full book review >

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DAN CHAON
by Stephanie Buschardt

When bestselling author Dan Chaon heard about a conspiracy at his sister’s university linking a string of drowning deaths to a serial killer, he scribbled it down in his notebook and let it simmer—for 10 years. “I kept trying to figure out a way to go back to it,” says Chaon. “And then eventually that image of [a] kid ...


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BOOK REVIEW

HIDING DINOSAURS by Dan Moynihan
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 15, 2015

"An intriguing cover, attractive, action-filled illustrations, and an amusing story add up to a beginning reader with solid appeal. (Early reader. 5-8)"
In this comical emergent reader, a half-dozen eggs that are past their sell-by date provide a big surprise when they hatch into baby dinosaurs. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DOUG UNPLUGS ON THE FARM by Dan Yaccarino
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 22, 2014

"A fine farm story that doubles nicely as a lesson about experiential learning. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Doug is back, and he's ready for hands-on fun and learning down on the farm. Read full book review >

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DOUG UNPLUGGED by Dan Yaccarino
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 12, 2013

"A lively, colorful celebration of unmediated living. (Picture book. 3-5)"
A little robot boy goes on an urban adventure. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SATURDAY WITH DADDY by Dan Andreasen
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 14, 2013

"Preschoolers will enjoy seeing the young elephant helping out and participating in some fun on every page—the pair is adorable in their matching orange aprons—but although well-intentioned, this title remains flat and forgettable. (Picture book. 3-6)"
This slice-of-life tale about a bright blue anthropomorphized elephant family is pleasant but fails to excite. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

LAWN TO LAWN by Dan Yaccarino
ADVENTURE
Released: Jan. 12, 2010

"Although many children might not have seen lawn ornaments before, Yaccarino's endearing, earnest characters are worth getting to know. (Picture book. 4-8)"
After their friend Pearl moves, four tacky lawn ornaments hit the road looking for her new home in Ritzy Estates. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

GO, GO AMERICA by Dan Yaccarino
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2008

"Still, browsers will find this hard to put down, and more systematic sorts will linger over the closing chart of state capitals, mottos and the like. (source list) (Nonfiction. 7-11)"
Yaccarino sends readers whose ride aboard Peter Sís's Train of States (2004) has only whetted an appetite for random facts, quirky laws and roadside attractions on a somewhat more leisurely car trip from Maine to Hawaii. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE FANTASTIC UNDERSEA LIFE OF JACQUES COUSTEAU by Dan Yaccarino
BIOGRAPHY
Released: March 24, 2009

"Cousteau's enduring fascination with the sea comes through clearly, and can't help sparking similar feelings in readers. (chronology, source list) (Picture book/biography. 6-8)"
This second early biography of Cousteau in a year echoes Jennifer Berne's Manfish: A Story of Jacques Cousteau (2008), illustrated by Eric Puybaret, in offering visuals that are more fanciful than informational, but also complements it with a focus less on the early life of the explorer and eco-activist than on his later inventions and achievements. Read full book review >