Search Results: "David LaRochelle"


BOOK REVIEW

DAVID by Mary Hoffman
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Oct. 11, 2011

"Nonfiction masquerading as a novel and failing as either sort of narrative. (character list, historical note, glossary) (Historical fiction. 13 & up)"
The author of the Stravaganaza series reveals the muse behind Michelangelo's David. Read full book review >

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ABSOLUTELY, POSITIVELY NOT by David LaRochelle
FICTION
Released: June 1, 2005

"The characters might be a bit slight, and a few sit-com moments over-extended, but as a first effort on a touchy subject this will entertain readers no matter which team they play for. (Fiction 12+)"
Sixteen-year-old Steven Denarski enjoys square dancing with his mother. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MONSTER & SON by David LaRochelle
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 12, 2016

"Monstrous good fun to share with your own favorite beast. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Monster parents aren't all that different from human ones. Read full book review >

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THE END by David LaRochelle
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 1, 2007

"The reversed narrative, hilarious turn-of-the-page plot twists and bright, comical, precisely drawn art add up to an uncommonly clever outing that invites reading—in either direction. (Picture book. 6-8)"
Not to be confused with a recent Unfortunate Event of the same title, this funny, playful folklorish episode may be told front to back, but it's actually laid out in reverse. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THIS IS NOT A CAT! by David LaRochelle
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 2, 2016

"A stale, unfunny tale of duped mice unprepared for a world with predators. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Is the cat really a cat? Read full book review >

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HOW MARTHA SAVED HER PARENTS FROM GREEN BEANS by David LaRochelle
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 18, 2013

"A must for picky eaters. (Picture book. 5-8)"
A little girl who never eats green beans resorts to extreme measures when a mob of rogue beans kidnaps her parents in this twisted take on cleaning your plate. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE BOOKSTORE VALENTINE by Barbara Maitland
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 1, 2002

"EWSLUGRU Afraid, and Spooktacular Love Stories. (Easy reader. 5-8)"
The characters from Bookstore Ghost (1998) and Bookstore Burglar (2001) return with a new character and a love story. Mr. Brown's bookstore is a busy place, despite its rather limited selection of "only ghost books." Read full book review >

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IT'S A TIGER! by David LaRochelle
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2012

"It's a tiger, and it's sure to be a hit. (Picture book. 3-5)"
This metafictive romp follows a child who encounters, flees from and then befriends a tiger. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE BEST PET OF ALL by David LaRochelle
ANIMALS
Released: May 1, 2004

"Kids will grin at the clever, imaginative ruse that outsmarts a mom as only kids can. (Picture book. 5-8)"
On Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday, a little boy asks his mother for a dog, but the answer is no. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DAVID BOWIE by Paul Trynka
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 18, 2011

"Bowie nerds will love it, and music nerds will admire it; regular nerds and most others will think it's about 150 pages too long."
Everything you always wanted to know about the Thin White Duke. Everything. Read full book review >