Search Results: "David Lubar"


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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GHOST ATTACK by David Lubar
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 27, 2017

"A superior alternative to Goosebumps for elementary-age chill-seekers. (Fantasy. 6-9)"
A monster allergy may ruin Alex's visit to his grandparents'. Read full book review >

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STRIKEOUT OF THE BLEACHER WEENIES by David Lubar
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 23, 2016

"Fans will be shivering and laughing…evilly. (Short stories. 9-12)"
The weird, warped weenies weturn for an eighth collection of tiny terror tales. Read full book review >

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SLEEPING FRESHMEN NEVER LIE by David Lubar
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: July 1, 2005

"Fresh, funny and perfectly plausible as a demonstration of various writing exercises for classroom use, but only if you like laughter. (Fiction. YA)"
Scott's wacky life always plays out in totally unexpected ways. Read full book review >

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DUNK by David Lubar
FICTION
Released: Sept. 23, 2002

"Will appeal to junior-high boys who aren't looking for a challenging read. (Fiction. 12-14)"
Lubar's (Hidden Talents, 1999, etc.) latest is somewhat weaker than the sum of its parts. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: May 24, 2011

"All in all, the gathering assays out as rich in eye-rollers, groans and mild chills. (Funny horror short stories. 11-13)"
The lead miner of the "ha-ha-horror" vein offers 33 more microtales (all but three newly minted) in a fifth Weenies collection. Read full book review >

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DOG DAYS by David Lubar
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2004

"The story threads knit together for a happy ending that will leave them wishing it had lasted longer. (Fiction. 9-11)"
Larry Haskins spent a nearly wonderful summer playing baseball and caring for his three stray dogs. Read full book review >

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HIDDEN TALENTS by David Lubar
Released: June 1, 1999

An eighth grader discovers five schoolmates with psychic powers in this amateurish effort from Lubar. Read full book review >

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THE BULLY BUG by David Lubar
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 2, 2014

"A light wash of horror over thought-provoking observations about 'dumb' kids and the roots of bullying, with an admixture of comically gross bits. Illustrations not seen. (Horror. 9-11)"
The Monsterrific series goes Kafka in its final turn. Read full book review >

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NUMBED! by David Lubar
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2013

"While the plot might be a little thin, the number ideas more than make up for it. The sum of the parts is greater than the whole here, which is probably exactly the point. (Fantasy. 8-12)"
Sixth-graders Logan and Benedict are zapped by a mathematics-loving robot, numbing them to the power of numbers. Read full book review >