Search Results: "David Teague"


BOOK REVIEW

THE RED HAT by David Teague
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 8, 2015

"A simply told, graphically arresting tale. (Picture book. 3-5)"
Young Billy Hightower lives "atop the world's tallest building." Intent on meeting the girl he spots on a nearby high-rise's roof, he tries several stratagems before achieving his goal. Read full book review >

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CONNECT THE STARS by Marisa de los Santos
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 22, 2015

"Quibbles aside, a satisfying read that strikes a good balance between emotional highs and page-turning adventure. (Fiction. 8-12)"
A middle school boy and girl, each with a character trait that impedes relationships—Audrey always knows when someone is lying, and Aaron has an indelible memory but no emotional intelligence—develop an unlikely friendship in a wilderness camp. Read full book review >

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SAVING LUCAS BIGGS by Marisa de los Santos
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 29, 2014

"Strong storytelling, suspense, lyrical writing, high drama, weighty matters made accessible and a bit of humor add up to a terrific and heartwarming read. (Mystery/fantasy. 9-12)"
The authors, a husband-and-wife writing team, seamlessly incorporate heavy social-justice issues—fracking for natural gas in 2014 and a coal-mining protest in 1938—into a riveting time-travel adventure story. Read full book review >

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HENRY CICADA'S EXTRAORDINARY ELKTONIUM ESCAPADE by David Teague
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 19, 2016

"Whimsy gone wrong. (Fantasy. 8-12)"
Henry Cicada's dream is to be ordinary and unnoticed, but he learns that sometimes being yourself is much better than being invisible. Read full book review >

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HOW OSCAR INDIGO BROKE THE UNIVERSE (AND PUT IT BACK TOGETHER AGAIN) by David Teague
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 7, 2017

"Suspend all disbelief and enjoy. (Fantasy. 8-12)"
Sweet-natured, warmhearted Oscar Indigo just wants to help his multiethnic baseball team win the championship. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FRANKLIN'S BIG DREAMS by David Teague
BEDTIME BOOK
Released: Aug. 10, 2010

"After so many weird, woozy nights, it is hard to piece together Franklin's mind-blowing revelation. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Just before Franklin goes to sleep each night in this story, an engineer barges in and builds railroad tracks, canals and runways straight through his bedroom. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FUNNY FARM by Mark  Teague
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2009

"Ultimately, there's very little story holding the book together, but the humor found on each page is satisfying in its own right. (Picture book. 3-5)"
In this picture-book twist on Green Acres, the joke is on citified cousin Edward, a dapper dog who visits his Uncle Earl's farm. Read full book review >

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THE LOST AND FOUND by Mark  Teague
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 1998

"The illustrations offer plenty to pore over, and will sustain Teague's fans until his next work rolls out. (Picture book. 4-7)"
A wobbly offering from Teague (Baby Tamer, 1997, etc.), in which Wendell and Floyd, who missed their math test when a giant squid trapped them in the restroom, are waiting to see the principal when a new girl, Mona, approaches the lost and found box in search of her lucky hat. Read full book review >

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THE PIRATE JAMBOREE by Mark Teague
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 26, 2016

"With a little more chaos and a little less nostalgia, this could have been an arrr-guably great book. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Like a block party but with significantly more eye patches. Read full book review >

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THE THREE LITTLE PIGS AND THE SOMEWHAT BAD WOLF by Mark  Teague
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2013

"A fine addition to the fractured-fairy-tale shelf, though it does lack that certain something that made Eugene Trivizas' The Three Little Wolves and the Big Bad Pig, illustrated by Helen Oxenbury (1993), such a standout. (Picture book. 3-7)"
The classic fairy tale gets an update with a subtle message about healthy eating and a happy ending for a hungry wolf. Read full book review >

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LARUE ACROSS AMERICA by Mark  Teague
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 2011

"Bone Voyage. (Picture book. 4-9)"
Ike, that cute, crafty canine, is back in his fourth adventure. Read full book review >

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BABY TAMER by Mark  Teague
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 1997

"An amusing romp. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Smart, self-assured babysitter Amanda Smeedy doesn't know what she is in for when she meets the Eggmont kids. Read full book review >