Search Results: "David Anderson"


BOOK REVIEW

AND THE WINNER IS... by Etta Kaner
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2013

"Children will be fascinated by some of the animals feats cataloged here and may even be curious to see how well they might do in comparison. (Informational picture book. 4-8)"
How do the different species stack up in the seven events of the World Animal Games? Read full book review >

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THE DUNGEONEERS by John David Anderson
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 23, 2015

"Readers may well feel that the wait in between battles and heists feels a little too much like school. (Fantasy. 8-12)"
Even a school for rogues is, at its core, a school. Read full book review >

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FRIEND OR FOE by Etta Kaner
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 15, 2015

"Unvarnished infotainment, cross-purposed and more suitable for casual browsing than focused research. (bibliography, index) (Nonfiction. 8-10)"
An album of scary, dangerous, or revolting creatures—all of which have better sides. Read full book review >

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SIDEKICKED by John David Anderson
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 25, 2013

"In the end, the tale is so heartbreaking that it's the perfect training manual for superheroes everywhere. And that means all of us. (Fantasy. 9-12)"
Comic-book fans like to talk about how much they hate sidekicks. No one dreams about being Robin. They want to grow up to be Batman. But it turns out that a sidekick is the perfect metaphor for adolescence. Read full book review >

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STANDARD HERO BEHAVIOR by John David Anderson
ADVENTURE
Released: Nov. 19, 2007

"Take this Easy Quiz and Find Out') and inept but promising verse, Anderson dishes up a debut that's in the same vein as Gerald Morris's Arthurian tales, though less polished. (Fantasy. 11-13)"
A light tone overlays serious undercurrents in this leisurely but entertaining fantasy. Read full book review >

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MINION by John David Anderson
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 24, 2014

"This novel should make Anderson's parents proud, even if they threw away his comics when he was little. His readers will just be happy. (Fantasy. 8-12)"
Parents: Be warned. Read full book review >

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Charlie Sparrow and the Secret of Flight by David Anderson
Released: Dec. 11, 2012

"An intriguing children's story about a tiny bird earning his wings."
Laws against flying cannot quell a young bird's desire to soar in Anderson's debut children's book. Read full book review >

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INSERT COIN TO CONTINUE by John David Anderson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 20, 2016

"The last thing video game nerds need is a reinforcement of a regressive view of women as objects instead of individuals. (Fantasy. 8-12)"
A video game fanatic turns his world upside down. Read full book review >

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MS. BIXBY'S LAST DAY by John David Anderson
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 21, 2016

"Sad and satisfying in just the right amounts. (Fiction. 8-12)"
Determined to give their hospitalized teacher a worthy "last day," three sixth-grade boys skip school and persevere on an impossible quest, deepening their friendship and discovering inner courage they didn't know they had. Read full book review >

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POSTED by John David Anderson
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 2, 2017

"Kids, and the rest of the world, need more books like this one. (Fiction. 10-14)"
When online bullying crosses over into real life, Eric and his friends do their best to stay out of the cloud of meanness, but it's a big one. Read full book review >

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GRANTED by John David Anderson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 13, 2018

"A faithful dog, a good friend, and pinch of magic work wonders in this modern fairy tale. (Fantasy. 9-12)"
Wish-fulfillment can be hard work. Read full book review >

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ERIK THE RED SEES GREEN by Julie Anderson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2013

"This cheery portrayal of color vision deficiency will appeal to curious and quirky kids who want to see the world a little differently. (author's note) (Picture book. 4-8)"
Anderson's first book is a colorful, happy-go-lucky look at color vision deficiency. Read full book review >