Search Results: "Dave Swavely"


BOOK REVIEW

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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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 >

BOOK REVIEW

DOGS ARE PEOPLE, TOO by Dave Coverly
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 10, 2015

"'The secret to life is TREATS!' intones a canine yogi. With that, at least, even diapered dog devotees will concur. (Cartoons. 10-13, adult)"
A large collection of dog-themed cartoons from the creator of the syndicated panel "Speed Bump," punctuated with snapshots and fond reminiscences of his own real pooches. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ODDREY JOINS THE TEAM by Dave Whamond
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 15, 2014

"A winning theme for the early sports shelf. (Picture book. 4-6)"
Oddrey and her friends learn about teamwork and fun on the soccer field in Whamond's newest offering about his kooky heroine. Read full book review >

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ODDREY AND THE NEW KID by Dave Whamond
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 15, 2013

"For Oddrey to remain odd, she is going to have to hear the beat of a far different drummer. (Picture book. 4-7)"
In Whamond's Oddrey's return, she must contend with a little touch of competition for the limelight. Read full book review >

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TWENTY-SIX PRINCESSES by Dave Horowitz
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2008

"Young readers and listeners of both sexes will laugh and agree. (Picture book. 5-7)"
A frog prince lets it be known that he's "receiving," and 26 applicants respond, from Princess Alice ("First to the palace") on through the rest of the letters. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE UGLY PUMPKIN by Dave Horowitz
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2005

"He laughed and said: No Way'—and illustrated in brightly colored paint-and-paper collage, this weak riff on the 'Ugly Duckling' may not earn high marks for botanical accuracy (all pumpkins are squash), but it does feature plenty of visual flash. (Picture book. 6-8)"
A club-shaped pumpkin gets dissed by a customer, all the other pumpkins, even twisted apple trees, before the sight of a motley crop of hubbards, acorns and banana squash brings on a personal epiphany: "O my gosh / I'm a squash." Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NIGHT OF THE LIVING SHADOWS by Dave Coverly
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 18, 2016

"Ethically iffy there at the end but overall a lighter-than-air escapade with just a light wash of satire. (Graphic/fiction hybrid. 7-9)"
A Bird Scout scavenger hunt sends avian buddies Speed Bump and Slingshot into that scariest of all places…a shopping mall. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >