Search Results: "Dave Swavely"


BOOK REVIEW

KALEIDOCIDE by Dave Swavely
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Dec. 10, 2013

"A less than riveting sequel."
In this sequel to Silhouette (2012), Michael Ares, the boss of Bay Area Security Service, the private corporation that runs the independent, post-disaster San Francisco Bay area, faces a prolonged series of assassination attempts. Read full book review >

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SILHOUETTE by Dave Swavely
Released: Nov. 13, 2012

"Overly cautious; needs juice."
West coast post-disaster yarn from first-time novelist Swavely. Read full book review >

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ASTRONAUT ACADEMY by Dave Roman
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 14, 2013

"Definitely goofy. (Graphic science fiction. 10-14)"
Hakata Soy and his fellow students at Astronaut Academy return from break to an academy in lockdown. Read full book review >

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MONSTER SCHOOL by Dave Keane
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 2012

"Not just for the first day of school; this is sure to appeal year-round. (Early reader. 5-8)"
With its wide variety of monsters, mild creep and gross factors, and potential to allay some fears about fitting in, this is sure to find a wide audience among beginning readers. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FIVE LITTLE GEFILTES by Dave Horowitz
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 2007

"Feh! (glossary) (Picture book. 4-7)"
In this variation of that favorite rhyme of children's librarians, "Five Little Ducks Went Out One Day," five little gefiltes leave their jar and cause their mother to cry "Oy Vey!" Read full book review >

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A MONKEY AMONG US by Dave Horowitz
ANIMALS
Released: May 1, 2004

"A brief but engaging showcase, not too abstract for younger listeners and viewers to enjoy. (Picture book. 4-6)"
Rambunctious wordplay and big, stylized, Chris Raschka-like illustrations are the order of the day in this jazzy debut. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NIGHT OF THE LIVING WORMS by Dave Coverly
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 20, 2015

"It's a little labored, but poop jokes never get old, right? (Graphic/fiction hybrid. 7-9)"
Early Bird's underachieving little brother finally gets a taste of worm in this daft series opener. Read full book review >

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BABY LOVES COLORS by Dave Aikins
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 29, 2013

"While neither this book nor the series as a whole is particularly 'sassy' in attitude, it is simple and direct enough to catch the eyes of the very, very young. (Board book. 3-18 mos.)"
A baby's introduction to red, green, yellow, orange and blue from Sassy, a well-known manufacturer of baby toys. Read full book review >

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ODDREY by Dave Whamond
by Dave Whamond, illustrated by Dave Whamond
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2012

"So bighearted and good-spirited, it is a shame that the climax fails at liftoff. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Little Oddrey the charming oddball makes good when her classmates seize up like overheated cylinders during the school play. Read full book review >

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THE PRETTY PRETTY BUNNY by Dave Horowitz
ANIMALS
Released: Jan. 1, 2011

"Bold, cartoon-style illustrations use speech balloons and sound-effect phrases for added humor. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Narcissa is a bunny with an issue: Arrogance and conceit are some descriptors that might fit the bill. Read full book review >

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ASTRONAUT ACADEMY by Dave Roman
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2011

"Roman's quirks may irritate a few readers, but many children will run to their own scratch pads to draw fierce bunnies, wearing cute hats. (Graphic novel. 10-14)"
This book will make readers want to flip through the author's doodle pad, in case he has ideas that are even wilder. Read full book review >

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DUCK, DUCK, MOOSE by Dave Horowitz
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 2009

"The nugget of warmth here is in the First Law of Moving—whether it be for a vacation or away from home altogether, it may very well result in the unexpected reaction of happiness. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Moose embodies Newton's First Law of Motion: Bodies at rest stay at rest. Read full book review >