Search Results: "Dan Poblocki"


BOOK REVIEW

THE BOOK OF BAD THINGS by Dan Poblocki
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 26, 2014

"Old-school, John Saul-style horror for preteens. (Horror. 9-12)"
Will 12-year-old Cassidy's summer escape from New York City literally be killer? Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE HAUNTING OF GABRIEL ASHE by Dan Poblocki
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2013

"An atmospheric, creepy ghost story best read at night. (Horror. 10-15)"
Gabe Ashe deals with friendship drama while a supernatural mystery closes in on him. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NIGHTMARYS by Dan Poblocki
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 24, 2010

"A good match with Rick Riordan's The Red Pyramid (2010), another nonstop action tale with a boy and a girl joining hands to face the forces of chaos. (Horror. 9-12)"
Read this work in the light of day, or Timothy July's nightmares just might become your own. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE HOUSE ON STONE'S THROW ISLAND by Dan Poblocki
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 25, 2015

"Twining history, speculation, and atmospheric writing, the author delivers a good old-fashioned ghost story. (Suspense. 10-14)"
Poblocki returns with another eerie vision of lingering spirits (The Book of Bad Things, 2014, etc.).Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE STONE CHILD by Dan Poblocki
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 25, 2009

"Fans of John Bellairs will enjoy this fine debut. (Fantasy. 9-14)"
Eddie Fennicks is new to Gatesweed, Mass., when he discovers it's the home of Nathaniel Olmstead, his favorite writer. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE GATHERING by Dan Poblocki
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 30, 2016

"A thrill for any reader who knows the only thing more frightening than an unopened door is being locked behind one. (mobile app) (Horror. 10-15)"
Five unhappy children think their troubles are over when they step inside a mysterious house—until the house refuses to let them leave. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

French's Redemption by Michael J Poblocki
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 10, 2013

"Despite some unpolished prose, several thought-provoking hypotheses collide in a suspenseful story of subterfuge and veracity."
A rousing thriller encompassing JFK conspiracy theories and a CIA operative with something to prove. 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

BILLY AND GOAT AT THE STATE FAIR by Dan Yaccarino
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 30, 2015

"Billy's experience may encourage young children who share his attitude toward new adventures to screw their courage to the sticking place. (Picture book. 5-7)"
A shy lad and his horned, adventurous best buddy take in the state fair. The lights! The rides! The corn dogs! Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

PILOT & HUXLEY by Dan McGuiness
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 1, 2011

"While the ick factor is high, the actual plot is pretty thin; still, Captain Underpants fans will probably enjoy this mucous-drenched romp. (Graphic fiction. 9-12)"
A zany, gross-out graphic novel that reads like a madcap, G-rated South Park episode. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SO BIG! by Dan Yaccarino
ANIMALS
Released: March 31, 2001

"One of the better offerings in the glutted novelty market. (Picture book. 1-4)"
Exuberant as ever, Yaccarino is the perfect illustrator to turn this favorite toddler/parent game into a book—"How big is a baby giraffe?"—open out the gate fold—"SOOO BIG!" Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DAN YACCARINO’S MOTHER GOOSE by Dan Yaccarino
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 28, 2004

"Mother Goose reinterpreted lives on. (Picture book. 2-5)"
Yaccarino casts 34 traditional Mother Goose nursery rhymes into an unconventional urban setting. Read full book review >