Search Results: "Dan Richards"


BOOK REVIEW

THE PROBLEM WITH NOT BEING SCARED OF KIDS by Dan Richards
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2015

"These cuddly monsters may be a little clichéd, but they get the narrative job done. Maybe they're just that persistent. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A group of not-very-scary monsters tries very hard to make friends with kids, which is exactly as problematic as one might expect. Read full book review >

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THE PROBLEM WITH NOT BEING SCARED OF MONSTERS by Dan Richards
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2014

"It's probably best to stick with Mercer Mayer's classics or Josh Schneider's Bedtime Monsters (2013). (Picture book. 2-5)"
If you're not scared of monsters, there's no problem…right? Read full book review >

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CAN ONE BALLOON MAKE AN ELEPHANT FLY? by Dan Richards
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 23, 2016

"A sweet story about connectedness and a willingness to believe in these modern times. (Picture book. 4-7)"
It's a mom-and-son trip to the zoo, but mom's preoccupation with her cellphone makes for a lonely time until being present becomes a priority—and then magic occurs. 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

BLIP! by Barnaby Richards
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 20, 2016

"A sweet introduction to sequential art. (Graphic early reader. 4-6)"
What happens if your spaceship crash-lands on an alien planet and your vocabulary happens to be very limited? Read full book review >

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CRITTER SITTER by Chuck Richards
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 2008

"Kids who appreciate critters and stories about them will truly enjoy sitting with this one. (Picture book. 5-8)"
Henry gets much more than he bargained for—and, happily, so do readers—as he attempts to "creature control" a bevy of pets of assorted species: goldfish, boa, tree frog, cockatiel, cat and Slobberchops, the bloodhound. Read full book review >

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NICK & JAKE by Tad Richards
Released: Sept. 1, 2012

"Although occasionally almost too self-consciously witty, this is a rollicking good read."
Goofy, funny and full of literary in-jokes. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

PHOENIX by Elizabeth Richards
YOUNG ADULT
Released: June 14, 2013

"Just as dreadful as the first book. (Paranormal romance. 14 & up)"
The turgid adventures of a half-breed vampire and the human girl who loves him continue (Black City, 2012). Read full book review >

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THE BOOK OF WONDERS by Jasmine Richards
ADVENTURE
Released: Jan. 17, 2012

"A sprightly, accessible series opener recommended for those ready for a change of venue from standard-issue, middle-grade fantasy. (Fantasy. 8-12)"
Dipping into the deep plot well of Middle Eastern fairy and folk tales, this buoyant debut offers a fresh plot, brisk pacing and engaging characters. Read full book review >

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BLACK CITY by Elizabeth Richards
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Nov. 13, 2012

"Bloated and banal. (Paranormal romance. 14-16)"
Eyes will roll. Read full book review >

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THE PARLIAMENT OF BLOOD by Justin Richards
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 1, 2008

"Complete with clouds of vampire bats, mesmerized orphans and a massive underground pipeworks filled with blood, this fast-paced adventure makes for a delightfully gruesome alternative to Twilight. (Fantasy. 11-13)"
Victorian London's taste for ancient Egyptian artifacts might lead to the destruction of humanity when the British Museum inadvertently frees an ancient vampire master. Read full book review >